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  1. MBI Munshi

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    From the following news report it appears that MOSSAD has actively assisted in the floating of a political party by HuJi in Bangladesh. This would explain the animosity between Indian and Israel supporters on the internet over the last few weeks. A MOSSAD agent (Sunita Paul) has been lambasting RAW supporters (Tania Amir, Mahfuz Anam, Motiur Rahman and Transcom on the internet). I was puzzled by this development but it appears clear why there is confrontation between MOSSAD and RAW in Bangladesh. Since the report below comes from a RAW backed newspaper its conclusions and findings are to be taken with some caution -

    Huji leaders float party with govt nod

    US citizen helped it get 'int'l support'

    Julfikar Ali Manik

    The Daily Star - September 29, 2008

    Leaders of the banned Islamist outfit Harkatul Jihad Al Islami (HuJi) Bangladesh have floated Islamic Democratic Party (IDP) with permission from the government.

    Mostly Soviet-Afghan War veterans, they claim they formed a 15-member convening committee in May as the caretaker administration gave them the go-ahead after a probe found nothing that could link them to any subversive campaign.

    Kazi Azizul Huq, an adviser of the newborn organisation, told The Daily Star, “The intelligence agencies gathered that we have no relations to any terrorist networks.

    “The government however set some conditions. Those include ones that say the party must run as per the country's constitution, and not resort to violence to implement Shariah law."

    Last Friday, IDP held an Iftar party at the city's Diploma Engineers Institution. It was attended by party leaders and guests including Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, editor of weekly Blitz and a campaigner for Israel, Amar Desh Assistant Editor and Human Rights Forum General Secretary Sanjeeb Choudhury, PK Barua of Bouddha Kristi Prochar Sangha and Chitta Francis, a representative of Christian community.

    Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Naim Ahmed told The Daily Star that they allowed IDP to arrange the function as it was a religious one.

    Replying to a query, he said they will definitely go for a closer examination before giving the organisation permission to arrange any political programme.

    Sheikh Abdus Salam heads the convening committee. It was under his leadership that a group of Afghan War veterans launched HuJi at a press conference at the National Press Club on April 30, 1992.

    Sources close to IDP said the outfit's ultimate objective is to establish Shariah law in the country.

    Azizul Huq, on the other hand, said, "Our goal is to run the country as per the Charter of Medina that gives equal rights to all citizens irrespective of religion and ethnicity."

    He said they want to introduce Shariah (the body of Islamic religious law) only for the Muslims. Other religious and ethnic minorities may follow the existing law of the land and norms of their communities.

    "We don't want to impose anything on anyone. We'll put the Islamic laws into practice only if the people grant us an electoral mandate to amend the constitution," Azizul continued.

    "Even those of Muslims who won't want to follow Shariah will have the freedom to follow the existing law."

    He said the government had suggested they [IDP] take measures to convince the international community that their move to launch the outfit had no relations with extremism.

    The suggestion came in view of the fact persons behind the new party had involvement with HuJi, an outfit that was banned by the government for terrorism in October 2005.

    Azizul said Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury and Dr Richard L Benkin, an American citizen, helped in efforts to portray IDP in a positive light across the globe especially in the developed countries.

    In an e-mail to this correspondent, Dr Benkin confirmed the statement. He said, “Mr. Huq is correct. Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury and I continuously try to bridge the gulf between religious communities throughout the world and always look for opportunities to promote a positive image of Bangladesh worldwide.

    “Mr. Huq and I met for hours one day in Dhaka many months ago and recognised our common belief in God and faith. We also….. 'agreed to disagree' in the spirit of interfaith understanding and democracy.

    “The newly formed Islamic Democratic Party opens the door for Muslims to separate themselves before the entire world from radicals and terrorists while at the same time affirming their strength in the Muslim [Islam] faith.”

    Shoaib, who was arrested at Zia International Airport in November, 2003 and charged with sedition in January, 2004, told The Daily Star, “The government gave permission to launch Islamic Democratic Party and host the Iftar party under the state of emergency. It's a green signal, and it allowed IDP to shed the names of HuJi and Islamic Gono Andolon."

    He added, “Since IDP echoes the demand for establishing ties between Dhaka and Jerusalem, and upholds interfaith understanding, it is our responsibility to promote them at international level."

    Earlier, speaking at Friday's programme, he said, "Islamic parties are stereotyped as anti-democracy. The emergence of IDP represents new trends in the country's politics as it believes in democracy while being an Islamic party.

    “The name of IDP is connected to HuJi, an organisation that is widely criticised. Those who brand IDP as a terrorist organisation run on foreign funds."

    He also said, “If Hizb-ut Tahrir, which is banned across the countries and had role in the Bali blasts, and anti-Liberation forces like Jamaat-e-Islami can operate openly, why can't IDP?”

    Besides the one in Dhaka, IDP held Iftar parties in Chapainawabganj on September 6, Rajshahi on September 8, and Rangpur on September 15. Another one is scheduled to be held in Natore today.

    Meanwhile, sources said IDP will form a full committee through a national convention before the ninth parliamentary election.

    It also plans an alliance with other small parties--Islamic, non-Islamic and ethnic--and a token participation in the December 18 election, they added.

    The party has already applied for registration with the Election Commission (EC).

    Azizul Haque said, "We are preparing for registration on meeting the conditions specified in the application form. At the same time, we are working to have organisational structures for district and upazila levels."

    The HuJi men who are now with IDP claim they had nothing to do with the blasts and some other acts of violence attributed to HuJi in general. Rather, it was a splinter group led by Mufti Hannan and Abdur Rouf that was responsible for the attacks.

    They said they expelled Hannan from the organisation in 1998. After some time, they formed a political party named Islamic Gono Andolon against the backdrop of HuJi being listed as a terrorist organisation internationally.

    During the BNP-led four-party alliance rule, Gono Andolon ran its organisational activities in secret as it tried not to be associated with the militant campaign that was being carried out by Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh at that time.

    Gono Andolon was renamed Sacheton Islami Janata on August 19, 2006 following an understanding with the then government that allowed the organisation to work out in the open.

    They have been trying to get permission since the caretaker administration took over in January last year, and obtained it six to seven months back, an IDP source said.

    A former HuJi cadre said beginning in late eighties and working throughout the nineties, HuJi built up a network across madrasas. It organised arms training for students in hilly forest areas.

    On different occasions, he continued, it sent trained youths to Afghanistan to participate in the war there. HuJi operatives were dispatched to Myanmar as well to fight for Rohingya militants against the Myanmarese army.

    :The Daily Star: Internet Edition
     
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    I wonder now if there are any mossad-mullah connection in pakistan? It seems quite interesting to me that many radical mullah types seem to find very easy refuge in the west. In fact even the Mullah Khomeini, known to be a CIA plant, was programmed and weaned in Paris!
     
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    HuJi (B) was originally created by RAW but now it appears that MOSSAD have hijacked the group and the Indians are annoyed.
     
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    So erm....where did you learn that the party is supported my MOSSAD?
     
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    :woot: it was formed by RAW???

    Bomberange :enjoy:

    Sir kindly post more information on HuJi formation by RAW. yum yum
     
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    What do you think who Takfiris are??? :) indeed the connection is there.
     
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    Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury & Dr Richard L Benkin are contributors to the Intelligence Summit which is Israeli financed. Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury was charged several years ago for sedition and working for a foreign intelligence agency (MOSSAD). Sunita Paul who I mentioned earlier also belongs to this grouping. RAW uses an entirely different set of people guided through the Indian High Commission by Station Chief Suvastav.
     
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    Why do you need more info? Didn't you know it all along? :lol:
     
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    Yes indeed, I was just restating the obvious as a question. :coffee:
     
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    All the bomb explosions perpetrated by HuJi (B) in Bangladesh were carried out with Indian explosives (the grenades and water gel had Indian markings). Some of the other explosives were traced to a mining company in India.

    The Bangladesh government has been trying to get these facts across for the last 5 years but the Indian media have saturated the news with the lie that HuJi (B) is ISI backed. They even tried to suggest that the explosives came from a Pakistan ordinance factory traveled through Kashmir to the Seven Sisters and then into Bangladesh and some went back into India to Islamic terrorists who carried out the Hyderabad and other bombings.
     
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    Have no doubt, CIA, RAW, MI6 and RAW are the mothers of international terrorism. The victims of these terrorist organizations have enough evidence to nail them, what they do not have is courage and the right way to do things. In other words, countries like Bangladesh have stupid political leadership, they cannot do anything even when they have all the materials in their hands.
     
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    MBI Munshi- When you post news article you are not supposed to change the title and add your thoughts.

    How does it feel to add MOSSAD and RAW ?
    I feel other members are entitled to comments confront the same.
     
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    The news item was secondary to the point I was making. The news item merely highlighted my commentary and not the other way around.
     
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    Feels good to add your thoughts to the title itself Huh? Can't stand the truth ?
     
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    If I had just put up the news item it would not have made any sense. With the commentary at the beginning and a new title everyone can interpret the news item with its true or hidden meaning.

    The news item by itself merely suggests an Islamist group have launched a party with the aid of westerners. My commentary brings out the deeper significance of this development.