Which is not surprising since four years ago Bangladesh was deemed “the next favoured destination of the Al Qaeda.” “Bangladesh Islamist party pledges military training in seminaries,” from New Kerala, December 12:
Dhaka, Dec 12 : Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, the country’s largest Islamist party, has pledged the enactment of a blasphemy law and military training for students of Islamic seminaries (madrassas) in its manifesto for the Dec 29 general election, media reports said Friday.
The blasphemy law is meant to prevent the criticism of religion in books, newspapers or electronic media and punishment for those responsible.
“All will enjoy religious rights, but criticism or making bad remarks about others’ religions is not acceptable. There is blasphemy law in the United Kingdom and nothing is wrong about it,” Jamaat chief Motiur Rahman Nizami said Thursday as he announced the party’s manifesto.
Blasphemy law exists in Pakistan where non-Muslims are brought before law, and there is no bail. The cases generally lead to conviction. Some judges who acquitted the accused were later killed.
“Madrassas and mosque-based mass education will be given priority. Mass education will also be introduced in all religious institutions,” the Jamaat manifesto reads.
Along with students at madrassas, arrangements will be made to give military training to citizens aged between 20 and 30 gradually under the supervision of the defence forces, it added.[…]
The Jamaat, which wants to establish a rule in the country based on the ideals of Islam, said it would initiate measures to spread the ideals of Islam through all mediums, including radio, television and newspapers.
Measures will also be taken to ensure that other religious communities can perform their religious activities freely, Nizami said.
So long as they live as humble, second-class dhimmis, in accordance to Koran 9:29, that is.
The manifesto, however, did not make it clear how the party would tackle religious terrorism”…
“Tackle”? If anything, the measures they seek to introduce will probably only breed more “religious terrorism.”