Last night on the Alan Colmes Show a caller, and Colmes himself, tried to press me on the idea that if “religious fundamentalism” is the problem, we should monitor the 700 Club as much as we should monitor mosques. Neither Colmes nor the caller seemed much interest in the fact that, much as they might like to equate the two “fundamentalisms,” Christian groups never seem to get arrested with explosives. From AFP, with thanks to Kisan:
“We found a huge amount of explosives and detonators enough to make 64 bombs from two Jamayetul Mujahideen members,” Abdulllah Al Mahmud, superintendent of police in western Rajshahi district, told AFP.
Acting on a tip, officers raided Pakchandpur village, which is accessible only by foot, early Friday and found the explosives at the home of two Jamayetul Mujahideen activists, he said.
“We also found ammonium nitrate and some other ingredients and materials to make bombs,” Mahmud said.
Some 434 small bombs exploded in all but one of the country”s main towns and cities on August 17, killing three people and wounding over 100.
Leaflets bearing Jamayetul Mujahideen’s name and calling for the introduction of Islamic law were found at the blast sites.