Continuous Harassment, Arrest and Torture of the Activists of Hizb ut Tahrir: Resist the war against Islam by Major Ataur and Company Commander Shahbuddin Shopon, Senior RAB officials of Mohammadpur Bosila camp under RAB-2
Last year (2017) when a brutal genocide was happening against the Rohingya Muslims, Hizb ut Tahrir, Wilayah Bangladesh, organized many activities to protest against that. One such activity was an after-Jummah protest gathering (8th September, 2017) which was held in front of Baitus Salam Jame Masjid, Mohammadpur, Dhaka. RAB forces under the leadership of two evil RAB officials (Maj Ataur and Shahbuddin shopon, RAB-2) attacked to sabotage the protest gathering like thugs and arrested one of the members of Hizb ut Tahrir, named Mahmud Hasan Robin (28). They brought him for remand for two times to severely torture him and deprived him from treatment and other human rights. Not stopping there, they became desperate to arrest the rest of the activists who attended that program. They raided like gangsters many houses, work places to arrest activists. After failing to arrest one member they arrested his younger brother (Fakhrul Hasan Xibon, 30) and threatened his parents that they would stage a “suicide drama” if they do not handover their son to them. Till date, they are still continuing their spiteful criminal activities, and so far they have arrested about a dozen of activists of party. Only due to hatred and animosity towards the Dawah carriers, they still raiding houses, showing their audacity and arrogantly declaring that they will not stop until they arrest another dozen. Even a week ago, they tried to pick one activist of party from Dhaka Judge Court Area, who went there for court attendance.
These criminal activities due to hatred of Islam of these two RAB officials did not end here. During remand, they used advanced interrogation tools like new machines for giving electric shocks, removing nails, using hot water vapour mixed with pepper/chilli etc. On one occasion of torture when one sincere activist of the party named Mominul Haque Biplob (22) was saying “Allah! Allah!”, the evil torturers were saying, ‘Kothai tor Allah, Tor Allah ase na?’ [‘Where is your Allah? Why doesn’t your Allah come (to save you)?] During severe torture, when another sincere activist of the party named Yamin Jibran (40) was telling the interrogators that “Allah apnaderke keyamoter din dhorbe” [Allah will apprehend you on the Day of Judgement]. All the evils were drunk and mocked him and Allah by saying, “Allah naki amader dhorbe” [As if Allah will apprehend us!]. These torturers did not even hesitate to tear up his beard!
We want to ask these two RAB Officials, who are showing their hatred and cowardice exercising their power wrongfully, what has lead you towards such heinous acts against Islam and the Dawah carriers of Islam? What has encouraged you to sabotage the protest gatherings which were organized for the Rohingya Muslims? What has made you become foot soldiers for America, the imperialist Kafir State and her agents in the War against Islam to resist the establishment of Khilafah Rashidah (Caliphate)? We remind you of the hadith of RasulAllah (saw) narrated by Abu Umamah: “Among the worst people in status before Allah on the Day of Resurrection will be a person who loses his Akhira for the sake of someone else’s Dunya.” And here you are sacrificing your Akhira not just for someone else rather for the sake of the enemies of Islam! You know very well that arresting the sincere workers of Khilafah (Caliphate) only serves their interests. So, we call upon you to desist from such actions. And, we are also reminding you that if you do not do so you will be from the losers not only in the Akhira but in the Dunya as well, when the Khilafah returns soon and you are brought to justice for your crimes against Islam and Muslims.
Know that, history is the witness that Islam can never be suppressed by torturing Muslims when Allah (swt) has Himself assumed the responsibility to make His Deen victorious. We warn you so that you can start repenting sincerely for your wicked crimes against the sacrificing sons of this Ummah and drop all charges against them. Fear that day when you will have to stand helpless and terrified before Allah Azza Wa Jal and His merciless guards of Hell who will throw you into the Hellfire for displaying hostility towards the Wali (pious servants) of Allah in the Dunya. Allah (swt) says:
﴾ ﴿ إِنَّ الَّذِينَ فَتَنُوا الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ ثُمَّ لَمْ يَتُوبُوا فَلَهُمْ عَذَابُ جَهَنَّمَ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابُ الْحَرِيقِ
“Indeed, those who have tortured the believing men and believing women and then have not repented will have the punishment of Hell, and they will have the punishment of the Burning Fire.” [Surah Al-Buruj: 10]
We call upon the sincere officers in the military particularly the colleagues of these two officers to hold them by their hands and prevent them from such heinous actions against the sincere sons of the Ummah. They only bring disrepute to the country’s military which is unquestionably Islamic and loves Islam and in their ranks are sincere and courageous officers who are working to and others who will grant their Nusrah to Islam soon insha’Allah to re-establish the Righteous Khilafah (Caliphate).
Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir, Wilayah Bangladesh