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Home  Worldwide  Bangladesh  September, 2004  Bigots plan a new to capture Ahmadiyya mosques
Bigots plan a new to capture Ahmadiyya mosques

The Daily Star
Vol. 5 Num 100Fri. September 03, 2004

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Bigots plan a new to capture Ahmadiyya mosques

Staff Correspondent

Religious extremists under the banner of Aamra Dhakabashi yesterday announced renewed plans to capture three Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat complexes, two in Dhaka and one in Narayanganj.

Ahmadiyyas will have to convert to Islam, if they are to live in this country,
Jamal Naser Chowdhury, general secretary of Aamra Dhakabashi
At a press conference held at city’s Nayapaltan, Aamra Dhakabashi, an organisation spearheading the anti-Ahmadiyya campaign, said they will take control of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat complexes at Chashara in Narayanganj on October 8, at city’s Nakhalpara on December 10 and Bakshibazar on March 4 next year.

After invading those religious establishments, they will also say juma prayers there.

Besides, they will hold processions and rallies to drum up support for the capture programme, speakers said at the press conference.

“We’re ready even to sacrifice our lives to make our plans succeed and no resistance can make us backtrack,” Shamsul Haq, president of Aamra Dhakabashi, said.

“We won’t object to Ahmadiyyas performing their religious practices once they are declared non-Muslims,” he added.

Jamal Naser Chowdhury, general secretary of Aamra Dhakabashi, said a real Muslim can never accept the way Ahmadiyyas distort the holy Quran.

“Ahmadiyyas will have to convert to Islam, if they are to live in this country,” he added.

He said Ahmadiyyas mislead the uneducated section of the population and convert them to their (Ahmadiyya) religion.

Leaders of the religious extremist outfit also demanded punishment to Professor Kabir Chowdhury and his followers for backing the Ahmadiyyas.

They asked the government to withdraw all cases against their leaders and issue gazette notification of banning the Ahmadiyya publications.

Earlier on August 27 a plan of Aamra Dhakabashi to capture Ahmadiyya headquarters in Bakshibazar was foiled in the face of resistance by police and civil society.

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