Shaykh Abdur Rahman

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Shaykh Abdur Rahman, also known as Abdur Rahman Shaykh, (died March 30, 2007) was the spiritual leader and the administrative head of the banned terrorist organization Jagrata Muslim Janata Bangladesh (English: Awakened Muslim Masses of Bangladesh).

Rahman was educated in Islamic fiqh and law at Saudi Arabia. After being highly critical of the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh for what he deemed as its patronization of secularism and sacrilege of Islamic values and principles, he soon formed the JMJB, taking initiatives to form an all-Islamic state based upon only the Qur'an and the Sunnah. However, the group soon gained notoriety because of its radical fundamentalist activities, including murder and torture of opponents. On August 17, 2005, this group claimed responsibility for more than 500 bombings across Bangladesh. The Government of Bangladesh banned the organization, and declared awards for the capture of Rahman. In late 2005, Rahman has been blamed for masterminding several more bomb attacks, including the first suicide bombing in Bangladesh.

On 2 March 2006, Rahman was captured from the northeastern city of Sylhet, at Muktagasa, after a massive 32-hour-long manhunt. [1].

Along with 5 other militants, Rahman was executed by hanging on 30 March 2007. [1]


  1. ^ Six JMB militants walk gallows, BDNews24 March 30, 2007.

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