Saturday, July 02, 2016

Ramadan in Bangladesh: Muslims screaming “Allahu akbar” take hostages in restaurant

http://globalnews.ca/news/2798844/bangladesh-attack-hostages-held-at-restaurant-popular-with-foreigners/?sf30111367=1

July 1, 2016 2:05 pm
Updated: July 1, 2016 7:45 pm

Bangladesh attack: Hostages held at restaurant popular with foreigners


From the report:

Nearly two dozen atheist writers, publishers, members of religious minorities, social activists and foreign aid workers have been slain since 2013 by attackers wielding meat cleavers and machetes. The frequency of attacks has increased in recent months. On Friday, a Hindu temple worker was hacked to death by at least three assailants in southwest Bangladesh.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government has cracked down on domestic radical Islamists. It has accused local terrorists and opposition political parties – especially the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its Islamist ally Jamaat-e-Islami – of orchestrating the violence in order to destabilize the nation, which both parties deny.
The Islamic State group and al Qaeda affiliates have claimed responsibility for many of the attacks but the government denies that either group has a presence in the country.

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/07/ramadan-in-bangladesh-muslims-screaming-allahu-akbar-take-hostages-in-restaurant

Ramadan in Bangladesh: Muslims screaming “Allahu akbar” take hostages in restaurant

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