Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Third Secular Blogger Hacked And Killed In Bangladesh
A masked gang wielding machetes hacked a secular blogger to death in northeastern Bangladesh in the third such deadly attack since the start of the year. Ananta Bijoy Das was attacked and hacked around 0830 am morning in Sylhet city. Das was an atheist and wrote blogs for "Mukto-Mona" a website which used to be moderated by Avijit Roy, a Bangladeshi born US citizen who himself was hacked to death in the capital Dhaka in February. He had already received threats for his writings from Islamist group and he was on their hit-list of the atheist Bloggers. The current moderator of the site is Farid Ahmad who is based in Canada. Bangladesh is officially a secular state but more than its 90 percent people of 160 million population are Muslims.