Blast in Islamic school reveals bomb and weapon factory

Oct 10th, 2013 | By | Category: News Posts

chittagong-madrassaApparently Muslims make more than shirts in Bangladesh. An explosion ripped through a madrasah (Islamic school) run by Hefajat-e-Islam, an Islamic fundamentalist group. Upon investigation by authorities homemade bombs and explosive material were found in the rubble. One 25-year-old student died and six were injured in the explosion. As reported by AsiaNews:

[color-box]The educational facility was used to manufacture bombs and weapons. Agents found traces of explosive devices as well as three crude bombs, more than 30 homemade grenades and 18 bottles of picric acid.

The victim, Mohammed Habib, was 25-year-old. The six people injured tried to hide and get medical care covertly, but police found them and took them to hospital where they are under constant watch.

Police also issued a warrant for the arrest of seven people, including Nayeb-e-Ameer Mufti Izharul Islam Chowdhury, 70, founder of the madrassa. He is affiliated with the Islamic militant group Harkatul Jihad al Islami.

According to some experts, various extremist groups plan to disrupt the country’s upcoming general election, scheduled for the end of the year. [/color-box]

The name of the group, Hefajat-e-Islam, translates to Protector of Islam. It is just one of many such groups centered in madrassas  in Bangladesh.

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One Comment to “Blast in Islamic school reveals bomb and weapon factory”

  1. Dave Gunn says:

    Another expression of intended goodwill by the “religion of peace.” What the Obama administration (and too many Republican leaders) cannot or will not understand is that this is not the action of Islamic extremists, but of those practicing Islam the way it was designed.