Bangladeshi Jamat-e-Islami man arrested in Meghalaya

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A Bangladeshi national, working with Jamat-e-Islami foundation of Bangladesh, was arrested by troopers of the Border Security Forces (BSF) in Meghalaya.

Md Jaharul Islam, 26, was arrested on Wednesday from the Zero Line of the India-Bangladesh border at Baghmara in South Garo Hills district.

During questioning, a BSF statement said, Islam revealed that he worked for Jamat-e-Islami foundation and wanted to become a Jihadi. He works for an international forum called SEBDA Children Denmark.

“Islam was not satisfied with the policy of Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League government. He revealed that he wanted to become Jihadi due to torture inflicted upon him by some Awami League members. He is a supporter of Bangladesh Nationalist Party,” the statement said.

Islam confessed that he knew that he would die but “will kill all ‘kafir’ (Non-believers) who do not respect Islam and the Holy Quran”.

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