Shaykh Abdur Rahman
, also known as Abdur Rahman Shaykh
, (died March 30, 2007) was the spiritual
leader and the administrative head of the banned terrorist
organization Jagrata Muslim Janata Bangladesh
Rahman was educated in Islamic fiqh
at Saudi Arabia
. After being highly critical of the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh
for what he deemed as its patronization of secularism
of Islamic values and principles, he soon formed the JMJB, taking initiatives to form an all-Islamic state based upon only the Qur'an
and the Sunnah
. However, the group soon gained notoriety because of its radical fundamentalist activities, including murder and torture of opponents. On August 17, 2005, this group claimed responsibility for more than 500 bombings
. The Government of Bangladesh banned the organization, and declared awards for the capture of Rahman. In late 2005, Rahman has been blamed for masterminding several more bomb attacks, including the first suicide bombing
On 2 March 2006, Rahman was captured from<!--huh?--> the northeastern city of Sylhet
, at Muktagasa, after a massive 32-hour-long manhunt. .
Along with 5 other militants, Rahman was executed by hanging on 30 March 2007.