I have recently stumbled on the fact that, while a nasty war criminal has died in Bangladesh while in custody for his part in one of the worst atrocities in the 20th Century, another participant in that horrific 9 month hell in Bangladesh is living right here in the US.
Meet Ashrafuz Zaman Khan. Below is a summary of his actions during the 1971 Bengali Genocide:
Ashrafuzzaman Khan shot to death 7 teachers of Dhaka University in the killing zones at Mirpur. Mofizzuddin, who drove the vehicle that carried those hapless victims to Mirpur, clearly identified Ashrafuzzaman as the “chief killer” of the intellectuals.
A court found Ashrafuz Zaman and Chowdhury Mueen-uddin to be guilty for the murder of following 18 Bengali intellectuals: Dhaka University Professors Ghyasuddin Ahmed, Rashidul Hasan, Anwar Pasha, Faizul Mahi, famous playwright and Professor Munier Chowdhury, Mufazzal Haider Chaudhury, Dr Abul Khair, Dr Santosh Chandra Bhattacharyya and Dr Sirajul Haque Khan, Professor of Cardiology Mohammed Fazle Rabbee, eminent eye specialist AFM Alim Chowdhury, Physician Mohammad Martuza, Novelist and Journalist Shahidullah Kaiser, Journalist and Poet Selina Parvin, Journalists Serajuddin Hossain, Syed Nazmul Haque, ANM Golam Mostafa, and Nizamuddin Ahmed, in between 10 to 15 December 1971.
This man is walking the streets of NYC today. A man who committed similar crimes to what ISIS is doing today. And the punchline is, he is the head of the Queens Branch of ICNA, the Islamic Circle of North America. This angers and frustrates me, now that I know about it. He shouldn’t be in the US at all, and this really throws into question every activity that ICNA does.