February 09, 2006


Last September David Montero of The Christian Science Monitor had written an interesting article titled "How extremism came to Bangladesh". He opined:
"The accused Jaamyat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) is active since 1998 and have grown to 10,000 trained full-time operatives, and 100,000 part-time activists, funded with a payroll of more than $10,000 a month (hefty amount in Bangladeshi standard) with the aim of funding an Islamic state. Now wherefrom are the money coming? The trail traces back to Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and Pakistan."
According to the latest confessions of arrested terrorist leaders of JMB:

Two British citizens in June last gave £10,000 to Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) chief Abdur Rahman to carry out the August 17 bomb attacks in Bangladesh. They are leaders of a London-based Islamic militant organisation. The money was spent for buying explosive materials, making bombs and exploding them across the country. (The Daily Star)

The explosives were probably purchased from India and smuggled through the border. (The Daily Independent)

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