In a bizarre act of solidarity with the radical Islamist groups, Nurul Haque Nur placed the badge of ‘Fake Muslims’ against supporters and leaders of Awami League, a move to stoke religious hatred in the country. Appearing on a Facebook live, Nur, available on his account recently, echoed the view asserted by Hefazat-e-Islam leaders to justify the spate of violence they unleashed during the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the name of religion. “They (Awami League) are not Muslims — they don’t have any faith. Please inquire if any of them prays five times daily,” fumed Nur without elaborating how he maintains Islam in his personal life. Attempting to emerge as a staunch proponent of Sharia law, he said, “They (Awami Leaguers) don’t live their lives according to Shariah and Sunnah, “ echoing the claim often raised by leaders of Hefazat to defend their call to run the country under Shariah law. “They pray only once a week on Friday, but never offer prayer five times a day. They take bribes, engage in extortion, drug trafficking and tender business” said Nur, turning a blind eye to the rampant rise in child abuse in madrasas across the country. “No Muslim can support Awami League. Those who support Awami League are fake Muslims”, he went on saying. “They take bribes, engage in extortion, drug trafficking and tender business. And claim themselves as Muslims.” he claimed but curiously escaped the anomalies dug out by media outlets centering the fund management by top Hefazat leaders. He branded Awami League supporters as ‘extortionists, drug traffickers, cheats, frauds’ but made no mention on the growing rise of child abuse in madrasas. He even resorted to hate speeches. Defying the public call for bringing the perpetrators behind recent violence to book, Nur joined the bandwagon of the Islamist leaders, saying that the Awami League Government has spread planned hatred against them.