“Authorities have already banned all outdoor gatherings in Dhaka from dusk on Dec. 31 to dawn on Jan. 1 on security grounds.”
And so in one sense the jihad terrorists have already won, for they have succeed in striking terror in the enemies of Allah, as they’re commanded to do in the Qur’an (8:60). How long will authorities worldwide demand that ordinary citizens curtail their activities in view of the jihad terrorists, rather than striking with full force at the jihad terrorists?
“Bangladesh arrests five suspected Islamists ‘plotting New Year attack,'” Reuters, December 28, 2016:
Police in Bangladesh have arrested five suspected Islamist militants believed to be plotting to attack New Year celebrations, a counter-terrorism police chief said on Wednesday.
The five were believed to be members of a faction of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) group, which was blamed for an attack on a cafe in Dhaka in July in which 22 people were killed, most of them foreigners.
“They planned to attack on New Year’s Eve,” Monirul Islam, head of the counter-terrorism police unit, told a news conference.
Islam declined to elaborate when asked about the militants’ target and how they planned to attack but said police had also seized 60 kg (132 lb) of explosives, when the five were detained in overnight raids in the capital….
Authorities have already banned all outdoor gatherings in Dhaka from dusk on Dec. 31 to dawn on Jan. 1 on security grounds.
Militant attacks have increased in mostly Muslim Bangladesh, a country of 160 million people, over the past few years with several prominent liberal writers and members of religious minorities killed.
The JMB has pledged allegiance to Islamic State, which police believe was involved in organizing the attack on the cafe in Dhaka’s diplomatic quarter on July 1….