Bangladesh

Your Daily Muslim #616: Rasel Siddiquee

Your Daily Muslim #616: Rasel Siddiquee

Bangladeshi Muslim Rasel Siddiquee immigrated to the US in the hope of a better life… but things didn’t work out so well for him. The devout Muslim, age 27, experienced the same difficulties finding employment as the average liberal arts major, and struggled to make ends meet. His landlord, another Muslim immigrant but one who […]

Your Daily Muslim #612: Fazlul Haque Amini

Your Daily Muslim #612: Fazlul Haque Amini

You know your life amounted to nothing when your Wikipedia entry lists your most notable idea as being the implementation of sharia. In other words, Bangladeshi Islamic scholar/politician Fazlul Haque Amini (not to be confused with Fazlul Haque), didn’t give the world anything of worth before his passing in 2012. However he tried his damnedest […]

Your Daily Muslim #519: Muhammad Shahid Alam

Your Daily Muslim #519: Muhammad Shahid Alam

“If you are a political figure, they think it is fatal if someone calls them anti-Semitic. But if you are an academic, if you are an activist, if they call you [an anti-Semite], wear that as a sign of distinction. This proves that I am working for the right side, for the just cause.” With […]

Your Daily Muslim: Shah Ahmad Shafi (Part 2)

Your Daily Muslim: Shah Ahmad Shafi (Part 2)

As we learned in part 1, Bangladeshi Islamist group Hefajat-e-Islam’s leader Shah Ahmad Shafi is at least a millennium behind the times. The white-haired Muslim hasn’t let arthritis slow him down – he’s still actively preaching and issuing fatwas, the majority of which go against the values of every secular individual on the planet. In […]

Your Daily Muslim: Fazlul Haque

Your Daily Muslim: Fazlul Haque

Shame. A concept that is the equivalent of social death in Islamic communities. Bangladeshi imam Fazlul Haque used shame as a very potent weapon. His victim of choice? A 13-year-old girl who had been taken advantage of by a local young man named Rezaul Islam. The girl had been seeing the 19-year-old Islam in what […]

Your Daily Muslim: Mozammel Haq Mazi

Your Daily Muslim: Mozammel Haq Mazi

Bangladeshi Muslim Mozammel Haq Mazi couldn’t resist. He knew she was married (as was he), but he was unable to help himself. He figured her for easy prey, that she wouldn’t tell a soul. Now, however, Mazi knows better. Mazi broke into the home of 40-year-old Monju Begum while she was sleeping. He tried to […]

Your Daily Muslim: Abdul Quader Molla

Your Daily Muslim: Abdul Quader Molla

Most Muslims seeking to kill infidels dream of killing a handful, perhaps a couple dozen, before meeting their 72 virgins. Bangladeshi Muslim Abdul Quader Molla, however, dreamed bigger. During the 1971 liberation war Bangladesh underwent, Molla and many other members of the Jamaat-e-Islami (formerly known as Islami Chatra Singha) political party formed a militant force […]