The Times of India is carrying another shocking story of Muslim inspired communal violence this time in Bangladesh. Muslim preachers whipped up their congregations into a frenzy over allegations that a Hindu had insulted the Islamic ‘prophet’ Mohammed.
The Times of India said:
“A mob of nearly 3,000 attacked Hindu households and a temple in eastern Bangladesh after two youths from the community allegedly insulted the Prophet Muhammad on Facebook.
Police on Monday arrested 17 people, including the principal of Bagmara Madrasa, for the attack on the temple and over two dozen households at Homna in Comilla district, about 100km south east of Dhaka, last week.
“We so far arrested 17 people and some of them made confessional statements regarding the attack. A manhunt is under way to arrest the rest of the culprits,” police chief of Homna, Aslam Shikdar said.
He said suspected mastermind of the attack Nazrul Islam is still on the run.
The local police chief said steps were under way to put the accused on trial on charges of attacking the Hindu households and the temple under a planned manner.
A makeshift police camp was setup at the village where the incident took place on April 26 following rumours that two Hindu youths had allegedly insulted the prophet in a Facebook post.
Earlier reports said culprits mobilized attackers mostly belonging to fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami and several other ultra-right groups who ransacked the temple and the nearby households and looted some valuables.
“The attack continued for some 20 minutes but during the time, the culprits preferred not to injure anyone … our initial investigation found it was a pre-planned attack as they used loudspeakers and distributed leaflets to mobilize the attack,” Shikdar said. “
Is anybody really surprised about this incident? It takes a lot to get 3,000 normal civilised people on the streets to burn and attack those of a different belief, but this is the sort of thing that happens all the time in places where the ideology of Islam rules.
We should not be complacent and tell ourselves that this is Bangladesh and these disturbances are taking place in a far away country of which we know little, because it is those who are either connected to or sympathetic to the aims of the Jamaat e Islaami who now control the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
How long will it be before we see this sort of Islam-inspired communal strife happening in the United Kingdom? How long before we see synagogues, churches and temples torched because of Islamic hatred?
If we do not deal with our own problems with aggressive Islam in Britain, then this sort of conflict will be our future.
Hindus used to be numerous in what is now the Islamic states of Pakistan and Bangladesh but those who can are fleeing to India to escape the oppression that Islamic government has brought to these two countries.
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