Islam won’t allow terrorism, militancy: Home Minister

DHAKA Terming Bangladesh as a role model of curbing

militancy and terrorism, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal today said

Islam does not allow terrorism and militancy.

We have successfully controlled militancy following the zero tolerance

policy set by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, he said while speaking as the

chief guest at the closing ceremony of a two-day National Conference on

Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism 2019 at Bashundhara International

Convention Hall.

Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka

Metropolitan Police organised the national conference in collaboration with

Stop Violence Coalition Secretariat of UN, USAID and a non-government

organisation Rupantar.

Chaired by Chief of CTTC and Additional Commissioner of DMP Md Monirul

Islam, the ceremony was also addressed, among others, by Inspector General of

Police (IGP) Dr Mohammad Javed Patwari and DMP Commissioner Md Shafiqul Islam

as special guests.

Bangladesh is the role model in the world for rooting out militancy, the

home minister said, adding, Our law enforcement agencies are working

coordinately to curb extremism and militancy.

He said madrasas are not involved in producing militants because militancy

has no place in Islam. Peace loving people in this country never like

militancy. It is not accepted that militancy and terrorism will exist in this

peaceful country, he added.

Mentioning that Bangladesh's people do not give shelter to militancy, he

said incidents of target killing took place in the country, but people

resisted those incidents unitedly.

We have to engage our children in welfare activities so that they cannot

get involved in extremism and violent activities, the minister added.

He urged the people not to believe all internet contents. We have to use

our wit and knowledge to be sure which internet contents are believable not,

he added.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)