Exclusive: Interview of Mendi Safadi Safadi can’t Remember “Mr. Rahman” Now
Mendi Safadi the alleged Mossad agent and Israeli citizen has become the most talked about person in the last few days. BNP’s leader Aslam Chowdhury met Safadi while he was in India. Aslam Chowdhury is being accused of plotting against the Government with the help of Mossad. In this context, we managed to get an interview of Safadi, to serve the reader‘s interest. Mendi Safadi this Wednesday during the interview with us told that he does not know who “Mr. Rahman” is, though in an earlier interview published on 29th June 2015, he claimed that he talked to a BNP leader named “Mr. Rahman”.
Mendi Safadi also claimed that he is aware of Bangladesh’s situation and he was working for the rights of minorities of Bangladesh for one and a half year. Safadi expressed his dissatisfaction over Aslam Chowdhury being arrested. In Safadi’s opinion, taking Aslam in custody was a violation of human rights.
For the convenience of our reader‘s, the whole interview is written in a Q & A format: 1 (A) You are aware that Mr. Aslam Chowdhury, a leader of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), whom you met in Delhi/Agra of India, has been arrested by Bangladesh police and Mr. Aslam is now in a 7-day-remand for further questioning by police. We would like to know your reaction on this. 1 (B) Can you tell us who invited Mr. Aslam Chowdhury to the event where you met him in Agra/Delhi?
1. (C) Did you have plans to meet again Mr. Aslam Chowdhury or any other political leaders from Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) as a follow-up?
Mendi N Safadi : It is very sad to hear of the arrest of Mr. Aslam , it is one of the methods of the regime’s repression. (Dictators) do not respect human rights, Mr. Aslam works for the rights of minorities, against the murder and ethnic cleansing of Hindus, and his arrest is a blatant violation of basic human rights.
2. Could you please tell us what Mr. Aslam Chowdhury has told you about the political and human rights situation in Bangladesh during your meetings?
Mendi N Safadi : I (was) invited by the youth of the BJP party in India so was Mr Aslam, in the event (there were) 350 people and Mr. Aslam was one of them, I (talked) with him (like) any other person, (it)was not (a) private meeting with him, we were in the same place in the same time, I didn’t come especially to meet with him, and he didn’t come especially to meet me, the attempts of the government to present (it as) a conspiracy is funny.
3. Could you also tell us what kind of lobbying or support Mr. Aslam has requested from you?
4. On 29th June,2015, in one of your interviews published in “Jersusalem Online” , you have mentioned that politically affected people of Bangladesh have been seeking your support and they have invited you to India. Could you please tell us who these people are? If you do not want to give names, what kind of people are they and where are they from? Which political party do they belong to?
Mendi N Safadi : There are a number of (liberal Hindu and Muslim People who) asked me to bring the story of the minorities to the international community , It’s no secret that minorities in the country are suffering from genocide and ethnic cleansing by radical Islamic groups, (due to the) silence and consent of its government , how ISIS can (enter) the country if the government does not agree ? League Awami became …. terror(ism) supporter.
5. Could you tell us since when you were engaged and interested about Bangladesh, political situation of Bangladesh and of human rights situation of Bangladesh?
Mendi N Safadi: I began to recognize the plight (a) year and a half ago, and my support is based solely on humanitarian (grounds) and (my) support for minorities everywhere.
6. Who was your first contact from or about Bangladesh?
7. What kind of advocacy on lobbying are you doing on or about Bangladesh and since when?
Mendi N Safadi: Representatives of human rights organization keep me (informed regarding) what is happening with minorities, which is why I enlisted for them.
8. In one of your interview based report in “Jerusalem Online”, you mentioned about Muslim Brotherhood taking over power in Bangladesh. You also talked about political party PNB. We do not know about any activities of PNB or Muslim brotherhood or anything like this in Bangladesh. Could you please explain this?
Mendi N Safadi: No matter what the Party publishes the matter what it does, and by facts on the ground utilizes ideology is the ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS, to kill Hindus and expel them, carry out ethnic cleansing against who do not Muslim, this ideology of ISIS. So I claim now that the government is helping to terrorist organizations operate in the country, to delete the minorities.
9. In one of your published interviews, on “Jerusalem Online” on June 29, 2015, you have referred someone as “Mr. Rahman”. Could you tell us who this “Mr. Rahman” is?
Mendi N Safadi: I don’t remember that name.
10. When do you think you will revisit India for any other program? Do you have a definite plan?
Mendi N Safadi: I have friends in India, the Indian people is the best friends, and yes I will visit India again, I don’t know when.
11. In your interview published in “Jerusalem Online” on 26th January, 2016, it said “Safadi is investing considerable efforts in order to have the present government within Bangladesh replace with one that supports having full diplomatic and economic relations with Israel”. You also said, ”Soon, the gates of Bangladesh will open up to Israelis in all aspects and this is not an impossible wish.”
Now please let us know which political party in Bangladesh are you referring to who supports the Israeli cause?
Mendi N Safadi: I’m always looking for peace and relationships with countries and peoples around the world, and yes I hope that one day the border will open, and people can cooperative the technology and the agriculture, as you know Israel is the superpower (in) technology in the world.
N.B. The English used by Safadi to answer our questions had a lot of errors and was also not clear. We edited the grammatical errors without compromising his intended meaning wherever possible.
To help our readers to have a clear understanding of what Safadi said, we used bracketed words/ half sentences in the interview to give the sentences meaning and context.