The caption of a ricksha art photo:
Jihad images from Comilla town (near Chittagong), spring 2004. Photo by Kazi Huq, He reported that these Jihad images are all over town.
You'll see the pious Osama bin Laden and the devout Saddam Hussein in that photo. Two good Muslim boys, that's all.
Here's another caption of a ricksha art photo:
Bin Laden Jihad image on backboard of Comilla ricksha, Spring 2004. Photo by Kazi Huq. The popularity of such images in the pious town of Comilla is evidence of growing Islamism in Bangladesh.
Yet, Rezwan refers to Israelpundit's post as a typical Bangladesh bashing. It isn't. We're bashing Islamism. It just so happens that this ricksha art was from Bangladesh. I wouldn't be surprised to see the same, ahem, art in Pakistan.
View the entire gallery. It doesn't bode well for a society when the photos of actors, actresses, and landmarks are displayed alongside with a mass murderer and an Islamist terrorist. Let's take a look at this photo (caption mentioned above):
Who but an Islamist would find this kosher? The two monsters are shown as Islamic heroes. Note the mosque in the background and Saddam's open palms in prayer/dua. I think that a sizable number of Bangladeshis, dare I say a majority, view Osama and Saddam as victims of the US rather than as perpetrators of terror.
Rezwan might well know hundreds of Bangladeshis who are not Islamist but that doesn't change the fact that there is an ever-present influence of Islamism in Bangladesh.
For example, read this article on the torching of an Ahmadiyya mosque in Bangladesh. The article presents sane, non-Islamist, views from Bangladesh as well.