Islam Under Scrutiny by Ex-Muslims

Islamic NGOs: Shadow Government in Bangladesh

Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) play a vital role in developing countries, such as in Bangladesh. The number of NGOs in Bangladesh will be in excess of 78,000 by the midst of the year 2009 registered with five different government instruments.
The news that Islamic NGOs with foreign funds are fueling Islamic militancy in Bangladesh has been bubbling all over the country. The Daily Star reported that the suspected NGOs include Rabita Al-Alam Al-Islami, Al-Muntada Al- Islami, Society of Social Reforms, Qatar Charitable Society, Islamic Relief Agency, Al-Forkan Foundation, International Relief Organisation, Kuwait Joint Relief Committee, Muslim Aid Bangladesh, Dar Al-Khair, Hayatul Igachha, and Tawheed-e-Noor.

The daily New Age wrote, "During the previous BNP-led alliance government, some 473 local and 25 foreign NGOs were enlisted with the NGO Affairs Bureau. One hundred and twenty-nine of them are local and eight foreign NGOs who were enlisted in the financial year 2006-07. Since 1990, the NGO Bureau has approved 2,367 local and foreign NGOs who run on foreign funding."

When the Bangladesh National Party (BNP)-led alliance government was in power, 900 billion taka (~ US$13b) in foreign donations, in the name of 11,000 NGOs, came into Bangladesh. That amount is nearly equal to the government's financial budget for the year 2009, which stood at 999.62 billion taka (~ US$14.5b).

The main process of registering an NGO and funding its operations is highly dependent upon the bureaucracy. That was and is the main reason that NGO activities in Bangladesh have become politicized. As a result of this, during the term of the last BNP-led alliance government, the institutional outfits of the radical Islamic interest-groups triumphed.

The NGO registration process in Bangladesh involves some powerful intelligence instruments of the government, such as the Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI), the National Security Intelligence (NSI), and the Special Branch of the Bangladesh Police.

There is clear evidence of corruption and political interference in the NGO registration process. The government’s policy is tricky on the issue of NGO registration, especially because the NGO Affairs Bureau, which is under the Prime Minister's Office in name, but is mainly controlled by intelligence instruments, like DGFI and NSI. It should be noted that during the term of the BNP alliance government, several proponents of radical Islamic agenda have been placed in various important government instruments, including intelligence organizations.

We have had a past record of 34 foreign-funded major Islamic NGOs and 15 of them were very active back in the year 2005. In 1999, the intelligence agencies tracked an NGO named Suffering Humanity International, which had vibrant relations with fascistic Islamic elements in Bangladesh to establish an Islamic dictatorship.

The radical Islamists have fully succeeded in forming a shadow government in Bangladesh. Their institutional outfits, the Islamic NGOs, put their huge foreign-funds in several long-term investments such as in Banking, health-care and hospital, and education sectors. In the time of need, they will be able to control the market and to destabilize country. Even the same quarter has engulfed the print and media sector with the motive to play up its ideological propaganda.

This quarter is nursing an agenda to bring new crisis before the government where the treatment of government is very poor. After the recent Islamists-linked Pilkhana Revolt in Bangladesh, the prisons are the next target of this vested quarter to destabilize the country. They are using prisons as recruiting office to strengthen their terrorist activities. The young  hardened criminals, after coming out from the prison, join these violent groups to take part in destructive works.

The government should make it very clear to make the whole NGO activities free from the influence of the intelligence agencies and politics to safeguard the country from bigger future failures. The Islamic NGOs has turned into shadow government in Bangladesh: they are the highest threat not only to the future of Bangladesh but also to the security of South Asia.

William Gomes is an independent human rights activist, a political analyst and the Executive Director of the Christian Development Alternative (CDA), Bangladesh, a national organization against torture and human rights violations.

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Name: Indian Kufr.,
Subject: Bangladesh should start thinking about joining Indian union.
Date: Wednesday April 01, 2009
Time: 21:16:03 -0500


After clearing its soil of Islamists 100% there should not be any islam in Public life, Bangladesh should think about rejoining with India so that all these defence waste of expenditures, industrialisation @ fast rate and integration with India can be achieved and the sufferings of the people of Bangladesh can be minimised. The calamities, catastrophes and sufferings continue in Bangladesh in spite of democracy. After all Bengalis have the same genes forget about religion and embrace the Indian way of life.

Name: Archpagan
Date: Thursday April 02, 2009
Time: 04:06:40 -0500


The current economic recession may turn out to be a blessing in disguise. For, it has bought down the price of the terror oil i. e. petroleum, choking to some extent jehadi funds.

Name: The Golden Boy
Subject: One Ummah
Date: Thursday April 02, 2009
Time: 21:16:24 -0500


Lets not forget that Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal are apart of (HIND) which only belongs to the people who have more history that is the Mughal Empire and they were MUSLIMS. So its 110% Islamic State. We do not want 2 pray to cows and monkeys made of stone and clays!

Name: To the golden boy/one ummah
Date: Friday April 03, 2009
Time: 01:28:52 -0500


You acknowledge that you are all a part of India now that you have taken to eat the shit dished out by the arabian barbarians. Working cows and monkeys is far more sane and noble than worshipping criminals, barbarians , a psychopathic lecher and murderer called Muhammad from arabia ,who is the most destructive maniac in history.Muhamma was a rapist, a child molester, an inveterate lecher, a bandit, a thug, a liar, a damned scoundrel and a bastard. Is it really worth worshipping such a barbarian and his invention : a fake deity called "Allah"? Surely you must have some brains left in the vaccum of your head which otherwise is filled with arabic shit to see through this fraud and a cult of immorality,crime and misery? Wake up and use that little brain that is left in the empty spaces between your lousy ears.Or be damned to wallow in that filthy cult of yours!

Name: From dr. dm to the golden boy/ one ummah boy
Date: Friday April 03, 2009
Time: 04:29:29 -0500


you do not have any brain. you will definitely go to the islamic paradise.

Name: selvi
Subject: If hindus really understood the plan behind islamists
Date: Saturday April 04, 2009
Time: 00:30:40 -0500


If hindus really understood the plan behind islamists and islamic invaders ,hidus have eliminated the entire muslims like war of kuruksetra.THough late hindus are knowing the real plan and mindset of islamists and their agenda of jamate islam.They soon will meet their fate on the lines of jews

Name: Surender
Date: Saturday April 04, 2009
Time: 09:15:18 -0500


Killers of humanity and killers of all kinds of lives ,who fill thier tummies by killing innocent animals like cows are unworthy of being called humans .They live in hell and go to hell.Love of lives of all kinds is creation by nature and God .A few blood sucking flesh eaters cannot claim to see God.The innocent animals are better.Respect for trees ,cows and monkey is not worship but a attempt to preserve their lives,which hungry ,mad,sexually mad fanatics will never understand.A Cow deserves far more respect than any one else because you and your forefathers and mothers too have stolen its milk .If you deny that milk the hell will be your eternal home than and it is even now that is why you people stealithly come to India.If you are so ungrateful than leave India and go back to your hell country.

Name: cow worshiper
Subject: Thanks Surenderji
Date: Saturday April 04, 2009
Time: 11:11:34 -0500


You said it wonderfully Surenderji:" and your forefathers and mothers too have stolen its milk." Actually that's what my elder brother told once long time ago when I raised a question on why not to ear meat, he replied "what right do we have to steal some innocent animal's life?" Mankind has been gifted with intellect & will power (the only thing that distinguishes us apart from other animals) and by using it in progressive directions, we have arrived at waiting for food for our livelihood under FARMING rather than killing animals whenever hungry! Perfect use of word "stolen" - all religions teach us not to steal!

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