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    An open letter to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, leader of the main opposition, and his countrymen

    By Dr Humayun Azad

    A dead man who came back, so to speak, to tell us something very important. This is what awaits all of us if we do not pay attention.



    Honorable PM, leader of the main opposition, my countrymen, I am penning this open letter to you after being utterly helpless, physically attacked, and in a state of hopelessness. All these have made my life and my family members’ life unbearable. As I was returning from this year’s ‘Book Fair’ in the evening of February 27, some killer goons attacked me physically; I was not supposed to have lived after the brutal attack. Nonetheless, I returned to this mortal world after being “dead” (in coma) for four days. For this, I remain ever so grateful to everyone. I am thankful to the honorable PM because she took care of my treatment in the aftermath of the attack; I am also indebted to the main opposition party leader for she came hurriedly to see me after I was physically assaulted and she feared for my life; I am also greatly indebted to my countrymen those who grieved seeing my hapless condition, they were moved and they prayed for my well-being. I am also thankful to my fellow academicians and students at the universities, artists, and politicians those who worked tirelessly to keep me alive. I was not supposed to come back to life, but I did. For which a dedicated bunch of physicians should receive my plaudits. I remain ever so grateful to them.

    After I was mortally wounded on February 27, I became a darling to my countrymen; those who never knew me before they also inquired about my well-being. However, I am now attacked again and my family is living in a state of despondency; we are now living in a state of fright. On July 24, 2004, the evil bunch who attacked me earlier tried to abduct my only son, Anannya; on July 25, 2004, they put us again in a state of panic after threatening us through a telephone call this time they said that they will blast a bomb in my house. At this time, mine is the most panic stricken family in Bangladesh whose members may be hurt in any moment. That is the reason I am now appealing to you hoping that you may come forward to help me out. You are the only ones who lend your helping hand at this time of despair. You have done your duty when I was struggling with my death; aren’t you going to stand by me at this perilous time too?

    I look physically alright now, but I am far from being mentally strong. One of my eyes is half blind. I am carrying a disfigured face with the scars of vicious attack on it, the sutures on my face are still painful for me, my lips are partially numb, I wear dentures, infirmity has taken hold of me. After my return from medical treatment in abroad, I am virtually interned in my home because my life is not safe outside. I maybe attacked physically if I venture to go outside. For my safety the government has posted some police force in front of my residence for which I am thankful. Still then, I am receiving repeated death threats; my family members are exposed to serious danger. All these are making our lives utterly miserable. I cannot look at the panic-stricken faces of my beloved ones because their countenance bears the mark of mental anguish. It seems as if they are living in a state of fear surrounded by sharp knives or living near a live volcano. Sometimes I feel that the marauding gang of assassins surrounds them and there is no one to protect them. Under this dire circumstance, living a normal life is all too difficult and meaningless; I don’t know whether you could imagine the state of hopelessness that I am now in.

    We as a family feel that this fear for untimely death is dictating our daily life now. We could have committed a mass suicide if we knew beforehand we would attain the Nirvana from our wretched life. We would have showered our assassins with the moon and flowers as we prepare to exit from this mortal world. But we are infirm, our love for this mortal world is too strong, and that is why we remain in a state of alert. I fear for the safe return of my family members whoever and whenever go out. When I am out, I fear for their safety who are at home. Even in 1971, my life was not that difficult! These days I feel pity for myself, for my life, and for my hapless motherland. What has become of this land where a professor and a writer cannot lead a simple and placid life, cannot browse a book or pen a stanza of poem. This is because the roving assassins are making his life a miserable one even in his sleep. Did we want Bangladesh for all this? Did many a patriot shed their blood for this?

    I am a professor and a writer. I have been teaching for the last 36 years and writing for even longer period. I never did neglect to teach my students properly; I taught them as per their acumen and interest; thousands of students considered me as one of their dearest and best teacher. Their love and respect for me had gratified me. I always tried to teach my students new things; tried my best to get them out of the old moldings because I believe in my heart that it is the very nature of knowledge to create new things. The world of ours has progressed thus far because humankind has been able to generate new information. I have been writing ceaselessly, not keeping myself confined in a particular area, but expanding my interest in variegated disciplines from linguistics to poems. Poetry, novel, essay, criticism, linguistics, political analysis, literature for kids, etc., are the myriad fields in which I have contributed thus far. I have published about 70 books. Many a readers agree that I have enriched Bengali literature through my writings, and even after my departure from this world my contributions will be remembered. Despite all these positive contributions, my life is a wretched one at this time because the assassins are regularly issuing death threats against my family members and me. Living in the shadow of a constant threat I am becoming oblivious to knowledge and literature. Is it then fair that one of the leading professors of Bangladesh has to live under constant threat of being killed? Have I done well in my studies, earned a good name for myself as an academician and writer, earned the respect from my countrymen only to be threatened by the goons who want to see me dead? Will my premature death in the hands of the assassins bring prosperity to Bangladesh ? Or, will it mar the nation with disgrace?

    I am both a scribe and a sensitive human being to whom it is more disgraceful to live in the confine of my house than to be dead. I oft-remember once I used to take a stroll by myself, visit a village to see the moon, birds, and rivers. Today, I am denied of this privilege; today, I cannot walk alone or look at the moon, river, or birds. To the contrary, those marauding assassins, who never looked at the moon, have their rights preserved who want to see me a dead man. To a person who wants to enrich himself with knowledge and who wants to write, nothing could be worse than being interned into a house; this would blunt his creativity. I am not alone in this predicament; quite a few other professors of Dhaka University had been given the death sentence by the obscurantists. I feel their pain, but for how long do we have to endure this pain? Dear Prime Minister, leader of the main opposition party, my countrymen, this not the time for you to remain reticent, you must take care of those people very sternly who are inflicting this pain on us. This is your noble duty. You have to carry out your duty or else the future generation will look at you with ambivalence.

    We want to see our motherland, Bangladesh , as a developed, modern, and peaceful country; however, we failed in the past to build our nation in that way. The image Bangladesh portrays to outside world is not a good one; the way the recent threats to my family and myself have perturbed us will mar the image even further. For sure, you know that those who are making my life miserable belong to a separate ideology. A nation is deemed to prosper, and could only progress when there exists diversity of opinions, and when people holding diverse opinions can live side-by-side. The essence of democracy is to respect and tolerate diverging opinions and beliefs.

    We could refute an opinion or ideology only through knowledge and reasons, but nowhere it says that a person with differing opinion should be threatened to be killed or eventually be killed. Unfortunately, in Bangladesh it has become a norm not to debate with a person who holds a counter view, but to settle the score with a threat to kill the person or by killing the person. I have become a prime target now for political assassination. Isn’t it true that my writings have enriched Bangladesh ? Have I not dedicated my life for Bangladesh because I love my country? Once I am gone from this mortal world, won’t Bangalees feel proud for what I have done? If these are correct, then why am I being tortured this way when I am still alive? I am hoping that you will come to aid in my time of distress, immediately at this critical time of our extreme distress and danger.
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    Bangladesh is amidst a great danger now, a devastated flood has struck us, there is no end to human sufferings; however, this is not the last deluge to hit Bangladesh . Bangladesh is sinking albeit very slowly, according to some geologist the nation may sink into the Bay of Bengal in the next quarter of the century. But we could obstruct this downward journey through knowledge and our effort. If we fail to take up the measure, then we, the nationals of Bangladesh , have to swim ashore to another nation just as a rodent does. Maybe, others will refuse us to climb ashore. Many of us would be dead in the next quarter of the century. However, we should work for our next generation. We are duty bound to build a nation that is safe and advanced for our next generation.

    But no one gives a damn about it. The fundamentalists are bent on killing people who hold a similar philosophy of life like mine; they think annihilating folks like me would solve all the problems that ail Bangladesh . Amidst this devastating flood, I would like to mingle with our people, but I am bereft of that right. Being confined to the four walls of my house I could see how agonizingly they are passing theirs time. I hear that my ancestral village is under water, but I could hardly visit the place; if I attempt to go there, the marauding band of assassins will surely follow me. The nature is wreaking havoc on us now, but those assassins who hold a differing view from mine put my life in danger. This vile force has not given up the idea to threaten me ad infinitum even when calamities have struck Bangladesh .

    Dear honorable Prime Minister, leader of the main opposition party, my countrymen, in this time of great danger I am handing over the security of my family members and mine in your hand. It is up to you to decide whether Bangladesh will remain under the sharp instrument of murder hold by the marauding band of assassins, should my family members and I spend sleepless night frightened by the ominous presence of the goons? Should the nation of ours be inundated with blood? Will the humanity get a shiver watching Bangladesh in this pathetic state? We don’t have much time. You decide what would be the proper step to take, and this is my earnest request to you all, my countrymen, including you- respected PM and the leader of the opposition.
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    Im sorry Mughal, but it appears to me that the west has an astronomical (or as feynman pointed out, astronomical numbers are small compared to economical ) Economical threshold to interfere anywhere it will be risky, unless it is directly beneficial economically or politically. Therefore I find it most likely that any EU / US action on the above mentioned problem will be no more than cosmetical.
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    (Original post by Jonatan)
    Im sorry Mughal, but it appears to me that the west has an astronomical (or as feynman pointed out, astronomical numbers are small compared to economical ) Economical threshold to interfere anywhere it will be risky, unless it is directly beneficial economically or politically. Therefore I find it most likely that any EU / US action on the above mentioned problem will be no more than cosmetical.

    In other words he meant "jews and zionists will use their blackmail policies any way they see fit to bend others into submission"
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    (Original post by hotnanoo)
    Not trying to be lazy but may someone give me a definition for zionism and if they regard it as racist, discuss if you want to
    I am sure various people have given you enough to go on. My contribution would be this:

    www.netureikarta.org

    Just another aspect of the topic.

    Look at it from all view points, The Israeli state's, The palestinians/Muslims, and the Rabbis.

    Judaism believes in One G-d who revealed the Torah. It affirms Divine Providence and, accordingly, views Jewish exile as a punishment for sin. Redemption may be achieved solely through prayer and penance. Judaism calls upon all Jews to obey the Torah in its entirety including the commandment to be patriotic citizens.

    Zionism rejects the Creator, His Revelation and reward and punishment. Among its fruits are the persecution of the Palestinian people and the spiritual and physical endangering of the Jewish people. It encourages treasonous, dual loyalty among unsuspecting Jews throughout the world. At its root Zionism sees reality as barren and desacralized. It is the antithesis of Torah Judaism.

    Hope this helps.
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    (Original post by AntiLiberal)
    In other words he meant "jews and zionists will use their blackmail policies any way they see fit to bend others into submission"
    No, I meant exactly what I wrote. The west didnt bother to interfere with teh holocoust before Hitler started threatening them directly. The west did not bother to interfere in Iraq or Afghanistant until terrorists crashed into the world trade center, and the west does not bother to interfere in Burma as it is not economically interesting. It has nothing to do with Judaism or zionism, its a question about political conveenience. The west cares mainly about its own welfare, and therefore surpressive and discriminating people like yourself are left to rule in other continents.
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    (Original post by Jonatan)
    No, I meant exactly what I wrote. The west didnt bother to interfere with teh holocoust before Hitler started threatening them directly. The west did not bother to interfere in Iraq or Afghanistant until terrorists crashed into the world trade center, and the west does not bother to interfere in Burma as it is not economically interesting. It has nothing to do with Judaism or zionism, its a question about political conveenience. The west cares mainly about its own welfare, and therefore surpressive and discriminating people like yourself are left to rule in other continents.
    Oh get over it, more christians were killed by the jews in russia than jews by the germans during the same time period, but we dont have museums and laws about the christian extermination do we. I am sick of jews and brainwashed jew lovers shoving WW2 down our throats. How many non-jews, AKA christians, gave their lives in WW2 all because the jews started a war they had no way of winning with germany. Its time to tell the truth about history and stop repeating what the JWC rewrites it to. Jews declared war on germany and called on ALL judea to join in their war and it resulted in events that took place. Blaming the west because the ignorant jews bit off more than they could chew is ridiculous.
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    (Original post by AntiLiberal)
    Oh get over it, more christians were killed by the jews in russia than jews by the germans during the same time period, but we dont have museums and laws about the christian extermination do we. I am sick of jews and brainwashed jew lovers shoving WW2 down our throats. How many non-jews, AKA christians, gave their lives in WW2 all because the jews started a war they had no way of winning with germany. Its time to tell the truth about history and stop repeating what the JWC rewrites it to. Jews declared war on germany and called on ALL judea to join in their war and it resulted in events that took place. Blaming the west because the ignorant jews bit off more than they could chew is ridiculous.
    this view is kind of extreme for me but I do think that more emphasis needs to be put on other tragedies, not just the holocaust. The russians, gays and disabled people suffered the same, as well the germas suffered in dresden and under russian defeat. No one was innocent during ww2
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    (Original post by AntiLiberal)
    Oh get over it, more christians were killed by the jews in russia than jews by the germans during the same time period, but we dont have museums and laws about the christian extermination do we. I am sick of jews and brainwashed jew lovers shoving WW2 down our throats. How many non-jews, AKA christians, gave their lives in WW2 all because the jews started a war they had no way of winning with germany. Its time to tell the truth about history and stop repeating what the JWC rewrites it to. Jews declared war on germany and called on ALL judea to join in their war and it resulted in events that took place. Blaming the west because the ignorant jews bit off more than they could chew is ridiculous.
    i think you are right (never thought id say that!) about the fact that little is known about the extermination of millions in the former USSR. however i would add that i find the use of the term christian extermination rather misleading mainly due to the fact that liquidation of the peples you mentioned was largely not a result of their being christian. this did happen of course, in the first few years of the regime some thousand priests and clergy were killed by bolsheviks. but the elimination of christians through such means as the holocaust was never adopted, neither in scale or means. it was never intended. religion was to be eradicated through museums of atheism, secular ceremonies such as red marriages and octobering (chistening!). education and propoganda.

    owever, although many millions died under the regime, and many of these were christians it would be wrong to name this a christian holocaust. many died in spite of their religion. class and nationality played far bigger roles!

    i take issue with the view that it was jews killing the vast majority of people in the USSR as well but thats a debate for another time.
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    (Original post by Masonne)

    i take issue with the view that it was jews killing the vast majority of people in the USSR as well but thats a debate for another time.
    What was Trotsky? What was Marx....the use all these gimicks of promoting religion as being bad only to control people....what was the difference between them and the church? And what were Trotsky and Marx at heart, really?
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    (Original post by ThornsnRoses)
    What was Trotsky? What was Marx....the use all these gimicks of promoting religion as being bad only to control people....what was the difference between them and the church? And what were Trotsky and Marx at heart, really?
    trotsky was a jew.

    marx had jewish lineage too, not sure on the exact details. dont understand the relevance of this though. he didnt kill any christians, i dont believe he ever advocated the wholesale liquidation of christianity through the extermination of christians...

    i would also point out that stalin wasn't a jew, and he did most of the killing in many peoples eyes.

    dont see the relevance of the part about the difference between the church and them either, can you elaborate?
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    (Original post by AntiLiberal)
    Oh get over it, more christians were killed by the jews in russia than jews by the germans during the same time period, but we dont have museums and laws about the christian extermination do we. I am sick of jews and brainwashed jew lovers shoving WW2 down our throats. How many non-jews, AKA christians, gave their lives in WW2 all because the jews started a war they had no way of winning with germany. Its time to tell the truth about history and stop repeating what the JWC rewrites it to. Jews declared war on germany and called on ALL judea to join in their war and it resulted in events that took place. Blaming the west because the ignorant jews bit off more than they could chew is ridiculous.
    Jews declared war on gemany? Whatever :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by AntiLiberal)
    Oh get over it, more christians were killed by the jews in russia than jews by the germans during the same time period, but we dont have museums and laws about the christian extermination do we. I am sick of jews and brainwashed jew lovers shoving WW2 down our throats. How many non-jews, AKA christians, gave their lives in WW2 all because the jews started a war they had no way of winning with germany. Its time to tell the truth about history and stop repeating what the JWC rewrites it to. Jews declared war on germany and called on ALL judea to join in their war and it resulted in events that took place. Blaming the west because the ignorant jews bit off more than they could chew is ridiculous.
    Dear Visitors
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    (Original post by PadFoot90)
    Jews declared war on gemany? Whatever :rolleyes:

    That is common knowledge. If you didnt know that then you are really just learning what you want to learn and not the truth.
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    (Original post by AntiLiberal)
    That is common knowledge. If you didnt know that then you are really just learning what you want to learn and not the truth.
    Go on then, please explain which "Jews" made "war" on "Germany".
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    i don't wanna be the smart ass here but i really dont think jews declared war on germany, i mean everyone knows ww2 started coz france and britain finally agreed to put an end to hitler's mess (well this is a really simplified explanation , dont wanna get into the details) and not coz the jews asked them 2. the thing is jews have always been a minority (and still are!) and for a long time they were the first ones to have jobs like jewlers, bankers.. well jobs that pay really well, and in foreign countries so they always hated by the people of the country they lived in, and that's why germany like other countries discriminated them, however it doesnt justify the fact that they're always complaining and representing themselves like victimes :mad:! my point is to "anti-liberal" i'm sorry but "jews didn't declare war on Germany", however i'm sure we'd agree on loads of other points. sorry if my using elementary school vocabulary that's the only i can explain stuff
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    (Original post by carldaman)
    Go on then, please explain which "Jews" made "war" on "Germany".
    DONT FEED THE TROLLS!
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    general question.. what is your opinion on the new housing blocks being built right now?
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    Some of you liberal idiots need to get your head out of the talmudvision and seek the truth about world events.

    http://www.wintersonnenwende.com/scr...s/jdecwar.html
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    (Original post by AntiLiberal)
    Some of you liberal idiots need to get your head out of the talmudvision and seek the truth about world events.

    http://www.wintersonnenwende.com/scr...s/jdecwar.html
    this website is totally unreliable because its a link from storm front
 
 
 
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