Violence in Brahmanbaria tarnishes image of Islam: Dr Hasan

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Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud said that the violence carried out in

different parts of the country, including in Brahmanbaria, under the

banner of an organization backed by BNP and Jamaat has tarnished the

image of Islam.

“Through the violence, they (BNP-Jammat) dreamt of making Bangladesh

as like as Afghanistan,” he told the inaugural function of Mujib

Corner and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Research Centre for Islam

and Inter-religious Dialogue (BRCIID) at International Islamic

University Chattogram (IIUC) here this evening.

Professor Dr. Abu Reza Md. Nezamuddin Nadwi, MP, Chairman Board of

Trustees (IIUCT) presided over the function while deputy Minister for

Education Barrister Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury, MP, addressed the

function as main speaker.

“The violence carried out centering the arrival of Indian Prime

Minister Narendra Modi was mere an excuse. Islam never permits these

atrocities and this evil force must be resisted,” he minister said.

He said that a journalist, Shaurab, has been asked to recite Kalema

in Narayanganj for identifying whether he was a Hindu or Muslim.

“In another place, attempts had been made to open clothes of a man

to see if he was a Hindu or a Muslim. These were done by the invading

forces in 1971. Those who are doing these things today are the next

generation of evil forces as they helped the invading forces to commit

genocide in Bangladesh in 1971,” he added.

Dr. Hassan, also Awami League (AL) Joint General, said those who

were involved in the management of IIUC in the past were associated

with evil force. “Earlier, the evil force established its rock-solid

abode in this university. Now this university has been rescued from

the hands of that evil force. This evil power must be resisted,” he


The minister further said that Bangabandhu’s birth anniversary was

not celebrated in this university in the past. “Our national days were

not celebrated here properly. Today, on the occasion of Bangabandhu’s

birth centenary, Mujib Corner and Research Center is being inaugurated

here, for which I convey my thanks to the new Board of Trustees and

the university authorities,” he said.

Speaking on the occasion, Barrister Mahibul Hasan Chowdhury said,

“No political party has established this university, nor it is the

property of any political party.”

“The university was established here by the efforts of those who

wanted to take the nation to the international arena in Islamic

education and to educate people of all faiths in higher education

including in religion, technology and science” he added.

The deputy minister said that the law governing of the private

university has specific provisions that those who are involved in

militancy, fundamentalism and anarchy in the country in no way can be

involved to run the university.

Khadizatul Anwar Sony, MP and Prof. Anwarul Azim, acting Vice

Chancellor of IIUC, among others, spoke as special guests. Professor

Saleh Zahour, member board of trustee of IIUC, gave the welcome


Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)