Cleric Warned Clarion of Bangladeshi Extremists in NY

Cleric Warned Clarion of Bangladeshi Extremists in NY

The attempted suicide bombing at the Port Authority in New York by a Bangladeshi ISIS supporter dominated the media last week, but we can’t say we weren’t warned. All the way back in 2012, a cleric in New York from Bangladesh warned the Clarion Project about the emerging threat in New York from Bangladeshi Islamists. Unsurprisingly, the Port Authority attacker and his family members attended radical mosques, the kind that the Bangladeshi imam warned us about. Imam Qazi Qayyoom, a self-described “moderate and liberal Sufi-Sunni imam” who leads the Muhammadi Center in Jackson Heights of New York, first came to…
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Atheist Bloggers Arrested in Bangladesh

Atheist Bloggers Arrested in Bangladesh

4/7/2013 Bangladeshi police arrested four anti-Islamist writers in the capital, Dhaka, this week. The crackdown comes as protesters demand the death penalty for Islamist leaders accused of war crimes, prompting counter-protests by their supporters. Asif Mohiuddin, 30, is one of the arrested bloggers. Mohiuddin has only recently recovered from injuries he incurred during an attack on him by a militant Islamist group in January. Detectives took him from his home, just two days after police arrested three other bloggers Subrata Adhikary Shuvo (24), Russell Parvez (36), and Mashiur Rahman Biplob (42), for allegedly hurting the religious beliefs of the people. Like fellow…
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