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Publisher of secular books hacked to death in Bangladesh’s capital

In a separate attack Saturday in Dhaka, police said two writers and a publisher were stabbed and shot at a publishing house.


 

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Police in Bangladesh say a publisher of secular books has been hacked to death in the capital.

In a separate attack Saturday in Dhaka, police said two writers and a publisher were stabbed and shot at a publishing house.

The attacks come amid fears about the rise of radical Islam in Bangladesh.

Senior police officer Shibly Noman said the slaughtered body of Faisal Abedin Deepan of the Jagriti Prokashoni publishing house was found inside his office Saturday.

Earlier in the day, publisher Ahmed Rahim Tutul was attacked in his office and seriously wounded. Two writers were also wounded in that attack.

Both of the publishers had published books by Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy, who was hacked to death in February, one of four secular bloggers killed in Bangladesh this year.


 
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Publisher of secular books hacked to death in Bangladesh’s capital

  1. Ah, Dhaka. I know it well. The home of a windowless, high walled, Canadian High Commission.
    Once again, the fear of fundamentalist Islam appears and we would do well to study the steady growth rate of Islamic madrasas here, at least, those that are known.
    I invite Macleans to invite shy, introverted, imams to write about the ‘Islamic fear’ (Perhaps a series, or an acute question/answer article).

  2. “Religion poisons everything.”

  3. Not good news. Please, no more killing in the name of Islam.
    I hope the perps of this crime are treated accordingly when caught.
    My respect and thoughts to the victims and there families.

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