Part ways with Jamaat, PM asks BNP
[Bangla Daily Star] Issuing a note of warning, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
...Bangla dynastic politician and current Prime Minister of Bangladesh. She has been the President of the Bangla Awami League since 1981. She is the eldest of five children of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding father of Bangladesh. Her party defeated the BNP-led Four-Party Alliance in the 2008 parliamentary elections. She has once before held the office, from 1996 to 2001, when she was defeated in a landslide...
yesterday asked the opposition BNP to sever ties with the Jamaat-e-Islami
The Islamic Society, founded in 1941 in Lahore by Maulana Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, aka
The Great Apostosizer. The Jamaat opposed the independence of Bangladesh but has operated an
independent branch there since 1975. It maintains close ties with international Mohammedan groups such as the Moslem Brotherhood. the Taliban, and al-Qaeda. The Jamaat's objectives are the establishment of a pure Islamic state, governed by Sharia law. It is distinguished by its xenophobia, and its opposition to Westernization, capitalism, socialism, secularism, and liberalist social mores...
; otherwise it would have to face the consequences of its "efforts to save war criminals".
"Read the minds of people ... discard the war criminals," she told a public rally at Moulvibazar Govt High School ground during her daylong visit to the south-eastern district.
The premier also warned BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia
Three-term PM of Bangla, widow of deceased dictator Ziaur Rahman, head of the Bangla Nationalist Party, an apparent magnet for corruption ...
of legal action on corruption and nepotism charges.
Hasina again blasted the BNP for launching anti-government campaigns in the month of December, coinciding with the victory anniversary celebrations. "Don't try to protect them [those undergoing trial for crimes against humanity in 1971] as people of independent Bangladesh won't accept it," she said.
Chaired by Chief Whip and Moulvibazar District Awami League President Abdus Shahid, the rally was also addressed by AL General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam, minister without portfolio Suranjit Sengupta, Sylhet Mayor Badruddin Ahmed Kamran and MPs from the Sylhet Division.
Referring to the opposition leader's claim that her two sons had been living an honest life, Hasina said the money which was earlier siphoned off by Khaleda's younger son was brought back to the country just two days after she had claimed so.
"Now, her [Khaleda's] elder son is leading a luxurious life in London. Could I ask about the source of his money? How could an honest man lead such a luxurious life abroad?" asked Hasina.
Posted by: Fred 2012-12-02