A violent South Asia Islamist group reportedly is part of a secret plot to undermine Bangladesh's government and pave the way for the country's former supreme court chief justice to take control.
Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh (JIB) has a "secret verbal agreement" with Surendra Kumar Sinha to fund a campaign "getting Justice Sinha international media exposure," the Weekly Blitz reports. Sinha, the first Hindu to occupy Bangladesh's top judicial post, left the country following allegations of money laundering and graft and later tendered his resignation from overseas.
The report comes in advance of a visit to Washington, D.C. next month by JIB assistant secretary Abdur Razzaq, a Bangladeshi lawyer living in self-exile in the United Kingdom. As I reported along with Middle East Forum's Sam Westrop earlier this week, Razzaq is expected to meet with members of Congress and with think-tanks.