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Friday, 04 March 2016 - 13:58
Bangladesh Considers Abandoning Islam As State Religion
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Bangladesh could drop Islam as the country's official religion following a string of extremist attacks against people of other faiths.

The Supreme Court has begun to hear arguments which challenge Islam's status as the official state religion.

It comes after a spate of attacks against people of other religions such as Hindus, Christians, and minorities Shi'ites, which have been blamed on Islamic extremists.

Meanwhile, the US has warned that Islamic State is stepping up recruitment in Bangladesh, even though the government says the extremist problems are home grown, foreign media reports.

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