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05-11-2016, 04:41 PM

Bangladesh has executed the leader of the country’s largest Islamic political party for crimes allegedly committed during the war of independence against Pakistan in 1971.

Motiur Rahman Nizami, 72, was hanged early yesterday morning (local time) on Wednesday, law minister Anisul Haq said.

Nizami led the Bangladeshi wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, and he lost his final appeal against the sentence last week.

He was convicted of genocide, rape and torture; charges the defence said were not proven beyond reasonable doubt.

Security was tightened across the country ahead of the execution.

Supporters of Nizami protested outside Dhaka’s Central prison, where the sentence was carried out.

Nizami is the fourth leader of Jamaat-e-Islami to have been executed since Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina set up a war crimes tribunal to look into abuses during the independence war.

A former government minister, Nizami was one of the most prominent figures to be found guilty.

He was convicted of setting up a militia which helped the Pakistani army identify and kill pro-independence activists.

Supporters and rights groups say the executions are politically motivated.

Nizami will be buried in his village home in the northern part of Bangladesh.

His family met him briefly before his execution but left without speaking to the media, Bangladesh’s Daily Star reported.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of the Awami League party has been running long campaign of brutally cracking down on Islamic groups peacefully opposing her secular regime.

There will be a funeral procession for Motiur Rahman today at Altab Ali Park, east London at 2pm.


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05-11-2016, 05:05 PM

A famous quote by him:

Bangladesh executed Maulana Nizami.

May Allah raise him up amongst the Shuhadah and grant his family patience. Ameen.

05-12-2016, 04:44 PM
Turkey making the Muslim community proud.

Nizami execution: Turkey withdraws Bangladesh ambassador

Turkey has withdrawn its ambassador to Bangladesh, Reuters reported on Thursday quoting President Tayyip Erdogan, following the execution of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami leader Motiur Rahman Nizami this week for genocide and other crimes committed during the 1971 Liberation War.

Quoting a diplomatic source who spoke on condition of anonymity, leading Turkish newspaper Hürriyet Daily News reported that the ambassador, Devrim Öztürk, is expected to arrive in Ankara later on Thursday.

On May 11, the Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a written statement condemning the execution of Nizami. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan also condemned the execution, while demonstrators in Ankara and Istanbul protested against Nizami’s execution.

The 73-year-old convicted war criminal was hanged at 12:10am early Wednesday inside Dhaka Central Jail amid tight security. He was executed for his role in atrocities committed during the country’s war for independence from Pakistan in 1971. The Supreme Court on May 5 rejected a final appeal by Nizami.

A crowd of activists celebrated the execution outside the jail in Dhaka, while Jamaat-e-Islami issued a statement condemning it and calling for a day-long general strike across Bangladesh for Monday.

Hürriyet Daily News also reported that groups connected to several Turkish NGOs protested in front of the Bangladesh embassy in Ankara, late on Tuesday, while members of the Anatolia Youth Association (AGD) gathered to voice their objections at a park in Istanbul.

05-13-2016, 04:43 AM
Bangladesh: The Hanging of Nizami and the Grip on Political Power

By*Chandra Muzaffar - Global Research, May 12, 2016

11 May 2016Region:*AsiaTheme:*Law and Justice,*Police State & Civil Rights*9*

The head of Bangladesh’s leading Islamic party, the Jamaat-e-Islami,(JI) Motiur Rahman Nizami was hanged at Dhaka Central jail at one minute past midnight on Wednesday 11 May 2016. In 2014, a death sentence was imposed on him by a special tribunal for allegedly committing genocide and rape and orchestrating the massacre of intellectuals during the 1971 war of independence when East Pakistan— what is today Bangladesh — broke away from Pakistan.

The death sentence against Nizami has been condemned by government leaders and opposition figures from a number of countries, apart from human rights organisations, other civil society groups, and intellectuals. For many of them, the so-called ‘evidence’ against Nizami was weak and appeared to be fabricated; the trial itself was faulty and the verdict was from all accounts pre-determined. The entire trial process violated established international norms and standards.
This was also true of the other four high profile political leaders executed before Nizami— a point we had made in the past. *Three of them were from the JI while the fourth was from the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). Like Nizami, they were all accused of crimes committed during the 1971 war.

It is bizarre that these allegations against the five and a number of others were made only in 2010, almost 40 years after the 1971 war. No allegation of war crimes was made in the early seventies when the founder of the Bangladeshi State, the late Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (the father of the present Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina) was in charge. Even when his party, the Awami League,(AL) was in power again from 1996-2001, with his daughter at the helm, no one was hauled to court on accusations of war crimes. It was after the AL came to power a third time in 2009 that Hasina decided to move against ‘war criminals’ from the JI and the BNP.*It is partly because of this strange hiatus in time that many commentators and observers are convinced that the trials were all politically motivated. They are part of a larger scheme to weaken the JI and the BNP and to strengthen the AL’s grip upon power.

In the short run, the AL may succeed. But will it be able to perpetuate its power well into the future?

The suppression of dissent through the use of brute force — as demonstrated again and again in history — leads eventually to instability and chaos. *The perpetrators and their descendants will also have to bear the dire consequences of their suppression and oppression. The winners will then realise that they are actually the losers.

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar,*President, International Movement for a Just World (JUST), Malaysia.

The original source of this article is Global ResearchCopyright ©*Chandra Muzaffar, Global Research, 2016



In the early 1980s, Sayeedi started arranging waj mahfil and*tafsir. He spoke in support of Islam in different parts of the country. As he was a good orator, his fame spread quickly and he decided to enter politics.
Having gained recognition, he was elected as a member of parliament for constituency Pirojpur-1 in the*1996*and*2001 national elections of Bangladesh.
Sayeedi is fluent in*Bengali,*Urdu,*Arabic, and Punjabi and has an advanced knowledge of English and French.

After the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, Sayeedi said: “Britain and America deserve all that is coming to them.

Critic of 2001 war in Afghanistan

In 2004, the United States of America Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) added Sayeedi to its No Fly List, established to prevent suspected radicals and terrorists from flying into the US.

In July 2006 Sayeedi travelled to the UK to address rallies in London and*Luton; his entry was cleared by the*foreign office.[24]*Many British MPs considered his admission to the country to be controversial. In leaked emails reported by*The Times, an adviser, Eric Taylor, said that Sayeedi's "previous visits to the UK have been reportedly marred by violence caused by his supporters."

On 13 July 2006, the British journalist*Martin Bright*released a documentary called*Who Speaks For Muslims?*It included Sayeedi and identified him as having extreme views.
Sayeedi has a large following within the*British Bangladeshi*community. He was invited to speak at the*East London Mosque on 14 July 2006; the then-secretary general of the*Muslim Council of Britain,*Muhammad Abdul Bari, supported his invitation.

On 24 July 2009, immigration officials at Zia International Airport prevented Sayeedi from going abroad.
He challenged the Government's restriction by filing a writ petition with the High Court on 27 July. The Attorney General stated before the Chamber Judge that Mawlana Sayeedi had opposed the independence of Bangladesh in 1971. He argued that if Sayeedi was not barred from foreign travel, he might work against the government's efforts to bring justice for war crimes during that conflict.*Human Rights Watch*in November 2011 criticised the conduct of the ICT, suggesting that it has not provided enough protection for the defense of the accused. It has said that "lawyers representing the accused before the ICT have reported being harassed by state officials and threatened with arrests."

On 12 August 2009, Manik Poshari filed a war crime case in Pirojpur against Sayeedi and four others.
*His accusations dated to events during the 1971 Bangladeshi war of independence.
Mahbubul Alam Howladar, a former freedom fighter, and now member and deputy commander of the freedom fighters association called*Zianagor upazila Muktijoddha Sangsad,*filed charges against Sayeedi with the Pirojpur senior judicial magistrate's court in*Zianagar.

On 5 November 2012, Sukhranjan Bali, a prosecution witness who instead testified as a defense witness, was abducted outside the International Crimes Tribunal allegedly by the*Bangladesh Police.
Human rights group believed it to be a case of forced disappearance. Later, Bali was handed over to India's*Border Security Force, and was sentenced to prison and tortured.
"The apparent abduction of a witness in a trial at the ICT is a cause for serious concern about the conduct of the prosecution, judges and government," said a spokesperson for Human Rights Watch.

Several witnesses and an investigator working for the defense have also reported harassment by police and threats for cooperating with the defense."
"Human Rights Watch has long called for the ICT to establish an effective victim and witness program which would ensure protection for both prosecution and defense witnesses. Changes to the ICT rules in June 2011, which authorized the tribunal to ensure the physical well-being of victims and witnesses, were a welcome improvement, but did not go far enough, Human Rights Watch said."


He has also made statements calling for war against Britain and the US. Leaked emails show other Foreign Office advisers warning against him coming.

But Ali — whose salary is met by UK taxpayers — warned refusing his visa could backfire.

He wrote: “He is someone who has a very big following in the mainstream British Bangladeshi Muslim community and is viewed as a mainstream Muslim.“
Any steps taken on his exclusion from the UK must take that into account.

”Sayeedi is set to take part in the launch of a social housing project for Bangladesh in East London. He is also expected to visit the huge East London Mosque during his stay.


Doesn't one wonder?....
.....is it really anything to do with 1971 or is it more to do with the war against Islam which brother Usama warned about and which bush, blair, obama et al have continuously denied as being a significant factor behind their criminal aggressions?

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05-13-2016, 07:26 AM
Seems like most Bengalis are happy about the hanging.

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05-23-2016, 05:04 AM
This is the result of Nationalism, when muslim brotherhood spirit dies and Nationalism spirit awakes.

05-23-2016, 05:14 AM
Originally Posted by Freedom
Seems like most Bengalis are happy about the hanging.
(I am not saying democracy is halal, so please no one blame me of that, but I am saying that government in Bangladesh has collapsed)

Democracy in Bangladesh has pretty much officially ceased to exist with the last elections. Elections were rigged, the Jamaat E Islaam party had been declared an illegal party prior to that, and the leading opposition party (the BNP) chose to boycott the elections. So instead of having two and a half corrupt parties fighting one another (Jamaat is a very small party and usually allies themselves with the BNP, so it isn't taken seriously as a full party a lot of the time) there is one single party now with unopposed and blatant corruption.

Awami League won, because they rigged everything anyway, and started arresting BNP leaders and executing Jamaat leaders.
The party itself is very unislamic and this is reflected in Bangladeshs recent policies.

Anyway, brother Freedom is not wrong though.

There is blind love and support for this government, and anyone who feels strongly against it tries to keep quiet in fear of repercussion. I honestly do not understand the AL mentality and their supporters whatsoever.

Muslim Woman
05-23-2016, 06:43 AM

Originally Posted by Freedom
Seems like most Bengalis are happy about the hanging.

if he was a war criminal , then his punishment is justified . If he was not criminal , then surely Allah will compensate him for the pain , troubles he went through . And Allah knows Best.

05-23-2016, 07:11 AM
One of my cousins who i tend to speak to less than others is awami league and stood for his local union chairman position, his sister told me that the only other main contender is bnp so they're likely to fix him (my cousin) the ballot anyway, therefore, he's refusing to stand down despite relatively large cash incentives from the opposition and vested supporters.
it's becoming harun kissinger's moger mullok.
Especially given the fact that the initial arguments against JI (which were used to catapult to the present situation) centered around "democracy" and "will of the people".
It later became apparent that "will of the people" is proclaimed as long as public opinion can be manufactured, when that no longer works, the secularists resort to open falsehood and treachery.
The fact that british police were training death squads in bangladesh whilst their soldiers illegally occupied iraq speaks volumes for those who care to wonder.about what's been and is going on

05-23-2016, 08:18 AM
The elections for PM a few years ago were ridiculously fixed.
I knew a hardcore Awami League guy who went to vote for Awami League, come back complaining because his ballot had already been cast by the time he went to vote. Although it was cast in favor for the candidate he would've voted for anyway, he was upset that he was essentially not allowed to vote.

Foreign governments prefer the AL however, due to ALs anti-Islamic policies (which stem because the opposition Jamaati-Islam allies itself with their main opposition, the BNP)

All the politics in BD are corrupt however and historically both AL and BNP have stolen insane amounts of money.

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