Obviously I would never side with those 'who did massacring,' There is no proof that government led 'massacre' took place.
Those who really did do massacring
are Jamaat leaders
. It was their supporters who were protesting and it looks like Mo is defending them. As a survivor of a (unrelated) genocide I want victims of Bangladesh Genocide 1971 to finally get some justice. This is why I support Shahbag
It is impossible for us to know, without independent investigation, if government used unnecessary brutality or if tragic loss of life could have been prevented by the law enforcement. Anyone who says otherwise is spreading unverified propaganda.
However, what we do know is this was NOT peaceful protest. Killing, violence, arson, & looting took place. Police struggled to control violent riot in which one police officer was hacked with machete.
Read about terrifying demands made by Hefazat-e-Islami
and who are Jamaat-e-Islami that Mo Ansar is referring to as 'Orthodox Muslims'
Also lets not forget blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider, who's throat was slit after he was hacked to death outside his home in Dhaka on Feb 15th. This happened after Islamist leaders claimed
that bloggers who support
Shahbag are atheist, anti-Islamic, and foster 'anti-social' elements. Some Islamists declared that bloggers involved in the Shahbag movement will be slaughtered in public.
Seriously if this is accurate translation it is terrifying, watch it & see for yourself just how 'peaceful' these guys are.