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Bangladesh: State Sponsored Slaughter

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Stop State Sponsored Slaughter

Not content with eliminating the Islamic leaders of Bangladesh, Awami League has let loose its foot soldiers to kill, injure and beat as many innocent civilians unfortunate enough to cross their path.

Police have been using everything at their disposal including live bullets against protestors.[1]

More than 70 people have been killed but it is difficult to know the real number as no doubt the police will be keen to hide the true figures. The death toll will continue to rise. If this conflict is truly about bringing justice for Bangladeshis how can it be justified to kill the very same people?
One would expect at least some compassion for those killed from the media but it seems they are partners in crime.  An editorial in one of the daily newspapers had this to say;

‘The nation is shamed, The attacks on members of the minority communities are the most shameful episode amid the current nationwide disturbances.’[2]

It is very commendable to be concerned for the safety of the minority communities. No innocent person should be intentionally targeted. But how about a little sympathy for the victims of police brutality?

The ‘daily sun’ has the tag line ’true and impartial’. In reality it could not be further from the truth. It is completely biased. Much of the print media is a propaganda tool for the Awami League and its allies.
The editor of a daily newspaper how dared to criticise the government does not leave his office for fear of being attacked by the mob or being arrested.
Perhaps Muslims could put some hope in the legal system to restrain police use of violence.  Sadly such hope would also be misplaced. The High Court was also more concerned with protecting the minorities.[3]
If only Muslims in India had such levels of understanding and protection from its institutions. Could this all be related to the state visit by the Indian President Pranab Mukherjee?
He flew in to Bangladesh on Sunday to a red-carpet treatment for a three-day state visit. Perhaps Hasina in her discussions with him could tell him how much her government does to protect the rights of minorities and request that he does the same for the Muslims in India.
No hope of that happening either. She does not just hate Muslims at home she has equal contempt for non Bangladeshi Muslims. You can watch what she had to say about Burmese Muslims fleeing genocide.[4]
While opposition members are brutally treated during protests, Awami League followers continue to fuel the fire and fan the flames of violence under the patronage of the state. The Daily Sun reported under the headline, identify Jamaat-Shibir cadres unleashing violence, Youth protesters urge people;

‘The youth protesters at a rally Sunday called on the countrymen to identify the Jamaat-Shibir cadres who are unleashing violence and launching communal attacks across the country.’

Interestingly, the report reveals the true belief of this crowd.

‘The rally started at 4pm with recitation of holy Quran, Gita and Thripitak and rendering of the national anthem…’[5]

It is not surprising that they started with recitation from Gita and Tripiṭaka because as shown earlier the government, media and  judiciary are all concerned with protecting minority rights and what greater way to show them affinity than to start a rally against Muslims by reading from their  books. However, the Quran was included just to make it appear they are not exclusive.
Far from being a peace loving, non violent movement as they would like the world to believe they are a blood thirsty and vicious mob. These are some of their demands.[6]
  • Catch Shibir and slaughter them.
  • Slaughter, slaughter (meaning Jamaat ).
  • Jamaat has no right to do politics. Their Headquarter in Maghbazar would be destroyed by Shahbaghis by force. Similarly all branch offices will also be destroyed.
  • Islamic institutions will be captured by force as the government has not nationalized these in the last ten days of their movement.
  • Amar Desh editor will be finished if he writes against Shahbagh movement.
  • Capture the property of Jamaate Islami leaders and workers everywhere in the country.
  • Prof Peash Karim and Asif Nazrul also will be finished if they speak anything against what is being said in Shah Bagh.
  • No judgment except hanging of alleged war criminals by court/tribunal
They have insulted Allah and said the vilest words about the Messenger of Allah (sallallah alaihi wa sallam). It is only a matter of time when Allah’s justice will be done.
وَلَا تَحْسَبَنَّ اللَّهَ غَافِلًا عَمَّا يَعْمَلُ الظَّالِمُونَ إِنَّمَا يُؤَخِّرُهُمْ لِيَوْمٍ تَشْخَصُ فِيهِ الْأَبْصَارُ
Consider not that Allah is unaware of that which the Zalimun (polytheists, wrong-doers, etc.) do, but He gives them respite up to a Day when the eyes will stare in horror. [7] 
إِنَّا كَفَيْنَاكَ الْمُسْتَهْزِئِينَ
Indeed! We will suffice you (Muhammad) against the scoffers.[8]  
They have violated the sanctity of a Muslim. The life of a Muslim is more sacred than the Ka’bah. 
 وَمَنْ يَقْتُلْ مُؤْمِنًا مُتَعَمِّدًا فَجَزَاؤُهُ جَهَنَّمُ خَالِدًا فِيهَا وَغَضِبَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَلَعَنَهُ وَأَعَدَّ لَهُ عَذَابًا عَظِيمًا
And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell to abide therein, and the Wrath and the Curse of Allah are upon him, and a great punishment is prepared for him. [9] 


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About Sheikh Abu Talha

Abu Talha has been regularly involved in teaching and speaking about Islamic issues for over fifteen years.He undertook his Arabic and Islamic studies at the renowned Islamic University of Madinah where he graduated with BA (Hons) in Shariah and a Diploma in Arabic language. While in Madinah he was blessed to learn from some of the scholars in the Prophet's Masjid. Formerly, he worked as a full time Imam and Khateeb at an Islamic centre for a number of years. Along with his Islamic education, Abu Talha is a qualified and experienced language teacher and holds a Masters in Education and Applied Linguistics.​


  1. Hasina
    I’ve heard that Hasina, that Mujibur is not her real father, her real father is a Hindu who left her mother when he was told she was pregnant with his child…

  2. You high light the brutality and hypocracy of the government but at the same time it would be good to offer a way forward out of this situation. Most people especially thos ein bangladesh are very aware of the problems but lack a solution.

  3. Astaghfirullah

  4. Ahmed
    Open your eyes to the politics one has to see how corrupt they are. Bangladesh is a Muslim Majority however the majority are the victims here of so called crack down on terror. lol people are blind look at who the evil villian is trying to impresss and you will get your answer. AS THE WRITER RIGHFULLY QUOTED ALLAH DOES GIVE EVIL DOERS RESPITE BUT IN THE END HE DEALS WITH THEM JUSTLY.

  5. This IS an attack on Islam!
    It may be the case the violence is one of the ways, which the Bangladesh government deals with all its opponents. However, it has to be said that this is certainly an example of Muslim Vs Non-Muslim otherwise the state would not support and aid the filthy atheist Shabagh protestors and bloggers.

    Hasina may be a ‘muslim’ by name, but her actions show he is an enemy of islam by nature.

  6. I’m very disappointed by this post. I’m usually very impressed by this website but some of the statements here are very worrying.

    “She does not just hate Muslims at home.” To suggest that Sheikh Hasina hates Muslims is surely a very serious statement to be making. Remember that the Jamaat-e-Islami are not the only party with Muslims in them and religion is probably not the only reason that many would support them. All of the parties have Muslim supporters and are mainly Muslim-supporters. I think it’s worrying that you’re making out that they aren’t. We should be tolerant of each other and shouldn’t start imitating the intolerance that people in Bangladeshi politics (across the board) hold.

    Police brutality is widespread in Bangladesh and Jamaat are not the only targets. It is, unfortunately, the way that the government’s deal with everything. Bangladesh was highlighted as a massive human rights violator by Human Rights Watch recently.

    “However, the Quran was included just to make it appear they are not exclusive.” I don’t see the basis for this statement. Couldn’t it be the other way around? That they recited Quran but included others so that everyone was included?

    The way the government has dealt with this situation is horrible and they should be criticised. But we cannot turn this into Muslim v Non-Muslim because the majority of all parties are Muslims. This was the language used for the slaughter of Bengalis in 1971 when they were told they weren’t Muslim enough.

  7. mr
    Hasina Wajid is Narendra Modi of Bangladesh.

  8. Hasina Wajid is Narendra Modi of Bangladesh.

  9. Mr
    Hasina Wajid is Narendra Modi of Bangladesh.

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