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Islami Samaj

Islami Samaj is a break away faction of Jamaat-E-Islami. The organisation was established in May 6 1993 by Mufti Abdul Jabbar. Islami Samaj was established on May 17, 1997 by Jamaat-e-Islami's founder ameer Mufti Abdul Zabbar who in 1983 formed a dissident group of Jamaat following his disagreement with Jamaat leader Golam Azam. The present Amir of the organisation is Syed Humayun Kabir a former member Islami Chhatra Shibir. The organisations objective is to establish Islamic rule in the country. It also opposes democracy as it believes that it is a man made system and contradictory to rule of Islam.

In a four-page leaflet recovered by security forces on August 7 2008 signed by Syed Humayun Kabir reads, the nation and the country is in grave danger and human rights in the country is severely violated as the country is being run by a man-made constitution that allows sovereignty and laws of the humans.

"At such a dreadful state of the nation and the country, establishing the sovereignty of Allah and Islam, a comprehensive lifestyle guideline of Allah, in the country can only pull the country out of the crisis and protect rights of the people...

"Democracy and all other man-made laws are curse on humans and if the man-made system remains in the society and the state, good governance and justice will not be established, discrimination will not be eradicated and peoples basic rights will not be ensured

The organisation urges people to revolt against peoples sovereignty and the man-made system and to establish sovereignty of Allah and Islamic rule in the country.

In 2009, seven organisations Hizb-ut-Tawhid, Islami Samaj, Ulema Anjuman al Baiyinaat, Islamic Democratic Party, Tawhid Trust, Tamir ud-Deen and Allar Dal were blacklisted.

Islami Samaj is active in Bandarban. Samajs head quarter is located at Kushiara village in the district of Comilla. Eight Islami Samaj members were arrested on Aug 7 2008 from the premise of District and Sessions Judges court in Bandarban and seven others in Jamalpur while they were distributing leaflets of the organisation. Samaj has close connection with JMB. Ansar Ali one of its leaders arrest on August 7 2008 in Jamalpur was arrested twice earlier on charges of his linkages with JMB.

The leaders of Islami Samaj in a press conference 09 August 2015 protested the arrest of its 15 leaders and members and the media reports about their involvement with militancy. When asked to comment on whether Ansar Ali, one of the Islami Samaj leaders arrested in Jamalpur, had been detained twice before on charge of his ties with banned Islamist militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), Syed Humayun Kabir, the ameer of Islami Samaj, said he was cleared of the charge. "We have no association with JMB as we do not believe in their type of politics," he added.

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