The jihad is global: the mujahedin traveled to Afghanistan, and then to Bosnia, and now to Chechnya and Iraq. And, evidently, South Korea. From the Korea Times, with thanks to Twostellas:
The Dawatul Islamia of Korea, an anti-South Korean Islamic organization detected by the government in April, was confirmed to be a branch of an Islamic political party in Bangladesh.
Rep. Kim Jae-gyeong of the opposition Grand National Party (GNP), who revealed the presence of the group on Oct. 13, said yesterday the Dawatul Islamia of Korea was confirmed as the Korean branch of the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh, a party espousing Islamic fundamentalism….
On Oct. 13, Rep. Kim said that the immigration office deported five undocumented migrant workers from Bangladesh who were deported in April for establishing the Islamic group in South Korea.
Kim said one of those deported was a member of the Jamaat-e-Ismai. He was found to have sent 60 million won to the party after raising the money from his followers in South Korea.
The man set up the Islamic group in Anyang, where a mosque is located, since he became the imam of the mosque in August 2000.
This is the first time authorities have detected an anti-South Korean group of foreign residents here.
How is it that he became the imam? Didn’t all the Muslims there recognize that he was teaching an extremist version of Islam that twisted Islam’s peaceful teachings?
(Yes, that above paragraph is sarcastic.)