Being Jewish in Bangladesh

The lack of understanding of Judaism and Israel in Bangladesh is examined by writer Tanveer Ahmed in the country’s leading English language paper (scroll down the page.)

Ahmed reckons the reason behind ignorance in the community is simply because so few Jews have ever lived in Bangladesh:

“An interesting fact is that the Bangladeshi passport is accepted in every country in the world except for Israel. There was also the notable incident in 2003 where journalist Mr Salah Choudhury was arrested for anti-religious activities and accused of treason for daring to board a plane in Dhaka that was bound ultimately to Israel. He was going to address a human rights conference in Tel Aviv to help encourage tolerance between Muslims and Jews.”

Sadly, anti-Semitism knows no bounds.

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