Blogger and Shahbag Movement Activist Slaughtered in Dhaka

Murdered: Rajib Haider (26)

Rajib Haider who blogged under the name of ‘Thaba Baba’ was one of the blogger activists of the Shahbag youth  uprising in Bangladesh. Yesterday came news that Rajib was slaughtered in Dhaka close to his home. His throat and wrists were slit, in signature Chaatra Shibir (Jamaat-e-Islam’s student wing) style, and he was left to die.

Ahmed Rajib Haider, 26, was an active participant of the ongoing nonstop demonstrations at Shahbagh demanding death sentences for all ‘war criminals’.

Officer-in-Charge of Pallabi Police Station Abdul Latif Sheikh told bdnews24.com that they recovered Shuvo’s body from Laalmatia’s Palashnagar around 9pm.

He said the face bore signs of slashes. A scarf was wrapped around the blogger’s throat, Sheikh added.

This was not a simple mugging case as police said the deceased’s laptop was found near the body of the architect.

His had, a few days before his murder, appeared on a “hit list” of names on the Jamaat-e-Islami run blog “SonarBangladesh’

Jamaat's "hit list" of Shahbag activists

CNN reports:

Haider was an active supporter and participant of the ‘Shahbag Movement 2013‘ in Bangladesh that demands capital punishment of the War Criminals of 1971 War of Independence of the country. He was a renowned blogger in ‘somewhereinblog‘ with a nick ‘Thaba Baba‘. A major portion of his posts were targetted against the War Criminals of 1971 and the political party Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and their student wing Bangladesh Islami Chhatra Shibir. TheInternational Crimes Tribunal of Bangladesh is currently administering trials of the party’s top leaders and sentenced death penalty to a former leader whereas life term to a current leader. The charges against the other leaders are in progress.

Earlier on February 11 (1:32 PM local time), on ‘Sonar Bangladesh‘ blog, a hitlist was published listing the names and facebook profile links of some activists of the Shahbag Movement and the victim Rajib was the first one in it. The blog is backed by Bangladesh Islami Chhatra Shibir and there are multiple posts that published such hitlists. The screenshot of this hitlist was saved by an activist of the movement although the original post was removed later on.

Following the news, the Shahbag movement announced that a Janaza (funeral rites) would be held for the murdered activist at the square. This was followed by a tweet by “Farabi Shafiur Rahman”, one of the alleged murderers who posted this:

Translated:

Any imam who reads the janaza prayer of Thaba Baba will also be killed. Janaza prayers are only for Muslims, not for unbelievers or apostates. Those who have spent their whole lives insulting the Prophet are not Muslims and cannot have Janaza Prayer read. Thaba Baba’s corpse should be fed to the animals in Dhaka Zoo. The soil of this motherland will not back into her womb the corpse of any unbeliever or apostate insulting Allah or his Prophet in unspeakable language.

In spite of the threats, Rajib’s janaza was held at Shahbag earlier today, with several tens of thousand in attendance:

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14 Comments

  1. its.masud
    Posted February 16, 2013 at 9:35 PM | Permalink

    I demand proper n highest punishment to the killers of Rajib. and like everyone, we know that, as he was an online activist and one of the members of organizing the Shahabag Movement, Rajib was killed by Bangladesh Islami Chhatra Shibir…

    We, the people of Bangladesh, highly demand the highest punishment to the killers.

  2. What
    Posted February 17, 2013 at 7:36 PM | Permalink

    How can they pray Janazah for an atheist?
    Very Shocking

  3. Abu Wannabe Arab
    Posted February 17, 2013 at 9:22 PM | Permalink

    Going around slitting people’s throats and wrists to exact punishment of Allah is not Very Shocking at all. Completely normal behaviour for a proper Muslim!

  4. Salman
    Posted February 18, 2013 at 8:15 PM | Permalink

    As usual jamat people still pretending they are the sole agent of islam. These busterd jamat got chance to continue their activities in our country due to the benifit of the two leady khaleda and hasina. Both leady used jamat whenever they wanted to remain in or go to power. Young boys and girls at Shahabag shud also highlight to the nation how jamat got chance to spread all over bangladesh due to hasina and khaleda.

  5. Posted February 19, 2013 at 3:14 AM | Permalink

    Ha Ha

    What a joke. millions of people standing to pray for a Nonbeliever. Politics can change everything. It proves that people in our country believes in politics more then Islam. I donot care what happned 40 yrs ago, but I do care about Padma Setu, Shagar Runi and lots of political victims.

  6. Mansoor
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 10:27 AM | Permalink

    Jamaat is finished in Bangladesh. Its student wing – Chaatra Shibir is a death cult full of violent thugs and it should and will be crushed. The people of Bangladesh have spoken.

  7. Kisan
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 4:38 PM | Permalink
  8. Karim
    Posted February 24, 2013 at 10:55 AM | Permalink

    Govt. should Ban Bangladesh Jamaat e Islami with Banglasesh chatra shibir. I am confused about Islami chatra shibir , they use Adobe Photoshop for missuse rights. Oftenly shibir cader make fake picture and show Kaoumi Madrasas Principals. Police Should Arrest those criminals who destroy humans soft mind

  9. Azad
    Posted March 6, 2013 at 4:05 PM | Permalink

    After reading all interesting comments, I admire Socratics sacrifice for truth and justice and wisdom of “Know thyself”.

  10. Lamia Saiyara Adrika
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 6:41 AM | Permalink

    Islam is all about peace. We all have our own beliefs and opinions… Only if we respect others’ decisions as well as ours’, we can live peacefully just in the way of Islam.
    Let’s look back at 1971. Were Pakistanis following Islam very much? Didn’t they rape hundreds of teenagers, wives, mothers? I had known, Islam tells us to fight when barriers came depriving us from performing our religious rituals… But I didn’t know that Islam also states that men can assault, rape and torture women, either Muslims or non-Muslims during their fight! No, it is never stated in Islam… But it did happen back then…
    Ok, let’s forget what had happened there, let’s think about what’s happening here, now, just like what Salman has shared. Yes, I too support him about thinking about the present. But can we forget the past completely? At least we have to punish those culprits who hadn’t frowned at genocides and rapes of their fellow brothers and sisters?
    About AL and BNP, bangalis are fed up about them. They don’t have any proper patriotic personalities but they are busy throwing pebbles at each other while they are both living in glass houses…
    And, when it comes to Jama’at-e-islam today, they are not “fighting” for islam, they are burning down houses of innocents, they are attacking unarmed. Is this called a fight? A fight without an proper protest? A war without an opponent? Shame on that war, shame on that fight. I love islam, I have followed islam from my birth and for the 15 gracious years of my living and I believe Allah will punish those who have gone astray. But why are we, humans taking the law of Allah in our hands? Punishing People who don’t even know what mistake they have done?
    We should be strong in our own beliefs, it is no use ‘forcing’ others to accept Islam. It won’t give us any extra profit. We are right in our place and they are right in theirs’. Just like we know that Allah is the only true God, they think that their religions are rightful. If Bangladesh is a democracy, we have the freedom to our own thoughts and beliefs and anarchy can not be created out of this.
    We are muslims, they are non-muslims… but Allah made us with the same soil, with the same red blood inside… above all we are human so humanity should be in our religions also. Not only the culprits of Sagar-Runi murder but also the Bishyajit murder should be brought to book with the same urgencies. If anybody has an objection to my opinion or has anything to add, please feel free to let me know. I would love to know about the objections against my opinions and judge… :)

  11. Nancy
    Posted March 12, 2013 at 5:13 AM | Permalink

    This fukhead will rot in hell anyway. His family shouldn’t have organised a proper Islamic funeral for him. Dirty bastard. I don’t care if he is a nonbeliever or whatever but he has absolutely no right to mock about any religions specially Islam. Burn in hell, bastard.

  12. sk
    Posted December 12, 2013 at 10:58 PM | Permalink

    This man shouldn’t have been killed. He should have tortured. People like him destroy the name of Islam making stupid people who have peas for brains believe in any shit and piss they are given. You pricks say all these things against Jamaath? Your fucking president is a whore and is killing thousands of people just so she can rule the fucking country but shes fine because just like the rest of you shes sold her soul to the devil. JAMAATH is a political party. She might be getting rid of the leaders of the party but she will never get rid of it. Islam resides in everyone who isn’t a motherfucking whore like her and her minions. You think a few words against Islam will get rid of it? How many people do you want to see die for Islam? Every one of us will. That’s Unity.

  13. sk
    Posted December 12, 2013 at 11:03 PM | Permalink

    PS who says Jamaath-e-Islam is burning down innocent people homes and forcing people to believe in Islam? Are you stupid? Don’t you know the fucking prime minister of the country controls the media or edits it as she pleases. She wants you to think its Jamaath and Shibbir when its really her bastards. Shes a Kaafir who is part of the new world order in conjunction with the Americans to get rid of Islam. Qiyamath is near. Everyone is against Islam.

  14. sk
    Posted December 12, 2013 at 11:05 PM | Permalink

    Salman Jamaath spread because Hasina and Kaleda let them? Stuuuuuuupiddddd!!!!!!!

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