Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Jamaat-e-Islami in Bangladesh riots, over 100 injured, 230 cars set ablaze

A good day for Islamists and jihadists is when they have succeeded in wreaking havoc among civilized society.  It is a shame that Islam, time and again provides the texts and tenets for this kind of behavior.

From UCA September 21

Islamists go on Dhaka rampage

Several hundred supporters of the country’s largest Islamist party went on the rampage in Dhaka yesterday during a protest to demand the release of several of their top leaders arrested on war crimes charges.

The crimes allegedly took place during Bangladesh’s fight for independence from Pakistan in 1971.
Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to try and disperse members of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, who were conducting a country-wide campaign yesterday against the imprisonment of their leaders, who were arrested amid a probe into individuals accused of collaborating with Pakistan and committing atrocities during the war.

More than 100 people including two dozen policemen were injured in the clash which, according to police, flared when the protesters suddenly became violent.

At least 230 cars, including five police vehicles, were set on fire or attacked and many shops were vandalized during the trouble, police sources said.

Media reports said similar incidents took place in a number of districts across the country.
According to police, at least 120 people were arrested during the course of the Dhaka violence, which took place in the Kakrail district close to where St. Mary’s Cathedral, the Archbishop’s House and St. Joseph’s Seminary are located.

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