Islamist militant accused of the "masterminds" of Dhaka cafe siege and plotting murders of religious minorities arrested

B'desh arrests 'mastermind' behind Dhaka cafe siege
Bangladesh police today said they have arrested a top Islamist militant accused of being one of the "masterminds" of the country's worst terror attack at a popular Dhaka cafe and plotting murders of religious minorities including two Hindu priests.ISIS-linked outlawed Neo-Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen recruiter Jahangir Alam alias Rajib alias Gandhi was arrested last night from Elenga, some 120 kms north of Dhaka, Counter-Terrorism and Transnational police unit chief Monirul Islam told media.


Mosque sermons now under control in fight against Islamic terrorism

Bangladesh is home ti 160 million inhabitants and the majority are Muslim, who worship in about 600 thousand mosques nationwide, where imams often incite young people to fight for the imposition of Islamic ideas
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The Dhaka Decision attempts to curb "hate speech" disseminated by radical preachers. One of them, Zakir Naik, has had a direct influence on Dhaka bombers. The authorities have decided to block his television channel. About 600 thousand mosques nationwide. The Islamic Foundation will distribute texts for Friday prayers.
Dhaka (AsiaNews) - Bangladesh will screen Friday sermons in mosques, in an effort to control the proliferation of extremist ideas in the country. The decision was taken yesterday by senior government officials, who have also decided to implement stringent action against those preachers who spread hatred among religions.
Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina's aim is to fight against Islamic terrorism that is bloodying Bangladesh. Recent episodes include the deadly attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery Cafe in Dhaka, in which 20 people died.


Christian man, top police official’s wife brutally killed in Bangladesh

Latest attack on minorities and secular activists by Islamists, woman targeted as her husband busted many militant outfits .A Christian businessman was on Sunday hacked to death by unidentified machete-wielding men near a church in Bangladesh, hours after the wife of a top anti-terror police officer was shot dead by religious extremists in the Muslim-majority nation which has seen a string of brutal attacks on minorities and secular activists by Islamists.


Unidentified attackers hacked a Christian convert to death in northern Bangladesh

Unidentified attackers hacked a Christian convert to death in northern Bangladesh Tuesday, amid growing attacks on religious minorities by suspected Islamist militants in the Muslim-majority country.

Police said at least two attackers stopped Hossain Ali while the 68-year-old was taking his regular morning walk in the town of Kurigram and then lunged at his neck with sharp weapons.

"He died on the spot. The attackers exploded a molotov cocktail to create panic and left the scene on a motorcycle," Kurigram district police chief Tobarak Ullah informed.