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Poverty in Bangladesh

of injustice and anger by the Muslims. Of course, now the peace pact between Palestine and Israel will help reduce hostilities.
Similarly, the Islamic militants in Algeria, Egypt, do not represent entire Muslim society. These are impatient youth who are essentially protesting against blind westernisation, corruption, failure by the ruling elite to solve economic problems. These armed militants think all will be in place once Islamic shari' ah is enforced. However, majority of Muslims are peace loving and moderate in their approach. They love Islam but not violence. Many would like shari'ah to be followed but keeping in view the changing context and emerging challenges. It should also be noted that violence in urban areas, be it in Islamic or other countries, is product of modern urban milieu, and the alienation and spiritual frustration it creates. The violence in Japan by Om Shinrikyo sect falls in such a category While violence in urban areas in non-Islamic societies is sought to be explained in the light of various factors, including present urban conditions, similar violence in Islamic countries is condemned as 'Islamic fanaticism'. Such characterisation lacks basic objectivity.

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