The Human Rights Congress for Bangladesh Minorities reports that a militant Islamic group there, Harkat-E-Islam Al-Jihad, has sent a letter to “religious minority businessmen and leaders of opposition party” demanding that they “convert to Islam with in seven days of receiving letter.” If they don’t, “their family members will be attacked and houses will be burnt.”
“Osman Bin Abdulla Al Jihadi, South-East Asian Sub Committee, signed the letter. The signature is written in Arabic language. The letter sent to Rajat Subhra has a postmark of October 31st and it was sent from Khilgaon Post Office. The letter used his father’s nickname ‘Gop Babu’ in the care of. It is believed that some locals are involved with the organization.
“The letter is written on organizational pad with picture of two swords on the left, a picture of mosque and moon in the middle. Document number is: 2/ES/G/ASIA 029. The date is hand written, 2 Ramjan 1424 Hijri (Arabic Year). In addition, the whole letter is composed with computer.
“The letter started with, hey Infidel (non-believers), Jews and Kafers (Non-believers) you are living in Muslim Bangladesh and sending assets to a neighboring Infidel country. We have established Harkat-E-Islam Al-Jihad to eliminate people like you. Our Jihad will continue until we win. Our main objective is to exterminate you from this country. The same letter has been sent to Dipak Ghosh and some others through postal, in addition to Rajat Subhra. Those letters reached Mankganj yesterday.
“Source: The Daily Sangbad (Bengali News Paper), November 3, 2003.” (Thanks to fanabba).