Islamic State claims murder of Christian convert in Bangladesh

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for murdering a Christian convert in Bangladesh, says an online group that monitors extremist activity, the latest killing declared by the militant group in the South Asian nation.Islamist violence has surged in recent months in Muslim-majority Bangladesh, but the government has rejected Islamic State’s claims of involvement, blaming political opponents instead. The U.S.-based SITE Intelligence Group said Islamic State had asserted that it killed the man on Thursday in Jhenaidah, a district about 100 miles (161 km) west of Dhaka, the capital, because he converted from Islam. “Soldiers of the caliphate were able to eliminate the apostate, named ‘Samir al-Din’, by stabbing him with a knife,” SITE quoted the group as saying.Police said they were unaware of the claim, adding that a village doctor with a different surname had been stabbed to death the same day.

  • Alain

    That is how Islam keeps up its numbers and always has been. Add to this forced conversions and you get the picture. Just another thing Islam has in common with communism.

  • disqusW6sf

    Bangladesh had four of its bloggers murdered in 2015. It looks as if they want to surpass that number in 2016.