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Lie worked well

Photoshopped pic of Sayedee used to instigate Bogra violence

The photoshopped image of the moon with Sayedee's face, found on Jamaat-Shibir Facebook page Basherkella.

Absurd it may look, but a picture of convicted war criminal Delawar Hossain Sayedee superimposed on the face of moon posted in Jamaat-Shibir Facebook page “Basherkella” was actually sold to a large number of people as an omen.

And that omen, to these people, is a call to fight the government and free Sayedee, a top Jamaat leader, at any cost.

This "divine" Facebook picture, posted on Saturday evening by one “Carbon Tasnim” of Faridpur, was circulated by Jamaat-Shibir activists through cell phones and computers.

The caption reads: From late Friday night to early Saturday, people from Bangladesh to Saudi Arabia saw Sayedee's face (in the moon). Such an image is God's sign that true devotees are honoured in different ways.

To draw attention of the people who do not use internet, announcements were made through loudspeakers of mosques about the picture, report our correspondents from Chittagong, Rajshahi and Bogra.

Besides, many people called The Daily Star staff members from different districts to verify if such a moon was really sighted.

In addition to using such bizarre and cheap photo manipulation for a heinous purpose, the Jamaat-Shibir men yesterday used women and children as human shields in Rajshahi and Bogra.

In the photograph, the black frame of Sayedee's spectacles and silk thread of his cap were mostly visible as the colour of those synthetic materials were more shining than his face.

The pro-Jamaat campaigners also pasted Sayedee's image on the national flag, propagating through social media that he could not be a Razakar.

The picture of Sayedee in the moon drew condemnation from Islami scholars and ridicule from regular Facebook users -- some among them are regular visitors of Basherkella page.

Several Islami scholars termed the use of this fake picture "a Jamaat-Shibir ploy" to cheat ordinary believers and exploited their religious sentiments.

According to scholars, such an act is a "great sin".

They note that such "sighting" of the moon can never happen in the light of the Quran and the Hadith.

“The sun and the moon will be the part of hell after Qayamat [Judgment Day]. Those doing this [trick] are only trying to make Sayedee a sinner and part of the hell,” said Moulana Fariduddin Mash Ud, imam of Sholakia Eidgah in Kishoreganj.

“It is funny that Jamaat-Shibir is doing this by putting Sayedee's face on a photo of the moon,” he added.

Moulana Ataullah, senior Nayeb-e-ameer of Bangladesh Khelafat Andolon, said it was not possible to see anyone's image in moon as per Islami shariah.

“This just cannot happen. It is his [Sayedee's] disciples who have been doing this,” said Ataullah, also a son of famous Islami scholar Hafezzi Huzur. “Maybe if you think of someone for long, you can see his face in the shadow of a tree even.”

The picture also prompted online bloggers and activists to make equally absurd jokes using Sayedee's pictures.

In one, for instance, Sayedee was shown as one of the three astronomers to have landed on the moon in 1969. In this picture, Neil Armstrong's face has been replaced by Sayedee's face.

Another showed Sayedee's face superimposed on the bottom of a baboon.

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If this is the kind of lies and fabrication that Jamaat-Sibir want innocent people, world should question the perpetrators as Muslims.

: naabaj

Lie always work well this is nothing new,at present it works well for some journalist who surpasses truth and called demonstration public agitation on the contrary protest agitation a terrorism. travesty of truth

: ayub


  • Saifullah
    Monday, March 4, 2013 01:00 AM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    Hasina is so much blinded by lust of revenge, she can't see reality. First of all, a firebrand preacher like Ssyeedi, who could easily become the President of Bangladesh, had there been a Presidential system, will never be hanged nor will remain in prison in the very near future. Who cares about his image on the moon. There are funnier images of Barack Obama. Second, by daring to eradicate Islamists, Hasina has certainly inaugurated the beginning of the end, perdition, of Awami League. India will save her???

  • kajal
    Monday, March 4, 2013 01:14 AM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    Fake and mockery of jamaat-shibir man and it is possible in Bangladesh only.

  • Sam
    Monday, March 4, 2013 01:24 AM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    Yesterday I saw Sayeede's face next to Hitler attending a Nazi rally, so he should definitely be hanged!

  • John Silver
    Monday, March 4, 2013 01:39 AM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    'Lie works well' is probably best manifested by the DS itself -- which in many ways is also in the business of 'shaping the idea' of the people with their lies, half truths and the absolute lies.

  • Misir Ali
    Monday, March 4, 2013 01:42 AM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    Thank goodness Jamaat-Shibir have not declared that Sayedee is the prophesied redeemer of Islam.

  • Kabir A
    Monday, March 4, 2013 01:51 AM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    Who is then Nastik? Shahbagh bloggers or Jamaat? Only Jamat can mislead common people in the name of religion. They should be punished.

  • Barkat
    Monday, March 4, 2013 01:53 AM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    If there are those to believe that Shahbagh is not staged than there will equally be those who will believe Sayedee's face on moon.

  • SM Abdul Haque
    Monday, March 4, 2013 04:28 PM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    NASA should do some thing about moon. Anybody got any information from Houston or Florida.

  • Mirza Mehedi Hasan
    Monday, March 4, 2013 01:08 PM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    I have been informed today's morning over phone from Bogra that from mid night people of the surrounding area of Bogra started to get sms and phone that Sayedee's face has been seen in the moon and it is an obligatory responsibility to all Muslim to protest against the verdict.Not only that from some mosques it was announced through mike .Hearing this rumour, thousands of people came forward to protest and attacked the thanas and the massacre took place.Jamat started a war against the country spreading this sort of fake statement.May God save us.

  • shafin
    Monday, March 4, 2013 12:46 PM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    Well, regarding their creativity they should use this in cultural programs rather than in politics. As it is getting a disgrace in the history of politics in BD today we take it as a joke and tomorrow outside people will take as a joke.

  • Jumana Sarwar
    Monday, March 4, 2013 03:09 AM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    Propaganda generates counter propaganda. What goes around comes around.

  • Labu Khan
    Monday, March 4, 2013 03:29 AM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    What concerns me most is media propaganda! Bangladeshi people are not fools and it was not used to instigate violence in Bogra. My request to media is not to use this silly excuse for the loss of innocent lives.

  • Asif Mujtaba
    Monday, March 4, 2013 03:48 AM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    I can't believe people actually fell for it. What is the collective IQ of the people of Bangladesh?

  • N Sultana
    Monday, March 4, 2013 03:49 AM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    Go to basherkella and other sayedee supporter facebook page, where they clearly urged people not listen or convinced to this evil activities. They also warn their followers that its created and spread by Awami league !

  • manzar
    Monday, March 4, 2013 03:57 AM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    Yes, we some friends were on beach in UK we also observe this image on moon.

  • Banglar Bhondu
    Monday, March 4, 2013 04:00 AM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    There are many greater lies than this lie is by some die hard fanatic lover of Sayedee. The lie that there was no corruption in Padma Scam, Abul is Patriot, Dr. Yunus was wrongly given Noble, Sen Babu knew nothing about 70 lac in his car, Hall Mark and many more.

  • dr islam
    Monday, March 4, 2013 04:09 AM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    This doctored picture shows, lying and bluffing is the only way of these religion based politicians.Though our other political leaders also practice the same deception with innocent people of the country.

  • Abdur Razzak
    Monday, March 4, 2013 04:15 AM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    What a cheating!

  • Mohammed Shah Alam Khan from Ottawa, Canada
    Monday, March 4, 2013 04:37 AM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    I would like to request the educated persons especially the bureaucrates in Bangladesh please don’t mislead ordinary public by saying good words in favor of Jamaat Shibir. I said this line because in past whenever I went in any party I learned from the high officials that they are speaking in favor of Jamaat Shibir. These officer start speaking in favor of Jamaat Shibir since 1991 when BNP in power. Finally they established in the society that Jamaat Shibir are good leaders.

  • Kazi Salim
    Monday, March 4, 2013 05:00 AM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    Theses anti Islamic Jamatis -Razakers now playing foul games, attaching the ugly face of a notorious and nefarious Razaker killer and rapist, with the Moon and trying to bluff and cheat the common people as a part of their hypocricy and exploitation. Now the people should realise how do these Razakers-Jamatis anti liberation and anti Islamic group lie and cheat thepeople in the name of Islam.

  • Akhter, London
    Monday, March 4, 2013 05:19 AM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    Why blame people for attacks against the law-enforcing agencies? These attacks were carried out by none other then the activists of Jamaat and Shibir. Gossip or lies about divine faces of Saydee on the moon may bemuse or puzzle some illiterate villagers but that alone will not drive them out of their homes to pick-up sticks and machetes to launch attack on police or government offices.

  • Rubo
    Monday, March 4, 2013 04:16 PM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    It is the reflection of Jamat's true character. Another example how they are cheating and bluffing people in the name of Religion.

  • Hafeejul Alam
    Monday, March 4, 2013 01:27 PM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    This is grotesquely absurd and only suits the illiterate fanatics. The nation condemns it thoroughly.

  • sujon
    Monday, March 4, 2013 06:50 AM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    Destroy all Awami and Jamaati thugs.

  • Forhad
    Monday, March 4, 2013 02:31 PM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    Saifullah.... This rajakar didnt even win his own constituency in last election let alone for presidency. LOL

  • Tirtho Mahmud
    Monday, March 4, 2013 07:52 AM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    This is one more sign that Bangladesh in dire need of education spending. Only an uneducated populace can be swayed in this laughable manner.

  • Abid Latif
    Monday, March 4, 2013 08:27 AM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    Sayeedee is a religion trader (Islam Trader). He traded Islam as the way a potato trader or a fish trader used to do.

  • Turja, Canada
    Monday, March 4, 2013 08:41 AM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    Ignorant people falls into the trap of Religious bigots and terrorists.

  • Shah Deeldar
    Monday, March 4, 2013 08:44 AM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    Pretty pathetic and criminal! How low can these people go?

  • Babu
    Monday, March 4, 2013 08:54 AM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    Jamaat- shibir know how to concoct story using Islam to exploit uneducated people.

    Monday, March 4, 2013 09:06 AM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    Although people are much mordanised Jamaat still can bluff public in disguise of Islam. Jamaat always used to use the Islam minded people by spreading superstition. It's just proved.

  • Enamul
    Monday, March 4, 2013 09:13 AM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    Ayub, travesty must be your second name as even after clearly seeing what Jamaat is upto you are indirectly sympathising with them.

  • nds
    Monday, March 4, 2013 09:43 AM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    This is a glaring example of how the technological development without accompanied by cultural refinement can cause a serious threat to the society. Religious feelings of the common people deserves to be honored but it should always be borne in mind that sentiment and feelings is a very a delicate thing which need to be handled with due care.

  • S K
    Monday, March 4, 2013 10:08 AM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    Fooling simple-minded religious people of Bangladesh in such an eccentric manner as cleverly designed by Jammat-Shibir in this modern world of digital technology proves that there still remains much to be done to create social awareness across the country and enlighten the common people so that the religious people may not be instigated further to join the hands of Jamaat-Shibir in the name of religion. Let us unleash a war of social awareness across the country against the propaganda of the Jamaat-Shibir and their cohorts.

  • Manju
    Monday, March 4, 2013 10:44 AM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    Shame on Jamaat Shibir!! They say that they want to establish Islamic Rule the rule of Allah. Is this the way? Do they think that the people of Bangladesh is blind? May be some people are superstitious but the large portion of people are conscious enough to find out this kind of trick.

  • F.Rahman
    Monday, March 4, 2013 12:28 PM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    jamaat-shibbbbir are liar and hypocrite. they can do anything to capture state power.

  • TIMO
    Monday, March 4, 2013 12:37 PM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    Its one kind of news attention majority people mind...

  • Parveen
    Monday, March 4, 2013 12:45 AM GMT+06:00 (153 weeks ago)

    Why don't the authorities block facebook to stop access to such sites? They have done so in the past when cartoons of hasina were posted.





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