ALERT!! BANGLADESH : Fear of Militant Attack :Arakan Rohingya Force,Arakan Mujahid Part.,အၾကမ္းဖက္အဖြဲ႕အစည္းမ်ားအျဖစ္ေစာင့္ၾကည့္ခံရေသာအဖြဲ႕မ်ားတြင္ဤအဖြဲ႕အစည္းမ်ားပါပါတယ္။သိထားသင့္ပါတယ္
update 11.july 2013
Two Rohingya leaders travelled to Indonesia recently to meet hardline groups in the hope of enlisting their support and assistance. The militants were in the market for more fighters, guns, cash and bomb-making instructors.
The pair were identified as cleric Abu Arif and militant commander Abu Shafiyah, linked to the Rohingya Solidarity Organisation (RSO).
They reportedly said that some 300 Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar have been undergoing military training in Rakhine state to step up retaliatory attacks against Buddhists who had been persecuting them.
The visit, announced on the radical Ar Rahmah Media Network website, http://www.arrahmah.com/ is another sign that Myanmar’s sectarian clashes are spilling beyond its borders.
Sympathy for the Rohingyas runs high in Indonesia, where the authorities have managed to prevent large-scale terror attacks in recent years, but extremist militancy remains a concern.
Indonesian counter-terror officers foiled a home-grown plot to attack the Myanmar Embassy here in May.
In India on Sunday, nine bombs went off at a Buddhist temple.
Yesterday, the Ar Rahmah website founded by Jemaah Islamiah (JI) member Muhammad Jibril Abdul Rahman also uploaded 28 photos of Rohingyas undergoing military training in Rakhine state, billing it a “Ramadan gift” and hoping it would “encourage Muslims around the world to reignite jihad in Arakan”. Arakan is the former name of Rakhine state.
International Crisis Group senior adviser Sidney Jones told The Straits Times: “There’s a long history between the JI and RSO that goes back to Afghanistan.”
Indonesian Muhammad Jibril was a member of the JI’s Karachi- based Al-Ghuraba cell, had links to Al-Qaeda and Taleban staff, and was put on a sanctions list by the United States in 2011.
The RSO was founded in 1982 as a rebel group and its members trained in South Asia alongside other militant groups.
Those links now appear to have been rekindled, aided by widespread sympathy for the plight of some 800,000 Rohingya Muslims, many of whom continue to flee persecution by Buddhist hardliners.
On their visit to Jakarta late last month, the Rohingya leaders called on established radical groups such as the Indonesian Mujahidin Council, Islamic Community Forum and Islamic Defenders Front. Security analyst Harry Purwanto told The Straits Times that the choice could be because these groups have been most sympathetic to their cause, even threatening to attack Myanmar interests in Indonesia.
Terrorism analyst Rohan Gunaratna told The Straits Times that while extremist Rohingya groups are reviving regional links, they have never had much support at home.
Fearing militant attacks, law enforcers have kept close and constant surveillance on at least 40 Islamist groups in the country.
According to the intelligence department, supporters of those Islamist outfits are plotting to launch militant attacks by whipping up the masses through anti-government propaganda.
The members of law enforcing agencies were asked to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious by those Islamist organisations.
International Khatme Nabuat Movement, Arakan Rohingya Force, Islamic Solidarity Font, Arakan People’s Army, Liberation Myanmar Force, Arakan Mujahid Party, Rohingya Independence Force, Rohingya Independence Army, Rohingya Patriotic Front Al-Harat-Al Islamia, Tauhidi Janata, World Islami Front, Jumaatul Al Sadat, Sahadat-e-Nabuat, Allahar Dal, Islamic Front, Jamaat As Sadat, Al-Khidmat, Hizbullah Islami Samaj, Muslim Millat, Sharia Council, Ahle Hadis Andolan Bangladesh, Dawati Kafela, Hizbul Mahdi, Bangladesh Anti-terrorist Party, Al Islam Martians Brigade, Jommiat Ahle Hadis Andolon, Jommiatul Ehzia Utraz, Hayatur Ilaha, Sattabad, Anjumane Talamize Islamia, Kalemar Jamaat, Tazir Bangladesh, Forkan Movement, Sahaba Parishad, Ketal Bahini, Eshar Bahini, Al Fahad, Horkatul Mujahidin, Mujahidin-e-Tazim, Jadid Al-Kayda, Al Markajul Al Islami and Jamatul Falaiya.
Intelligence sources said the parties are mainly active in the Baitul Mukarram Mosque area and Chittagong district. They recently joined the Hefazat-e-Islami demonstrations and protest programmes, which first gained momentum in Chittagong.
Aside from these, Ansarullah Bangla Team, another militant outfit that has recently come under the spotlight, is planning to launch attacks. This organisation is a prototype of al-Qaeda.
Five members of the group were recently arrested after they killed blogger Rajib Hayder in the capital following Ganojagaran Mancha protest programmes demanding capital punishment for war criminals.
Members of the law enforcement first came to know about the militant group from the three North South University students arrested in connection with the murder of Rajib.
AKM Shahidul Haque, additional inspector general of police, said the intelligence agencies constantly watch the activities of the Islamist groups.