UK: Bangladeshi Jamaat-i Islami hate monger now touring UK

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Delwar Hossain Sayeedi, an MP of Jamaat Islami, Bangladesh, has long been reviled in his native Bangladesh as a purveyor of inflammatory hate speech.
Sayeedi has spoken against Hindus, Ahmadiyas, Free Speech and against the West.
His inflammatory statements are alleged to have indirectly led to bomb attack against the British High Commissioner in Bangladesh, stabbing attack against author Humayun Azad (who later died in Germany), attacks against Ahmadiya mosques and attacks against journalist Mithu. He has made statements calling for "war" against America and Britain.

Amazingly, this man is now touring the UK, preaching to mosque gatherings. A group of Secular Bengali Activists have collected a sample of his hate speech and submitted to the UK government, demanding his immediate expulsion from England.

Islam's internal civil war, between progressives and the radical fringe has started. Time for Islam's SILENT MAJORITY to speak up.

Fact File on Hate Speech by Delwar H Sayeedi
Compiled by Secular Bengali Activists

1. Bomb Attack on British High Commissioner
Sylhet Bombing: Was it Sayeedi's provocation?
"Razzak alleged there were two bomb attacks at Hazrat Shahjalal's mazar in Sylhet following provocative speeches by Jamaat member Moulana Delwar Hossain Sayeedi and observed that the bomb attack on the British High Commissioner had tainted Bangladesh's image."

2. On the West
"So what if Taliban is destroyed. The war against America will continue."
-Delwar Hossain Sayeedi
[Source: Jonokontho newspaper, February 13, 2002]

"England and America deserve all that is coming to them for turning a poor Muslim country [Afghanistan] upside down"
-Delwar Hossain Sayeedi
[Source: SPONDON series DVD, bought in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York.]

Jamaat-e-Islami lawmaker Delwar Sayeedi on 'no-fly' list of US: Jamaat-e-Islami lawmaker Delwar Hossain Sayeedi has been reportedly included by the United States in a list of persons who are suspected as 'risky'. Quoting unnamed sources in the Biman Bangladesh Airlines, the New Ageindicated that the US has listed Sayeedi in its 'no-fly' list and has sent a letter to that extent to the national airlines.
[Source: New Age newspaper, March 16, 2004.]

3. On Hindu community
"Dhaka the city of mosques has become the city of Hindu temples."
-Delwar Hossain Sayeedi
[Source: Prothom Alonewspaper, November 17, 2000]

"Why should we feel sad when the Hindu brothers choose to leave our country? Do we mourn when we have indigestion and materials leave our bodies?"
-Delwar Hossain Sayeedi
Chittagong Parade Ground, Koran Tafsil
[Source: DVD, bought in Jackson Heights, Queens, new York]

Bangladesh Court Nullifies Election of Islamist Deputy
Associated Press, Arab News
DHAKA, 15 September 2003 — Bangladesh’s High Court yesterday nullified the election of a national lawmaker from the ruling coalition after ruling that he broke campaign rules. High Court Judge Iman Ali declared void the election of Delwar Hossain Saidee of Jamat-e-Islami, an Islamic party that is part of Prime Minister Khaleda Zia’s four-party coalition. The ruling came two years after a petition was filed by Sudangsu Sekhar Haldar, a former lawmaker from the opposition Awami League party and the runner-up for Saidee’s seat in the 2001 parliamentary elections. Yesterday’s ruling said Saidee’s election was invalid because he had spent more money in the campaign than the allowed maximum of 500,000 taka ($ 8,600), and used banned campaign materials such as color posters and leaflets and denigrating propaganda against his [Hindu] opponent.

4. On Writers & Journalists
Delwar Hossain Sayeedi recently called for banningProfessor Humayun Azad's books under the Blasphemy Law. [Author & Professor Humayun Azad was later stabbed multiple timesby unknown assailants in an attack alleged to be inspired by Sayeedi's hate speech. Azad later died in Germany.]

Journalist Mithu attacked: Was Sayeedi responsible?
"At the same time, Maulana Delwar Hossain Sayeedi, Jamat-e Islami Member of Parliament, threatened Shafiul Haque Mithu, correspondent of Dainik Janakantha, and asked him to leave Pirojpur (south of the country). The journalists wrote articles about the participation of the fundamentalist leader in massacres during 1971 Independence war."

Sayeedi "called for blood tests for journalists to 'see if they are Muslims or not.'"
[Source: Reporters Without Frontiers, 2003 Annual Report]

The hatred generated by Sayeedi and others fundamentalists has contributed to the milieu of fundamentalist arrogance and hatred for free speech in Bangladesh. Professor Azad had received death threatsfor his writings. A "call" for punishing him came during one of the recent anti-Ahmadiyya mob meetings in Dhaka.

"Writers and journalists write lies. They are the enemies of Islam."
- Delwar Hossain Sayeedi
[Source: Bhorer Kagojnewspaper, April 22, 2005]

"Leftists are not Muslims. They don't believe in prayers."
- Delwar Hossain Sayeedi
[Source: Bhorer Kagojnewspaper, April 22, 2005]

4. On Ahmadiya Muslims
On January 25, Delwar Hossain Sayeedi, an MP belonging to Jamaat Islami called for the introduction of the Blasphemy Act to block the publicationof "such [Ahmadiya] books".
[Source: ]

"Ahmadiyas don't have any right to introduce themselves as Muslims. They are a minority community here, just like the Hindus and Christians."
-Delwar Hossain Sayeedi
[Source: Bhorer Kagojnewspaper, January 13, 2005]

On Khatme Nabuwwot, organization carrying out attacks on Ahmadiya mosques:
"Khatme Nabuwwot is carrying the flag of the Muslim millat. No one should say anything against them."
-Delwar Hossain Sayeedi
[Source: Bhorer Kagojnewspaper, January 13, 2005]

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