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Bangladeshi Government Minister Blames Israel for Spate of Killings in His Country

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Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan. Photo: Wikipedia.

Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan. Photo: Wikipedia. – Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan blamed Israel as part of an “international conspiracy” behind a spate of recent killings in his country.

“Bangladesh has become the target of an international conspiracy. And a foreign intelligence agency has joined the conspiracy,” Khan said, the BBC reported.

“You must have noticed that an Israeli intelligence agent had a meeting with a politician, it does not need to be verified further, all Bangladeshi know about it,” he added.

Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon told theBBC that the suggestion of Israeli involvement is “utter drivel.”

A Muslim-majority country bordered by India, Bangladesh does not have any formal diplomatic relations with Israel. Recently, Bangladeshi opposition lawmaker Aslam Chowdhury was arrested and charged with sedition after he was pictured meeting an Israeli government advisor in India.

Bangladesh’s spate of killings in recent months has been largely attributed to the Islamic State and al-Qaeda terrorist organizations as well as other Islamist groups in the country. The latest murder on Sunday saw a wife of a senior Bangladeshi police official who had been battling with Islamists shot dead. A Christian grocer was also attacked by machete-wielding assailants the same day.

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  • DellerboyNZ

    This is not the first time Bangladesh has sought to deflect attention from its own troubles by invoking that old Muslim stratagem: ‘Blame it on the Joos’.
    About 6m ago when the last one occurred I stopped my sponsorship of a Bangladeshi child and told World Vision to ‘sort it’.
    For a nation that is one of the world’s basket cases and totally dependent on the generosity of others, to malign a successful democracy like Israel is beyond crass.
    When WV was pinged in Gaza for diverting donations to terrorism I renewed my call on WV NZ. Again no response.

  • Shane

    Someone should gather all the things Muslim countries blame on the Jews at the official level. It is well over a trillion, I am not exaggerating.

    From the early 1700s when some Christians used a blood libel to get the already persecuting Shia government in Persia to take all the property of Jewish towns, to today when nearly all sides in every Malaysian election accuses the other of taking secret money from the Jews. To the 5000 to 6000 such accusations a day all over Jordan’s judiciary, which has made it ilegal for Jews to enter on top of the law from the beginning that no Jew may be a citizen. And the law that all Jewish prayer items are racist paraphenelia. To Lebanon…