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  • Attackers in Bangladesh hack to death American blogger

    02/27/2015 9:20:21 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    MyFoxNY ^ | 2-27-2015 | JULHAS ALAM
    A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said Friday. The attack Thursday night on Avijit Roy, a Bangladesh-born U.S. citizen, occurred on a crowded sidewalk as he and his wife, Rafida Ahmed, were returning from a book fair at Dhaka University. Ahmed, who is also a blogger, was seriously injured. It was the latest in a series of attacks on secular writers in Bangladesh in recent years. A previously unknown militant group, Ansar Bangla 7, claimed responsibility for the attack, Assistant Police...
  • 'I cut my leg off and ordered: 'Go and bury it'

    02/17/2015 3:28:42 AM PST · by cold start · 7 replies
    Rediff.com ^ | Claude Arpi
    1971, A War Hero Remembers War Hero Major General Ian Cardozo (retd)was wounded in the battle of Sylhet in Bangladesh in the 1971 war with Pakistan. He lost his leg in a landmine blast, but conquered his disability and went became the first disabled officer in the Indian Army to command an infantry battalion and then a brigade. Awarded a Sena Medal for gallantry, General Cardozo is presently Chairman of the Rehabilitation Council of India and has authored The Sinking of INS Khukri -- Survivors Stories and Param Vir -- Our Heroes In Battle. In conversation with Claude Arpi, the...
  • Hizb-ut-Tahrir may become dangerous than ISIS: Report (One Million Members)

    02/15/2015 12:56:41 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Business Standard ^ | February 15, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    Radical Islamist group Hizb-ut- Tahrir which cleverly avoided global scrutiny while spreading its ideology may become a more dangerous terrorist group than the ISIS and it's presence in South Asia should be a cause for concern for India, according to a report. "While ISIS runs amok in Syria and Iraq, demanding media attention through acts of barbarous cruelty, HuT (Hizb-ut- Tahrir or the Party of Liberation) is quietly building a global infrastructure of radicalised youth and deep-pocketed Arab support in preparation for the global Khilafat," said the report published in the latest edition of CTX Journal. The group has cleverly...
  • Why I believe there is a difference between Scottish muslim and the rest of the UK

    02/01/2015 5:58:19 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Herald Scotland ^ | February 1, 2015 | by Imran Azam
    ... The Muslim population in the UK numbers 3.5 million. A large percentage can trace their roots back to a rural region of Pakistan controlled Kashmir and Sylhet in Bangladesh. They arrived uneducated and with a very narrow, insular strand of Islam and settled in the North of England or inner city London. In comparison the Indian community who settled in Britain were middle class and possessed a strong entrepreneurial background as well as placing a high priority on education. Many were expelled from Uganda by Idi Amin. After 50 years in the UK the Indian community continues to thrive...
  • Pakistan: Muslims destroy Hindu temple

    01/12/2015 10:29:57 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | December 3, 2012 | Robert Spencer
    Every month there is an incident, like taking property of Hindu people or forced conversion of Hindu girls. ... Minority Hindus have complained of increasing harassment and discrimination in Muslim-dominated Pakistan in recent years, including the destruction or desecration of their places of worship. ... Hindus complain that girls are forcibly converted to Islam, there is no legal recognition for Hindu marriages, and Hindus are discriminated against when it comes to access to government jobs or schooling. ... During partition in 1947, the violent separation of Pakistan and India into separate countries, hundreds of thousands of Hindus decided to migrate...
  • Why I Voted against Condemning Russia

    12/11/2014 5:01:57 AM PST · by wetphoenix · 10 replies
    The National Interest ^ | December 10, 2014 | Dana Rohrabacher
    Recently, the House passed, by an overwhelming margin, a resolution to condemn the Russian Federation for actions considered hostile and aggressive within its sphere of influence, specifically with regard to the politically torn country of Ukraine. Ten Members voted “nay,” myself among them. I wish to explain why I took this unpopular position. Above all, while Vladimir Putin’s government may well have engaged in questionable behavior toward neighboring countries, Resolution 758 was nothing more than gratuitous, needlessly provocative and shortsighted. Moreover, reasonable observers the world over can see it as tantamount to a declaration that Russia is America’s enemy. The...
  • US tells India, drop dead

    03/31/2005 2:37:47 AM PST · by Gengis Khan · 253 replies · 4,375+ views
    Rediff ^ | March 28, 2005 | Kanchan Gupta
    US tells India, drop dead March 28, 2005 A friend, usually upbeat about India-US relations, sent me an angry mail over the weekend after President George Bush called up Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the evening of March 25 to inform him that the US had decided to supply F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in an interview to The Washington Post, "dismissed concerns" about the fallout of the American decision. The mail reads: "lovely easter gift to india from the us. moral: proliferate nukes, threaten us interests everywhere, be terror hub, and get rewarded...
  • Neighborly ties top India's diplomacy priority: Indian PM

    09/27/2014 11:18:15 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    .xinhuanet ^ | 2014-09-28 01:33:05
    "India desires a peaceful and stable environment for its development," Modi said, when delivering a speech for the first time as prime minister of India to the annual high-level debate of the UN General Assembly, which entered its fourth day here in New York. Noting that a country's destiny is linked to its neighborhood, Modi said "That is why my government has placed the highest priority on advancing friendship and cooperation with her neighbors." "This includes Pakistan." Modi said he is prepared to engage in a serious bilateral dialogue with Pakistan in a peaceful atmosphere, without the shadow of terrorism,...
  • The Muslim Rape of Christian Nuns

    08/28/2014 2:53:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 8/28/2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Despite how unsavory and barbaric Islamic groups and persons around the world have been acting—whether Nigeria’s Boko Haram, Mesopotamia’s Islamic State, Somalia’s Shabaab—perhaps few things are as disgusting and cowardly as the Muslim rape of nuns: defenseless Christian women who sacrifice much of their lives to help sick and needy Muslims.The latest such attack comes from Bangladesh, which is over 90% Muslim in population. In early July, dozens of men armed with machetes, knives and iron rods attacked the convent of PIME (Pontifical Institute of Foreign Missions nuns in Boldipuku), a village mission in north Bangladesh. In the words of...
  • Saudis Must Stop Exporting Extremism

    08/23/2014 5:01:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 23, 2014 | By Ed Husain
    ALONG with a billion Muslims across the globe, I turn to Mecca in Saudi Arabia every day to say my prayers. But when I visit the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, the resting place of the Prophet Muhammad, I am forced to leave overwhelmed with anguish at the power of extremism running amok in Islam’s birthplace. Let’s be clear: Al Qaeda, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Boko Haram, the Shabab and others are all violent Sunni Salafi groupings. For five decades, Saudi Arabia has been the official sponsor of Sunni Salafism across the globe. What is religious...
  • Saudi Men Can’t Marry Women from Pakistan, Bangladesh... Gulf Kingdom Bans Brides From 4 Countries

    08/07/2014 2:15:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, 8 August 2014
    Saudi men have been banned from marrying women from three Asian and one African country as the Gulf state toughens the rules restricting marriage with foreigners, a local daily said. Marrying women from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar and Chad is no longer permissible, Makkah newspaper reported. It said the total population of these communities in Saudi Arabia has exceeded 500,000 people, citing unofficial statistics, implying that this might be the reason.
  • Bangladesh Farmer Makes Huge German Flag

    07/14/2014 4:59:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    The Local ^ | 13 Jul 2014
    Germany has honoured a Bangladesh farmer and diehard fan for making a 3.5-kilometre-long (2.2 mile) flag of the country in support of Philipp Lahm's World Cup team, officials said on Sunday. The massive flag was on display Saturday at a stadium in the western town of Magura, which the German charge d'affaires, Ferdinand von Weyhe, visited to pay tribute to the farmer. "The 3.5-kilometre-long German flag circled the stadium four times and hundreds of people have turned up to see this amazing sight," said Ishrat Hossain, a German embassy spokeswoman. She said Von Weyhe handed the farmer, 65-year-old Amjad Hossain,...
  • Modi targets counterterrorism as a key policy

    06/21/2014 7:07:04 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 7 replies
    The National ^ | June 21, 2014 | Harsh V Pant
    While his government’s focus remains squarely on domestic issues, Mr Modi is also charting a rather ambitious foreign policy course. He has already visited Bhutan and his future destinations over the next few months are likely to include Japan, Brazil, Southeast Asia, Australia and Nepal. Meanwhile, the Chinese foreign minister has saluted the new Modi government for injecting “new vitality into an ancient civilisation”.
  • Prime Minister of India Invites Pakistani Prime Minister to Inauguration

    05/22/2014 12:39:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | May 21, 2014 | Jordan Schachtel
    Newly elected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has officially invited Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to Modi’s inauguration ceremony, according to India’s victorious Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The BBC reported that this is believed to be the first time an olive branch of this magnitude has been extended to Pakistan’s Prime Minister. On May 16, Modi and the BJP were victorious in an Indian election that experienced the highest quantitative voter turnout in history. Modi is set to take the oath as India’s new leader on May 26. In addition to Pakistan, Modi has also reached out to neighboring states...
  • The Ship-Breakers Who Tear Apart Dead Cargo Vessels By Hand

    05/06/2014 8:57:26 AM PDT · by dila813 · 16 replies
    GIZMODO ^ | May 6, 2014 | Jordan Kushins
    On the Bangladeshi coast of the Bay of Bengal, past-their-prime oil tankers and cargo vessels are beached on the muddy shore like industrial, open-air graveyards. There, these massive ships are taken apart by men—"ship-breakers"—who toil hand-to-metal for minimal wages on the toxic, exceptionally dangerous sites.
  • Israel Prepares for Possible Attack by Hijacked Malaysian Plane

    03/17/2014 3:19:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 54 replies
    According to the Times of Israel, Israel's Channel 2 has revealed that Israeli air defenses have been boosted, and approaching civilian aircraft will be asked to identify themselves far earlier. Though the flight was presumed at first to have crashed, whole or in pieces, into the ocean, passive satellite transmissions from the aircraft suggest that it made a deliberate course change and may have headed north into central Asia. Pakistan has already said that the flight never registered on its radar, but at least one expert has suggested the flight could have landed in Bangladesh, whose air defenses presumably would...
  • ... boy who risked his life to save baby deer in Bangladesh river ... raging floodwaters

    02/07/2014 4:41:10 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | UPDATED: 06:14 EST, 6 February 2014 | Tara Brady
    A brave boy fearlessly risked his own life and showed astonishing bravery to save a helpless baby deer from drowning. The boy, called Belal and believed to be in his early teens, defiantly held the young fawn in one hand above his head as he plunged through the surging river. During the ordeal onlookers were unsure whether the boy was going to appear again. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2552923/Deer-friends-Incredible-moment-brave-boy-risks-life-save-fawn-drowning.html#ixzz2sdhrXYy4 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Bangladesh Buys Russian Combat Training Jets Worth $800M

    01/28/2014 9:22:42 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | January 28, 2014
    MOSCOW --- Bangladesh ordered 24 Russian Yak-130 light fighter jets worth $800 million in the final quarter of last year, a Russian newspaper reported Tuesday. The deal was paid for with a loan extended by Moscow to the country a year ago, the director of Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said in a separate interview published by Kommersant on Monday, without disclosing the deal’s price tag. The newspaper said Tuesday that the sale was worth $800 million, citing unnamed sources in the defense industry. The planes are to be fitted with English-language cockpits and delivery is scheduled to begin next...
  • Russian rubbish? India reportedly disappointed with stealth fighters from Moscow

    01/26/2014 8:00:50 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Published January 26, 2014/ | Maxim Lott/
    Despite initial high expectations, the Indian Air Force appears to be souring on a joint development deal with Russia for a new fifth-generation fighter jet, according to the Business Standard, a major Indian business publication. The Russian prototype is "unreliable, its radar inadequate, its stealth features badly engineered,” said Indian Air Force Deputy Air Marshall S Sukumar at a Jan. 15 meeting,
  • Russian rubbish? India reportedly disappointed with stealth fighters from Moscow

    01/26/2014 3:13:20 PM PST · by AnotherUnixGeek · 24 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | January 26, 2014 | Maxim Lott
    “If they get a chance to really look at the F35, they would want it," Laird said. "The Indians have requested 3 times to talk to people about the F-35B, which is the true revolutionary aircraft -- and the administration never answered the mail, they've blown them off, it's typical of the Obama administration. We love our allies except if you want anything."
  • Greenfield: A Bangladesh Grows in Brooklyn

    01/20/2014 12:12:55 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 33 replies
    Greenfield, Sultan Knish government, history, politics, religion ^ | Monday, January 20, 2014 | Greenfield, Sultan Knish government, history, politics, religion
    Monday, January 20, 2014 A Bangladesh Grows in Brooklyn Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Walk along Church Avenue past Beverly Road and turn east onto McDonald Avenue and you will see where the old standards of working class Brooklyn, aging homes with faded American flags and loose siding flapping in the wind, surly bars tucked into the shadows of street corners and the last video stores hanging on to a dying industry give way to mosques and grocery stores selling goat meat. Mosques grow like mushrooms in basements and above stores offering halal patties, pizza and...
  • British plan ANZAC whitewash

    01/08/2014 2:13:41 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 28 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 9th January 2013
    A PC push by British politicians is threatening to downplay the role of Aussie diggers in WW1 in favour of developing nations. The ANZAC whitewash comes despite the 62,000 Australians who died in the Great War fighting for the British Empire and another 156,000 wounded, with no 100-year anniversary events planned by Britain recognising the sacrifice. ..... British government sources have confirmed internal briefings on WWI commemorations have not mentioned Australia or New Zealand once, instead staff from departments and cabinet offices have been briefed to concentrate on other British Empire contributions by soldiers from countries such as Nigeria and...
  • Saudi Arabia sends tanks to riot-hit Bahrain – paper

    03/01/2011 5:35:17 AM PST · by BossLady · 32 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 3/1/11 5:54AM | RIA Novosti (none stated)
    Saudi Arabia has sent dozens of tanks to Bahrain, where anti-government protests continue for about two weeks, Egypt's Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper said on Tuesday. Eyewitnesses reported seeing "15 tank carriers carrying two tanks each heading towards Bahrain" along the 25-km King Fahd causeway, which links the small island nation of Bahrain to Saudi Arabia. Protestors are mainly Shiites account for about 70% of the Bahraini population, but have long complained of discrimination and other abuses by the Sunni Khalifa dynasty that has ruled the tiny Gulf nation for more than two centuries. In the worst unrest in the kingdom since...
  • Alwaleed warns of US shale danger to Saudi

    07/29/2013 8:14:52 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    www.ft.com ^ | July 29, 2013 7:23 pm | By Ajay Makan in London and Abeer Allam in Abu Dhabi
    Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the billionaire Saudi Arabian investor, has warned that his country’s oil-dependent economy is increasingly vulnerable to competition from the US shale revolution, setting him at odds with his country’s oil ministry and Opec officials.In an open letter addressed to Ali Naimi, the Saudi oil minister, the prince called on the government to accelerate plans to diversify the economy.
  • Saudi Arabia Makes War On Bangladesh

    01/25/2012 8:55:27 AM PST · by bayouranger · 3 replies
    strategypage.com ^ | 1-24-12 | Rajeev Sharma
    Much to the distress of Indian leaders, on January 19 the Bangladesh army announced it had thwarted a coup attempt against the government, conceived and nearly executed by some mid-ranking officers. Five army officers, including a lieutenant colonel and two Majors have already been arrested, while a top army officer is under investigation. The attempted coup was instigated by Islamic radical military personnel, including some Bangladeshis living abroad and retired and serving officers. Ever since the India-friendly government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina came into office in December 2008, her arch-rival Begum Khaleda Zia and elements of Pakistan’s military establishment...
  • Saudi Arabia's foreign labour crackdown drives out 2m migrants

    11/30/2013 6:35:45 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 12 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Friday 29 November 2013 07.52 EST | Ian Black in Riyadh
    Under the watchful eyes of Saudi policemen, little knots of Ethiopian men sit chatting on doorsteps and sprawl on threadbare grass at one of Riyadh's busiest junctions. These are tense, wary times in Manfouha, a few minutes' drive from the capital's glittering towers and swanky shopping malls. Manfouha is the bleak frontline in Saudi Arabia's campaign to get rid of its illegal foreign workers, control the legal ones and help get more of its own citizens into work. This month two or three Ethiopians were killed here after a raid erupted into full-scale rioting. Keeping their distance from the officers...
  • India, China, Pakistan, Nigeria on slavery's list of shame, says report

    10/17/2013 3:34:54 PM PDT · by Carbonsteel · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 10-17-2013 | Tim Hume
    Hong Kong (CNN) -- A new report claiming to be the most comprehensive look at global slavery says 30 million people are living as slaves around the world. The Global Slavery Index, published by the Australia-based Walk Free Foundation, lists India as the country with by far the most slaves, with an estimated nearly 14 million, followed by China (2.9 million) and Pakistan (2.1 million). The top 10 countries on its list of shame accounted for more than three quarters of the 29.8 million people living in slavery, with Nigeria, Ethiopia, Russia, Thailand, Democratic Republic of Congo, Myanmar and Bangladesh...
  • Now Fatwa Against Photography! (Behold ... "The Religion of Peace")

    09/11/2013 7:59:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    BDNews24.com ^ | 2013-09-11 | News Desk, bdnews24.com
    Now Fatwa against photography! India's leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has issued a fatwa branding photography ‘unlawful and a sin’. Mufti Abdul Qasim Nomani, Mohtamim (Vice-Chancellor) of the institution, has said Islam does not permit videotaping of marriages or taking of pictures to save as mementos. "Photography is un-Islamic. Muslims are not allowed to get their photos clicked unless it is for an identity card or for making a passport," he was quoted as telling the Press Trust of India over phone. Saudi Arabia allows photographers inside Makkah and live telecast of namaz and Hajj on TV across the...
  • Why Syria Isn’t the Big Story This Week

    08/31/2013 7:57:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The American Interest's Via Meadia ^ | August 31, 2013 | Walter Russell Mead
    The world’s eyes are riveted on Syria this week, as the United States, France and perhaps a few others organize plans to punish a bloodstained government for its use of chemical weapons against its own people. It’s a story that has everything: the prospect of violence, the political agony of an embattled White House, David Cameron’s loss of grip, and perplexing questions about right and wrong. For liberal internationalists, few international laws are more important than those that ban the use of WMD against civilians; on the other hand, when the political patrons of a war criminal block action at...
  • The battling begums (Bangladesh's high court: Party unfit to rule because it puts God above country)

    08/11/2013 8:24:19 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 3 replies
    The Economist ^ | 8/10/13
    The pendulum swings away from Sheikh Hasina and her governmentAHEAD of the festival of Eid-al-Fitr on August 9th-11th, the two quarrelling heads of Bangladesh’s political dynasties exchanged greetings cards. But the outward signs of peace between the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina of the Awami League, and the opposition leader, Khaleda Zia of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), mean little. A European diplomat says he has just sent two cables to his capital. The first discusses the growing chances of the League’s defeat in elections due by next January. The second is about the dynastic succession plans of the battling...
  • US Embassies to Close Sunday Amid Terrorist Threat

    08/01/2013 3:56:52 PM PDT · by kristinn · 53 replies
    ABC News ^ | Thursday, August 1, 2013 | Martha Raddatz, Dana Hughes and Chris Good
    U.S. embassies in a slew of Muslim countries will close on Sunday due to a credible and serious security threat. The embassies will close in response to "a specific threat against a U.S. embassy or consulate," according to a senior U.S. official, who called it a "concerted effort" to target an embassy or consulate in a Muslim country. "We just don't know which one," the official told ABC News. "There could be other targets, not just embassies," another U.S. official said. The threat is considered to be throughout the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Some of the biggest...
  • Husband blindfolds his wife.... and then chops off her fingers to stop her studying for a degree

    07/04/2013 7:49:54 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 17, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A jealous husband is facing life in prison after chopping off his wife's fingers because she began studying for a degree without his permission. Rafiqul Islam, 30, blindfolded his wife Hawa Akhter, 21, and taped her mouth, telling her he was going to give her a surprise present. Instead he made her hold out her hand and cut off all five fingers. One of his relatives then threw Ms Akhter's fingers in the dustbin to ensure doctors could not reattach them. Mr Islam, who is a migrant worker in the United Arab Emirates, had warned his wife there would 'severe...
  • MSNBC’s Schultz Ludicrously Compares Federal Deregulation of Business to Bangladesh Tragedy

    06/05/2013 2:53:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2013 | Andrew Lautz
    MSNBC’s Ed Schultz will take any and every opportunity to bash Tea Party conservatives, even if it means exploiting a terrible tragedy to do so. The bombastic host did just that on Sunday, using the recent factory collapse in Bangladesh to blast Republicans for supporting the removal of burdensome regulations on American businesses. Schultz introduced his segment with scenes from the horrible incident, huffing: Here's what happens when we don't have good federal regulations for workers in this country. This is what deregulation looks like in Bangladesh. MSNBC’s Schultz Ludicrously Compares Federal Deregulation of Business to Bangladesh TragedyAfter introducing guest...
  • The Pope and Godless Capitalism (Globalism)

    05/11/2013 4:18:13 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 38 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 3, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    "This is called slave labor," said Pope Francis. The Holy Father was referring to the $40 a month paid to apparel workers at that eight-story garment factory in Bangladesh that collapsed on top of them, killing more than 400. "Not paying a just wage ... focusing exclusively on the balance books, on financial statements, only looking at personal profit. That goes against God!" The pope is describing the dark side of globalism Why is Bangladesh, after China, the second-largest producer of apparel in the world? Why are there 4,000 garment factories in that impoverished country which, a few decades ago,...
  • 28 dead as police clash with Islamists over blasphemy law in Bangladesh

    05/06/2013 5:22:44 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 10 replies
    AFP/Japan Today ^ | May. 06, 2013 - 04:00PM JST
    <p>At least 28 people have died in street battles between Bangladeshi police and tens of thousands of Islamists, officials said Monday, deepening the divide between the secular government and religious hardliners.</p> <p>In some of the fiercest violence to rock the capital since independence four decades ago, hundreds more people were reported to have been injured as riot police broke up a mass rally near a key commercial district.</p>
  • Violence as Bangladeshis demand anti-blasphemy law

    05/05/2013 7:40:50 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    Kansas.com ^ | Sunday, May 5, 2013, at 8:24 a.m. | FARID HOSSAIN
    DHAKA, Bangladesh — Police in Bangladesh's capital fired rubber bullets to disperse stone-throwing Islamic activists Sunday during a protest to demand that the government enact an anti-blasphemy law. The activists were among thousands demonstrating around Dhaka, blocking roads and cutting off the city from the rest of the country. ... 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. The government in this Muslim-majority nation has rejected the groups' demands, saying...
  • ‘Hang atheist bloggers’: Bangladeshi Muslims call for execution of blasphemers

    05/03/2013 10:19:03 PM PDT · by Cronos · 22 replies
    RT.com ^ | 6 Apr 2013 | RT.Com
    >Thousands of Islamist protesters marched the streets of Bangladesh’s capital, calling for the death penalty for bloggers who insult Islam. The city ground to a halt as demonstrators demanded the government change the law to punish blasphemers. The activists gathered in their thousands at Dhaka’s commercial hub on Friday night in protest over blasphemous bloggers who offend Islamist sensibilities on social networks. In a demonstration that lasted well into Saturday, they urged the government to introduce a new law with the provision of the death penalty for those who defame Islam. As the protesters advanced they chanted: "God is great,...
  • ..."Approve the law of blasphemy or we will siege Dhaka"

    04/26/2013 3:38:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Agenzia Fides ^ | 4/26/2013
    Dhaka (Agenzia Fides) – There is tension in Bangladesh between Islamist movements and the government. The group Hefazat-e-Islam (HeI) - which at the beginning of April had promoted a major demonstration - has launched an ultimatum to the government, intimating to approve the so-called "Document with 13 requests" - a kind of new blasphemy law - by 30 April. If this does not happen on May 5, the group will hold a new demonstration in the capital which has been called "a siege to Dhaka." The bill of 13 requests, offers, among other things, the death penalty for anyone found...
  • Dozens dead after factory supplying Primark collapses in Bangladesh

    04/24/2013 12:19:01 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | April 24, 2013 | Dean Nelson, David Bergman
    At least 113 workers were killed and hundreds more injured when an eight-storey complex, housing a factory that supplies Primark, collapsed in the Bangladeshi capital. As early as Tuesday, cracks were noticed in the structure of the building. Bangladesh’s Industrial Police confirmed they had ordered the evacuation of Rana Plaza, but thousands of people nonetheless reported for work on Wednesday. Some said they returned to the factories on pain of dismissal after engineers working for the building’s owner inspected the structure and pronounced it safe. Some workers returned to their sewing machines just an hour before the whiole complex collapsed....
  • Bangladesh Plans to Buy 24 Russian Jet Trainers

    03/28/2013 7:53:18 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 27/03/2013
    Bangladesh Plans to Buy 24 Russian Jet Trainers LANGKAWI (Malaysia), March 27 (RIA Novosti) - Bangladesh is planning to buy 24 Yak-130 Mitten jet trainers on $1 billion credit from Russia, Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said on Wednesday. “Bangladesh has a whole list of arms it wants, but so far that is a state secret. I will reveal one little secret: The purchase of Yak-130 warplanes is a very significant subject of negotiations between Russia and Bangladesh,” Rosoboronexport Deputy Chief Viktor Komardin said at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace exhibition (LIMA-2013) that opened in Malaysia on Tuesday. He...
  • Sharia Justice: 14-Year-old girl brutally raped and then charged with adultery was lashed to death

    02/26/2013 2:40:14 PM PST · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | February 26, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    On the order of the imam, a girl who was brutally raped was then punished for "adultery" and lashed to death. The whole devout community gets behind this savagery. Even the Muslim doctors lied to cover-up the real case of her death -- the sharia, the most brutal and heinous system of governance on the planet. And Texas schools are forcing our young girls to don sadistic Islamic garb. Un-effing-believable. Shocked CNN reported on this -- but of course the reporters, Farid Ahmed and Moni Basu, give no context or explain that this is Islamic law. Also, their headline in...
  • Bangladesh Tribunal Accuses New York Imam and President of ICNA, Khan of War Crimes and Mass Murder

    12/13/2012 10:40:18 AM PST · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 13, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Despite the carefully constructed myth surrounding Muslim Brotherhood groups in America advanced by a hostile and pro-jihadist media, the truth about these killers is out there. One 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...
  • Plot to attack Federal Reserve in NYC: Suspect thought he had 1,000-pound bomb, authorities say

    10/17/2012 7:04:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    nbc ^ | 10/17/12 | Jonathan Dienst and Shimon Prokupecz, NBCNewYork.com
    Updated at 8 p.m. ET: NEW YORK - A suspected terrorist parked a van packed with what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb next to the Federal Reserve building in Lower Manhattan and tried to detonate it Wednesday morning before he was arrested in a terror sting operation, authorities said. The suspect, 21-year-old Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, is a Bangladeshi national who came to the U.S. on a student visa in January for the specific purpose of launching a terror attack here, authorities said. He allegedly told an undercover agent last month that he hoped the attack would disrupt...
  • NHS boss faces death penalty over charges of torture and 18 murders in Bangladesh (UK)

    10/14/2012 3:46:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    The Mail ^ | 13 October 2012 | Abul Taher
    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... 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. ... Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) – which has been set up to try the country's most notorious war criminals...
  • Muslim rage is not about Islam [Op-Ed]

    10/04/2012 12:05:26 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Thursday, October 4, 2012 | Mayuri Mukherjee
    The outrage and the violent protests organised by Islamists across the world have nothing to do with the supposed desecration of religion. Instead, these incidents are calibrated attempts by so-called religious leaders to firm up their politics, even at the cost of people’s lives Even before the crowd from the previous protest had returned home, a new mob had gathered on the streets. It had been gaining strength throughout the day as hundreds arrived loaded in trucks and buses, and more people from the outside kept pouring in. Over the next couple of hours, the crowd swelled in numbers and...
  • Muslims Target Buddhists Over Koran Facebook Image

    10/03/2012 10:46:40 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/10/12 | Rachel Hirschfeld
    In the most recent attack in the name of Islam, Muslim protesters attacked Buddhist villages in Bangladesh, after an image portraying a burnt Koran was posted on Facebook. Witnesses said angry crowds set fire to homes and temples in the Cox's Bazar district, forcing families to flee the area, BBC news reported. Hundreds of protesters reportedly rampaged Buddhist neighborhoods on Saturday and into the early hours of Sunday morning, smashing statues, burning down monasteries and attacking houses. The man accused of posting the image is in protective custody. Police say he was tagged in the photo but did not post...
  • Rioting Muslims torch Buddhist temples in Bangladesh

    09/30/2012 5:54:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/30/2012 | Rick Moran
    It's OK - a Buddhist insulted Islam so, of course, the Buddhists must pay. Reuters: Hundreds of Muslims in Bangladesh burned at least four Buddhist temples and 15 homes of Buddhists on Sunday after complaining that a Buddhist man had insulted Islam, police and residents said. Members of the Buddhist minority in the Cox's Bazar area in the southeast of the country said unidentified people were bent on upsetting peaceful relations between Muslims and Buddhists. Muslims took to the streets in the area late on Saturday to protest against what they said was a photograph posted on Facebook that insulted...
  • UPDATE 2-Syria to be suspended from int'l Islamic body -diplomat

    08/13/2012 6:00:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Monday, August 13, 2012 | unattributed
    Syria will be suspended from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on Wednesday for its violent suppression of a 17-month uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, a diplomat said on Monday ahead of an emergency OIC summit in Mecca. "The resolution regarding the suspension of the Syrian membership in the OIC is not facing obstacles ... It will be approved," said the diplomat, speaking on the sidelines of a preliminary foreign ministers meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He said the decision was likely to be formally announced at the end of the second day of the summit, which was called by Saudi...
  • Islamic violence in Assam, India

    07/25/2012 12:41:06 PM PDT · by Milagros · 2 replies
    July 20, 2012: Muslim settlers' murder of 4 indigenous Bodo youths in Assam, India sparks "ethnic" clashes, 35 die, thousands flee.India: Ethnic Clashes in Assam Global Voices Online Posted 25 July 2012 0:01 GMT Fighting between indigenous Bodo tribes and Muslim settlers in the Indian State of Assam killed at least 32 people and wounded many more. The trouble started on the night of Friday 20 July, 2012, when unidentified men killed four youths in Kokrajhar district, which is dominated by Bodos. In retaliation, armed Bodos attacked Muslims and burnt their villages, suspecting them to be behind the killings. According to...
  • Jewish Community Virtually Nonexistent in Bangladesh (But They Do Have a Muslim Zionist)

    07/01/2012 5:39:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Baltimore Post-Examiner ^ | JUNE 12, 2012 | LARRY LUXNER
    Colorful Stars of David seem to decorate every other rickshaw crowding the streets of Dhaka. In the southern port city of Chittagong, a storefront advertises “Rabbi Foods.” And the country’s famous parliament building, the gigantic Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban, was designed by a Jewish architect from Philadelphia. But if you’re looking for kosher hot dogs, felafels, gefilte fish or lox and bagels, don’t come to Bangladesh. Most online sources estimate there are no more than 75 or 100 Jews among the 160 million Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and Christians squeezed into an area smaller than Wisconsin. And officially, at least, Bangladesh wants...