• Sunday, Feb 05, 2023
  • Last Update : 10:24 am

Bangladesh MP would ‘gladly accept death penalty’ after killing French President Macron

  • Published at 05:44 pm November 4th, 2020
Narayanganj-3-MP Liyakot Hossain Khoka
File photo of Narayanganj 3 MP Liyakot Hossain Khoka Collected

He appealed to the prime minister to sever diplomatic ties with France

Narayanganj 3 MP Liyakot Hossain Khoka has said he will gladly accept the death penalty after he kills Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, for insulting the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

His rant, which has gone viral on social media, comes amid the tension between the Muslim world and France over cartoon caricatures of the Prophet.

The lawmaker made the comment on Monday night while addressing a discussion on the life and work of the late Shah Ahmad Shafi of Hefazat-e-Islam, at the Aminpur ground in Sonargaon municipality of Narayanganj. 

A near 13 minute video of the rant was uploaded the next day on a Facebook page many believe is run by the MP himself.

Liyakot said: “I am speaking not as a member of parliament but as a Muslim. I want to tell this to the president of France — if you were in front of me today, I would have killed you and walked to the gallows with a smile on my face.”

He also appealed to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to sever diplomatic ties with France.

“You [Sheikh Hasina] were born in a Muslim family. Your father was a true Muslim; he has done a lot for the Muslim community. You yourself do not go to sleep without offering tahajjud prayers first. As a member of parliament, I urge you to renounce diplomatic relations with France,” he said.

Also Read- France Issue: Foreign minister writes his French counterpart

The MP continued: “A session of parliament has been called on November 8. Please raise a proposal during this session to cancel the diplomatic ties with France, we will be on your side. Also, propose a new law in the parliament to issue the death penalty against those who insult my Prophet (PBUH).”

The video, which has already gone viral on social media, received mixed reactions. Some have rebuked such a declaration from a lawmaker, while some have praised his words.

Liyakot Hossain Khoka is currently serving his second term as an MP. He was elected as a lawmaker for the first time from Jatiya Party on January 5, 2014. He was elected for the second time in 2018.

He was a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources in the 10th Parliament and is a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Commerce in the 11th Parliament.

He is currently a presidium member of the Jatiya Party, additional secretary general (Dhaka Division) and the president of the Jatiya Swechchhasebak Party Central Committee.

Protests in Muslim countries, including Bangladesh, calling for a boycott of French products over a caricature of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) published by a French magazine are ongoing. 

President Emmanuel Macron criticized Islamists and vowed not to "give up cartoons" depicting Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Macron's comments came in response to the beheading of a teacher, Samuel Paty, outside his school in a suburb outside Paris earlier last month, after he had shown cartoons of Prophet Mohammed during a class he was teaching on free speech

On Monday, Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh issued a 24-hour ultimatum to the government to shut down the Embassy of France in Dhaka.

Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail