Terror Rising in Bangladesh

Today, Ansar al-Islam, the Bangladesh division of al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), claimed responsibility for the killing of LGBT magazine editor Xulhaz Mannan and his associate in Dhaka. The message comes only three days after the Islamic State’s (IS) claim for the April 23 murder of Rezaul Karim Siddique, an English professor at Rajshahi University, whom attackers killed with machetes. Only two weeks earlier, on April 8, AQIS claimed credit for the killing of blogger Nazimuddin Samad, an act which the group intended “to teach a lesson to the blasphemers.”

These violent instances show just a piece of a spike in jihadi attacks in Bangladesh this past year.

  • ontario john

    But please remember, it has nothing to do with Islam.

  • Islam tightens the noose. Where Islam rules, everyone is a target.

    Islamic theology is toxic .

  • Not that such an act will change anything but why do Western leftists wait for a homosexual person to be killed before they take note of what is going on?

    This shows the denial and the willingness of leftists to ignore Islamist terror.

  • Kathy Prendergast

    That photograph is horrifying. Where is a good tsunami when you need one?