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.
As the Jamaat-e-Islam here in London gear up their lobby groups to agitate for impunity for their Bangladeshi numbers involved in genocide, their fellows in Jamaat-e-Islam Pakistan are calling for their assassin, Mumtaz Qadri to be pardoned by presidential decree. Qadri, you will remember, was the bodyguard of Salman Taseer, the governor of Punjab, whom Qadri shot in broad daylight. Taseer was killed because he publicly criticised Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law which has been used as a blunt tool to repress religious minorities. JI says anyone can file a pardon plea on behalf of the sentenced person whether they wish it or not.
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On David Miller’s SpinWatch site is an open letter to spy master Bob Lambert, soliciting him with an opportunity to clear his name in the face of recent “allegations”.
Miller opens the letter with some boilerplate text about being firmly opposed to “the infiltration of activist groups by the forces of the state, corporations and the private security industry”:
Spinwatch has – from the very beginning in 2004 – been involved in investigating the infiltration of activist groups by the forces of the state, corporations and the private security industry. One of the earliest cases we examined was the infiltration of London Greenpeace, with which you have reportedly been associated. Since then we have done extended work on the infiltration of the Campaign Against the Arms Trade (The Threat Response Spy Files) and most recently on the 2010/11 case of police spy Mark Kennedy. We have done this work in close collaboration with the activists who have been infiltrated, destabilized and betrayed. Spinwatch stands in solidarity with the infiltrated.
Also posted in Farce, The Far Left
New revelations of Bob Lambert’s activities as a Special Branch cop when he led a number of infiltrators into left-wing organisations in the eighties are beginning to surface. But it is his own work as a police spy when he posed as a member of London Greenpeace which has brought out the most damaging allegations. Not least of these comes from Bob Lambert’s ex-girlfriend:
"High Moral Code"
A former police spymaster who spent years living deep undercover in the protest movement has confessed he tricked an innocent woman into having a long-term relationship with him, as part of an elaborate attempt to lend “credibility” to his alter ego.
Bob Lambert, who adopted a false identity to infiltrate leftwing and animal rights groups, said he had the 18-month relationship with the woman, who was not herself involved in political activism, as part of his cover story.
obviously, a great deal has been written about the riots to date and a great deal of predictable outpouring has also taken place. what i wanted to offer to this debate is, however, along more behavioural lines.
i have for some time been aware of the powerful analytical frameworks for bio-psycho-social systems developed by the american psychologist dr clare graves and systematised for practical application by don beck and chris cowan in the excellent book “spiral dynamics” (i’m not affiliated with anyone concerned, incidentally). at the risk of sounding like somewhat of a “fanboy”, as i believe it is called on teh interwebs, i am convinced it constitutes an important piece of intellectual real estate for the understanding of complex socio-political systems, particularly in behavioural terms.
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People who are genuinely concerned about “Islamophobia” should not avert their eyes to this kind of thing. The article’s headline is a hollow and puerile example of sub-editorial sensationalism, yet the meat of the story is very worrying.
The claims come as four Tower Hamlets Muslims were jailed for at least 19 years for attacking a local white teacher who gave religious studies lessons to Muslim girls.
The Sunday Telegraph has uncovered more than a dozen other cases in Tower Hamlets where both Muslims and non-Muslims have been threatened or beaten for behaviour deemed to breach fundamentalist “Islamic norms.”
One victim, Mohammed Monzur Rahman, said he was left partially blind and with a dislocated shoulder after being attacked by a mob in Cannon Street Road, Shadwell, for smoking during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan last year.
The details of the assault on an RE Gary teacher in East London, who was attacked in a fearful attack by four Bangladeshi men is horrific. Smith was targeted because he was teaching Muslim children religious education by the National Curriculum. His attackers were being tracked by MI5 for terrorist activity.
After the attack, the teacher was left with a four inch slash across his face from the corner of his mouth to his right ear and suffered a fractured skull and shattered jaw.
He underwent an operation to repair leg and facial wounds and nerve damage and did not regain consciousness until two days later.
No not in Afghanistan but in Tower Hamlets.
When transcribers went back over a conversation the men had held in the car, they were picked up discussing killing Gary Smith and praising Allah as they drove from the scene after attacking him.
“Since we decided to do this conference, it seems to me the energy has gone insane all around the world.”
thus karen berg of the kabbalah centre.
it seems that the “energy” has indeed “gone insane” from the “power of peace” conference: the brothers of centre aficionado lisa tchenguiz have just been arrested in connection with an investigation into the collapsed icelandic bank kaupthing.
obviously, the kabbalah centre will be rushing to claim credit for this turn of events, it having about as much to do with their conference as the other effects they claim.
i think someone has tattooed the wrong letter triad on their bum.
Labour Peer, Lord Ahmed said that Asian men target and groom underage white girls for sex because the men are the unfortunate victims of unhappy and forced first-cousin marriage:
“They are forced into marriages and they are not happy.
“They are married to girls from overseas who they don’t have anything in common with, and they have children and a family.
“But they are looking for fun in their sexual activities and seek out vulnerable girls.
“I get a lot of criticism from Asian people who ask, ‘How can you say this about Asian men?’ But they must wake up and realise there is a problem.”
He added: “While I respect individual choice, I think the community needs to look at marriages in the UK rather than cousin marriages or economic marriages from abroad.
This is a guest post by Amjad Khan
The East London Advertiser reports
that a ‘trusted’ Quran teacher has just been jailed for three years and three months for sexual assault. The jury in the case found him guilty of 13 charges of sexual assault between 2005 and 2009 on young girls who he was entrusted to teach. The individual concerned is one Ashraf Miah, who is 38 and from Joseph Street in Mile End. Ashraf, up until very recently, was also a member/activist for the fanatical Islamist group Hizb ut Tahrir (HT).
This is a very tragic tale on many counts. Once again a religious instructor abuses his position of power, once again a religious instructor abuses the trust shown in him by families and communities and once again young lives are ruined due the evil actions of a sexual predator. Also interesting in this case is his association with HT. HT can’t be blamed for the abuse and I’m sure most HT members, obnoxious though they are, would be horrified and embarrassed by Ashraf’s actions. But interestingly, we haven’t heard a word from HT as of yet. One would expect them to publicly condemn Ashraf, but it seems they have gone for the safe route of keeping silent in the hope that the story doesn’t create any bad PR for them. Rumour has it that senior HT activists have even tried to cover up the whole story, whilst others testified in Ashraf’s defence. You’d have expected them to be calling for the death sentence. Maybe they aren’t that different from Catholics after all.