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Op-Ed: World ignores mass rape of Hindu women and girls in Bangladesh

Op-Ed: World ignores mass rape of Hindu women and girls in Bangladesh

One must conclude that all of the government-inspired rapes that target Bangladeshi Hindu women merely because they were born into the wrong faith community constitute a form of state-sponsored terrorism. Recently, it has been reported that a series of human rights abuses have occurred in Bangladesh.  In a recent interview, Mendi Safadi, who heads the […]

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Op-Ed: Has US President Donald Trump become a paper tiger?

Op-Ed: Has US President Donald Trump become a paper tiger?

In the wake of the hasty US withdrawal from Syria, the lack of a US reaction to Iran’s attack upon Saudi Arabia and Trump refusing to assist the Iraqi protests, many people in the Middle East claim that Trump is a paper tiger who says many things against Iran but does not have the courage […]

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Op-Ed: Why does the American media ignore the desecration of Hindu gods in Bangladesh?

Op-Ed: Why does the American media ignore the desecration of Hindu gods in Bangladesh?

According to the World Hindu Struggle Committee, ahead of the Hindu Durga Puja holiday, over 20 Durga Pratima idols were vandalized in different areas of Bangladesh.  However, there has been a total media blackout on this news.  Not a single newspaper in English has covered the desecration of over 20 gods ahead of a Hindu […]

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Op-Ed: Why Americans should support the new Iraqi Revolution

Op-Ed: Why Americans should support the new Iraqi Revolution

The Iraqi people want to return their country to its rightful owners.  We should support them in this endeavor.   In recent years, the Iraqi people have suffered immensely under tyrannical regimes.  But now, the Iraqi people have had enough.  They want free elections and they want democratic change.  Furthermore, they are willing to fight as […]

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What Israeli foreign policy changes can we expect following the 2019 elections?

What Israeli foreign policy changes can we expect following the 2019 elections?

With 96% of the votes counted, the recent Israeli elections are increasingly looking like the contested 2000 elections in the United States.   Although Benny Gantz’s Blue and White received 33 seats in the Israeli Knesset against Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud, who got only 31, it is unclear who will be the next Prime Minister of Israel.  […]

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Sheikh Mirza: “Yezidi girl murdered inside UN camp”

Sheikh Mirza: “Yezidi girl murdered inside UN camp”

Yezidi leader Sheikh Mirza, who heads the Yezidi International Human Rights Organization, reported that a Yezidi girl was recently murdered by ISIS in the Hol camp in Syria: “A young Yezidi girl tried to escape from the UN refugee camp in Hol, Syria, where reportedly 73-80,000 are among over 30,000 Iraqis, the majority of whom […]

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Op-Ed: Remembering Bangladeshi Hindu leader Kalidas Baral

Op-Ed: Remembering Bangladeshi Hindu leader Kalidas Baral

In recent days, Bangladeshi Hindus commemorated the murder of Kalidas Baral, a prominent leader in the Bagerhat district 19 years ago.  Kalidas Baral, who was a lawyer by profession, was shot dead on August 20, 2000. He was the President of the District Puja Udjapon Parishad, a central leader of the Hindu, Buddhist-Christian Oikya Parishad […]

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Op-Ed: Why Trump and Netanyahu should help Bangladeshi Hindus

Op-Ed: Why Trump and Netanyahu should help Bangladeshi Hindus

Next month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to visit India.   Shipan Kumer Basu, the President of the World Hindu Struggle Committee, stressed that the 55 million Bangladeshi refugees who are presently being sheltered in India are very excited about this visit, believing that Netanyahu can potentially join forces with Modi in order to […]

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Priya Saha: A Courageous Bangladeshi Hindu Woman of Valor

Priya Saha: A Courageous Bangladeshi Hindu Woman of Valor

Dictatorial regimes usually like to bully small ordinary people into submission.  They think just because they have absolute power that they will succeed against the underdog.  However, famous American writer Mark Twain once wrote, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight.  It is the size of the fight in the dog.”  In […]

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Following the arrest of Mumbai mastermind terrorist, is radical Islam still on the ascent in Asia?

Following the arrest of Mumbai mastermind terrorist, is radical Islam still on the ascent in Asia?

In recent days, Pakistan arrested the mastermind behind the Mumbai terror attacks.   Hafez Mohammed Saeed, the founder of Lashkar-e-Toiba, a Pakistani-based terror organization, organized a series of terror attacks in Mumbai, India in 2008.  The targets included a train station, two expensive hotels and a Chabad synagogue.  166 people were murdered in these coordinated terror […]

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Plight of Hindus in Bangladesh Continues to Deteriorate

Plight of Hindus in Bangladesh Continues to Deteriorate

A recent report in the Times of India claimed that up to 2,447 members of minority communities in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan were recently granted Indian citizenship.  One of the major reasons why India expedited the process of granting these refugees Indian citizenship is because the plight of minorities in these three countries is horrendous.  […]

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Bangladeshi Hindu rights activist: “Prime Minister Modi, please help your Hindu brethren!”

Bangladeshi Hindu rights activist: “Prime Minister Modi, please help your Hindu brethren!”

“I especially call upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, whom we share the same faith with, to help out his Hindu brethren, who are being left destitute,” Hindu human rights activist Shipan Kumer Basu declared. In Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka following the Easter bombings, the plight of Hindus is rapidly deteriorating.  In Pakistan […]

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Narendra Modi re-elected Indian Prime Minister: “An opportunity for Bangladesh’s minorities”

Narendra Modi re-elected Indian Prime Minister: “An opportunity for Bangladesh’s minorities”

In honor of the re-election of Modi, Shipan Kumer Basu, the President of the World Hindu Struggle Committee, declared: “Under your leadership, you will play an important role in protecting the oppressed minorities in Bangladesh, who are presently being slowly and gradually ethnically cleansed from their ancestral homeland.” According to the BBC, Indian Prime Minister […]

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Hindu human rights activist burned to death in prison toilette

Hindu human rights activist burned to death in prison toilette

Palash Chandra Roy, a Hindu rights activist and leader, went to the bathroom, had petrol thrown on him and was set on fire.  He later on died of his injuries.    According to the World Hindu Struggle Committee, Hindu human rights activist and leader Palash Chandra Roy was murdered while being imprisoned in Panchagargh.   His family […]

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Sri Lanka bombings and the rise of ISIS in Asia

Sri Lanka bombings and the rise of ISIS in Asia

After I reported that ISIS is starting to move its forces to Africa and Asia following the destruction of the Caliphate, the Sri Lanka bombings occurred.   Across Asia, ISIS is on the ascent.  How should American policy makers respond?   Last week, as Christians across the globe were celebrating Easter and Jews throughout the world were […]

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About the Author

Rachel Avraham
Rachel Avraham

Rachel Avraham is a political analyst working at the Safadi Center for International Diplomacy, Research, Public Relations and Human Rights. For 7 years, she has been an Israel-based journalist, specializing in radical Islam, abuses of human rights and minority rights, counter-terrorism, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Syria, Iran, Kurdistan and other issues of importance. Avraham is the author of “Women and Jihad: Debating Palestinian Female Suicide Bombings in the American, Israeli and Arab Media," a ground-breaking book endorsed by Former Israel Consul General Yitzchak Ben Gad and Israeli Communications Minister Ayoob Kara that discusses how the media exploits the life stories of Palestinian female terrorists in order to justify wanton acts of violence. Avraham has an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from Ben-Gurion University. She received her BA in Government and Politics with minors in Jewish Studies and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Maryland at College Park.

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