Tasnim Alam rejects the baseless article of Daily Prothom Alo against Jamaat-e-Islami
Central Publicity Affairs Secretary of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami Professor Md. Tasnim Alam has issued the following statement on 4 December 2019 protesting and rejecting the article published in Bengali daily ‘Prothom Alo’ on 3rd December titled “আন্তর্জাতিক সন্ত্রাসবাদঃ জামায়াত ও তার জঙ্গি নেটওয়ার্ক” (International Terrorism: Jamaat and its militant network), written by one Hasan Ferdous. “The information which is stated in the article published in Bengali daily ‘Prothom Alo’ on 3rd December titled “আন্তর্জাতিক সন্ত্রাসবাদঃ জামায়াত ও তার জঙ্গি নেটওয়ার্ক” (International Terrorism: Jamaat and its militant network), written by Mr. Hasan Ferdous is baseless. I am protesting and denouncing the article vehemently.
Regarding the article our clear view is, whatever is said in the article is nothing but yearlong stereotype and monotonous propaganda against Jamaat-e-Islami. The article referred the so-called letters of three US congressmen namely Jim Banks, Chuck Fleischmann and Randy Weber and mentioned some information against Jamaat-e-Islami. We had protested and condemned such information several times before and those rejoinders were published in different national dailies in those days.
I want to reaffirm that, Jamaat-e-Islami has no connection with the local and international militant network. Nobody could prove such allegation so far. It is known to all that, Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami is an Islamic organization which sincerely believes in systematic and democratic trend of politics. Jamaat always hates and denounces militancy and terrorism by all means.
Jamaat leaders have no nexus with the reported war crimes or crimes against humanity. The government has executed top 5 Jamaat leaders in connection with some false and concocted charges in order to attain their ill-political interest. The article referred the war crimes trial which took place in Bangladesh but failed to achieve recognition anywhere in the world. Former US rapporteur on war crimes Stephen J Rapp, Lord Avebury, Lord Carlile and other noted legal experts raised question about the fairness, transparency, standard and authenticity of the trial procedure. International Human rights watchdogs also expressed their resentment about the process. So, the concerned columnist cannot confuse and perplex the people by writing such article.
Under the circumstances, I am urging Mr. Hasan Ferdous to be refrained from writing such confusing and intentional article against Jamaat-e-Islami. I am further expecting that the concerned authority of Daily Prothom Alo would publish this rejoinder proper to lessen mass confusion.”