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It is generally believed that the radical Islamic groups in Bangladesh are locally organized and not like the Arabs and Pakistanis in terms of Islamic fervor or Jehadi spirit as the Bangladeshi groups are far less supported, organized, and ideologically committed. But the arrests in 2010 of Sheikh Obaidullah alias Abu Zafar and Maulana Mohammad Mansur Ali, two high profile cadres of Pakistan based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) give a lie to such assumptions. Their disclosures during interrogation bear irrefutable evidence of the presence of international terrorist groups in Bangladesh.
Al Badr Commander Mir Quasem Ali whose name became synonymous with genocide, rape, looting and arson in Chittagong during the liberation war in 1971, is an influential central leader of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami (JEI), being a member of its 15 member Central Executive Committee. He is the main brain behind JEI’s finances and played a crucial role in financially strengthening the organization after its rehabilitation by the former Bangladesh military ruler General Ziaur Rahman in 1976. Earlier, after the liberation of Bangladesh in 1971, JEI and other militant Islamic organizations which had collaborated with the occupation forces of Pakistan were banned by the founding father of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Quasem Ali was arrested last June for his role in perpetrating crimes against humanity during the country\'s 1971 liberation war
People of the country are depressed and frustrated. They are held hostage by the opposition BNP and its anti-liberation ally Jamaat.
এপ্রিল মাসের ২৪ তারিখে সাভারের ভেঙ্গে পড়া রানা প্লাজার ধ্বংসস্তূপ থেকে এখনও মৃতদেহ উদ্ধারের কাজ চলছে। এখনও অনেকে রয়েছেন নিখোঁজ, তবুও তাঁদের স্বজনরা এখনও আশা ছাড়েননি