Battle for the Soul of a Nation
The terrorist attack at Holey Bakery in Dhaka earlier this month deviated in important ways from the previous trend of assassination-style attacks against specific individuals in Bangladesh. The perpetrators targeted a group of random individuals, prolonged the attack to maximize media exposure, and engaged in an attack that provided little hope of escape. However, these developments are only the latest evolution of a long-existing effort to reverse the secular democratic principles on which Bangladesh was founded.
This article was originally published by The Cipher Brief, a global security site founded by former CNN Intelligence Correspondent Suzanne Kelly. The complete article is available here: https://www.thecipherbrief.com/article/asia/battle-soul-nation-1089