Islamic Tolerance Alert: “Tension in Bangladesh as Sunni militants threaten Ahmadiya mosque,” from DPA, with thanks to Twostellas:
Dhaka – Tension was mounting in a northern suburb of the Bangladesh capital Dhaka Saturday after an Islamic militant group threatened to blow up a mosque of members of the minority Ahmadiya Muslim sect, officials said.
The Sunni Islamic group Khatme Nabuyut Movement called a 48-hour strike in the capital city’s Uttara suburb following fierce clashes between riot police and Islamic militants marching on the Ahmadiya mosque in a bid to capture it.
‘The Ahmadiyas are kafirs (non-believers) and must be declared non-Muslims by the government,’ Noor Hossain Nurani, a senior member of the anti-Ahmadiya movement, told a gathering of an estimated 1,000 activists before an overnight attempt to seize the mosque.
Nurani warned the government that his supporters would destroy the heavily guarded mosque if the Ahmadiyas were not officially declared non-Muslims by Sunday.