A state department fellow Jamil Ahmed frequently appeared at events hosted by the US embassy on a regular basis. Photos are aplenty on social media where Jamail was seen in close proximity to the US ambassador.
Also a teacher in the British Council, Jamil takes classes at Bangladesh public administration academy as well.
In light of information available in the public domain, it appears Jamail happened to maintain close ties with the US embassy.
But why did Jamail now get into the spotlight?
Emdad Ibn Karim, who happened to be a frontline organiser of Hizbut Tahrir, a banned militant outfit in Bangladesh, is in close touch with Jamil. In his Facebook, Jamil introduced this Hijbut figure as his brother-in-law.
However, another assessment of Emdad’s profile revealed his close coordination with Hizbut Tahrir.
From publicly sharing a communal post on his Facebook profile to even internal live broadcast videos can be found. As part of its effort to find out recruits from across the globe, Hizbut has been carrying out a recruitment campaign through a Facebook page “Stand for Khilafah”, which originates from the US. Karim happens to share these contents regularly from his personal account also.
Now the question arises over the deep-rooted nexus Jamil holds with Hizbut.
Though Jamil did not share publicly any post on Hizbut from his Facebook, he is reportedly involved in marinating a close nexus between embassy officials and the banned militant outfit.
America’s connection with a militant outfit has long been exposed by substantive media reports across the country.
And allowing such uninterrupted access to sympathisers of the Hizbut Tahrir, the US embassy in Dhaka clearly acting as a safe house for militants.