In a live video on his Facebook page yesterday, former Ducsu VP Nurul Haque Nur apparently labelled supporters and leaders of Awami League as "fake Muslims".
On Facebook live, Nur seemingly echoed the view asserted by Hefajat leaders to justify the recent spate of violence they unleashed during the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In response, Prime Minister's Special Assistant Barrister Shah Ali Farhad today questioned how some diplomats and civil society members regularly associate with Nur who issues unauthorised "fatwa".
"It is shocking to see how some western diplomats, a section of our self-proclaimed 'civil society', and some confused members of the ultra-left regularly associate themselves with this bigot who issues unauthorised 'fatwas' like -- no real Muslim can work for, or support Awami League," he wrote in a post on his verified Facebook account.
Farhad, who is also a member of international affairs subcommittee of Awami League, wanted to know what gives Nur the right to declare someone a Muslim or non-Muslim.
"What are his religious credentials? What are his educational credentials? What are his political credentials? How does he manage to fund his political activities? Awami League is the largest political party in Bangladesh with millions of leaders, workers, and supporters. What gives this agent of chaos the right to paint all of them with the same brush?" he wrote.