Jamal Hasan is a Bangladeshi-American living in Washington D.C. He is a security analyst and co-editor of Beyond Jihad: Critical Voices from Inside Islam, which is now carried by over 130 academic libraries around the world. He is a founding member of the American Islamic Leadership Coalition.
The following is RadicalIslam.org National Security Analyst Ryan Mauro's interview with Jamal Hasan:
1. Ryan Mauro: What can you tell us about the role of Bangladeshi Islamists in America?
Jamal Hasan: Bangladesh has historically been a place of moderate Islam. It was a place of composite culture with influences from Hinduism and Buddhism. Bangladesh came into being by challenging pan-Islamism, which Pakistan espoused.