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Seditious comments of the radical clergies
By Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury
March 16, 2011
Mufti Fazlul Huq Amini and Moulana Rezaul Karim are known as notorious Jihadists in Bangladesh. They not only give instigations to Jihad, but also are actively involved in recruiting locals and sending them to various countries in the world for taking part in Jihadist notoriety. Amini, a teacher with Jamia Qurania Arabia Madrassa at Lalbagh area in Dhaka is the son-in-law of late Moulana Mohammed Ullah aka Hafezzi Huzur. Since past few decades, Fazlul Huq Amini is involved in giving provocative lectures to Muslim youths with the agenda of poisoning their minds against United States, the West, Israel, India, Christians and Jews. Few years back, in a number of open rallies and public meetings in Bangladesh, Amini and his follower chanted slogan “We shall be Talibans – Bangla will be Afghan”.
Both Amini and Karim are categorically engaged in justifying Jihad and killing of non-Muslims as holy tasks for Muslims. They also are gaining strength with the goal of transforming Bangladesh into a Sharia state. Maulana Rezaul Karim runs a residential madrassa at Charmonai, southern part of Bangladesh. During the war hundreds of Hindu and non-Muslim women were violated by the Pakistani troops inside the campus of the Madrassa. His father, late Moulana Fazlul Karim is known as one of the notorious war criminals in Bangladesh. Fazlul Karim was also one of the top funders and patrons of anti-Ahmadiya activities inside Bangladesh, where Mufti Fazlul Huq Amini acted as virtual second-in-command of this man. During the atrocious activities of anti-Ahmadiya groups in Bangladesh, notorieties continues of this particular religious sect in the country as well as dozens of Ahmadiya mosques were attacked and demolished.
Recently, these two clergies made extremely seditious and offensive statements against Bangladesh in a public meeting, which was organized to press demand to lift High Court’s ban on Fatwa. They said, “if the ruling of the High Court banning Fatwa is upheld by the Supreme Court [judgement in this issue is expected to be declared on Marsh 21, 2011], we shall go for sacrificing lives en messe”.
The said, “hundreds and thousands of people will lay seize at the Supreme Court premises on march 21, 2011, when the court gives its judgement. And if any anti Islam ruling is given [upholding the ban on Fatwa], we shall seize the Prime Minister’s office, parliament and the Supreme Court”.
The clergies said, they want Bangladesh to be ruled under Sharia law.
Moulana Rezaul Karim said, “We shall see, how many people police can kill”. We shall color the streets with human blood if any decision against Islam is taken by the government or the judiciary in the country”.
Following this statement, the Muslim clergies are now engaged in collecting names of people who would be willing to sacrifice lives right from March 21, if the ban on Fatwa is continues. It may be mentioned here that, Moulana Rezaul Karim has a few million of supporters, while Mufti Fazlul Huq Amini is enjoying the status of a local version of Osama Bin Laden with his millions of followers and supporters within the Koranic madrassas in Bangladesh. Sensing the degree of severe consequence and extreme risk of lives of the civilians of the country, following the recent statement of these clergies, a Write Petition has already been filed with Bangladesh Supreme Court on March 13, 2011 bringing attention of the court to such activities of Mufti Fazlul Huq Amini and Moulana Rezaul Karim. Writ petition number: 2237. The matter was already raised before the court and the judge decided to hear the issue in presence of the Attorney General.
Meanwhile, hearing the news of this writ petition, Moulana Rezaul Karim in a public meeting held at the auditorium of Bangladesh Supreme Court on March 15, 2011 said, “Enemies of Islam are now conspiring to tarnish the image of Muslims and they are also actively working in seeing fatwa to be banned in the country”.
Karim said, “Enemies of Islam shall be given proper lesson in due course of time”.
It is important to mention here that, anticipating Supreme Court’s decision against fatwa, these Islamist clergies have already called for dawn-to-dusk general strike in Bangladesh on April 4. Notorious Islamist groups like Hizbut Tahrir and Hizbut Towhid have extended support to this general strike and other activities of the Islamist clergies in favor of Sharia law.
In a recent statement published at their website, the leader of Hizbut Towhid, Bayejid Khan Panni said, “Stay alert against the enemies of Islam and Judeo-Christian agents. We must wage war against these elements, to uphold the glory of Islam”.