15 January 2017, Sun, 8:18

Rafiqul Islam Khan scolds leftist intellectuals for their intentional false campaign against Jamaat-e-Islami

Assistant Secretary General of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, MaulanaRafiqul Islam Khan has issued the following statement on 15th January, 2017 protesting the false and baseless speeches of the leftist intellectuals against Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami which they had delivered in a round table in a hotel of the capital on 14th January arranged by a platform named “Regional Anti-Terrorist Research Institute”.

“In the name of a round table program, false and intentional campaign has been carried out against Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami.

We want to assert that Jamaat-e-Islami has no relation with any militant organization. But some vested intellectuals are continuing propaganda against Jamaat-e-Islami in order to create confusion among the general masses about this organization. A concocted and manipulated stories was brought in forth in the round table referring an unrecognized relation between Jamaat-e-Islami and a specific bank. In regards to the issue, I want to say that Jamaat had never received any illegitimate financial privilege from any bank and as such no question of taking an illegal facilities can be raised against this party.

Jamaat is struggling systematically to ensure development and progress of Bangladesh. The leftist intellectuals are making false and baseless comments against Jamaat-e-Islami as they failed to tackle this party ideologically. They have accused Jamaat-e-Islami of financing militancy, which is absolutely bogus and sheer lie. I am vehemently protesting such false campaign of the leftist intellectuals. Besides, I am urging the countrymen to launch mass resistance against such ill conspiracies.”