A leading gay rights activist and editor at Bangladesh’s only LGBT magazine has been hacked to death, media reports and officials say.
Obama says, “respect it.” (BBC)
Another person was also killed and one person injured when attackers entered an apartment in Dhaka, police said. Julhas Mannan was an editor at LGBT magazine Roopbaan and previously worked at the US embassy, friends said.
The killing comes two days after a university teacher was hacked to death by suspected Islamist militants.
Leaders of the gay community in the USA say, “respect it!” And demonize, attack us for our work highlighting Muslim persecution of gays. Shame on them all.
It is terrifying for gay people to live in a country that is under the sharia or even respectful of sharia law. What is so egregious is that openly gay men in the West such as Anderson Cooper loudly and repeatedly condemn me for my counter-jihad work and opposition to sharia. And he is hardly alone: the vast majority of gay organizations stand staunchly with their would-be executioners.
The silence of the gay leadership here and abroad is sickening. When I ran ads highlighting the oppression of gays under Islamic law, the San Francisco City Council issued a resolution (the first of its kind!) condemning me, not our ads.
Why isn’t our Facebook group larger?
Transgender and gay leaders and advocates such as Theresa Sparks and Chris Stedman attacked us for daring to call attention to the institutionalized mistreatment of gays under Islamic law. Robert Spencer wrote, “Their gay advocacy doesn’t extend to standing up to Sharia oppression of gays, even though that oppression is far more virulent and violent than anything from ‘right-wing extremists’ in the U.S. And you can’t blame them: given the Leftist/jihadist alliance, it’s clear that if they spoke out against Sharia mistreatment of gays, they would no longer be invited to the best parties, and might even be branded as ‘right-wing.’ Their moral cowardice and duplicity, however, are obvious.”
Two people killed in Bangladesh in suspected Islamists attack, Reuters, April 25, 2016:
DHAKA (Reuters) – Suspected Islamist militants hacked to death two people, including an editor of a transgender magazine, in the Bangladeshi capital on Monday, police said.
The attack came two days after a university professor was killed in a similar fashion on Saturday in an attack claimed by the Islamic State.
One of the victims, Julhas Mannan, ran a transgender magazine “Rupban”, a police official said, adding that three people came to their apartment in Dhaka posing as couriers and attacked them with sharp weapons.
Further details were not immediately available.
The Muslim-majority country has seen a surge in violent attacks over the past few months in which liberal activists, members of minority Muslim sects and other religious groups have been targeted.
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