Jama’atul Mujaheedin

A scary story from Bangladesh’s Daily Star newspaper about a training camp of the Islamic militant group Jama’atul Mujaheedin Bangladesh.

It seems as if the house in which they were making their bombs belonged to an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami. Anyway here’s a couple of paragraphs from the article:

Police seized two ‘powerful’ bombs including a petrol bomb, two chocolate bombs, several dozen packets of gunpowder, chemicals, sulphur, splinters, designs of time bombs and important places, watches, telephone wire, nylon wire, toll receipts, register books of Jama’atul Mujaheedin, 50 books on commando training and Jihad, 30 audio cassettes of Waz Mehfil (religious sermons), a mobile phone, a still camera, a two-in-one, a radio, and three sacks of potato, rice and dried beef.

Most of the books are written by Asad bin Hafiz and Salauddin Ayubi and the subjects include training of ‘Jihad’, ‘Talebanism’, and formulas to make time bombs. Many of audiocassettes have titles like ‘Taleban’, ‘Jihad on Allah’s way,’ and ‘commando attack’.

This really scares me, (and what’s chocolate bomb anyway!). Are these guys local taleban wannabes or a recently transplanted Al-Qaeda cell? Either way it’s bad news but at least there seems to be an attempt by the Bangladeshi authorities to clamp down on them and the fact that it’s being reported in the papers suggests to me that the government want to be seen to be doing something about terrorism.

But the story also reported that they, (the police), didn’t get any of the leaders of this group – who tipped them off?

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