UN and International Aid Groups Threatened by Islamic Militants to Leave Bangladesh
23 Apr, 2009
- Three letters, written in the name of the proscribed group, were delivered, by postal mail, to the offices of these aid organizations in the Barisal city on Monday.
- The letter asked the chiefs of the three organisations to shut down their operations and quit Bangladesh immediately.
It also threatened the officials of dire consequences if they did not follow the order.
Experts doubt that the threat is closely connected to the recent promise of the UN to help Bangladesh with the trials of the Islamist war criminals.
Police supper of Barisal Mohammed Mahabur Rahman, acknowledging the incident, said they have taken the threat seriously and strengthen security of the officials of the organization.
He also said that they are employing high intelligence surveillance to monitor any kind of terrorist activities. He has assigned his 9 officer in charge of different police station to pray the Friday prayer in different mosques and counsel with the Imam and faithful to fight the Islamic terrorism.
He added that the police alone will not be able to fight the Islamic terrorism. People and police should be united against Islamic threats.
Workers Party lawmaker Rashid Khan Menon said that there may be a connection of this threat to the recent promise of the UN to help Bangladesh with the planning of its war-crime trial.
Prof. Imtiaz Ahmed of International Relations, University of Dhaka, said, “Who had threaten the UN agencies and other International organization had special agenda indeed”. He also suggested said that there may a close relation of this threat to the UN's recent promise to help with Bangladesh government's war-crime trials.
He also added that those, who have threatened, may have international links and trying to convey a special message through this.
Some people are trying to politicize the issues of the trial of war criminals and trying to play political game with the national issue.
The demand of the trial of 1971 war criminals is no more political but national concern and demand.
Recently JMB has heightened its activities; and some 100 suspected militants, likely linked to JMB, were arrested by security agencies last month. The security agencies also seized explosives from some of the suspects.
According to the Daily Star, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested, in a recent operation, eight operatives of the banned JMB, including brother of Salahuddin, a member of JMB's Majlish-e-Shura (highest policy-making body), and recovered bomb-making materials. Also seized were CDs, audiotapes, computer accessories and manuals, and books and leaflets on jihad in the capital.
The seized JMB leaflet, quote the Daily Star, reads:
“Here comes the Jihadi Kafila (caravan). It will destroy the enemies of Allah and his Prophet (S). It will bury the tyrants, exploiters and the dishonest leaders to bring about an Islamic state.”
The leaflet adds: “Christian-controlled media gives a distorted view of the Mujahideen's noble campaign to free the country from the unbelievers”.
William Gomes is an independent human rights activist and a political analyst. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Date: Thursday April 23, 2009
Time: 06:32:57 -0400
We in India have Bangladesh in the east and Pakistan in the west speedily marching towards Muhamad's criminal madness. Both are destined to self-destruct in the near future. Pakistan is bound to disintegrate and Bangladesh sink in abject poverty. We in India ill probably bearing the burden of feeding theseindolent rascals who will not do an honest day's work but rather induin murder, loot, rape, opium growing, drug-pealling, trafficking in slaves, contraband goods, drugs, all in the name of that unholy shit called 'Allah and his founder Muhamad,the psychopath, murderer, sex-maniac and dacoit. If every zombie muslim wants to replicate the mad Muhamad they will certainly lead humans to ignorance and dark age and hasten extinction of human species. The only way out is to detoxify this planet Eath by exterminating the muslims. Otherwise there is no redemption.
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Date: Friday April 24, 2009
Time: 01:22:34 -0400
The best way to deal with islam is to let loose a couple of them pigs inside every mosque
Subject: Take Sri Lanka's lesson
Date: Friday April 24, 2009
Time: 11:26:53 -0400
The best way to fight these rascals is to fight them the way SL Govt did with the Tamil Tigers. Go in, do not allow media in, fight them, do what has to be done and finish them. This Political correctness will not work. They are nothing, when the so called "Human rights' (Which they do not observe) is taken off and when others fight them on equal terms. They will be finished in no time. You will find them run like dogs with their tail between their legs when the real heat is turned on...