Friday, March 30, 2007

Hangladesh. Get the virgins ready.

Bangladesh hangs six Islamists, forces on alert

Bangladesh on Friday hanged six Islamist militants convicted of a wave of deadly countrywide bombings in 2005, as the army-backed government moved to stamp out extremist violence. Security was beefed up across the country, which has been under emergency rule since January, following reports that supporters of the executed men would stage protests in their home districts.

The six Islamist leaders executed early on Friday had been behind a campaign to impose Islamic law on the impoverished country. Police said among those put to death were Bangla Bhai, chief of the outlawed Jagrata Muslim Janata Bangladesh group, and Shayek Abdur Rahman, supreme leader of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen.