Held on suspicion of terrorism: U of T student Tahmid Hasib Khan transferred to Bangladesh prison

“In Bangladesh the judges have the right to hold somebody in custody as long as they think they will be valuable as a witness to the case,” Khan’s brother said. “We don’t know actually how much longer it might take. It could take weeks, months, anything.”

Also part of the narrative around Khan’s case are media reports which quote hostages from the restaurant attack saying Khan was ordered to hold a gun during the attack, and that he was photographed doing so.

Khan’s brother says the photographs, which were published by at least one local outlet, confirm hostage reports that the young man was forced to hold a gun.

Tahmid Khan holding gun.

Tahmid Khan holding gun.

  • Clink9

    Turdo is desperate for photo op with this guy. Maybe take him snowboarding.

  • Maggat

    The young guy holding the gun appears to be very nonchalant, relaxed and at ease.
    Forced to hold a gun, hmm, doesn’t look like it.

    • B__2

      Allah forced him to hold the gun, in line with the teachings of the Qur’an, Sunnah, and Haditha. “Jihad (holy fighting in Allah’s Cause) is ordained for you (Muslims) though you dislike it, and it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know.” – Qur’an 2:216

  • dukestreet

    Yeah, I can really see terrorists handing a gun to one of their hostages. He looks very comfortable with the gun he was supposedly forced to hold. Why didn’t he shoot the terrorists when they gave him the weapon so he could defend everyone? Too insane to be real.