Bangladesh Minister Blames Israel For Murders Of People Seen As Offensive To Islam

Bangladesh has been in the grip of a spate of murders since January last year, with the victims being those seen by extremists as offensive to Islam.

AFP

AFP

Secular bloggers, academics, gay rights activists, and members of religious minorities including Shia, Sufi and Ahmadi Muslims, Christians and Hindus have all been killed, many of them hacked to death.

I don’t think Sherlock Holmes would have too much trouble with this one. Heck, I don’t think Inspector Clouseau would have too much trouble with this one.

That hasn’t stopped the Bangladesh home minister from pointing his finger elsewhere (presumably after removing that same finger from where the sun don’t shine).

You guessed it. It was the juice Jooooooooooos!

Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has suggested an Israeli link to the recent killings of secular bloggers and minorities.

He said an opposition politician had met an Israeli intelligence agent and there was evidence of an “international conspiracy” against Bangladesh.

He gave no more evidence.

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

When asked to elaborate, he said: “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.”

But I did love Israel’s response.

Israeli Foreign Ministry Spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon told the BBC the suggestion of Israeli involvement was “utter drivel”.

We can laugh about this, but these conspiracy theories are all too common, used as a way to deflect attention from a government’s own corruption, inaction or incompetency. And they all too often gain real traction among those determined to paint us Jews as villains pulling the strings behind the scenes.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media