Militants causing harm to Islam, says Hasina  
August 9th, 2016 at 11:30 pm
Militants causing harm to Islam, says Hasina  

Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Tuesday that the militants were causing harm to Islam by carrying out attacks on people in the name of religion.

“I cannot understand in any way why they are killing human beings in the name of religion and what good things they are doing to Islam through this,” the Prime Minister said adding that she believes the militants have been defaming Islam and making the holy religion questionable.

“It’s regretful that they are actually causing total damage to Islam,” Hasina said while receiving cheques for donation for the flood-hit people of the country at her official Ganobhaban residence here this afternoon.

“Problems will come and we will have to solve those … we must solve the problems. We would encounter manmade disaster, Insha Allah, the way we are facing natural calamities,” sate-run news agency Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha quoted the premier as saying.

Hasina sought cooperation from all to tackle militancy and terrorism and said her government was firm in its decision of not allowing militancy and terrorism on the soil of Bangladesh.

The government has already created awareness among the people against terrorism. “Even the rural people are now watchful against the twin devils,” she said.

Hasina’s comments came in the wake of last month’s deadly attacks on a restaurant in Dhaka followed by another terrorist attack on a Eid congregation in Kishoreganj district that left more than 30 people killed.

The attacks were carried out by suspected Islamist militants.

Referring to the current floods in different parts of the country, the prime minister said her government is not sitting idle to tackle the floods, rather it is working tirelessly to reach relief materials like food, drinking water and medicines to the flood-affected people.

Besides, she said, eight teams have been formed by her party Awami League to help the flood affected people across the country.