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Neo-Nazis target millions of autistic children in Bangladesh

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In 1939, the Nazi regime in Germany under the command of nefarious Adolf Hitler carried out a program called the T4, euthanizing hundreds of thousands of people with autism, down syndrome, or anyone they deemed ‘unfit’ for their society. Under the ‘Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring’ passed in 1933, the Nazi regime mobilized its entire force into a war against the victims of the T4 program.

Almost 80 years after the defeat of Nazi forces in the Second World War, far away from Europe, their cronies have risen again to flex their muscles against autistic people. In Bangladesh, Bangladesh Nationalist Party and Jamaat-e-Islami have been actively engaged in producing anti-autistic films and propaganda, projecting autistic children as “result of sin”, showing troubling parallels with the propaganda of the nefarious Nazi Party. It is hardly any surprise that Jamaat-e-Islami has been involved for a long time in showing support for other Nazi doctrines like antisemitism and projecting women as being inferior to men.

After committing this heinous crime, producer, writer, director and artists of a controversial television fiction named Ghotona Shotyo or Ghotona Shotto now are trying to hide such nefarious crime by stating it was their “mistake”. While conscious people in Bangladesh and abroad are expressing outrage at this drama and demanding exemplary punishment of everyone........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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