Date registered: Sep 2004
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Islamist in Bangladesh
Doesn't everybody just love Sharia?
The nation is deeply anguished
The nation is witnessing horrifying and mind-boggling incidents in quick succession. It is disturbing to learn about the unearthing of yet another bomb-making hideaway of the Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh or JMB in Nilphamari along with a huge quantity of explosives, bomb making components and gunpowder on Wednesday last. The hideout was believed to be used as the main operation centre of the northern zone of the country from where JMB supremo Shaikh Abdur Rahman's son-in-law and top commander of the outlawed group operated.
As we shudder to know, the JMB cadres are out to challenge the existing century - and time-tested old judicial system by calling it an impediment to Islamic rule and are resorting to terror tactics by exploding bombs in selected district courts. Through bomb blasts in three district courts on October 3 killing two and injuring dozens, these misguided people have in effect challenged the judicial system with the pernicious motive of obstructing dispensation of justice. District and Metropolitan judges of the three districts where the terrors struck are suffering from a sense of insecurity and have asked for security cover.
The whole nation is deeply anguished over the attacks on courts. The nation is passing through a crisis situation and eternal vigilance is the crying need of the hour. The perpetrators of bomb blasts in courts and outside must be nabbed and brought to justice. The proverbial long arm of the law should be able to catch them sooner rather than later, in the interest of national security and public safety.
Zealots are ignorant
It is a truism that the so-called 'zihadi' terrorist activities as also an umpteen number of bomb attacks on courts and other institutions will not yield pressure of any meaningful consequence, neither on the body politic nor the government which is overwhelmingly secular, albeit religious, god-fearing and pious - a vital fact the zealots are ignorant about. The fanatic group and its operatives are estranging themselves and antagonising the general masses who do not have any special fascination for their doctrine of God's laws because; one, the Prophet of Islam himself abhorred any shade of extremism in so far as religion is concerned - the Apostle has always preferred tolerance and peaceful coexistence of different communities. What is most crucial now is to find out the masterminds and detect the financial sources which requires a multi-pronged attack of the intelligence agencies, both civil and military, because unless the sources of the evil forces are completely crushed the country's secular image will be smeared.