Islamists protest US Navy Cyclone Sidr relief
Dhaka, Nov 24 - Several hundred activists of the radical Islamic group Hizb ut Tahrir staged protests here before the arrival of two ships of the US Navy for distributing relief supplies among cyclone-affected people.
Two warships, USS Essex and USS Kearsarge -- each carrying 20 helicopters and 3,500 marines on board with emergency relief supplies, medical and emergency evacuation teams -- are scheduled to enter Bangladesh waters Saturday and Tuesday.
protesters Friday carried a banner reading 'Prevent American ships from
entering the Bay of Bengal in the name of distributing relief' and
chanted slogans 'Go back to America' and 'US has no place in