Niladri Chaterjee

2 Arrested in Killing of Secular Blogger in Bangladesh

NEW DELHI — Two men suspected of belonging to the extremist Islamic group Ansarullah Bangla Team have been arrested in Bangladesh over the murder of a secular blogger this month, the police said on Friday.

The suspects, Saad-al-Nahin and Masud Rana, were arrested on Thursday night by the metropolitan police in Dhaka, the capital, over the murder on Aug. 7 of the blogger, Niladri Chaterjee, said Muntashirul Islam, a police spokesman. At the time of the killing, Mr. Nahin was out on bail after being charged with the attempted murder of another blogger, Asif Mohiuddin, who was wounded in that assault.

  • In typical Islamic fashion, these two men will either get exceptionally light sentences, or they will walk free.

    All they need to do is claim they were upholding Islam. (That’s how most of the killers of Anwar Sadat got free.)