Counter Terrorism Perspectives: CTP

MLM: "Fugitive Bangladeshi Ideologue Tamim al-Adnani Spearheading Virtual Jihadist Campaign"

March 15, 2020

In August 2013, a Bangladeshi court in Barguna district jailed several members of the extremist outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), including its spiritual leader Mufti Jasimuddin Rahmani, for subversive activities in the country. These ABT members were accused of widespread violence and targeted killings during the Shahabag protest movement held earlier that year. The incarceration of Rahmani brought his fellow cleric Tamim al-Adnani to the forefront of the terrorist group as its spiritual head. In 2013-2014, the ABT was a relatively new grouping whose activities were not widely known.

Tamim al-Adnani rose to prominence as a firebrand ideologue and preacher, and subsequently became more notorious than Rahmani. He came to be known for his vitriolic criticism against Bangladeshi and Western governments, and for his exhortations for violence and jihad.

For Complete Article (Subscription), Read, "Fugitive Bangladeshi Ideologue Tamim al-Adnani Spearheading Virtual Jihadist Campaign," Militant Leadership Monitor, (Jamestown Foundation),  VOL. XI (2), February 2020.