Islamists want Sharia state inside Bangladesh

A number of jihadist terror outfits comprising Lashkar-e-Taiba, Harkatul Jihad, Jaish-e-Muhammad, Hizbut Towhid, Jamaatul Mujahin Bangladesh, Hizbut Tahrir, RSO, ARNO, Ibtada Tullah al-Muslemin (ITM), United Student Association of Arakan Movement, ASSF etc are conspiring to establish a Sharia estate within the eastern province in Bangladesh. With the target, these Jihadist terror outfits are intensifying activities within Chittagong, Rangamati, Bandarban and Cox’s Bazar districts, which are bordering areas of Myanmar (Burma). According to intelligence reports, the Jihadists are planning to establish an independent Sharia state named Nuresia with its territory expanded into Chittagong, Rangamati, Bandarban and Cox’s Bazar districts in Bangladesh and the entire Arakan Province in Myanmar. Captured members of Jamaat-e-Arakan confessed to interrogators in Bangladesh that the plan of establishing independent Nuresia state is getting fullest support from the Muslim population in Arakan province in Myanmar, as well as some of the Muslim nations in the world.

In a top secret report, one of the sensitive intelligence agencies in Bangladesh informed the government about the increased and doubtful movements of foreign nationals within Chittagong, Rangamati, Bandarban and Cox’s Bazar districts in Bangladesh. It said, people from Pakistan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Sudan as well as some other countries are visiting Cox’s Bazar in a doubtful frequency in recent days. They distributed relief materials during the months of Ramadan among the residents of Chittagong, Rangamati, Bandarban and Cox’s Bazar districts in Bangladesh, while large volume of relief materials were smuggled to Arakan Province through cross-border trafficking network controlled by the Arakan Muslim militia groups and their Bangladeshi counterparts.

The intelligence report said, groups of people from Pakistan are visiting Hrila Madrassa within the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Teknaf, most of who are arriving in Bangladesh with on arrival visa. It also said that the Jihadist terror outfits are distributing a newspaper named At-Tahrid within their targeted area of so-called Nuresia Sharia state, which has recently published an interview of Pakistan based top aide of Osama Bin Laden. The Jihadists are giving motivation to the locals in waging war against enemies of Islam with the aim of establishing a separate Nuresia state within South Asia. The Islamist militants are also recruiting locals from Chittagong, Rangamati, Bandarban and Cox’s Bazar districts in Bangladesh as well as Arakan Province in Myanmar and sending them for training in Pakistani frontier, Jammu-Kashmir and Palestine. It is also learnt from intelligence report that, organizations such as Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood etc are providing secret fund to these Jihadist outfits, while Iranian regime is also extending patronization with weapons and fund. The entire activities of these Jihadists groups are reportedly controlled from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Libya, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and United Kingdom. Chief of Hizbut Towhid militancy group in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) is collecting millions of dollars from various individuals and organizations in the world, in the name of contribution to establishment of sovereign Nuresia. Malaysian police and counter-terrorism organizations are keeping close eyes on the movement of Hizbut Towhid operative Tanzil Mustafa Chowdhury in Kuala Lumpur.

While Bangladeshi authorities are taking tougher measures in combating the Jihadists on the basis of the tips from the intelligence agency, some other sources told Times of Assam that the entire case of intelligence report and subsequent government actions were initiated to justify Dhaka’s refusal in allowing the oppressed Muslims in Arakan Province in taking safe shelter inside Bangladesh. Dhaka’s refusal in allowing the Muslims to take shelter had earned huge criticism in the West and the world, while US administration has particularly expressed serious dissatisfaction on such stand of Bangladesh.

The source further said that the entire draft of the intelligence report was planned by an intelligence agency of a neighboring country of Bangladesh to create sympathy of the West in favor of Bangladesh Awami League. Sensing fastest decline in popularity of the ruling party in Bangladesh, the intelligence agency of the neighboring nation has intensified presence of the members of its agency inside Bangladesh, and it is even learnt that the same intelligence agency is conspiring some major offensives to prove Islamist notoriety in Bangladesh.

Seeking anonymity another highly placed source inside Bangladeshi intelligence said, they never heard of such Nuresia state in the past and the entire story must have been recently manufactured by the intelligence agency of the neighboring country to divert the issued of series of failures of the ruling Bangladesh Awami League as well as high profile corruptions, with the ulterior motive of salvaging the ruling party from a possible nosedive in near future.

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