Bangladesh is a country with the world's fourth largest Muslim population: almost 144 million in 2005. Bangladesh experienced much early turbulence after its founding in 1971, including military coups, but more recently has had a solid record of democratic elections.
Bangladeshi migrants in both the Middle East and the West have become well established communities with economic importance for their host countries as well as their homeland. So far, they have not been vulnerable to radical Islamist recruitment, but there are indications that many who have retuned to Bangladesh after working as migrant laborers in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere in the Middle East have been inculcated with a more radical version of Islam that makes them more open to terrorist recruitment. Read more.