IPAC Report 37: How Southeast Asian and Bangladeshi Extremism Intersect
How Southeast Asian and Bangladeshi Extremism Intersect, the latest report from the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC), looks at the different ways extremists come together:
- Radicalised Bangladeshi migrant workers in Singapore and Malaysia forming cells to plan violence at home (they aren’t interested in attacking their host countries);
- Bangladeshi students in Malaysia forming partnerships with pro-ISIS groups in Bangladesh;
- Bangladeshi and Southeast Asian ISIS fighters meeting in Syria;
- pro-ISIS Malaysian and Filipinos recruiting Bangladeshis to fight in southern Philippines; and
- Indonesians and Malaysians seeking to assist persecuted Muslims in Myanmar through contacts with Bangladesh-based Rohingya.
“All these links are being forged at a time when population movements between Bangladesh and Southeast Asia have never been greater,” says Sidney Jones, IPAC director.
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