Jamaat blames media
Jamaat-e-Islami leaders yesterday blasted a section of the media for whipping up propaganda and conspiring against the party.
Some newspapers distorted the remarks made by Jamaat's Dhaka city unit Ameer Rafiqul Islam Khan about Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), they said adding that it was ill motivated.
Rafiqul on March 17 at a discussion in the capital said Jamaat Ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami is encountering the same difficulties as was faced by Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) while preaching Islam.
Jamaat Secretary General Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed said Awami League is also a party to the media propaganda.
About the remarks of Rafiqul Islam, Mojaheed said, “It was an attempt to divert people's attention.”
He was speaking as the chief guest at a rally against “propaganda and conspiracy against Jamaat” at the city unit office of Jamaat at Paltan in the city.
“Some newspapers have tried to implicate Jamaat in criminal activities several times by publishing false and fabricated news,” he said adding: “Authorities of those newspapers cannot sleep in peace if Nizami and Mojaheed are not sent to jail.”
They are trying to make the war crimes an issue, he said. “Journalists ask questions about war crimes issue even though the programme they are covering is not on war crimes,” Mojaheed said blasting the journalists.
“Involving Jamaat in war crimes is a blatant lie. False complainants, witnesses will be placed to blame Jamaat leaders. Some newspapers and television channels are staging plays to blame Jamaat for war crimes,” Mojaheed said.
Mojaheed also said the case filed against him and Nizami were ill motivated.
Jamaat's Assistant Secretary General ATM Azharul Islam said if the lower court sentences Jamaat leaders to life, they would go to the High Court.
Rafiqul Islam Khan presided over the meeting.