Friday, April 25, 2008

The Close relation Between DGFI , Jamaat-e-islam and Al-Qaida in Bangladesh

The Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI) Presently headed by Major General Golam Mohammed, its two bureau chiefs, Brigadier General A. T. M. Amin and Brigadier General Fazlul Bari, are two of the most powerful movers-and-shakers of this current military regime.

Army Chief General Moeen U. Ahmed often uses them as to do his actual fieldwork, such as the abduction and torture of possible dissenters, the coercion of businessmen to provide donations that will be used to fund Moeen’s upcoming political aspirations, the dismantling and launching of political parties to suit the military establishment’s current needs of the moment, and the suppression of any unrest fomenting amongst our general population due to the increasing inefficiency displayed by this regime to meet some of the fundamental demands of governance, such as keeping food prices stable and getting enough fertilizers to our farmers on time.

The Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI) is an intelligence unit of Bangladesh Arm forces is headed by one Maj. General Golam Mohammad with his two closest associates (i) Brig. General Fazlul Bari (ii) Brig. General Amin having head quarter in Dhaka Cantonment. It has countrywide network based on all cantonments in Bangladesh.

The present DGFI has adopted more aggressive attitude under Army led care taker government than the previous martial law government. The people perception is DGFI is mainly guided by i) Brig. Gen. Bari and ii) Brig. amin. These two officers are closely linked with Jamat-E-Islami politics and it top brass Motiur Rahman Nizami. Their target is to promote Jamat to–power in next election at least through a coalition government.

Read the Washington Post's article A New Hub for Terrorism: to see the documented linkage between Jamaat and the current DGFI....

“What makes future prospects in Bangladesh especially alarming is that the Jamaat and its allies appear to be penetrating the higher ranks of the armed forces. Among many examples, informed journalists in Dhaka attribute Jamaat sympathies to Maj. Gen. Mohammed Aminul Karim, recently appointed as military secretary to President Iajuddin Ahmed, and to Brig. Gen. A.T.M. Amin, director of the Armed Forces Intelligence anti-terrorism bureau.

The respected journalists in question cannot write freely about the Jamaat without facing death threats or assassination attempts. The U.S.-based Committee to Protect Journalists has published extensive dossiers documenting 68 death threats and dozens of bombing attacks that have injured at least eight journalists. "We are alarmed by the growing pattern of intimidation of journalists by Islamic groups in Bangladesh," the committee said recently. "As a result of its alliance with the Jamaat-Islamiyah, the government appears to lack the ability or will to protect journalists from this new and grave threat.

For Pakistan's intelligence agencies, especially Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the legacy of the independence war has been a built-in network of agents within the Jamaat and its affiliates who can be utilized to harass India along its 2,500-mile border with Bangladesh. In addition to supporting tribal separatist groups in northeast India, the ISI uses Bangladesh as a base for helping Islamic extremists inside India. After the July 11 train bombings in Bombay, a top Indian police official, K.P. Raghuvanshi, said that his key suspects "have connections with groups in Nepal and Bangladesh, which are directly or indirectly connected to Pakistan.

A State Department report cited evidence that one of the Jamaat's main allies, the Harakat ul-Jihad-i-Islami, also headquartered in Pakistan, "maintains contact with Al Qaeda in Afghanistan." Bangladesh Harakat leader Fazlul Rahman was one of the six signatories of Osama bin Laden's first declaration of holy war against the United States, on Feb. 23, 1998. Since the October 2002 Bali bombings led to repression of al-Qaeda, some of its Indonesian and Malaysian cells have shifted their operations to Bangladesh….”

DGFI Brigadier General Fazlul Bari Assaulted

How Long we will keep silent against this conspiracy ? we should stand against it now, do you agree with me ??


Farida Majid said...

It is a very serious situation which calls for cool-headed intelligent thinking behind well-planned action. As members of public, as an individual, as a group, and/or institutions, we should engage actively in the following areas:

1) Judiciary: Of topmost importance is to be vigilantes of the functioning of the courts -- watch the implementation of laws, court procedures and appointment of judges and magistrates. Not to let Sharia through the backdoor. Ultimate goal is to bring back the 1972 Constitution.

2) Women's Development Policy, 2008 -- its adaptation and implementation should not be delayed by Govt. excuses and spins. Remember: destroying this by any devious means is a prime target of the Jamaat.

3) Islami Banking -- vigilantism needed to prevent the Banks from not only funding terrorism but even Jamaat-i-Islami party operations

4) Keep up the public pressure of demand for trial of the 1971 war criminals.

5) Upcoming elections -- keep a hawk's eye on the kind of candidates to be fielded by the present military cliques. Ban Jamaat as an unconstitutional political party ( a consequence of bringing back 1972 Constitution). No criminal records or prior connection to any Islamist organization in any candidate's background.

6) Building up or encouraging genuine religious scholars or a sincere Ulema who can resist/prevent the religion-brokering of the politicians.

Farida Majid

Waheed said...

With this current Government taking over the power on 11/01/07 and because of the mass anti corruption drive, as like many others, I was thrilled and really excited about the future of our country. Our local Member of Parliament Mr. Mirza Abbas was also arrested in this drive. But to our utter surprise, one of his key aquaintances Jamaat E Islami leader Mr. Khondokar Abdur Rob, Ward Commissioner 36 (Purana Paltan, Naya Paltan, Shantinagar) was never arrested. He is also known to be a very highly regarded donor to Jamaat E Islami Bangladesh.
When I first moved into this area in 1998 this person was living in a slum and was working as a cashier in a local restaurant. As far as I remember, other than doing his job he used to gather people for processions and public gatherings arranged by Jamaat E Islami. In 2001 with the direct influence of the then Government of Four Party Alliance he became our Ward Commissioner beating the AL candidate Mr. Kamal Chowdhury.
I do not have all the details about his current wealth and assets but what I can see now is, he lives in a posh apartment at Purana Paltan (Thikana Apartments), drives one Pajero, one Voxy Microbus, one of his son studies in a very expensive private university in Malaysia, and I also heard he got lands and apartments in different areas of the city. With a local BNP leader named Osman Gani, he also grabbed several lands in Paltan area and now developing multistoried buildings on those lands. I wonder how he became so much rich so quickly.
Not only that, as the Baitul Mukarram area is under this ward, I have a doubt he is also involved in the political turmoils in and around the mosque. No one dares to say him anything as he keeps a good rappo with the local Paltan Police Station and with Shibir activists. Also, in our locality, his supporters demand he will never be investigated as pays a daily amount to the local army camp and to the taskforce establishment at Dhaka City Corporation office.