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Surprising Silence about Shahbag in the US Media

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Submitted by A Mother [Guest] on Sun, 24/02/2013 - 6:58am
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There has been an ongoing massive protest happening in Bangladesh demanding prosecution and ensuring just justice for war criminals of its independence war in 1971. The peaceful protest of unprecedented scale has been taking place for the last eighteen days. The voices of Bangladesh have been tirelessly showing their conviction in protesting against the verdict of the prosecuted 1971 war criminal Abdul Quader Mollah. The verdict was announced on February 5th, 2013 and it has been broadly deemed to be too lenient. The smile and victory sign shown by Quader Molla to the journalists will make anyone search for the deeper context of this verditct. But it was a little too much for the Bangladeshi people who have been agonizingly waiting for the last 42 years to finally have some justice. Within hours, hundreds and thousands of spontaneous protesters gathered together in a central crossing of Dhaka city, known as Shahbag square.


Jamaat's premeditated attack on Police

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Submitted by amybmc [Guest] on Fri, 22/02/2013 - 10:17pm
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Radical Islamist supporting the political group "Jaamat e Islam" rebelled against the Shahbagh uprising today. Clashes with the police injured many including media and newscasters. Islamist flooded the streets of Dhaka after the Friday prayers to vandalize and burn vehicles in protest of the movement for capital punishment for 1971 war criminals.


Bangladesh Needs “Genocide Denial Act", Similar To Holocaust Denial Legislation, To Stop Anti-‘71 Groups

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Submitted by A Mother [Guest] on Fri, 22/02/2013 - 8:38pm
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It is a matter of great regret and anguish that, with the up-rise of Shahbag generation, some news papers in Bangladesh are openly utilizing the power of press in creating unrest and anarchy in the country. The distortion of news to create sensation is not uncommon in Bangladesh. Many under-radar news papers and magazines exaggerate and twist facts to attract readers and to increase their circulation. This type of yellow journalism, although considered unprofessional and unethical, was overlooked from the freedom of press notion. But some recent media involvement in the prosecution of war criminals of 1971 war of independence, the attempt to manipulate prosecutorial process, the spreading of historical lies in favor of the charged war criminals, leaking insider information of the ongoing prosecution and finally defamation of the brutally killed blogger Rajib Haider through unsubstantiated, inciteful and dubious posts crossed all boundaries of decency, ethics or even legal limits.


Historical Timeline of Jamaat-E-Islami (Part 1)

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Submitted by A Mother [Guest] on Wed, 20/02/2013 - 8:23pm
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1. Formally established on 26 August 1941, Jamaat -e - Islami's (JI) intellectual inspiration came from the thoughts of Sayyid Abul A’la Maududi, a journalist, theologian and political thinker. The vision of its formations was (i) pan-Islamist in nature (Islamic state without boundary) (ii) to transcend the national boundaries to encompass all peoples and countries (iii) become the moral guardians of Pakistan: a holy community that did not dirty its hands in the mud of political wrangling” [1, 2]. 

2. Maududi vehemently rejected the creation of an independent state for Muslims and suggested that the new country Pakistani should be named as Napak-istan [19]. In Maududi's own words “The establishment and birth of Pakistan is equivalent to the birth of a beast.” “Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s place is not on the throne of leadership. He deserves to face trial as a traitor” [12, 13].
After years of strong opposition towards the creation of Pakistan, denouncing Jinnah as a religious lightweight and decrying democracy as satan’s handiwork, Maududi made an astonishing 180 degree flip and embraced Pakistan, Jinnah and democracy in 1948. This is when he moved from India to Pakistan [11].


Be focused, stay focused (Chronicle of Rajib's killing foretold)

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Submitted by guest_writer on Tue, 19/02/2013 - 8:52am
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Translated from লাইনে থাকুন, লাইনে রাখুন by নীড় সন্ধানী http://www.sachalayatan.com/hrrh69/48052

I did not know Rajib, I was not even familiar with his writings. So far as I know, in his lifetime, Rajib was not a well known or a popular blogger. But after his death, a frenzy had been created around him. I don’t know what was the motif behind targeting him. There were bloggers who are much more popular than him who could have been targeted. Rather Rajib was targeted. An advance news on Rajib’s death was there in the Sonar Bangla blog. What’s the reason behind that?


Genocide in Bangladesh in 1971: A Different Chapter

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Submitted by guest_writer on Sat, 16/02/2013 - 12:57pm
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Kuloda Roy
MMR Jalal

Published in Sachalayatan


Faith in Bangladeshis: Lost

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Submitted by Lyonsbane [Guest] on Sat, 16/02/2013 - 12:56pm
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As some of you may be aware, a prominent blogger of Bangladesh was murdered today. Ahmed Rajib, 35 -- better known by his online identity Thaba Baba (the claw) – was found dead near his home in Dhaka's Pallabi suburb, with his head hacked apart with a machete.


Ban Jamaat/Shibir

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Submitted by guest_writer on Sat, 16/02/2013 - 6:06am
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[justify]What will happen if you speak out for democratic rights of the Nazis in any street in any country of Europe? Even the biggest evangelist of democracy will shove the flag of democracy right through your back. What if you go and complain to some human rights organization that the Nazi's are being deprived of human rights?


People’s Shahbag, not of Partisans

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Submitted by rataswaraniya [Guest] on Thu, 14/02/2013 - 2:38am
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An expatriate colleague was enthusiastically asking about Shahbag movement at the lunch table today in Kathmandu. Apparently, the rest folks at the table queued their curiosity about the happenings in Bangladesh. It was of extreme surprise to the Nepalese folks to learn about the Projonmo Chattar and its genesis. And it's yet hard to believe to many of them that this movement is people lead.


Walking the Cancer Tunnel with a Beacon of Hope

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Submitted by guest_writer on Sun, 03/02/2013 - 5:22pm
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“We are wishful kites wandering the open skies
Eagerly anticipating our dreams to realize
We are a multitude of beacons clad as fireflies
Illuminating hope, yearning despairs demise…” by Sohel Ahmed