Dear Dr. Saiful khan:
Assalamualikum. Thank you for your response regarding my posting. You didnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t hurt my feelings as what you have said is nothing wrong from your point of view. And that's what civic people do to communicate with one another. I'm humbled to even communicate to a person like you or Dr. Nuran Nabi and many others in these forums who are way educated and accomplished than me. I take your criticism as a learning tool for being shaped as a mature human being.
As I mentioned earlier, I have outmost respect for the Freedom fighter on 1971. But IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢m not sure, I can say the same thing about the honorable living Freedom fighters in 2011. I also expressed the similar feelings to my Father-in-law after seeing FelaniÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s hanging dead body on the wired fence.
You and I are extremely fortunate that we do not leave along the Bangladesh-India border fence. Imagine you daughter or sister killed like that hanged for hours. God forbid, thatÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s shouldnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t happen to any of us or even to our ill seekers.
I do not think I made the false accusation regarding the living Freedom fighters being mum with all the injustice Bangladesh is receiving over the last 39 years. Some of their inaction is louder than my word. However, you have all the rights to disagree with my assertion and I ask all the living Freedom fighterÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s forgiveness for being ungrateful.
Your generation saw Pakistan as oppressor and you spoke loud about it as that was the right thing to do. Our generation is seeing India as the oppressor, and we are speaking about it. I do not have any hurt feeling towards the Indian people but the Indian authority who is humiliating us periodically. Well, I do not solely blame Indian authority either, but us, as we are the one who is letting them to dictate our lives by being divided and weak.
Dear Ms Farah and Mr.Anis:
Assalamualikum. Thanks for your response as well. I hope we realize that by being hateful to each others, we are completely destroying the future of Bangladesh. The sooner we realize it the better it is for us. We are a country of numerous prospects and our neighbors like India and China leading the way to be prosperous nations. All we have to do is just learn from them, how to be united when it come to national issues.
The other thing is haunting me is very sensitive to talk about.
Ok, letÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s talk about it, as most of us in these forums are well-informed and may have the courage to discuss something enormously sensitive.
We all want justice for the Pakistani Collaborators who slaughters innocent BangaleeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s ruthlessly. Then how about the justice for innocent BihariÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s who were also slaughtered by BangaleeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s! Why, no one is seeking justice for all the murders!
If IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢m a JUST person, then, I should be JUST to all. Not, only to my family, friends, and well wishers. Right!!
Yes, there is no doubt in my mind that BangaleeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s were slaughtered thousands time more than BihariÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s by brutal Pakistani army and their Bangalee collaborators.
FYI, IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢m not a Bihari origin but a Bangladeshi from both parental sides.
Thanks everyone for reading this long mail. And pls accept my sincerely apology if this mail hurt you in any way. As I said above, you have all the rights to disagree with whatever I said and allow me to understand if I got it all wrong.
--- On Thu, 3/10/11, md. saiful KHAN <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
From: md. saiful KHAN <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [Alapon] Protest against Sarmila Bose's book event on March 15th
Cc: "Helal Ahmed" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Khabor Dot Com" <email@example.com>, "Abba" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, "Nuran Nabi" <email@example.com>
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2011, 2:36 AM
Dear Bhai Helal CC Dean Dr. Nurun Nabi
I have read your email letter to Dr. Nurun Nabi.
We are proud of your father in law and father as we are proud of Dean Dr. Nurun Nabi.
Your assertion " What i don't understand is that in this forum, i do not see you or any other Freedom fighters are crying for Felani or thousands of innocent Bangladeshis are killed by Indian border force" makes it clear that you have no real respect for the most invaluable contribution of our freedom fighters of Bangladesh including your father or father in law.
How can you raise such an allegation like this ?
In one life time fighting or taking part in one freedom struggle or war of liberation is the most commemdable part of valour or patriotism.
Have you or I or most of our countrymen fought or got the chance to take part in a glorious war of emancipation?
Let us all be measured and balanced in our evaluation.
Please do not feel hurt by this comment of mine.
Dr. Md. Saiful Amin Khan
Retired Ambassador and Permanent Secretary of Bangladesh
On 9 March 2011 21:23, Helal Ahmed <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Assalamualikum Dear Dr. Nuran Nabi.
My name is Helal Ahmed and i born in 1970. IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢m very proud of you as a living Freedom fighter as IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢m proud of my Father-in-law and late father. You and my Father-in-law faced the bullet in the forefront and my late father fought the war in a different way. I wish I was born at that time to do the same. I understand your sentiment towards 1971.
What i don't understand is that in this forum, i do not see you or any other Freedom fighters are crying for Felani or thousands of innocent Bangladeshis are killed by Indian border force.
I guess you and some of the Freedom fighters fought the war against Pakistan not for Bangladesh. If you fought for Bangladesh, than i should have seen your anger against the Felani killer just the way you showed your anger towards Pakistani murderers.
Also, in our 1971 war, 3 million people didnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t die. The mentioned number was a slip of tongue by Bongobondhu. And people are Bangladesh canÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t even talk about it as they might be labeled as Razakar. For the sake of new generation, it is your duty to tell the truth.
Pls accept my sincere apology if I hurt you with this mail. As a generation after 1970, IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢m just tired of seeing Bangladeshis keep talking about old enemy and being mum of new enemy.
FYI, as you are, I also want the trial of 1971 war criminals. But I donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t think our neighboring country want this issue to be resolved as this the only way to keep Bangladesh divided and let us in fighting. See, people like you and me, living in different countries, from completely different generations, still wasting our time to argue over something which should have been solved 40 years ago.
IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢m very much in doubt that current AL government will complete the trial. After the five long years, they will say they have to come back to power again to finish the trial.
Thanks in advance for your understanding.
--- On Wed, 3/9/11, Nuran Nabi <email@example.com> wrote:
From: Nuran Nabi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [Alapon] Protest against Sarmila Bose's book event on March 15th
To: email@example.com, "Khabor Dot Com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 1:42 PM
I would appreciate if you post this in your group
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From: Nuran Nabi <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 1:21 PM
Subject: Protest against Sarmila Bose's book event on March 15th
Mr. Mike Van Dusen
Executive Vice President of the Woodrow Wilson Center for InternatioÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Â¹nal Scholars
Dear Mr. Van Dusen,
It is with great dismay I tell you that you have organized an event with a controversial writer Sarmila Bose in the month of March which is the 40th anniversary of the beginning of Bangladesh genocide 1971 where 3 million people were killed, 200 thousand women were raped, 10 million people were forced to become refugees to lead a sub-human life during 9 months of the war..
These crimes against humanity are well documented including a book by USA Consul General in Dhaka Late Mr. Archer Blood and a report by Late Senator Edward Kennedy.
Sarmila Bose's book event on March 15 is an insult to the victims of Bangladesh genocide.
I am a Freedom Fighter of Bangladesh liberation war and a witness to the crimes against humanity perpetrated by the Pakistani military and their Bengali collaborators. I have written several books on Bangladesh liberation war. My latest book Bullets of '71- A Freedom Fighter's Story describes Bangladesh genocide committed by the Bangladesh war criminals. (See my website www.nurannabi.com to know more about Bangladesh genocide )
After 40 years, trial of the Bangladesh war criminals just has started. Since then Bangladesh war criminals and their supporters have started orchestrated campaign to misinform and mislead the world opinion regarding the extent of Bangladesh genocide. Sarmila Bose is a part of that grand scheme.
Sarmila Bose and others are promoting their hidden agenda in a very subtle way to protect the Bangladesh war criminals. Its irony that she is using organization like Woodrow Wilson Center in the USA capital to misguide the opinion maker.
You must stop this event which is a heinous design of the Bangladesh war criminals. You should allow to let people know the truth about Bangladesh war crimes which Ms Bose is trying to hide and protect the war criminals.
I am walling to present evidence for the crimes against humanity in Bangladesh in 1971 perpetrated by Pakistani military and their Bengali collaborators based on my new book.
I would appreciate if you invite me to the event to counter Ms. Bose's misleading conclusion and allow me tell the truth to the audience.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Nuran Nabi, PhD
Councilman of Plainsboro Township, NJ
and a Freedom Fighter of Bangladesh Liberation war
Tel: 609 529 5065