Monthly Archives: December 2013

BANKER SUPPORTS TAXES FOR JIHAD

BANKER SUPPORTS TAXES FOR JIHAD The former chairman of Islami Bank Bangladesh, Limited (IBBL), Shah Abdul Hannan, explained his support for collecting taxes beyond zakat for the purposes of waging jihad in an article posted online around 2003 (availablehere and here).  Hannan based this argument … Continue reading

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CONTOURS OF RADICAL TRANSFORMATION

CONTOURS  OF  RADICAL  TRANSFORMATION MUHAMMAD NURUL HUDA VIOLENCE-RIDDEN political scenario in Bangladesh as of now gives rise to multiple premonitions. Discerning and concerned citizens are worried. One such worry, willy-nilly, relates to our collective mindset being projected as one that … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH OVERWHELMED BY THE FINANCIAL JIHAD

BANGLADESH OVERWHELMED BY THE FINANCIAL JIHAD Bangladesh continues to teach the world more and more about the collusion between Islamic sharia financial institutions and terrorist organizations. First there was the revelation that IBBL uses zakat to fund terrorists. Then there … Continue reading

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AWAMI LEAGUE PLEDGES 10pc GDP GROWTH

AWAMI LEAGUE PLEDGES 10pc GDP GROWTH Source: TV grab Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina unveiling her party’s manifesto for the January 5 polls at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the capital on Saturday Prime … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH WAR CRIMES REQUIRE JUSTICE

BANGLADESH WAR CRIMES REQUIRE JUSTICE  AUTHOR: PAULO CASACA Those convicted by tribunal don’t deserve impunity for killings BRUSSELS | The International Crime Tribunals (ICTs) currently being conducted inBangladesh are fulfilling their mission of exposing genocide, preserving human rights and securing justice … Continue reading

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VIOLENCE UNLEASHED AGAINST THE STATE : UNHCR

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JAMAAT-E-ISLAMI : A THREAT TO BANGLADESH ?

JAMAAT-E-ISLAMI : A THREAT TO BANGLADESH ? The Jamaat-i-Islami is a radical Islamist movement which dominates faith based politics in South Asia- its main branch is located in Pakistan where the late Maulana al-Mawdudi founded the party. The Jamaat has … Continue reading

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HAMOOD- UR- REHMAN COMMISSION RECOMMENDED PUNISHMENT OF SCORES OF PAKISTANI MILITARY OFFICERS RESPONSIBLE FOR FALL OF DHAKA

HAMOOD- UR- REHMAN COMMISSION RECOMMENDED PUNISHMENT OF SCORES OF PAKISTANI MILITARY OFFICERS RESPONSIBLE FOR FALL OF DHAKA Army’s role in splintering Pakistan was largely ignored by successive governments. Bhutto personally ordered that each and every copy of the Hamood ur … Continue reading

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PAKISTAN’S OVERDUE APOLOGY

PAKISTAN’S OVERDUE APOLOGY Tahmima Anam IT was a Pakistani journalist, Anthony Mascarenhas, who gave the world the first detailed account of Bangladesh’s War of Independence. In April 1971, soon after the army of Pakistan started suppressing the secessionist movement in … Continue reading

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ISI NETWORK IN BANGLADESH

ISI NETWORK IN BANGLADESH Soon after murder of the architect of Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975, Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI jumped into the fray to expand its network across Bangladesh. During more than two decades since his murder, when pro-Pak … Continue reading

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HOW ISI WORKS : INSIDE OF INTER SERVICES INTELLIGENCE

HOW ISI WORKS : INSIDE OF INTER SERVICES INTELLIGENCE The Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence (also Inter-Services Intelligence or ISI) is the largest intelligence service in Pakistan. It is one of the three main branches of Pakistan’s intelligence agencies. History: After independence … Continue reading

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US CITIZEN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR 1971 WAR CRIMES

US CITIZEN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR 1971 WAR CRIMES Ashrafussaman Khan  A Bangladesh war crimes tribunal has sentenced an American citizen to death for helping lead a militia group responsible for murdering nearly 20 intellectuals during the country’s war for independence 42 … Continue reading

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SAUDI-BACKED TYCOON FINANCES JAMAAT-E-ISLAMI

SAUDI-BACKED TYCOON FINANCES JAMAAT-E-ISLAMI Mir Quasem Ali serves as the de facto treasurer of Jamaat-e-Islami (JEI or simply “Jamaat”), the Islamist political party in Bangladesh with close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and militant causes.  He has served for nearly 40 years as … Continue reading

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ICNA LEADER CONVICTED FOR 1971 GENOCIDE IN BANGLADESH

ICNA LEADER CONVICTED FOR 1971 GENOCIDE IN BANGLADESH Investigative Project on Terrorism IPT News A war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh convicted Ashrafuzzaman Khan and a second man Sunday on 11 charges related to the kidnapping and murder of 18 intellectuals at the … Continue reading

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A HISTORY OF BANGLADESH IN ANCIENT MAPS

A HISTORY OF BANGLADESH IN ANCIENT MAPS  – Tim Steel – Maps are important, not for merely marking places, but also times, and offering the historian, even the archaeologist, one of the most convincing trails of evidence for ancient civilizations . … Continue reading

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PAKISTAN, QATAR, SAUDI ARABIA & TERRORISM

PAKISTAN, QATAR, SAUDI ARABIA & TERRORISM ISLAMIC JIHADISTS ARE POODLES FOR WEALTHY GULF ELITES  Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Al-Qaeda affiliates and a plethora of Sunni Islamic jihadist movements in Syria are highlighting the ultra-reactionary reality that exists wherever … Continue reading

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JAMAAT RESPONSIBLE FOR ISLAMOPHOBIA

JAMAAT RESPONSIBLE FOR ISLAMOPHOBIA This particular organisation has always served against the interests of Muslims in South Asia  This phobia is perhaps not unique to the western world, it can be found even in the Muslim world   – Ekram Kabir … Continue reading

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PAKISTAN, SAUDIA ARABIA & TERRORISM

PAKISTAN, SAUDIA ARABIA & TERRORISM Murad Makhmudov & Lee Jay Walker In a remarkable twist of irony the forces of darkness condemn the slaying of Nasiruddin Haqqani, who was a leading figure within the Haqqani Network. Of course, this affiliated … Continue reading

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SECULAR BANGLADESH UNDER THREAT..

SECULAR BANGLADESH UNDER THREAT Bangladesh won its independence from Pakistan in 1971 on the basis of nationality and has maintained a secular identity since then. But after four decades, the rise of Islamist extremism haunts the country. Bangladesh is heading … Continue reading

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SECULARISM IN BANGLADESH THREATENED BY ISLAMISTS : BNP & ICT JUDGEMENTS

SECULARISM IN BANGLADESH THREATENED BY ISLAMISTS : BNP & ICT JUDGMENTS Murad Makhmudov & Lee Jay Walker The country of Bangladesh is facing a new Islamist threat which seeks to usurp the secular nature of this nation. Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) opposed the … Continue reading

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