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Hate crime led to deaths of Bangladeshis in New York
Wednesday, 17 August 2016
Immediate after the incident, Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami condemned the killing of two Bangladeshis, including an imam of the local mosque, in Queens, New York on Saturday. Police suspect this is a hate crime.
    This twin murder took place at a time when anti-Islamic propaganda is being propagated in the US and the rest of the western world. The outburst of anger among the New York Bangladeshi community is only expected. This anger can only been assuaged by a fair trial and justice.
    Bangladeshis residing in the US have blamed this killing on US presidential candidate Donald Trump’s anti-Islamic campaigning. It cannot be written off as a law and order problem. US Ambassador in Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat has condemned this killing.

The killer must be identified and tried immediately. And, importantly, and end must be put to the anti-Islamic sentiments being drummed up in New York and the rest of America. The US must ensure that no anti-religious or racist campaigning is carried out during the presidential election. The rights of any citizen or migrant must not be violated in the country which is considered the champion of human rights.