Bangladesh: Accused NYC attacker followed radical preacher

Source: Asssociated Press

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The man accused of carrying out a bomb attack in New York City’s subway system was influenced by the sermons and writings of a radical Muslim preacher, but appeared to have no known links to local radical groups, Bangladeshi officials said Wednesday.

The suspect, identified as Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi immigrant, had asked his wife in Bangladesh to read the writings and listen to the sermons of Moulana Jasimuddin Rahmani, the currently imprisoned leader of a banned group called Ansarullah Bangla Team, said Monirul Islam, a top official of the counterterrorism department.

The group has been linked to killings and attacks on secular academics and atheist bloggers in Bangladesh. Rahmani is serving time in prison for his involvement in the killings.

The wife was questioned in Bangladesh and told investigators that her husband discussed Rahman’s writings with her during his last visit home, Islam said.

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2 replies

  1. oho. Somi seems to be right this time. Except for the fact that these terrorists and radicals are a minute minority and not a majority among Muslims.

  2. @ Raffiq— believe me that what I write here is the truth base on Gods word and my observation for years and years.

    You still want to hide the extremist Muslim you say they are a minority, yes they are minority but there are millions people, 2 percent from 1.6 billion Muslims.,

    One extremist can kill hundred innocent people even Ahmadiyyah. Do not ignore it, take seriously, speak up loudly to defeat the extremist ideology in your mosque, do not give them chance to be imam in Mosque. If you see, reject it.

    How do we know he is the extremist Cleric? It is sample.
    Ask him, do you agree Ahmadiyyah, or sufi or Shiah as Muslim? If he accuse they are non Islam, he is a extremist cleric, reject him

    With ❤️

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