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Bangladesh
HujiB Jhenaidah military commander arrested
2017-04-30
[Dhaka Tribune] Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has tossed in the calaboose
You have the right to remain silent...
the Jhenaidah district unit military commander of banned Lion of Islam group Harkat-ul Jihad al-Islami Bangladesh (HuJI
Founded in 1984 by Fazlur Rehman Khalil and Qari Saifullah Aktar. The Bangla branch was established in 1992 with assistance from Osama bin Laden. Recruits come mostly from Deobandi madrassahs. HuJI and Fazlur Rehman Khalil are signators of bin Laden's declaration of war on the west.
B).

Abdul Alim, 50, son of late Azizul Islam from Satkhira, was picked up early Saturday.

He was a close aide of Mufti Hannan, the chief of a faction of the Lion of Islam outfit hanged recently, RAB said.

RAB 6 Jhenaidah Camp Commander Golam Morshed, also an assistant superintendent of police, said they had conducted raids at the district’s Hathgopalpur village in four teams.

They finally arrested Alim from in front a graveyard around 4am.

Later in the day, he was produced before a Chuadanga court amid tight security in a case filed under the Anti-Terrorism Act. The accused admitted planning sabotage in Chuadanga, Meherpur and Jhenaidah, RAB said.

After the July 1 Gulshan attack, Alim started organising a team consisting of 10 members in the region, the RAB official said.
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Bangladesh
Bangla: Mufti Hanan hanged
2017-04-13
[DAWN] Bangla­desh hanged three Islamist murderous Moslems including the leader of a banned Lion of Islam outfit on Wednesday, after they were sentenced to death over a 2004 grenade attack on the British ambassador.

The authorities hanged Mufti Abdul Hannan, the leader of Harkatul Jihad Al Islami (HuJI
Founded in 1984 by Fazlur Rehman Khalil and Qari Saifullah Aktar. The Bangla branch was established in 1992 with assistance from Osama bin Laden. Recruits come mostly from Deobandi madrassahs. HuJI and Fazlur Rehman Khalil are signators of bin Laden's declaration of war on the west.
), and one of his associates at Kashimpur prison just outside Dhaka and another associate in a jail in the northeastern city of Sylhet, home minister Asaduzzaman Khan said. "They were hanged at 10 pm (1600 GMT)," he said.

The three were sentenced to death in 2008 for the grenade attack four years earlier at a 14th-century Sufi shrine in Sylhet, which killed three people and injured the British high commissioner at the time.

Bangladesh’s highest court last month upheld the death sentence, rejecting the final appeals by Hannan and the two associates, Delwar Hossain and Sharif Shahedul Islam.

They had sought clemency from the Bangladesh president in a last-ditch attempt to commute the execution orders to life sentences, but he rejected their pleas.

A madressah teacher who studied in India and Pakistain, Hannan, 60, fought against the Soviets in Afghanistan before returning to join HuJI, a group founded for jihadists who fought in that war.

Prosecutors said Hannan had headed HuJI since the late 1990s, criminal masterminding deadly attacks on a church, secular gatherings, and mosques used by Islam’s minority sects.

In August 2004, in one of the country’s deadliest Lion of Islam attacks, he criminal masterminded the blasts at a political rally of the current Prime Minister the loathesome Sheikh Hasina
...Bangla dynastic politician and current Prime Minister of Bangladesh. She has been the President of the Bangla Awami League since the Lower Paleolithic. She is the eldest of five children of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding father of Bangla. Her party defeated the BNP-led Four-Party Alliance in the 2008 parliamentary elections. She has once before held the office, from 1996 to 2001, when she was defeated in a landslide. She and the head of the BNP, Khaleda Zia show such blind animosity toward each other that they are known as the Battling Begums..
outside her party office in central Dhaka.

Hasina, then leader of the opposition, narrowly survived what she said was an liquidation attempt. At least 22 people were killed and more than 100 were maimed.

By the time Hannan was tossed in the slammer
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
in late 2005, more than 100 people had been killed in attacks he orchestrated across the Moslem-majority nation.

HuJI was the first Islamist Lion of Islam outfit to emerge in Bangladesh, and rose to prominence as Hannan escalated its deadly operations under his leadership.

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India-Pakistan
Fazlur Rehman: a man for all seasons
2017-04-10
[DAWN] Some may kill two birds with one stone but Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam
...a Pak religious party. It is usually part of the govt, never part of the solution...
chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman
Deobandi holy man, known as Mullah Diesel during the war against the Soviets, his sympathies for the Taliban have never been tempered by honesty ...
has the quality of killing many birds with one stone.
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India-Pakistan
Fazl says Islam has no place for terrorism
2017-04-10
[DAWN] Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam
...the political wing of the Pak Taliban...
(JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman said on Sunday that peace and stability in the world could only be established by strictly adhering to Islamic ideology.

Accompanied by Imam-e-Kaaba Sheikh Saleh Bin Muhammad Ibrahim on stage, Fazl said that Islam was the religion of peace and love and peace could only be established in world by strictly following the teaching of Holy Koran and Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (PTUI!) in a true spirit.

He was addressing a public gathering at the concluding ceremony of the JUI-F-sponsored three-day centenary celebrations in Azakhel, Nowshera.

He said that this historic congregation had passed the message of hope and peace in world and would remove a sense of deprivation among masses.

JUI-F chief addresses a gathering in Nowshera. ─PPI
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India-Pakistan
The JUI-F’s dilemma
2017-04-09
[DAWN] THE Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam
...Assembly of Islamic Clergy, or JUI, is a Pak Deobandi (Hanafi) political party. There are two main branches, one led by Maulana Fazlur Rahman, and one led by Maulana Samiul Haq. Fazl is active in Pak politix and Sami spends more time running his madrassah. Both branches sponsor branches of the Taliban, though with plausible deniability...
(JUI) is one of the oldest religio-political parties in the subcontinent. It has rendered a valuable contribution towards shaping the contemporary Moslem identity in India and Pakistain, besides influencing religious and political behaviour in other parts of the wider region.

In Pakistain, the faction of the JUI that is led by Maulana Fazlur Rehman
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Bangladesh
Mufti Hannan to seek clemency
2017-03-23
[Dhaka Tribune] Harkat-ul Jihad al-Islami Bangladesh (HuJI
Founded in 1984 by Fazlur Rehman Khalil and Qari Saifullah Aktar. The Bangla branch was established in 1992 with assistance from Osama bin Laden. Recruits come mostly from Deobandi madrassahs. HuJI and Fazlur Rehman Khalil are signators of bin Laden's declaration of war on the west.
B) leader Mufti Hannan will seek presidential pardon.

Hannan informed it to the Kashimpur Jail authorities when the full verdict was read out to him around 10:30am on Wednesday.

"Hannan has told us that he will file the petition seeking presidential clemency with due process through his lawyer," Mizanur Rahman, jail superintendent, told the Dhaka Tribune.

Another death-row convict Sharif Shahedul Alam, Hannan’s aide, would also seek clemency, he added.

The other convict is Md Delwar Hossain.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court’s Appellate Division released the full text of its verdict reconfirming death penalties handed to Mufti Hannan and two accomplices for a failed liquidation attempt on the then British high commissioner to Bangladesh Anwar Choudhury.

The full verdict reached to Kashimpur Jail on Tuesday night.

Three people were killed and Anwar sustained injuries in the grenade attack carried out during his visit to Shahjalal Shrine in Sylhet city on May 21, 2004.

The commissioner reported being hit in the stomach by a bomb, which then fell on the ground near the foot of the district chief and went kaboom! "with a big bang." Sixty-nine others were also injured.

The UK foreign secretary at the time, Jack Straw, said he was "deeply shocked" by the attack.

The HuJIB murderous Moslem group was formed in 1992 and claims to have carried out at least 14 attacks, killing more than 100 people in the pursuit of establishing Shariah Law in Bangladesh.

A Sylhet court in December 2008 sentenced the trio to death and two others to life-time imprisonment for their roles in the attack. The High Court upheld the sentences in February 2016.

The same month, the death-row convicts appealed to the Appellate Division but to no avail. Their review petitions filed challenging the Appellate Division verdict were also rejected.

Hannan was also sentenced to death for the 2001 Ramna Batamul bombing, in which ten people were killed.
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Bangladesh
Mufti Hannan jailbreak attempt fails
2017-03-07
[Dhaka Tribune] In movie-style high drama, an attempt was made to snatch Mufti Hannan, one of the biggest turban criminal masterminds, from police custody on Monday evening.

A prison convoy carrying bully boyz en route to Kashimpur Central Jail was attacked near College Gate in Tongi around 6pm by a lone bomber.

Tongi SP Harun-ar-Rashid confirmed that the would-be rescuer were tossed into the calaboose.

Mufti Hannan, a death row convict, was read out his death warrant earlier in February. He had also filed a review petition against the sentence.

According to Tongi OC Firoz Talukdar, when the prison convoy was passing through College Gate area, a young man attacked the van with a pair of crude bombs, which missed and went kaboom! harmlessly on the road.

A nearby traffic patrol was alerted by the kaboom. Rushing to the scene, they managed to capture the young man, who has since been identified as Mostofa Kamal, 25, from Mymensingh.

Mostofa has been captured with about a dozen crude bombs and Tk7,500 in cash. During his primary interrogation, he told the police that he was paid Tk10,000 to hurl the bombs at the prison van.

It has been confirmed that some of the prisoners on the van are close associates of Mufti Hannan, chief of a faction of Harkat-ul Jihad al-Islami Bangladesh (HuJI
Founded in 1984 by Fazlur Rehman Khalil and Qari Saifullah Aktar. The Bangla branch was established in 1992 with assistance from Osama bin Laden. Recruits come mostly from Deobandi madrassahs. HuJI and Fazlur Rehman Khalil are signators of bin Laden's declaration of war on the west.
B).

When contacted for further details, Senior Jail Superintendent Mizanur Rahman said four prisoners had been sent out to appear before a court on Monday.

Mizanur said: "Four vans had been despatched and all four have returned."

Asked whether Mufti Hannan or any of his associates were able to escape during the rescue attempt, Mizanur said they had all returned to the prison.

Mufti Hannan’s faction of HuJIB was allegedly involved in the August 21 bombing on an Awami League rally, the 2001 Ramna kabooms, the 1999 bombing on a cultural event of Udichi in Jessore and an attempt to assassinate the then British High Commissioner Anwar Choudhury in Sylhet in 2004.

He was sentenced to death for the death of three people in the attack on Bangladesh-origin envoy Anwar Choudhury. After his appeals were rejected by the High Court and the Appellate Division, the jail authorities read out the death warrant to him on February 6.

Earlier, Sherlocks had announced they had captured three bully boyz over the past two weeks from Dhaka who were planning to bust Mufti Hannan out of prison. Two were placed in durance vile
Please don't kill me!
from Mohammadpur on February 22 and one was seized from Shahjahanpur on March 1.

Authorities had also claimed that HuJIB was going to attempt to break Mufti Hannan out of jail before his execution.

The HuJIB has carried out at least 14 attacks in which over 100 people have been killed since its formation in 1992 with a view to establish Shariah Law in the country.

According to law enforcers, the plan was very similar to the one used to snatch three condemned JMB bully boyz from police custody in 2014 killing a police constable. Two of the bully boyz have since escaped to India but the third was recaptured within hours by the police.

The audacious rescue involved over two dozen bully boyz rushing the prison van in Trishal in Mymensingh.
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India-Pakistan
Fazl agrees to restoring army courts, mainstreaming Fata
2017-02-17
[DAWN] PESHAWAR: The Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam
...a Pak religious party. It is usually part of the govt, never part of the solution...
-Fazl has reached an understanding with the federal government on the extension in the term of military courts and mainstreaming of Fata, said party chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman
Deobandi holy man, known as Mullah Diesel during the war against the Soviets, his sympathies for the Taliban have never been tempered by honesty ...
here on Wednesday.

"The (federal) government has accepted our conditions and we will support extension to the military courts," he told news hounds at the party’s provincial secretariat here.

Mr. Fazl said the government had agreed to the condition that the role of military courts would not be confined to the holding of trial of the people involved in religious and sectarian terrorism.

He said the government hadn’t ensured security of civil judges during the last two years to end dependence on military courts.

"The words religious and sectarian terrorism will not be included in the draft amendment to the law for the extension of (the term of) military courts," he said.
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Southeast Asia
Who are Harakah al-Yaqin?
2017-01-13
[Dhaka Tribune] Formed after the 2012 riot, Harakah al-Yaqin (Faith Movement, HaY) is led by a committee of Rohingyas living in Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
and is commanded on the ground by Rohingyas, according to Brussels-based group International Crisis Group (ICG).

HaY is represented by Ata Ullah, who was born in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
to a Rohingya father and grew up in Mecca. He is also identified as Hafiz Tohar by the Myanmar government, presumably an alias, according to ICG.

He is part of a group of 20 Rohingyas who have international experience in modern guerrilla warfare and are leading operations on the ground. After the military crackdown began, the Myanmar president’s office issued a statement claiming that some 400 members of Aqa Mul Mujahideen, a little-known Islamist krazed killer group linked to al-Qaeda and Rohingya Solidarity Organisation (RSO), had conducted the attack.

Aqa Mul Mujahideen or HuJI-Arakan
Founded in 1984 by Fazlur Rehman Khalil and Qari Saifullah Aktar. The Bangla branch was established in 1992 with assistance from Osama bin Laden. Recruits come mostly from Deobandi madrassahs. HuJI and Fazlur Rehman Khalil are signators of bin Laden's declaration of war on the west.
is another Rohingya-backed krazed killer group. It is not clear whether HaY and Aqa Mul Mujahideen are the same. Some of the HaY leaders have repeatedly claimed to the Dhaka Tribune that they have no connection with RSO or any other terrorist groups.

Meanwhile,
...back at the laboratory the smoke and fumes had dispersed, to reveal an ominous sight...
al-Qaeda’s Bangladesh offshoot Ansar al-Islam as well as banned krazed killer outfit Hizbut Tahrir
...an al-Qaeda recruiting organization banned in most countries. It calls for the reestablishment of the Caliphate...
have extended their support to HaY and urged Moslems around the world to fight the Myanmar government’s oppression in Rakhine.

International terrorist group Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
revealed its plan to attack Buddhist-majority Myanmar establishments through a statement published in Dabiq magazine in April 2016.

In late November last year, a pro-Islamic State Telegram channel suggested that Moslems in the UK who can not go to Myanmar can attack the country’s embassy and ambassador at home.

The Afghan Taliban on November 30 reiterated its call to Moslems as well as Islamic charitable organizations to take action in support of their brethren in Myanmar.
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India-Pakistan
Fazl slams Imran, calls him ‘king of contradictions’
2016-12-26
[GEO.TV] KOHAT: Jamaat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman
Deobandi holy man, known as Mullah Diesel during the war against the Soviets, his sympathies for the Taliban have never been tempered by honesty ...
on Sunday slamming Pakistain Tehrik-e-Insaf
...a political party in Pakistan. PTI was founded by former Pakistani cricket captain and philanthropist Imran Khan. The party's slogan is Justice, Humanity and Self Esteem, each of which is open to widely divergent interpretations....
chairman Imran Khan
... aka Taliban Khan, who who convinced himself that playing cricket qualified him to lead a nuclear-armed nation with severe personality problems...
said that first Imran accuses the government of rigging but later retracts from his stance.

Talking to a rally in Kohat, Fazlur Rehman said that Imran first calls those having offshore companies as ’thieves’ but then his own offshore company surfaces.

"After the elections, many people came to me and said that I should mend fences with PTI but I said to them that this was not a personal war and I still stand by on my differences", he said after calling Imran

JUI-F chief said that he was not afraid of the people who were changing their stance every now and then and can only accuse others.

He said that those who have been isolated in their politics were raising objections against China-Pakistain Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Earlier, Imran Khan had said that CPEC will change the fate of Pakistain, saying that his party does not have anything against China but with the federal government.

He said that the federal government should make the CPEC contract public, adding that Nawaz Sharif
... served two non-consecutive terms as prime minister, heads the Pakistain Moslem League (Nawaz). Noted for his spectacular corruption, the 1998 Pak nuclear test, border war with India, and for being tossed by General Musharraf...
had promised that western route would be made first in the project.

Imran Khan heavily criticised Jamaat Ulema Islam-Fazl Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman saying that Nawaz Sharif is the ’vice-captain of Nawaz’s corruption team’.

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Bangladesh
Families claim 3 suspected Huji men picked up months ago
2016-12-10
[Dhaka Tribune] Three of the five suspected Harkat Ul Jihad Bangladesh (HuJI
Founded in 1984 by Fazlur Rehman Khalil and Qari Saifullah Aktar. The Bangla branch was established in 1992 with assistance from Osama bin Laden. Recruits come mostly from Deobandi madrassahs. HuJI and Fazlur Rehman Khalil are signators of bin Laden's declaration of war on the west.
B) members, detained during a Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) raid at a bully boy hideout in Chittagong, were allegedly kidnapped from Dhaka, Rajshahi and Nilphamari more than seven months ago, claim families.

The five arrestees are Mowlana Tajul Islam, Nazim Uddin, Hafez Abujar Gifari, Nure Alam and Iftesham Ahmed.
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Bangladesh
SC upholds death penalty for Mufti Hannan, 2 others
2016-12-08
[Dhaka Tribune] The Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty handed down to three bully boyz of Harkat-ul Jihad al-Islami (HuJI
Founded in 1984 by Fazlur Rehman Khalil and Qari Saifullah Aktar. The Bangla branch was established in 1992 with assistance from Osama bin Laden. Recruits come mostly from Deobandi madrassahs. HuJI and Fazlur Rehman Khalil are signators of bin Laden's declaration of war on the west.
), including its chief Mufti Abdul Hannan in a case filed over the grenade attack on ex-British envoy to Bangladesh Anwar Choudhury in 2004.

A four-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice SK Sinha, passed the order on Wednesday morning.

The court rejected the appeal filed by Mufti Hannan and Sharif Shahedul Alam alias Bipul seeking a review of the High Court order, reports UNB.

Deputy Attorney General Bashir Ahmed said the condemned convicts can file a review petition within 30 days after getting the copy of the verdict.

Three people, including an assistant sub-inspector of the police, were killed while former UK high commissioner Anwar and 70 others were maimed in a grenade attack at the shrine of Hazrat Shahjalal in Sylhet on May 21, 2004.

Born in Sunamganj and a naturalised British citizen, Anwar served as the British high commissioner to Bangladesh from 2004 to 2008. He is currently serving as the ambassador to Peru.

Three bully boyz of the banned group ‐ Mufti Hannan, Sharif Shahedul Alam Bipul and Md Delwar Hossain alias Ripon ‐ were sentenced to death while two others ‐ Hannan’s brother Muhibullah alias Muhibur Rahman alias Ovi and Mufti Mainuddin Khaja alias Abu Jandal ‐ were given life sentences by the Sylhet Divisional Speedy Trial Tribunal on December 23, 2008.

The High Court upheld the verdict in February this year. Hannan and Bipul then appealed against the sentences in July.

Mufti Hannan and seven others were sentenced to death in 2014 for killing 10 people during the Pohela Boishakh celebrations at Ramna Batamul in 2001. He is also a prime accused in the August 21 grenade attack case.
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