Bangladesh directs Friday sermons after assaults
DHAKA: Bangladesh on Friday moved to manage week by week sermons in a huge number of mosques as a major aspect of a ventured up crusade to battle Islamist fanaticism, authorities said.
The move comes after the lethal assault in an upscale Dhaka bistro in which 20 prisoners were fiercely shot and hacked to death in the country’s most noticeably awful assault by suspected Islamist aggressors.
From that point forward, powers have closed down a TV slot keep running by a disputable Indian evangelist, and chose to screen the online networking and Friday sermons of neighborhood mosques in an offer to counteract radicalisation.
As a component of the drive, the state-run Islamic Foundation, which functions as a guard dog for mosques and religious foundations, has arranged a sermon for the primary national mosque which it has requested that different mosques take after.
It was not clear what number of Bangladesh’s mosques, which are controlled by autonomous neighborhood lay boards of trustees, would take after the directions. Be that as it may, a senior police official said neighborhood organizations, police and local Islamic Foundation authorities would “screen” the sermons.
Establishment boss Shamim Mohammad Afzal told AFP that the sermon had been dispersed to more than 300,000 mosques. “It is not obligatory but rather we trust the imams will take after our sermon or take their motivation from it,” he said.
“Our center message is there is no spot for terrorism in Islam. We need to ensure our youngsters can’t be mentally conditioned to confer a demonstration of terrorism.” Islamic gatherings, who have emphatically reprimanded the bistro attack and a string of other late assaults on minorities, have condemned the sermon direction as “undesirable”.
“Much sooner than the Foundation issued its guidelines, our pastors have been vocal against terrorism,” said Mufti Faiz Ullah, secretary general of Islamic Oikya Jote, a religious gathering.