Press Release: Certain Media Outlets’ Attempt to Falsely Link Hizbut Tahrir to the Killing of Blogger Avijit Roy is for Covering up the Real Story and Aiding Sheikh Hasina’s Stand against Islam
Certain Media Outlets’ Attempt to Falsely Link Hizbut Tahrir to the Killing of Blogger Avijit Roy is for Covering up the Real Story and Aiding Sheikh Hasina’s Stand against Islam
For the past few days, certain electronic and print media have been trying to find an involvement of Hizbut Tahrir with the blogger Avijit Roy’s murder case and thus undertaking a vicious attempt to tarnish the party’s image. We condemn such dishonest, baseless, deliberate and despicable media attempts.
First of all, Shafiur Rahman Farabi, the alleged suspect of this murder case is not a member or activist of Hizbut Tahrir. Moreover, the detectives and law enforcement agencies also did not claim him to be a member of the party. The media that are spreading such malicious propaganda have themselves failed to publish any news from the mouth of Farabi or from the law enforcement agencies about his membership with Hizbut Tahrir. Despite this, their disgraceful attempt to defame the party by stating that Farabi is our activist and linking an well-established party like us with some unknown group called “Ansarullah Bangla” has boggled everyone’s’ mind.
What is more vital is that this murder incident itself is quite mysterious which has raised scores of questions in the peoples’ minds. Especially under the current political circumstances when the whole country has turned out to be a police state, the way and the place where the murder took place, the statements of the eye witnesses and the sudden departure of the key witness of the murder case – Avijit’s own wife, make the matter apparent that the government is the prime suspect; it wants to distract the peoples’ attention by this incident and has now brought the American FBI to work together with them in using the incident in its war against Islam.
We ask these media outlets: Why are you not being brave and sincere enough to highlight the deceit of the government concerning Avijit’s murder? Instead of reporting the truth, you are rather helping the evil to muddy the water more. And why are you unashamedly allying yourselves with the regime in its evil fight against Islam? If you cannot be an active participant in the work for advancing the cause of Islam, then at the very least abstain from false speech against the Dawah Carriers of Islam at the behest of the government.
Media Office of Hizbut Tahrir in Wilayah Bangladesh