Many conspiracy theories emerged after the Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) bombings that rocked Bangladesh last year. Some JMB members turned out to be former Jamaat-e-Islami members. But it was obvious that being in the government Jamaat had no reason to play with fire. One of the theories was that this whole JMB plot was a brainchild of BNP to tarnish the image of their ruling coalition partner Jamaat so that they can get the leverage in the coming election.
Now that JMB kingpins are behind the bar and facing death penalty and the BNP has got the praise, a TIME cover article; where is Jamaat in the picture now?
Probe news magazine has recently analyzed Jamaat's recent position. Jamaat does not stand the chance to regain more than 50% of the constituencies current 17 MPs hold. Moreover, in many constituencies field-level conflicts between BNP and Jamaat have increased which may lead to a disastrous result for Jamaat. Wondering what the next thriller from the author of "Bangladesh: The Next Afghanistan?" will be based on.