Date: 8/17/2005


Please see the mindset of Muslims./// They will be no better here when their numbers increase. God help Britain!/// Ironicaly, Bangladesh is already an ISLAMIC republic. What more do they want? The right to flog and whip WOMEN in public, banish girls from schools, having four wives officially, destroy churches and Buddha statues, Taliban style? /// =========== /// 400 serial blasts across Bangladesh, 2 killed /// Nadeem Qadir / Dhaka /// Extremists demanding Islamic rule planted bombs------ /// Cities and towns across Bangladesh were rocked by at least 400 bomb explosions on Wednesday that left two persons dead and 138 injured. The blasts, which occurred almost simultaneously, are believed to be the handiwork of Jamiat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh, an Islamic extremist organisation. /// A policeman retrieves an unexploded device - AP /// NTV, a private television channel, said a rickshaw-puller and a child died in the blasts that occurred in Dhaka, Khulna and Sylhet, besides dozen other places. /// A security alert was sounded all over Bangladesh immediately after the explosions between 10.30 am and 11.00 am (IST), targeting government offices, courts and press clubs in all but one of the 64 districts in the first such attack in politically volatile Bangladesh./// (A report from Kolkata said West Bengal Government has issued a security alert in the State's districts bordering Bangladesh.)/// Leaflets demanding the implementation of Islamic law in Bangladesh and asking people to reject democracy, printed in Arabic and Bangla under the name of the outlawed Jamiat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh, have been found at the blast sites. Police have arrested 46 suspects from different parts of the country, sources said. /// The Jamiat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh leaflets said: "It is time to implement Islamic law in Bangladesh. There is no future with man-made law... /// (US President George) Bush and (British Prime Minister Tony) Blair are warned and should get out of Muslim countries." /// While calling on the people, Government and political parties in Parliament to implement "Allah's laws," the leaflets said, "Currently laws are formulated by infidels... We will help you in implementing Allah's laws. /// We do not want power."/// It added: "We're the soldiers of Allah. We've taken up arms for the implementation of Allah's law."The Islamist group asked "anti-Islamic" NGOs to stop activities "against Islam, otherwise, you will be uprooted." The leaflet warned the Government against "retaliating" by arresting its followers, saying this was the third warning./// Jamiat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh, led by 'Bangla Bhai' who is on the run, was banned early this year along with another group, Jagrata Muslim Janata Bangladesh. The two groups were accused of being behind a series of bomb blasts, including those at two local aid agencies -- Grameen and Brac. /// Although officials did not say what kind of bombs exploded today, TV footages showed batteries strapped together in plastic bags. /// "This is not a scattered incident, but an organised one," Bangladesh's State Minister for Home Affairs Lutfuzzaman Baber told newspersons at his office. "We had intelligence input about such an incident, but that time had expired," he said, referring to reports of possible attacks between August 14 and 16. /// A statement issued by Bangladesh's Home Ministry said the blasts were an attempt to create chaos and unrest in the country and all possible steps have been taken to ensure security of the people. Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia is in China on a five-day visit. /// Security was put on full alert with police guarding sensitive points as panic gripped people after the blasts. Check posts have been set up in Dhaka and police are searching all vehicles./// In Dhaka and several other districts bombs exploded in or around local courts as well as Government offices. Police said bombs also exploded in front of Dhaka's Zia International Airport. /// Some of the blasts rocked the High Court and Judge Court premises in Dhaka, DC offices and judge's courts in Narayanganj, Sylhet, Habiganj, Sirajganj, Sherpur, Mymensingh, Kishoreganj, Gazipur, Rajshahi, Lalmonirhat, Naogaon, Khulna, Chittagong, Bandarban, Patuakhali and other places. /// ......................000000000