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Bangladesh pays for bad politics in blood - Financial Times;

Bangladesh pays for bad politics in blood - Financial Times

Financial TimesBangladesh pays for bad politics in bloodFinancial TimesAnother week, another brutal murder in Bangladesh. The latest victims of an assassination campaign by Islamist extremists were Xulhaz Mannan, editor of the country's only gay magazine, and his friend Tanay Mojumdar, hacked to death by men posing as ...and more »

Bangladesh may be the next proving ground for global jihadist groups - Los Angeles Times;

Bangladesh may be the next proving ground for global jihadist groups - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesBangladesh may be the next proving ground for global jihadist groupsLos Angeles TimesEven for Bangladesh, where gruesome killings of secular writers and liberal activists have become all too common, back-to-back slayings in recent days seemed to mark a troubling new turn. The killings of an LGBT activist and U.S. government employee, ...and more »

Bangladesh: Murdered Gay Activists Feared Police as Much as Islamists - Breitbart News;

Bangladesh: Murdered Gay Activists Feared Police as Much as Islamists - Breitbart News

Breitbart NewsBangladesh: Murdered Gay Activists Feared Police as Much as IslamistsBreitbart NewsThe gay rights activists hacked to death in Bangladesh this week never sought police protection despite numerous death threats because they feared police backlash as much as a terrorist assault, friends claim. Five men attacked Xulhaz Mannan, a U.S. ...and more »

Campaign of terror against Bangladesh's liberal voices - The Economist;

Campaign of terror against Bangladesh's liberal voices - The Economist

The EconomistCampaign of terror against Bangladesh's liberal voicesThe EconomistTHE KILLERS came as couriers, a suspicious-looking group of five or six. The parcel they carried, to a flat in Dhaka on April 25th, was filled with machetes. Once inside they hacked to death Xulhaz Mannan, a gay-rights activist, and a friend. Across ...and more »

LGBT magazine editor's killers left a list of targets, say cops - The Daily Star;

LGBT magazine editor's killers left a list of targets, say cops - The Daily Star

The Daily StarLGBT magazine editor's killers left a list of targets, say copsThe Daily StarSome important documents left behind by the killers of Xulhaz Mannan and his friend Mahbub Tonoy include a list of targets, police said. Though the list does not bear any name, the documents say the targets are any individuals or professionals like ...and more »

Activist's killing a body blow to gay movement in Bangladesh - Times of India

Activist's killing a body blow to gay movement in BangladeshTimes of IndiaKOLKATA: Following the killing of the editor of Bangladesh's first LGBT magazine titled Roopbaan, fear is palpable among gay rights activists in the nation. The brutal murder of Julhash Mannan and his friend has left them so scared that they have ...and more »

Gay activist killings spark anti-discrimination calls - ucanews;

Gay activist killings spark anti-discrimination calls - ucanews

ucanewsGay activist killings spark anti-discrimination callsucanewsA gay couple seen in Dhaka in this 2011 file photo. Rights activists have called for end to the discrimination of LGBT people in Bangladesh, prompted by recent killing of two LGBT activists. (Photo by Stephan Uttom) ...and more »

Bangladesh Killings: Why Do Liberals Keep Getting Hacked to Death? - NBCNews.com;

Bangladesh Killings: Why Do Liberals Keep Getting Hacked to Death? - NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comBangladesh Killings: Why Do Liberals Keep Getting Hacked to Death?NBCNews.comThe murder of a gay rights activist and his friend in Bangladesh this week was the latest in a trend of Islamist extremists killing liberals in the South Asian country. But scratch beneath the surface, and experts say that the brutal attacks are a ...and more »

Al-Qaeda claims killing of gay rights and magazine editor Xulhaz Mannan in Bangladesh - Sydney Morning Herald;

Al-Qaeda claims killing of gay rights and magazine editor Xulhaz Mannan in Bangladesh - Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldAl-Qaeda claims killing of gay rights and magazine editor Xulhaz Mannan in BangladeshSydney Morning HeraldWashington: ​A branch of al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the fatal stabbing of a US government employee in Bangladesh who was editor of the South Asian nation's first LGBT magazine.and more »

No space to say 'no': Bangladesh's Islamic militants are murdering dissent, secularism and hope - Firstpost;

No space to say 'no': Bangladesh's Islamic militants are murdering dissent, secularism and hope - Firstpost

FirstpostNo space to say 'no': Bangladesh's Islamic militants are murdering dissent, secularism and hopeFirstpostWhen compared to some of the other social media platforms in the country, Twitter isn't that popular in Bangladesh. In fact, the website doesn't even have an option that allows you to select a city from Bangladesh as your prime location in the 'Trends ...and more »

Al-Qaeda Claims Bangladesh Machete Murders, Including LGBT Editor - Breitbart News;

Al-Qaeda Claims Bangladesh Machete Murders, Including LGBT Editor - Breitbart News

Breitbart NewsAl-Qaeda Claims Bangladesh Machete Murders, Including LGBT EditorBreitbart NewsThe Ansar al-Islam, the Bangladesh branch of the al-Qaeda in Indian Sub-Continent (AQIS), has claimed responsibility for the death of at least three secular writers hacked to death in the past year, including the murder this week of the editor of an ...and more »

Behind Bangladesh's openly gay activist, a story of closeted fear from radical Islamists - Daily News & Analysis;

Behind Bangladesh's openly gay activist, a story of closeted fear from radical Islamists - Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & AnalysisBehind Bangladesh's openly gay activist, a story of closeted fear from radical IslamistsDaily News & AnalysisIn the Islamic country of Bangladesh where same sex relations is considered a crime and sin, Xulhaz Mannan was happily and openly gay for over two decades. As an advocate of``human right to love'', Mannan published the country's first LGBT magazine ...and more »

Al Qaeda group claims responsibility for Bangladesh LGBT hacking murders - CNN

Al Qaeda group claims responsibility for Bangladesh LGBT hacking murdersCNN(CNN) Ansar al-Islam, the Bangladeshi division of al Qaeda in the Indian subcontinent, has claimed responsibility for the killings of two LGBT-rights activists who were hacked to death Monday evening in Dhaka. The claim was made in a statement ...and more »

2 More Bangladeshi Activists Murdered - The Diplomat;

2 More Bangladeshi Activists Murdered - The Diplomat

The Diplomat2 More Bangladeshi Activists MurderedThe DiplomatFour liberals have been murdered in Bangladesh this month: two LGBT activists, a professor, and a law student. Putz. By Catherine Putz for The Diplomat. April 27, 2016. The worst thing most bloggers have to deal with is online trolls, but bloggers in ...and more »

Extremists Brutally Murder LGBT Magazine Editor and Employee in Bangladesh - Human Rights Campaign (blog);

Extremists Brutally Murder LGBT Magazine Editor and Employee in Bangladesh - Human Rights Campaign (blog)

Human Rights Campaign (blog)Extremists Brutally Murder LGBT Magazine Editor and Employee in BangladeshHuman Rights Campaign (blog)Today, October 12, would have been Xulhaz Mannan's 41st birthday. But as we noted below, tragically, Xulhaz and Mahbub Tonoy, were brutally hacked to death by extremists in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka on April 25. Xulhaz was the founder and ...and more »

Al-Qaeda Claims Responsibility for Killing LGBT Activist in Bangladesh - Advocate.com;

Al-Qaeda Claims Responsibility for Killing LGBT Activist in Bangladesh - Advocate.com

Advocate.comAl-Qaeda Claims Responsibility for Killing LGBT Activist in BangladeshAdvocate.comThe terrorist group claims it killed Xulhaz Mannan because he was "working day and night to promote homosexuality." By Yezmin Villarreal. April 26 2016 2:03 PM EDT. Share on Twitter. Share on Facebook. The Islamist militant group Al-Qaeda claimed ...and more »

Murdered Bangladeshi gay activists were afraid to seek police protection despite death threats - Telegraph.co.uk;

Murdered Bangladeshi gay activists were afraid to seek police protection despite death threats - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukMurdered Bangladeshi gay activists were afraid to seek police protection despite death threatsTelegraph.co.ukTwo gay activists hacked to death in Bangladesh lived in fear of death threats in the days leading up to their murder, but where afraid to seek protection from the police, the Telegraph has learned. Xulhaz Mannan, a US government employee and editor of ...and more »

Fear grips Bangladesh's activist community - The Hindu;

Fear grips Bangladesh's activist community - The Hindu

The HinduFear grips Bangladesh's activist communityThe HinduA series of recent attacks on secularists, bloggers, publishers and gay rights activists in Bangladesh, allegedly by Islamist radicals, has sent a worrying signal to the country's free thinkers. Attackers hacked to death three people this week —a ...and more »

Al-Qaeda claims murders of Bangladesh gay activist, friend - The Times of Israel;

Al-Qaeda claims murders of Bangladesh gay activist, friend - The Times of Israel

The Times of IsraelAl-Qaeda claims murders of Bangladesh gay activist, friendThe Times of IsraelBangladeshi Muslims carry the body of Xulhaz Mannan, who was stabbed to death by unidentified assailants, to his funeral in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. (AP Photo). Newsroom. Email the Newsroom · Facebook · Twitter. Related Topics.and more »

Editor Of Bangladesh's Only LGBT Magazine Is Hacked To Death - NPR;

Editor Of Bangladesh's Only LGBT Magazine Is Hacked To Death - NPR

NPREditor Of Bangladesh's Only LGBT Magazine Is Hacked To DeathNPRA gay rights activist and his friend were killed Monday night in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka, by a group of assailants reportedly armed with machetes and guns. Their deaths are the latest in "a series of attacks on progressive voices that has deepened ...and more »