This blogger who wrote against jihad and sharia was found "with his head hacked apart with a machete." Ahmed Rajib, aka Thaba Baba, had been "threatened frequently" by jihadists who were angry at his role in the anti-jihad protests and his writings against the religion.
The silence of the complicit lambs. Where is the media on this? If the Puff Ho covered this, they'd blame the blogger. The motto of the media is free speech for me, but not for thee.
Anti-Islamist blogger killed in Bangladesh: police NDTV (thanks to Suneil)
Dhaka: A blogger who had been critical of Bangladesh's Islamist
groups was killed in the capital late on Friday, police said, a day
after he attended a big rally against leaders of the country's largest
Protests championed by the country's bloggers have
seen thousands of people take to the streets demanding the execution of
leaders of the Jamaat-e-Islami party who are under trial for war
Clashes between police and Islamist protesters demanding the trials be halted have also rocked the capital.
Police found the body of Ahmed Rajib, 35 — better known by
his online identity Thaba Baba — near his home in Dhaka's Pallabi
suburb, with his head hacked apart with a machete.
the machete. It is clear the attacker wanted to murder him. They did not
touch his laptop or other valuable objects," police official Sheikh
Motiur Rahman told AFP.
Police have not commented on a possible
motive for the killing, but Rahman, citing Rajib's relatives, said the
blogger played a large role in organizing the anti-Islamist protests.
brother, who declined to be named, told AFP his sibling had been
"threatened frequently" by Islamists angry at his role in the protests
and his writings against the religion.
"In recent months he stopped writing against Islam and concentrated on the war crime issues," he added.
least 13 people have died during clashes over the ongoing trials in
which a host of senior Jamaat figures — including the party's leader
and deputy leader — are being tried over their role in the 1971
The clashes have intensified since last week after a senior Jamaat leader was sentenced to life imprisonment for mass murder.
and the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party have said the
trials are based on bogus charges and part of a wider political
The government says the trials are needed to heal the
wounds of the nine-month war in which it says three million people were
killed, many by pro-Pakistani militia whose members allegedly included
The killing late on Friday was the second fatal
attack in Dhaka against a blogger critical of Islamist groups in less
than a month, after the stabbing death of a self-styled online "militant
atheist" by three unidentified men near his office in the upscale
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