This remarkable autobiography is from a comment following an article in the Dhaka Tribune describing self radicalization amongst Bangladeshi youth.
I was a little kid then. I remember something came upon me, and I started to visit the mosque five times everyday.
I was becoming more and more forgiving, peace loving man. I was so much into religion that I started to go mosque earlier just to feel the spirituality.
I still remember as it is still vivid in my imagery the Dhanmondi Mosque right near the lake I used to go. I used to listen to the summons and love the estranged feeling of being purified.
One day, I thought to read the books in the Mosque little bookshelf. I took one, and started reading. One after one as I was finishing the pages, blood ran through me like electricity. The book was full of hatred against non-muslims, kafirs and kuffars. So many curses against the Jews and Christians. Mind you, those are all cross referenced by hadith.
Suddenly from that point of time I started to listen. Started to listen closely what the imam says after every prayer, specially right before and after Jummah prayers.
I dont want to share what I listened every time, cause that may spark controversy.
But, I will tell people to be aware in what kind teachings you are entering into. Spirituality is different, but using religion in every aspect of life is dangerous.
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