Devout Muslims in Bangladesh are on the warpath ….again. Finally, jihadists are having to answer for the deaths of over 3 million people in Bangladesh's 1971 fight for independence. Bangladesh fought a nine-month war for freedom from Islamic Pakistan.
One of the war criminals was finally sentenced to death yesterday, sparking mad bloodshed and violence by devout Muslims.
One of these same war criminals, a bloodthirsty jihadist, is here in America, and he's President of ICNA, one of the media's beloved Muslim "advocacy groups."
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of the chief al-Badr (Jamai Death squad in 1971) executioners. It has
been clearly proved that he himself shot to death 7 teachers of Dhaka
university in the killing zones at Mirpur. A certain Mofizzuddin, who
drove the vehicle that carried
those hapless victims to Mirpur, has clearly identified Ashrafuzzaman
as the "chief killer" of the intellectuals. (here)
ICNA's NY president, Ashrafuzzaman Khan, is charged in the abductions and deaths of 18 people
during the 1971 war with Pakistan that led to Bangladesh’s
independence. When called for comment, Khan said, “I don’t know what is happening in Bangladesh. I am not a citizen
of Bangladesh.” He sounds
just like those Nazi war criminals when they were discovered living new lives in
America (or Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, et al). The only difference
is that the Nazis were hiding. These Islamic supremacists are held up as
role models and pillars of tolerance and interfaith ishcabibble by media and clueless politicians.
Bangladesh Islamist's death sentence sparks deadly riots By Anis Ahmed, Reuters, DHAKA |
(Reuters) – A Bangladeshi Islamist party leader was sentenced to death
on Thursday over abuses carried out during the country's independence
war, triggering riots that killed at least 30 people.
Delwar Hossain Sayedee, 73,
vice-president of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty by
Bangladesh's war crimes tribunal of mass killing, rape, arson, looting
and forcing minority Hindus to convert to Islam during the 1971 war of
separation from Pakistan, lawyers and tribunal officials said.
At least three policemen were among the dead and around 300 were wounded, they added.
who said the verdict was politically motivated, set fire to a Hindu
temple and several houses in southern Noakhali region, reporters said.
In the southeastern region of Cox's Bazar, they attacked a police camp,
Two policemen were
killed when Islamists stormed a police station at Sundarganj in northern
Gaibandha district, police said. "We have been virtually besieged. It's
a horrible situation," station officer Manzur Rahman told Reuters.
of the religious party – known simply as Jamaat – called for a national
strike on Sunday and Monday, raising fears of more violence. Sayedee
was the third senior party member convicted by the tribunal.
In the capital, authorities deployed extra police and paramilitary soldiers, a Home Ministry official told reporters.
of people in the capital's Shahbag square, who support the tribunal and
have been protesting for weeks to demand the highest penalty for war
criminals, burst into cheers as the sentence was announced.
Sayedee looked defiant but remained calm in the dock as judges read out the verdict, witnesses said.
didn't commit any crime and the judges are not giving the verdict from
the core of their heart," Sayedee told the tribunal, said reporters at
State prosecutor Haider Ali told reporters he was happy with the verdict which he said "appropriately demonstrated justice".
attorney Abdur Razzak said the sentence was politically motivated. "He
is a victim of sheer injustice. We will appeal," he said.
Minister Sheikh Hasina set up the tribunal in 2010 to investigate
abuses during the war that claimed about 3 million lives. Thousands of
women were raped during the conflict.
tribunal has been criticized by rights groups for failing to adhere to
international standards. Human Rights Watch said lawyers, witnesses and
investigators reported they had been threatened.
say the tribunal is being used by the prime minister as an instrument
against her opponents in the two biggest opposition parties, the
Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and the Jamaat-e-Islami. Begum
Khaleda Zia, Hasina's arch rival and leader of the BNP, has called the
tribunal a farce.
Hasina's party has denied allegations of bias.
January 21, the tribunal sentenced Abul Kalam Azad, a former Jamaat
member, to death in absentia after he was found guilty of torture, rape
and genocide during the independence war.
its second verdict, on February 5, the tribunal sentenced another
senior Jamaat member, Abdul Quader Mollah, 64, to life in prison after
he was found guilty of murder, rape, torture and arson.
Both verdicts triggered protests by Jamaat supporters, in which at least 15 people were killed.
Nine more people, mostly Jamaat members, are facing trial for war crimes, tribunal officials said.
overwhelmingly Muslim south Asian country of 160 million people would
likely see more violence in the run-up to parliamentary elections in
January, in which both Hasina and Khaleda will run for power, analysts
Bangladesh became part of
Pakistan at the end of British colonial rule in 1947. But the country,
then known as East Pakistan, won independence with India's help in
December 1971 following a nine-month war against the then West Pakistan.
factions in Bangladesh opposed the break with Pakistan, including the
Jamaat. Jamaat leaders have denied involvement in abuses.
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