Sikkerhetsstyrker i Bangladesh har avslørt at et barnehjem drevet av en britisk veldedighetsorganisasjon, i virkeligheten var et treningssenter for terrorister.
En offiser som var med i aksjonen, forklarer:
«We also found enough explosives and other equipment to make several hundred grenades. We found some ordinary Islamic books, but others that are in line with extremists like bin Laden.»
He said that there were about 11 children between the ages of 7 and 8 at the compound at the time of the raid, but no other adults.
Locals told the officers that the madrassa, or Islamic seminary, was a British charity financed by «Faisal», who they said had lived in Britain for 25 years.
Green Crescent’s web site, www.greencrescent.org, shows that it is involved in projects in Bhola, as well as several others around Bangladesh and at least one in Pakistan. The charity, which is registered in the UK under the number 1099233, was founded in 1998 by students in Britain and Bangladesh, and is based in Stockport, six miles from Manchester.
K.M. Mamunur Rashid, another officer involved in the raid, said that the charity had plans to build two more madrassas, although there were no details on the charity’s site.
«It is a big madrassa and we have so far gathered that this whole compound is being used for militant training,» he said.
Bangladeshi media reported that security forces suspected the compound was being used by Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), a banned militant group.
Det interessant er at Storbritannia er knutepunkt: herfra organiseres skoler og treningsleire. Det skaffes penger og administreres.
Det er påviste tette bånd mellom ekstremister i Storbritannia og Pakistan. Nå også i Bangladesh.