Islam 101 is behind it…..(meaning: post-Hijra Islam)
Bangladesh in denial, al-Qaeda releases new video of gay rights activist’s assassination
Released online on Ansar al Islam Bangladesh’s Twitter account on Friday, the video once again reiterates the killing to be the work of al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS)
Even as the Bangladesh police dismiss the claims of al Qaeda-affiliated Ansar al Islam behind the twin murders in Dhaka, the militant group released a new video showing graphic images of gay rights activist Xulhaz Mannan and his friend Tanay Majumder, lying in pool of blood in the former’s apartment. The video comes three days after Ansar al Islam released a statement claiming responsibility for the murders of ‘pioneers of practicing and promoting homosexuality in Bangladesh.’
Released online on Ansar al Islam Bangladesh’s Twitter account on Friday, the video once again reiterates the killing to be the work of al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS). The video merges clips of international news media which extensively reported on the incident — Mannan was a USAID employee and US authorities including Secretary of State John Kerry and the ambassador of Bangladesh, Marcia Bernicat expressed outrage over his death — with graphic images of Mannan and Tanay’s bodies being dragged along a pool of blood in his apartment. The video indicates that the assailants had time to capture the ghastly images on film after the killings and flee in time.
Because nothing promotes ”the religion of peace” better, than the hacking to death of a man who criticized its founder.
There’s no turning of the cheek in Islam, only the brutal murder of those that offend it.
Hindu man hacked to death on the streets of Bangladesh by two men on motorcycles after he ‘criticised the prophet Mohammed’
A.F.M. Rezaul Karim Siddique (pictured) was attacked last week on his way to the state-run university in the city of Rajshahi, where he taught English
- Man was today hacked to death on the streets after ‘criticising the prophet’
- Nikhil Joarder was brutally attacked by men on motorcycles in Bangladesh
- Police are investigating whether it was linked to the comments he made
- It comes a week after an English professor was killed in the country
A Hindu man was today hacked to death on the streets of Bangladesh by two men on motorcycles after he ‘criticised the prophet Mohammed’.
Police officer Aslam Khan revealed authorities are investigating whether the attack on Nikhil Joarder is connected to a 2012 complaint that he made comments against the prophet.
The brutal attack in the central district of Tangail comes after a spate of similar attacks in the South Asian country.
It comes just a week after a university English professor was hacked to death by a gang of attackers while on his way to work in northwestern Bangladesh.
Christians pray for those they deem having gone astray, Muslims hack them to death.
Editor of LGBT magazine hacked to death in Bangladesh
A U.S. government employee, who was editor of an LGBT magazine in Bangladesh, was hacked to death by assailants in the capital Dhaka, according to media reports.
A group of assailants Monday stormed the home of Xulhaz Mannan, a staffer for the U.S. Agency for International Development, killing him and a friend, police told The Daily Star. Mannan was a senior editor of the publication Roopbaan, the only gay rights magazine in the country, according to the BBC.
The killing took place two days after the hacking death of Rezaul Karim Siddiquee, an English professor at Rajshahi University in northern Bangladesh, the newspaper reported. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for Siddiquee’s killing, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, based in Washington, D.C. The Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, accused him in a statement of “calling to atheism,” the BBC reported. Last year, assailants killed four prominent secular bloggers with machetes, in what The Indian Express called a systematic series of assaults on minorities, intellectuals and foreigners in the majority Muslim country.
Mannan’s killers gained entry by claiming to be delivering a package, according toThe Daily Star. Eyewitnesses told The Dhaka Tribune they heard shouting and shooting before the assailants came out of the apartment while chanting Islamic phrases and attacked a security guard.
There is no dissent in Islam……
Bangladeshi university professor hacked to death in Rajshahi
1 hour ago
A university professor has been hacked to death in Bangladesh, in an attack police say is similar to killings of secular bloggers and atheists by suspected Islamist extremists.
AFM Rezaul Karim Siddique, 58, was a professor of English at Rajshahi University in the country’s north-west.
He was attacked with machetes as he left home to go to work.
So-called Islamic State militants say they killed him for “calling to atheism” in Bangladesh.
The claim was made by IS-linked Amaq Agency, cited by US-based SITE Intelligence Group which monitors jihadist groups.
However, Siddique’s colleagues earlier said that he had not written anything controversial and was not an atheist, unlike previous victims.
Police believe that he may have been targeted by suspected Islamist extremists because he was involved in cultural activities.
The BBC’s Dhaka correspondent Akbar Hossain says hardline Islamist groups dislike anyone involved in the cultural field.
Last year, four prominent secular bloggers were killed with machetes.
They want complete fear and intimidation to rule the day.
Just as the late Iranian ayatollah Khamenei was the first to create a precedent by issuing a death fatwa against Salman Rushdie, other pious, but equally evil, Muslims are sending warnings of their own.
I hope i’m wrong but the trajectory is clear, after the Salman Rushdie Affair, the proponents of Islam have taken the issue of ”offense towards Islam” to higher levels, with acts of jihad against cartoonists and now towards entire religious communities at large. The Jews were always on their hit list, now it’s the Christians outside their killing fields.
By Theodore Shoebat
Muslims in Bangladesh stabbed a Christian man to death. After the murder, ISIS claimed responsibility for the murder and declared that the killing was a warning to all Christians. According to one report:
Islamic State claimed responsibility for stabbing a Christian to death in Bangladesh as a “lesson to others”, an online group that monitors extremist activity said, the latest killing declared by the militant group in the Muslim-majority nation.
The South Asian country has seen a surge in Islamist violence in which liberal activists, members of minority Muslim sects and other religious groups have been targeted.
The U.S.-based SITE Intelligence Group said Islamic State claimed responsibility for killing Hussein Ali Sarkar in Kurigram, north of Dhaka.
The group reported on Twitter that a “security detachment” killed the “preacher” to be a “lesson to others”.
Do you still want more people from there coming to the West, who have absolutely no problem with this whatsoever?
Bangladesh, authorities close down book stand for insulting Islam
The stand belongs to Ba-DWIP publisher Prakashan, who was participating in the annual book fair in Dhaka. The publishing house had “Bitarka Islam” (Debate on Islam) on display. The radicals claimed that the text contains disparaging statements against Islam and Muhammad. Writer: “In Bangladesh if someone kills a man he is not punished, but if he says or writes something against Islam yes.”
Dhaka (AsiaNews) – The Bangladeshi authorities have closed down a book stand of the Ba-DWIP Prakashan publishing house, because it displayed a text containing insults to Islam and the Prophet Mohammed. The incident happened yesterday at Suhrawardy Udyan fair in Dhaka.
The fair is organized annually by the Bangla Academy, the national authority of Bangladeshi language, in memory of some college students killed by the Pakistani army on February 21, 1952. For days, the Islamic radicals had raised a storm of protest against the book on social networks, bringing the matter to the attention of the authorities who acted promptly.
This is how Islam traditionally creates an environment of intimidation to through street vigilantism in order to keep the people in line.
Death threats to secular bloggers are on the rise in Bangladesh. A few years back, hardline Islamists demanded a blasphemy law to stop bloggers they perceive to be anti-Islamic from writing about Islam. Secular forces in Bangladesh say that their views are under threat. Intolerance is growing as the country’s politics increasingly diverge into secular and non-secular poles.
Bangladesh blogger Ananta Bijoy Das hacked to death
12 May 2015
A secular blogger has been hacked to death in north-eastern Bangladesh in the country’s third such deadly attack since the start of the year.
Ananta Bijoy Das was attacked by masked men with machetes in Sylhet, police say. He is said to have received death threats from Islamist extremists.
Mr Das wrote blogs for Mukto-Mona, a website once moderated by Avijit Roy, himself hacked to death in February.
Sweden has confirmed it turned down a visa request from Mr Das in April.
He had been invited to attend a press freedom event by the Swedish Pen writers organisation but officials in the country’s embassy in Dhaka refused the request, citing a risk he might not return home.
Swedish Pen told the BBC they were in the process of submitting an appeal when they heard of Mr Das’s murder. The group has demanded an explanation from their government, the BBC’s John McManus reports.
There are a number of countries I have no desire or inclination to visit, Bangladesh is one of them.
Dozens dead, 7,000 arrested as political violence rocks Bangladesh
Dhaka (CNN)Thirty-one people have been killed and more than 7,000 arrested in weeks of political unrest in Bangladesh, as the country’s opposition mounts mass protests demanding fresh parliamentary elections.
The dead were mainly killed by arson attacks on buses and cars, police said. The two most recent victims, who died of their injuries in hospital Thursday, were victims of bomb blasts.
The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), along with 19 allied parties, called for general strikes and a nationwide blockade on road, rail and river transport on January 5, the first anniversary of disputed elections.
The BNP and its allies boycotted those elections, with BNP leader and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia arguing they would have been rigged by the government, and refusing to participate unless they were conducted under a neutral caretaker administration.
Her arch rival, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of the Awami League, refused to concede to the demands and coasted to victory. More than half of the parliament’s 300 seats went uncontested.
Voting was conducted under neutral caretaker governments in Bangladesh from 1991 until 2010, when the system was scrapped by the governing Awami League.
Polite golf clap.
Another death ruling puts Bangladesh into chaos
Bangladesh’s highest court has upheld the death sentence of an Islamist leader for his role during 1971’s Independence war. Recently, two other Islamist leaders were also sentenced to death, infuriating their supporters.
The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the death sentence of Mohammad Qamaruzzaman, for his role in mass killings during the independence war against Pakistan in 1971. The assistant secretary general of Jamaat-e-Islami, Bangladesh’s largest Islamist party, was convicted last year by the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), set up by the Bangladesh government four years ago.
The tribunal also gave death sentences to two top leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami – Motiur Rahman Nizami and Mir Quasem Ali – for war crimes.
The ICT has so far convicted 12 people, mostly senior leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami, which had openly campaigned against independence but denied committing atrocities. Eight of those convicted were given the death penalty.
Mir Quasem Ali was sentenced to the death penalty for his role in the 1971 Bangladesh Independence war
Tajul Islam, defense counsel at the ICT and a lawyer for Qamaruzzaman, told DW that the delivery of three rulings in just six days after a nine-month hiatus, had raised questions among many about the tribunal’s autonomy.
Shamsuzzaman Dudu, a leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), one of the country’s two major political parties, is one of those seeking answers. Talking to DW, Dudu mentioned the now infamous Skype controversy. “This is an example of how the government is intervening in the acts of the tribunal,” he said. In 2012, Skype conversations and emails between Mohammed Nizamul Huq, the then chairman of the ICT, and Ahmed Ziauddin, a Bangladeshi lawyer based in Brussels, were leaked. In the documents they were talking about the ongoing procedures of the tribunal. Following the scandal Huq resigned from his position.
‘I have to help the people of Bangladesh’
Asif Mohiuddin is one of Bangladesh’s most famous bloggers. As an open atheist in a mainly Islamic country, he has been attacked and thrown in jail for his beliefs. DW caught up with him after his recent move to Germany.
In addition to being an active blogger, Asif Mohiuddin co-founded the Shahbag movement in Bangladesh, which has been arguing for the strict division of state and religion in the country, as well as justice for victims of Bangladesh’s 1971 war of independence.
Mohiuddin recently arrived in Germany on a one-year scholarship. He says that living in Germany now means he can walk the streets safely. But still, he says, he has to keep his location secret.
DW: What did you write on your blog that was so offensive? Can you give us examples of what it might be that Islamists found so blasphemous?
Asif Mohiuddin: I wrote a blog entry about women’s rights which caused problems. In the Koran, Chapter 4, Verse 34, it says that a man can beat his wife, if she doesn’t obey her husband. I criticized that because in modern civilization there is no place for hitting anybody. Also, according to Sharia law, if someone leaves Islam, then that person has to be killed. I don’t think that is a good thing, so I criticized that. And that is why people got angry.
I also criticized leaders of Islamic political parties, and one of them even asked that my name be put on a list. He mentioned my name a few times and said that I should be killed, because I criticized his ideology. I also criticized the Bible and Hindu religious books, the parts that were not compatible with modern society.
Folks, this is but one more tragic incident in a long line of many in the 1400 year old Islamic jihad against the Hindu region.
Abduction of Hindu Girl in Bangladesh- Advocate Rabindra Ghosh Warns of Increasing Danger to Hindu Communities
Zemira Eli Natan
When I spoke to Advocate Rabindra Ghosh this morning, I was alarmed to hear the sense of urgency in his voice, ” Just 3-4 hours ago our sacred deities in certain villages have been destroyed! We must get immediate response from our government regarding these attrocities now! People are being abducted and killed in mass numbers and the government is doing nothing to stop it! I, myself have been threatened not to mention “muslim” as the perpetrators.
My life is at risk and the lives of my colleagues assisting me in the investigations of these incidences since the local police and government refuse to respond! We need immediate action! The situation has gone past the breaking point!”
I was alarmed to hear the urgency in his message. There is no protection for him while he works on the ground nor is there protection for anyone who desires to assist him. Our new project in partnership and joint effort with ICLA ( International Civil Liberties Alliance) Victims of Sharia Action Network (VOSAN) is a possible breakthrough in reaching the International Community for immediate assistance to the victims and advocates currently facing this threats. Cases will be filed through this application process to be placed on the record of Sharia related incidents that are occurring almost daily in Bangladesh!
Even in Muslim controlled regions, religious minorities are entitled according to the Univeral Declaration of Human Rights Articles on Indigenous People IUFE thanks ICLA for their partnership in addressing such issues efficiently and immediately. Please take a moment to read Advocate Rabindra Ghosh’s urgent appeal during the course of a major threat to his life and the lives of his colleagues.
IUFE asks for the immediate protection and restoring of damaged deities and villages to be restored immediately and tangible assistance given to the victims who are deeply effected by these heinous acts. Advocate Rabindra Ghosh has generously shared these very sensitive issues with us. Ms. Syeda Sazida Khanam your response and refusal to acknowledge the inalienable human rights of the victims of these crimes against humanity will not go unnoticed!
This is how Islam spread.
Hindus feel increasingly insecure in Bangladesh
Bangladesh’s Hindu community was targeted by Islamists in the January 5 parliamentary elections, making the religious minority feel more insecure than ever in their own country.
During the run-up to the January 5 general election in Bangladesh, the police arrested dozens of opposition activists for their alleged involvement in nationwide attacks on the country’s Hindu minority.
According to media reports, the anti-government protestors, which include Islamists, torched over 100 Hindu homes and injured scores of them.
It was the second major wave of attacks against Bangladeshi Hindus in less than a year. Just a few months earlier, Islamists attacked hundreds of Hindu homes and desecrated their temples following the International Crimes Tribunal decision to sentence members of the Islamist Jamaat-i-Islami party to death.
The campaign group Human Rights Watch confirmed the attacks: “Members of the Jamaat-i-Islami and its youth wing, Shibir, alongside supporters of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) have engaged in countless attacks on security forces and others.
Muslim outrage never ceases nor forgives.
Folks, the jihad against the Hindu people of the Indian sub-continent has been waged for over a thousand years. The Buddhists of Indo-China have felt the scimitar’s thrust for as long of a time as their neighbors in India, and when they finally take matters into their own hands and fight back, the media is taken aback by the violent nature exhibited by people belonging to what has been traditionally deemed as ‘peaceful’ religions. The tipping point varies for diverse peoples, but it is reached at some point along the way.
Hindus attacked in Pabna
‘Jamaat-BNP men’ use false Facebook post for rampage
Ahmed Humayun Kabir Topu, Pabna
An elderly woman laments over the loss of her home at Bonogram of Pabna after 25 houses belonging to Hindus were vandalised. Photo: Star
For Bonogram bazaar in Santhia upazila, about 40 kilometres from Pabna sadar, the day started with the usual hustle and bustle.
But things started to change around 10:00am as a group of people began distributing photocopies of what they said was a “Facebook page”. They claimed one Rajib Saha had maligned Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) in the page.
“None was given the chance to ask whether or not it was a faked Facebook posting,” said an eyewitness.
Rajib, son of Babul Saha, a shop owner in the bazaar, is a class-X student of Bonogram Miapur High School.
Soon, hundreds of people stormed Babul Saha’s house in Bonogram. Unable to find the boy, the mob got hold of Babul and took him to the bazaar. There, he was warned that he and his son would be tried for “defaming the prophet”.
Despite protesting repeatedly that his son was innocent, Babul was mercilessly hit and kicked upon. At one stage, some locals intervened to save him and confined him to a shop.
Three million dead and over 200 000 women raped in the war of Bangladeshi war of independence from Pakistan.
Bangladesh’s war crimes tribunal convicted and sentenced a former Islamist party leader to life imprisonment on Monday, in the fifth such conviction since January, as violence broke out between police and his supporters across the country.
Bangladesh has been hit in recent months by a wave of violent protests related to the war crime convictions and the unrest presents a thorny law and order challenge to the government, which is gearing up for polls early next year.
Ghulam Azam, 91, the former head of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty on charges of planning, conspiracy, incitement and complicity to commit genocide and crimes against humanity during a 1971 war to break away from Pakistan, lawyers and tribunal officials said.
Outrageous but all too common.
Young Christian Girls Trafficked into Forced Labor and Sex Slavery
Breaking the Silence in Bangladesh
By Corey Bailey
5/5/2013 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern)-More than 140 children have been rescued from Islamic training centers (madrassas) in the last nine months, with a majority of the children targeted because of their Christian faith. The females, accounting for nearly half of those rescued, report that they were used for forced labor and sex slavery.
New information has come to light regarding the treatment of the young girls rescued from madrassas earlier this year. “They were forcefully converted to Islam,” said Akash, a contact for International Christian Concern (ICC) whose name is changed for security reasons. “The girls were made to wear veils at all times. Some girls were also forced to work as slaves in the homes of Muslim families and were only fed one time a day.”
The rescued girls were told they would study at a Christian school and receive training to become beauticians. However, after completing the grueling travel from their villages to the capitol city, Dhaka, they discovered it was all a lie. “Instead of training in the Beautifying Parlor, we were forcefully sent to hotels for the sex trade,” explained one of the girls.
Suspicions Lead to Rescue
Then there is this video which Vlad properly identifies as self inflicted Muslim violence exacted upon other Muslims who do not fulfill the exact callings of the faith. Vigilantism is the preferred method in controlling Islamic societies throughout the centuries. These Muslims would no doubt not blink an eye at the persecution of Christians or Buddhists in Bangladesh, with many Christian children having been kidnapped and converted to Islam in Bangladesh for some time now.
Vlad: Demonstration against ‘genocide’ in Bangladesh. I wonder if it is lost on these demonstrators that all the deaths, all 30 or so of them, are due to the demand of muslims to kill everyone that doesn’t agree with their religion. Or that 30 dead doesn’t make a genocide. Also his use of the term, “justice” and “peace” smack of the usual Islamic BS where “justice” really means forcing the sharia
What else would Muslim fundamentalistss be demanding?
Remember people, in every Muslim state that has these kind of blasphemy laws, minorities are severely persecuted.
Police said protesters also set many shops and at least 30 vehicles on fire. Authorities deployed more than 15,000 security forces in the capital.
Clashes broke out in central Dhaka as activists started pelting police with stones, a police official said. He spoke on condition of anonymity under local briefing rules.
An unidentified man was killed and at least 45 people were injured, the official said. He provided no further details.
Thousands of activists from Hefatjat-e-Islam, a newly formed group, gathered in Dhaka’s Motijheel commercial district to press for their demands.
The group says some Internet users have recently used their blogs to spread atheism and lies about Islam.
I suspect Muslim on Muslim violence.
Sources are telling me that it’s rival Muslims groups responsible. “Remember this is in Bangladesh, a Muslim majority region, and Hindus would not be selling Islamic books nor would Christians if they dare go there.”
Hefajat-e Islam activists, teamed up with Jamaat-Shibir men, set ablaze dozens of shops selling Islamic books — among many other makeshift stalls — on footpaths around Baitul Mukarram Mosque yesterday evening.
“They are enemies of Allah! They are enemies of the Prophet! How can they set the Holy Qur’an on fire?” cried a bookshop owner trying to douse the blaze after the attackers left the scene.
The attackers set fire to everything they could by the roadside between Purana Paltan intersection and Dainik Bangla intersection. They put up concrete obstructions to bar the law enforcers from reaching the scene.
Firefighters, with the help of the police, brought the flames under control around 9:00pm, when shop owners frantically rushed back to salvage the remains of their livelihoods.
Police, taking position at Purana Paltan intersection, repeatedly fired rubber bullets as the demonstrators attempted to advance and attack them.
Even though the vendors were frightened, they remained there to save their belongings — despite whatever consequences might have befallen them.
“I will not leave my shop even if I am shot dead,” said Abdul Moin, who was selling T-shirts at the entry point of the north side of the mosque. His business has been well enough to run his family for the past 17 years, and the shop contained goods worth around Tk 1 lakh.
“The shop is my only resort. My family depends on it. Everything will be finished if it is set on fire,” he said in a choked voice.
No statute of limitations on war crimes.
NHS boss faces death penalty over charges of torture and 18 murders in Bangladesh
- War crimes tribunal set to bring damning indictments against NHS director of spiritual care
- Prosecutors want him extradited to face trial over atrocities committed in Bangladesh in 1971
By ABUL TAHER
PUBLISHED: 21:08 GMT, 13 October 2012 | UPDATED: 12:07 GMT, 17 October 2012
One of Britain’s most important Muslim leaders – who has a senior role in the NHS – is to be charged with 18 murders by a war crimes tribunal in his native Bangladesh, investigators have told The Mail on Sunday.
Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin, who is director of Muslim Spiritual Care Provision in the NHS and is also a chairman of the Multi-Faith Group for Healthcare Chaplaincy, is accused of abducting, torturing and killing 18 journalists, academics and doctors during the bloody war of independence in Bangladesh in 1971.
Mr Mueen-Uddin, 63, who strongly denies the allegations, is believed to have fled Bangladesh shortly after the war ended, and has been living in London since the early Seventies.
Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) – which has been set up to try the country’s most notorious war criminals still alive – has announced that it has completed its year-long investigation into Mr Mueen-Uddin. The ICT’s prosecution wing will announce formal charges against him in the next few days, said a senior official at the tribunal.
Sanaul Huq, the Inspector-General of Bangladesh’s national police force, who is co-ordinating the ICT investigation, said his investigators believe that Mr Mueen-Uddin killed dozens of people during the independence war, but they can link him only to 18 murders with evidence and eyewitness testimonies.
The ICT said Mr Mueen-Uddin and his associates allegedly subjected their victims to horrendous torture before killing them and dumping their bodies in sports grounds which earned the nickname ‘killing fields’.
Wherever these blasphemy laws are in place, people are persecuted and jailed for holding contrary negative views of Islam and of the political policies that enforce its supremacy.
The Dangers of Blasphemy Laws – The Situation In Bangladesh
We have written a lot here at ICLA about blasphemy laws and freedom of expression. We have focused a great deal on how the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) seeks to make Islamic blasphemy laws a permanent component of international law. UNHRC Resolution 14/18 that purports to be about religious freedom is really about its opposite – blasphemy.
The video below shows scenes from Dhaka in Bangladesh after Islamists demanded the death penalty for atheist bloggers who were deemed to have ‘insulted Islam’. That particular claim seems to be increasingly used around the world to terrorize non-Muslims as well as Muslims who the Islamists claim are not ‘pure’ enough. Such problems are caused by blasphemy laws. That such laws are actually encouraged by Western governments is a very depressing situation indeed.