12 April 2007

Shakespeare and Sharia

"First we kill all the lawyers... in Bangladesh."

-- DHAKA, Bangladesh, April 11 -- Matiur Rahman Nizami, the leader of Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh, a religious party, and nine other leaders of the group were among those charged with killing activists during street campaigning on Oct. 28.

In another development on Wednesday, a lawyer who prosecuted seven Islamist militants, six of whom have since been hanged, was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen in a southern Bangladesh town, the police said.

The lawyer, Haider Hossain, was killed near a mosque in Jhalakati where Islamists killed two judges in late 2005.

The Islamists are trying to introduce Shariah, the Muslim legal code based on the Koran, into Bangladeshi law.
Let the beheadings for Allah begin.

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