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12:15 PM on 07/15/2013
So at the time of the struggle for idependence there were two Bangla Deshi sides - one pro and other anti idependence. Ghulam Azam and his followers were anti-idependence and he had every right to be one.

This seems like a politically motivated trial that was really not needed in the first place. Everybody had forgotten about the pro and anti idependence forces, but no sir, Hasina Wajid had to dig this case out in 2010 to settle some old scores. Do remember that her father and the Founding Father of Bangla Desh, Shaikh Mujeeb ur Rehman, along with several members of his family, was brutally murdered by the military soon after independence, the only example of its kind.

This nation will be forever divided, which Hasina wanted in the first place.
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candlesmp
life is as good as you make it
12:07 PM on 07/15/2013
What's the point in a 90 year sentence when the guy is 91 years old?
02:08 PM on 07/15/2013
Parole?

My guess is that they want to make sure didn't get out on good behavior.
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03:03 PM on 07/15/2013
Re: "...What's the point in a 90 year sentence when the guy is 91 years old?" {candlesmp}

Pity!

I was reminded of the 'Sylvestor Stallone/Wesly Snipes' flick where criminals AND those victimized by justice alike, are enclosed in life-supporting cryogenic donauts, to be released when their sentence is done...

Pity!
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season555
Allaah knows best
12:04 PM on 07/15/2013
Just because one has a beard DOESN'T mean the are Islamist? All Muslims who follow their faith are Islamist, Men like Gulam Azam isn't one of them.

A man like Gulam Azam and his razakars did everything against Islam and his own people, he should have been hanged in 1972. But Politicians will be politicians not only do anything but let him and men like him enter main stream politics. Maybe the souls of those deaths he is responsible for will now have a little peace. Though I doubt he will serve anytime
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12:40 PM on 07/15/2013
All Muslims who follow their faith are Islamist
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Islamists believe that Allah wants Muslims to politically rule non Muslims according to Sharia law, but never the reverse as a permanant condition.

Do you say that all Muslims believe that? How about you personally?

Here are some Muslim organizations who specifically state that they do not:

"We will publicly affirm our belief that the primary threat to America is from both violent and non-violent Islamists who exploit the faith of Islam, and who use identity politics, victimology, tribalism, and intimidation to further their goal of Islamist hegemony."

http://aifdemocracy.org/about/foundational-values/

Also:

http://americanislamicleadership.org/link2

http://www.alislam.org/

JI is an Islamist organization:

“The JI maintains close ties with international Muslim groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood. The JI is a vanguard party: its members form an elite with "affiliates" and then "sympathisers" beneath them.

The Jamaat's objective is establishment of an Islamic state, governed by Sharia law. The JI opposes ideologies such as capitalism, socialism and secularism; and practices such as bank interest and liberalist social mores, but the party advocates democracy as an integral part of Islamic political ideals.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamaat-e-Islami

The democracy the party advocates for is actually majoritarianism.
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04:55 PM on 07/15/2013
You just help yourself or maybe have very low self esteem...to write to again and again after I asked not too. tagging you as abusive
11:58 AM on 07/15/2013
I read somewhere a good verdict in a political trial is one that doesn't make either side happy. Judging from what we read here I think justice was done. A 91-year-old former chief of an Islamic party in Bangladesh was sentenced to 90 years in jail on Monday for crimes against humanity during the country's 1971 independence war, angering both supporters who said the trial was politically motivated and opponents who said he should be executed.
11:56 AM on 07/15/2013
With good behavior Ghulam Azam will be out in 20 years.
11:55 AM on 07/15/2013
Bush? We were attacked, you fool.
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hawkeye58
Open to the truth...
12:07 PM on 07/15/2013
The Iraqis attacked us? I must have missed it, when did that happen?
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12:10 PM on 07/15/2013
You mean you didn't know?...How could you have missed it?...it was in all the Republican owned media.
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Throwing Stones
A peaceful place, or so it looks from space
12:50 PM on 07/15/2013
We were never attacked by Iraq or Afghanistan. Seriously.... Get it together.
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01:43 PM on 07/15/2013
Actually Bin Laden did operate training bases out in the open in Afganistan.
11:53 AM on 07/15/2013
Leave all muslims alone, withdraw from their countries, they were not responsible for anything. W is the real war criminal. He should be in jail NOW!! Muslims are peaceful. If any terrorists go into jihad, it's Bush's buddies and his fault. NOT theirs! Bush planned 9/11 and executed it.
12:00 PM on 07/15/2013
"A mind is a terrible thing to waste"
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Ariella Bat Sheva
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12:36 PM on 07/15/2013
he has a mind?
01:36 PM on 07/15/2013
I suspect the statement was sarcasm. It's very Monty Python... then again you might have been right.
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nightwind928
12:15 PM on 07/15/2013
I agree..leave the middle east to the happy, friendly, peace loving Muslims who seem bent on annihilating each other over ignorant sectarian issues at an ever increasing rate. Let them alone, they're doing a fine job all by themselves without any help from the west.
12:40 PM on 07/15/2013
you forgot to parade W's body around the country on a national tour after he's hung!!!
11:52 AM on 07/15/2013
No justice! Ghulam Azam should have gotten a life sentence for his crimes.
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amirthedevil
11:48 AM on 07/15/2013
When he gets out he'd be 181, the prime of his life.
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nightwind928
12:18 PM on 07/15/2013
He was quoted as saying: "90 years??..AH,HAHAHAHA...why, I can do that standing on my turban!!
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Throwing Stones
A peaceful place, or so it looks from space
12:52 PM on 07/15/2013
Well, Moses lived to be over 900 .....
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amirthedevil
04:35 PM on 07/15/2013
Slight mix up. That would be Noah. Moses died on his 120th Birthday !
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11:35 AM on 07/15/2013
Let's understand this.
Bangladesh was a part of India before it gained independence, with the help of Pakistan. Although Pakistan was purportedly helping it its army needed some fringe benefits for their aid, like raping 200,000 women. Were the women who were raped clapped in prison for having sex outside of marriage?
Sick, sick, sick and very sick.
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01:24 PM on 07/15/2013
I am not sure where you get your history but Bangladesh was formerly known as East Pakistan which was governed by leaders of West Pakistan. East and West Pakistan became independent in August 14, 1947 from the British monarchy that ruled the Indian sub-continent. India had gained its own independence from British monarchy on August 15, 1947, the day after East and West Pakistan became separated.
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11:35 AM on 07/15/2013
looks a little like santa clauses brother
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Throwing Stones
A peaceful place, or so it looks from space
12:54 PM on 07/15/2013
I see you spent your school years in the weight room.
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Ossit
Ossit
11:18 AM on 07/15/2013
From just reading the first page, with all the insults flung about this guy, it's truely amazing your self-righteousness against him. What self-righteousness? You people can't even have a civil discussion about him Yeah! Verbally abusive people who were taught that's the way to behave criticize this man.

Oh he's a horrible person you all shout? Yeah! So were white Christians who tried to get rid of the American Indian! So were white Christians who gained off Slavery, using people like animals, and considering them non human because of color. It wasn't this guy's ilk that ran the Holocaust. They did things to people far worse than this guy IF he is what people say.

He's a war criminal? So were we when we dropped the Bomb on Hiroshima, Nakasaki, and almost another city. So were those who bombed Viet Namese villages of innocent people who just happened to be there. So are the American Military who think waterboarding torture is fine and dandy.

We've done far worse to people than this man IF he is what they say he is. But who knows. Media exaggerates and Media Dupes fall for it every time.
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se72748
11:12 AM on 07/15/2013
I just have never been able to get that: A criminal is in poor health so instead of giving him the Death penalty he deserves ,they give him life .
01:43 PM on 07/15/2013
It's a political compromise... something many people simply don't get any more. Even with the limited information in the article it is not hard to see what would happen if they executed him. Further more it's why we should demand separation of Church and State world wide. No more excuses. Religion has proven throughout history as to why it should not be allowed control of armies and economies.
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Ossit
Ossit
11:11 AM on 07/15/2013
Well I see the Muslim bigots are out in force, believing Media, having no idea what he really did and didn't. The insults you people have flung, the means of torture you people fling, make a terrorist blush and you should be ashamed.

You people slay me with your self-righteousness about this guy. Yet you blame American women for rape. Some of you men think you're entitled to domestic abuse. People kill each other on the streets every day and it's business as usual. Most of you refuse to think on your own and depend on news stories to make a decision about a person you've never heard of. I bet half of you weren't even alive in 1971. You treat Poor Americans like garbage, you do nothing for anyone unless you benefit, and you're all mad at him? I bet half of what they say of him isn't even true. You let Media politics decide how you think of people. It's the Sheeple Way.
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11:41 AM on 07/15/2013
That would be main stream media and their robots. liberal do use poor people. If they try to improve, they take their welfare and stamps away.I think it's a lot to blame on one man.
11:53 AM on 07/15/2013
Huh!
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TooLooze
Someone should do something about all the problems
11:10 AM on 07/15/2013
Great. Bangladesh punishes war criminals and we start preemptive wars against the incorrect countries and walk.