Bangladesh has been a hotbed of jihad activity in recent months, with the Bangladeshi government insisting that there is no Islamic State presence there, and claiming that all jihad activity has been perpetrated by indigenous groups. Meanwhile, John Kerry just wants you to stop talking about it, and then all will be well.
“2 Bangladeshi men jailed for financing terrorism,” Asia One, August 30, 2016:
SINGAPORE – Two Bangladeshi workers detained under the Internal Security Act in April pleaded guilty today (Aug 30) to charges of financing terrorism.
They had previously denied the charges and claimed trial.
Zzaman Daulat, 34, and Mamun Leakot Ali, 29, were among six workers who were charged in May under the Terrorism (Suppression of Financing) Act.
The group called themselves the Islamic State in Bangladesh and were collecting or providing money to fund terrorist attacks back home.
Mamun was the group’s deputy leader, while Zzaman was in the group’s security council, The Straits Times reported.
The other four pleaded guilty and were sentenced in June. It was the first time anyone had been convicted under the Act.
Zzaman and Mamum were jailed 24 months and 30 months respectively, with their sentences backdated to May 27….