Jihadists from “Ansar al-Islam Bangladesh” listed seven categories of potential targets for killing, including any male or female academic, actor, blogger, doctor, engineer, judge, politician, or writer who insults the Prophet Muhammad and distorts Islam and its rulings.

The group posted on its Twitter account on May 15, 2015, a Bengali message titled, “Who’s Next?,” listing the categories of targets, and provided an English translation on May 27. In the message, “Ansar al-Islam Bangladesh” emphasized that it does not have an issue with atheist bloggers or bloggers from religions other than Islam, but only those bloggers who insult Muhammad “in the name of atheism”. It did not limit targets to bloggers, instead, including anyone from any field who its finds to have sought to destroy Muslim social values, oppose and stop the establishment of Shariah, and present Islam wrongly.

Following is a copy of the English message:


[In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful]

-:- Our Next Targets -:-


All praise due to Allah (S) and peace and blessings to the great man on the earth and our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Allah (S) said in the holy Quran

"Fight them; Allah will punish them by your hands and will disgrace them and give you victory over them and satisfy the breasts of a believing people" (Surat At-Tawbah, Ayat 14).

We are targeting the following people


Those who are insulting our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Allah (S) and our religion Islam. We have no problem with the atheists bloggers, atheism or with other religions or belief but we will not tolerate insulting out Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). We are targeting those who are insulting our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in the name of atheism.


People who are not allowing to follow the rulings of shariah.

-He/She might be a teacher of a University, College or School.

-He/She might be a leader of a certain area or locality or a political party.

-He/She might be a Judge, Advocate, Engineer or Doctor etc.


Those who are presenting Islam wrongly in His/Her writings or talks and trying to keep Muslims far from the real teaching of Islam which is one of the main agendas of crusaders in the Muslim nations all over the world.

-He/She might be a well known writer.

-He/She might be a poet or free thinker or so called intellectuals.

-He/She might be an editor of a newspaper of magazine.

-He/She might be a actor, journalist, producer, director or actor etc.


Those who are opposing, lowing and presenting wrongly the rulings of shariah by his/her talks or writings using media or any other means of publications.


Those who are trying to destroy Muslim social values by introducing and spreading the nudity and zina among the Muslim youths. "Keep in mind that there is a huge difference between doing something bad personally and spreading it in the society." 


Those who are tying to remove the shariah rulings from the existing Islamic systems, values, cultures and economics. 


Those who are trying to stop the establishment of Islamic rulings (Shariah).

In short :

Those who are trying to insult our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Allah (S) and our religion by any means such as writings, talks or physical works. We DO NOT  and WILL NOT target any people who have different religious view or belief but those described before in our statement.

May Allah (s) destroy his enemies. May Allah (s) give victory to the mujahideen over crusaders, kuffar and murtaddin and satisfy the breasts of a believing people. Certainly help comes from him (Allah) and He is our only helper and guardian. We only obey Him and pray Him. All praise to Allah (S) and peace and blessing to our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).




Ansar Al Islam Bangladesh