In recent months, Bangladesh has seen a surge in attacks claimed by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS). As authorities try to tackle the growing domestic threat, does the country have an ISIL problem?

And, after several bloggers inside the country were hacked to death for expressing secular views, what is the future of democracy and human rights in the country?

In a special interview, Mehdi Hasan speaks to Bangladesh's State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam, who defends the country's young democracy.

Editor's note: This interview was conducted prior to the latest developments in Bangladesh. 

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Source: Al Jazeera