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Hindu-hating anti-Ram Mandir jihadist-terrorist brands UK lawmakers as ‘tricksters’
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Issue Net Edition | Date : 29 Jan , 2024

A jihadist-terrorist asylum-seeker in the United Kingdom, who was earlier expelled from Hungary has recently made a notorious attempt of defaming the British lawmakers by publicly branding them as “tricksters”.

Europe’s leading and most influential multi-media news channel Euro News, through a report titled ‘Cryptocurrency, drugs, money laundering: a Hungarian thread in the funding of Hamas’ has further exposed dangerous activities of ZulkarnainSaer Sami, alias ZulkarnainSaer, alias ZulkarnainSaer Khan Sami alias Tanvir Md. Sadat.When he was being deported from Hungary he landed in the United Kingdom and sought asylum. He has, since, been funding and promoting pro-Hamas and anti-Israel rallies in London and  has turned into a potential threat to Britain’s national security. In  the recent past this jihadist terrorist threatened to behead a Hindu rights activist and professor Kushal Baran Chakraborty in Chittagong, Bangladesh and termed Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) as a “terrorist group”. He even instigated his followers against Hindus and branded RSS leaders as “top terrorists”. This notorious jihadist-terrorist has been also plotting attacks on the Israeli embassy as well as Jewish synagogues, homes and business establishments in the United Kingdom, while he has been reportedly plotting attacks on Jewish community members.

Following publication of the report in EuroNews, MSN News as well as several European news outlets including Privatkopo, FuhuNemzetiMagyar-Nemzet have also exposed notorious background and illegal activities of this asylum-seeking jihadist-terrorist.  

Sharing a report of a local newspaper on January 28, 2024 about the visit of a five-member parliamentary delegation led by Paul Scully MP, former Conservative Minister for Tech and Digital Economy; Virendra Sharma MP, Vice Chair of All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Bangladesh and Chair of APPG on Indo-British; Neil Coyle MP, Member of UK House of Commons Select Committee on Foreign Affairs; Andrew Western MP, Opposition Whip at the House of Commons; and Dominic Moffitt, Senior Parliamentary Assistant at House of Commons – ZulkarnainSaer Sami wrote “this is a trickster delegation”. Sami’s Facebook account is filled with pro-Islamist, pro-jihadist, anti-Semite, anti-India and anti-Hindu posts.

Zulkarnai Saer on his Facebook account claims to have studied at Bangladesh Military Academy, while in fact he was expelled from this prestigious institution within weeks on charges of drug addiction. He also claims to be “Research Affiliate at Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and Research Analyst at Al Jazeera’s I-Unit, while it is reported in the media that Sami has been blackmailing various individuals and making attempts of extortion by proclaiming as a staff of OCCRP. Sami – a self-styled “investigative journalist” without any journalistic background actually is a drug-trafficker, money-launderer, human-trafficker, thief and fraud, who faces criminal charges in Bangladesh and other countries.  

Following the occasion of Ram Mandir Pran Pratishtha on January 22, 2024 Zeulkarnain Saer Sami in a Facebook post wrote:

At the inauguration ceremony of the Ram Temple built on the ruins of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, India yesterday, some parts of the country’s Prime Minister Modi’s speech were exactly like this: “This is a temple of national consciousness in the form of Ram. Ram is the faith of India, Ram is the foundation of India. Ram is the idea of India, Ram is the law of India…Ram is the prestige of India, Ram is the glory of India…Ram is the leader and Ram is the policy. Ram is eternal…When Ram is honoured, its effect does not last for years or centuries, its effect is for thousands of years…” 

If the Prime Minister of a country officially advocates a particular religious view in this way, it is quite clear that he is moving away from the country’s secular policy. In a multi-religious democratic society, a head of government who is biased towards a particular religion sends a message of great danger. 

Well suppose, if a Prime Minister/Head of State of Bangladesh had given such a one-sided speech, would the civil and intellectuals have somehow spared him? 

Case of Zulkarnain Saer Sami

ZulkarnainSaer Sami alias ZulkarnainSaer Khan Sami alias Tanvir Md. Sadat, a man with many names and several fake identities, after being expelled from Hungary on allegations of “suspicious” activities, fled to Britain and sought asylum with false claims of “a victim of political vengeance”.

According to media sources, during his stay in Hungary ZulkarnainSaer Khan alias Zulkarnain Sami, alias Sami alias Tanvir Md. Sadat alias Tanvir was running illegal hundi (hawala) businesses under the garb of operating restaurants. He also was actively involved with transnational drug and human trafficking cartels and was linked to Lebanese Hezbollah.

According to information, back in 2001, ZulkarnainSaer Khan Sami alias Tanvir Md. Sadat was caught by the Military Police while entering Dhaka Cantonment wearing the uniform of an army Colonel. Later he was released after giving a written bond.

Prior to fleeing Bangladesh for Hungary, ZulkarnainSaer Khan Sami alias Tanvir Md. Sadat was arrested on July 21, 2006 in Bangladesh on charges of cheating local businessmen under false identity of an officer of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB). A criminal case, dated 21.07.2006 was lodged against him. 

On May 20, 2022, ZulkarnainSaer Khan Sami alias Tanvir Md. Sadat established a company named ‘SAMS INC LTD’ in the United Kingdom. Main reason behind establishment of ‘SAMS INC LTD’ is to shift his illegal activities, such as drug trafficking, money-laundering and maintaining connections with various terrorist outfits from Hungary to the United Kingdom and work in favor of Iranian proxies Hezbollah and Hamas.

Zulkarnain Sami, who has been running series of criminal activities including extortion by false proclaiming as a correspondent of Israeli newspaper Haaretz as well analyst for Qatari-broadcast network Al Jazeera and team member of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) has been already exposed by several media outlets for his connections with transnational drug and weapon trafficking rackets as well as terrorist groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah.

According to the media, Sami maintains business ties with Juan Orlando Hernández, the former President of Honduras, who has been indicted and extradited to the United States on drug-trafficking charges. A press release from the US Department of Justice corroborated these allegations. Years ago, Sami was introduced to Hernández’s drug trafficking network by an influential member of a Mexican narco-cartel that utilizes Hungary as a gateway for distributing narcotics across Europe. It is also alleged that Sami acted as a conduit for Afghan narcotics supplied by Hezbollah to Hernández.

On October 14, 2023, Zulkarnain Sami in a Facebook post wrote: “Even as the UK government threatens to crack down on pro-Palestine activists and protesters, the masses come out in support of Palestine on the streets of London amid Israel’s bombardment and siege of Gaza”.

On October 16, 2023 sharing a video in a post he wrote: “Moroccans take to the streets in support of Palestinian citizens besieged in Gaza. This is how millions of Moroccans showed their support in the central streets of the capital Rabat today”.

On the same day, by sharing an Al Jazeera article link he wrote: “Iran has warned Israel of regional escalation if the Israeli military enters Gaza for a ground invasion as the war with Hamas enters its second week.

“If the measures aimed at immediately stopping the Israeli attacks that are killing children in the Gaza Strip end in a deadlock, it is highly probable that many other fronts will be opened. This option is not ruled out and this is becoming increasingly more probable,” Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian told Al Jazeera on Sunday”.

While authorities in the United Kingdom and India need to investigate the case of this jihadist-terrorist, it is essential that the UK Home office immediately extradites him by rejecting asylum petition.

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Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury

is an internationally acclaimed multi-award-winning anti-militancy journalist, writer, research-scholar, and Editor, Blitz, a newspaper publishing from Bangladesh since 2003. He regularly writes for local and international newspapers.

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