Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Jihad will come in a big way warn terrorists of the Bengal Caliphate

Jihad will come in a big way warn terrorists of the Bengal Caliphate

Investigations revealed that bombs were being prepared and they were to be used to carry out blasts in Bangladesh and West Bengal. The Burdwan blasts were just a pre-cursor to what lay in store.

The Islamic State which is trying to make its mark in the sub-continent is relying heavily on radical youth from Bangladesh, West Bengal and Assam. The threat is real and must be dealt with soon.

The respective state governments must also play a proactive role in helping central agencies deal with the threat, the report also states.

'Try and stop us'

A 5.5 minute video was recently released by the group that calls itself the Bengal Caliphate. According to Indian security agencies, this group is affiliated to the IS and claims to set up the Caliphate.

In the video that has been recorded at Al Raqqah in Syria, three youth speaking in Bengali warn that attacks would take place. Attacks will take place until you lose and we win, the youth say.

"The Sharia will be established and the Bengal Caliphate will be a reality. Try and stop us. How do you people support democracy? Jihad will come in a big way and you will witness something that you have never seen before," the three persons further state.

The Bengal Caliphate comprises Bangladesh, West Bengal and Assam. The idea is to put up a solid outfit and then stage attacks in India.
The message makes the intention of the operatives clear.

IS takes notice:

The IS sees a great potential in Bangladesh where there are groups such as Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, Bangladesh and the Ansarul Bangla Team which subscribe to the ideology of the terror group.

Experts say that the IS will continue to urge the youth in Bangladesh and several parts of India. They will keep releasing video and put out propaganda material. The IS would also look to work alongside an outfit in the region which is familiar with the logistics.

5 Suspected Of Plotting New Year Attack In Bangladesh, Arrested

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.
"They planned to attack on New Year's Eve," Monirul Islam, head of the counter-terrorism police unit, told a news conference. Mr Islam declined to elaborate when asked about the terrorists' target and how they planned to attack but said police had also seized 60 kg of explosives, when the five were detained in overnight raids in the capital.

The five were paraded before the media but did not speak to reporters. Authorities have already banned all outdoor gatherings in Dhaka from dusk on December 31 to dawn on January 1 on security grounds. Terror attacks have increased in 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 ISIS, which police believe was involved in organising the attack on the cafe in Dhaka's diplomatic quarter on July 1. Police have killed more than 40 suspected terrorists in raids since the cafe attack, including the man police said was the mastermind, Bangladesh-born Canadian citizen Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury.

Mastermind of Dhaka cafe attack killed in police raid

Dhaka: One of the masterminds of Bangladesh’s worst terror attack at a popular cafe here and another top militant behind the murder of a Hindu priest were killed on Friday in a shootout with police, the latest success in the anti- terrorism drive in the Muslim majority nation. Islamic State-linked Neo-Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen’s most wanted leader Nurul Islam alias Marzan and another extremist were killed by Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit in Mohammadpur Beribadh area of the capital during a pre-dawn raid. “One is identified as Marjan and another is Saddam Hossain, an accused neo JMB member,” Monirul Islam, chief of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police said.

Police said Marzan coordinated the July 1 attack on Gulshan’s Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka’s posh diplomatic area that killed 23 people, including 17 foreigners. An Indian girl was among them.
On September 10, police detained three persons from Azimpur including Marzan's wife Afrin alias Prioti. Earlier, a Bangladeshi-Canadian Tamim Chowdhury, who was singled out by the police as the neo-JMB chief and the key player in the recent terror activities in Bangladesh, and two others were killed in a police operation in Narayanganj on August 27. Saddam was wanted for at least 10 murder cases, including Japanese national Kunio Hoshi murder.

Bangladesh Cafe Reopens 6 Months After Worst Terror Attack; Report

Updated: January 11, 2017 20:47 IST

Dhaka:  The upscale cafe in Bangladesh where Islamist terrorists killed 22 hostages including an Indian girl in the country's worst terror attack last year has reopened in Dhaka after moving to another location with enhanced security, media reports said. Holey Artisan Bakery that once operated on 2,000 square feet area will now be housed inside a 500 square feet space on the first floor of 'Rangs Arcade' building at the Gulshan Avenue, just a few blocks away from its previous location in the heart of the diplomatic district, bdnews24 reported.

The cafe, which officially opened yesterday, could accommodate 50 customers at a time, it said. 

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