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Bangladeshi society being destroyed by Islamic fundamentalism, says exiled writer

Bangladeshi society being destroyed by Islamic fundamentalism, says exiled writer

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Thursday, 24 November, 2016
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Exiled Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen, who lives under constant protection, has told AFP that Islamic fundamentalism has destroyed Bangladeshi society. Nasreen said that in the 1980s she "wrote about Islamic fundamentalists. I said that they should not go unopposed or they will destroy our society, that's exactly what's happened now. "Islamisation started in Bangladesh in the 1980s and in the 80s I was very worried." Several fatwas were issued calling for her death for secular writing, and Nasreen has not returned to Bangladesh in over twenty years.