A Lesson on Religious Violence from South Asia

Photo: persecutionbd This past week, a proponent of religious and ethnic tolerance came to University of Texas Law School to discuss religiously motivated violence in Bangladesh. The Law School’s Rapoport Center hosted the talk by Khushi Kabir (pictured above), activist and public face of Nijera Kori, a Bangladeshi NGO that educates and mobilizes the rural poor to advocate for their own land and political rights. Kabir sat proudly at the head of a long table, in a little white-walled classroom just off an echo-filled hall, on the fifth floor of the law school. The room was cramped—all the chairs around...

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