Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh chief Shah Ahmed Shafi has said that efforts were being made to convert Rohingya Muslims into atheists in the makeshift camps for the displaced Rohingya in Cox’s Bazar.
Shafi made the claim while offering a special prayer at a Hefazat rally in the city’s Laldigi Maidan on Friday.
The radical Islamist group organised the grand rally to press home its demand for Myanmar to take back the Rohingya who have fled to Bangladesh to escape military persecution in their homeland, the Rakhine state.
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Urging all Muslims to stay alert regarding the evil motive of conversion, the nonagenarian cleric prayed to Allah to protect the Rohingya Muslims and their families.
Dubbing Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi an international terrorist, Hefazat-e-Islam Secretary General Junaid Babunagari asked the Bangladesh government to sever all diplomatic ties with Myanmar.
“The international community should impose diplomatic pressure on Myanmar to put an end to the mass-killing in the Rakhine state of Myanmar. Bangladesh government should declare jihad against Myanmar without delay. It is not possible to establish peace without jihad,” said Babunagari.