Islamist Terrorists Regroup in Bangladesh

bangladesh-map.jpgThe military has taken rule in Bangladesh, and while things have remained quiet, there are islamists regrouping and planning car bomb attacks.  The terrorist was interviewed on television under a black hood. This report via Reuters:

Islamist militants in Bangladesh are preparing to launch car bomb attacks and carry out other deadly missions, one self-described militant commander said in a rare interview with a private television channel. “After going somewhat slow following the execution of our top six leaders, we have regrouped, received funding from Saudi Arabia, acquired training and (are) now recruiting drivers to operate suicide vehicles,” he told Ekushey television (ETV).  ETV aired the interview late on Wednesday night, showing the militant hooded in a black robe from head to toe, and only revealing one eye.

“I cannot give my name for security reasons,” [Editor Translation: I’m afraid to show my face because I am a cowardly dog who slays innocents] he said, describing himself as the commander of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, an outlawed group seeking to introduce tough Islamic sharia law in mainly Muslim Bangladesh.  The Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen and another outlawed organisation, Jagrata Muslim Janata Bangladesh, are blamed for exploding some 500 small bombs in simultaneous attacks across Bangladesh on August 17, 2005, killing three people.  They are also alleged to have killed at least 30 more people and wounded 150 in attacks through the rest of that year. The victims included judges, lawyers, policemen and others.