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Attempts are on to create militants by misinterpreting Islam: Dr Hasan

Bangladesh Awami League Joint General Secretary and Information Minister Dr. Hassan Mahmud said that Islam is being misinterpreted in many ways, many people are being misled by the misinterpretation and many are also trying to become militants.

“The Alem are speaking against the misinterpretation. I urge them to speak more against it. Islam is a religion of peace; there is no room for oppression on others in Islam,” he said.

The information minister was speaking as the chief guest at an anti-dowry and anti-drug rally organized by Anjuman Rajvia Nuria Bangladesh at Jamiatul Falah Mosque Complex in the city this evening.

Maulana Abul Kashem Nuri, Chairman of Anjumane Rajviya Nuria, presided over the function while Joint Secretary General of the International Human Rights Organization Ershad Mahmud, youth organizer Faraj Karim Chowdhury, Professor Akbar Hossain, politician Dr. Masum Chowdhury, Allama Masood Hossain Alkaderi and Advocate Abdur Rashid Daulati, among others, addressed the function.

Dr. Hasan Mahmud said Islam has never been established in the sub-continent through any war, rather it was established by the saints.

The scholars of the society needed to be vocal against the misinterpretation,” he added.

Thanking Abul Kashem Nuri for organizing the anti-dowry rally every year, the information minister said if such a social movement is carried out on behalf of the Alem Samaj it will have a big impact on the society.

He also urged the people to raise their voice against dowry from their respective positions to free the society from this curse.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)