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Bangladeshi Man Tried to Travel to IS Stronghold from France, Police Allege
[BenarNews] Counterterrorism officials in Bangladesh on Friday began formally interrogating a 24-year-old Bangladeshi man who they claimed was expelled by La Belle France for allegedly planning to join the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really 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 western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group in the Middle East.

Saif Rahman, also known as Toton, was arrested at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka after La Belle France deported him on Jan. 14, Saiful Islam, a deputy commissioner of the counterterrorism and transnational crimes (CTTC) unit, told BenarNews.

"A court in La Belle France issued Saif’s deportation order," he said, adding that Saif was detained at a camp in La Belle France after his arrest and before being returned to Bangladesh.

"The court has granted a two-day remand to interrogate Saif Rahman. The counter-terrorism officials started interrogating him on Friday," Iftekharul Islam, an additional deputy commissioner of CTTC at Dhaka Metropolitan Police, told BenarNews.

Bangladesh police said they had recovered documents in French from Saif’s possessions that allegedly showed he had links to Middle East-based international bad boy outfits.

At the time of his arrest, officers had seized Saif’s laptop and mobile phone and sent them to forensic Sherlocks.

As part of the investigation, "we got a two-page paper written in French that was in his possession. After translating the papers, we had proof of his bad boy link," the CTTC deputy commissioner said.

"The French documents have proof of Saif Rahman’s involvement with international bad boy outfits," Islam said.

According to him, the documents show that Saif had been involved with a jihad campaign since 2019.

"And in 2020, he attempted to go to IS-concentrated regions of Syria and Iraq, but the French police arrested him before he headed there," Islam said.

"The French police considered Saif’s presence in La Belle France a danger for them so they sent him back. They think youths who fail to visit Syria and Iraq very often carry out attacks in the places where they have been staying."

Islam said Saif has been tossed in the slammer
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
since his Jan. 14 arrest at the airport, adding a judge had earlier turned down Sherlocks’ requests for a remand to question him.

The French embassy in Dhaka did not immediately respond to several BenarNews requests for comment.

Police said Saif grew up in the Dohar sub-district of Dhaka.

Saif flew to La Belle France in February 2015, graduated from an educational institution there the following year, and then got a part-time job at the university. He is the only child of parents who also lived in La Belle France.

"His mother returned home after the French police arrested him, but his father is in La Belle France and is employed there," Islam said.

"We are looking for Saif’s mother to get information about her son."

On Friday, Mostofa Kamal, the officer-in-charge of Dohar cop shoppe, told BenarNews that he and his officers did not know anything about Saif or his family.

A counterterrorism analyst noted that Saif could have been radicalized outside Bangladesh.

"Actually, Bangladesh should not bear the responsibility for Saif if he had been radicalized and joined the IS from La Belle France," M. Sakhawat Hossain, a retired brigadier general and security analyst, told BenarNews.

"The police in Bangladesh should definitely investigate and take legal action as La Belle France expelled him and sent him back to Bangladesh. We cannot take it lightly," he said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/13/2021 01:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6549 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  How did a Bangladeshi man with IS leanings come to be in France in France in the first place? Did his tourist visa just run out and he had nothing better to do?
Posted by: jpal || 02/13/2021 14:13 Comments || Top||

#2  From the article:

Saif flew to La Belle France in February 2015, graduated from an educational institution there the following year, and then got a part-time job at the university. He is the only child of parents who also lived in La Belle France.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/13/2021 15:17 Comments || Top||

#3  If I travel to Baltimore or Chicago, does that make me a killer?
Posted by: Clem || 02/13/2021 15:19 Comments || Top||

#4  Really depends on your starting point Clem, and the proximity tracer in your smartphone.

Happy Travels Buddy.
Posted by: Thumper Elmusons8673 || 02/13/2021 16:08 Comments || Top||

#5  If you are Black Bloc or belong to a gang, Clem, quite possibly.

But anyone who is stymied while trying to get to ISIS territory should be assumed to be antisocial and prone to Sudden Jihad Syndrome. The article didn’t say anything about Mr. Rahman’s parents having a visa, so it is a reasonable assumption they were all illegal residents in France, and have no right to remain.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/13/2021 20:17 Comments || Top||

Top terrorist associated with Lashkar’s proxy TRF wanted for killing of BJP leaders arrested
[OneIndia] The Jammu and Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
police have arrested a Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorist involved in the killing of 3 BJP activists last year in Kulgam.

The Anantnag police in a midnight operation made the arrest in the Samba Sector with the help of the local police. The arrested operative has been identified as Zahoor Ahmad Rather.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 02/13/2021 01:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6559 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Taiba

Four soldiers martyred in S Waziristan terror attack
[Dawn] Four soldiers were martyred after terrorist’s opened fire on a security forces post in Makeen, South Wazoo, the military’s media wing said on Friday.

In a statement, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that troops responded promptly and killed four terrorists. "During the exchange of fire, four soldiers embraced martyrdom," the statement said. The martyred officials were identified as Lance Naik Imran Ali, Sepoy Atif Jahangir, Sepoy Aneesur Rehman and Sepoy Aziz. "Area sanitisation in progress," the ISPR statement added.

Pakistain on Friday strongly condemned the use of Afghan soil to target Pakistain’s military personnel and civilians, after a series of recent attacks. Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, during his weekly press briefing, said that two attacks have been launched from Afghanistan in February so far. On February 2, 15 rockets were fired from Afghan territory inside Pakistain’s Bajaur district by snuffies targeting security forces and civilians, causing material damage, he said. Similarly, on February 11, snuffies fired five rockets from inside Afghanistan in the Lagharai sector and Sarakai top in Bajaur. A five-year-old child embraced martyrdom, while seven other minors, including a girl, got injured. "Such unprovoked incidents are against the spirit of mutual cooperation and are viewed with grave concern," he said, adding that Pakistain had taken up the issue with Afghanistan through relevant diplomatic and military channels. "Pakistain has always underscored the need to use existing mechanisms, including Afghanistan-Pakistain Action Plan for Peace and Security (APAPPS) to address all issues," he added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/13/2021 01:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6546 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Whenever I hear about soldiers being martyred I think about taking a shot to see them off. It's like they got their wish.
Posted by: jpal || 02/13/2021 11:27 Comments || Top||

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