Bangladesh pays for bad politics in blood - Financial Times

Another 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 ...

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

Even 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, ...

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

The 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. ...

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

THE 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 ...

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

Some 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 ...

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

KOLKATA: 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 ...

Gay activist killings spark anti-discrimination calls - ucanews

A 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) ...

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

The 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 ...

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

Washington: ​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.

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

When 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 ...

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

The 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 ...

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

In 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 ...

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

(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 ...

2 More Bangladeshi Activists Murdered - The Diplomat

Four 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 ...

Extremists Brutally Murder LGBT Magazine Editor and Employee in Bangladesh - Human 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 ...

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

The 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 ...

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

Two 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 ...

Fear grips Bangladesh's activist community - The Hindu

A 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 ...

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

Bangladeshi 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.

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

A 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 ...