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Saturday, 8 August 2015

Bangladesh blogger hacked to death for atheist views. The 4th to be killed in the country this year

Popular blogger Niloy Chakrabarti, who used the pen-name Niloy Neel, 40, was killed yesterday Friday August 7th after a gang armed with machetes broke into his home in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He was well known for his atheist views and anti-Islamic writings.
"They entered his room in the fifth floor and shoved his friend aside and then hacked him to death. He was a listed target of the Islamist militants," Imran H. Sarker, head of Bangladesh Blogger and Activist Network told AFP
Police confirmed Chakrabarti had been murdered by a group of half a dozen people in the capital's Goran neighbourhood, although they had no details on his background or the motive for the killing.


 "There were six people who knocked his door, saying that they were looking to rent a flat," Muntashirul Islam, a deputy police commissioner, told AFP. "Two of them then took him to a room and then slaughtered him there," Islam added."His wife was in the flat but she was confined to another room."
Niloy
His body being removed
Asif Mohiuddin, another secular blogger who himself survived an attack by militants in Bangladesh in 2013, described Chakrabarti as an atheist "free thinker" whose posts appeared on several sites.
"He was critical against religions and wrote against Islamist, Hindu and Buddhist fundamentalism. He was a founding member of a rationalist organisation," Mohiuddin, who is now based in Berlin, told AFP by phone.

Niloy is the fourth secular blogger to be killed in the Muslim-majority nation since February, when Bangladeshi-born US citizen Avijit Roy was hacked to death in Dhaka. His wife was also badly injured in the attack. The other victims include Ananta Bijoy, Das who was attacked by a group wielding machetes on May 13 as he headed to work in Sylhet, and 27-year-old Washiqur Rahman who was hacked to death in Dhaka in March. Most secular bloggers have either gone into hiding, often using pseudonyms in their posts, or have fled abroad.

Activist groups say they fear that Islamist hit squads have hit lists which contain the full names and addresses of the bloggers. Bangladeshi authorities banned the hardline Islamist group Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) following Das's murder in May, after facing accusations that they were doing too little to stop such attacks.

In a recent petition addressed to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, authors including Salman Rushdie and Margaret Atwood called on her government "to do all in their power to ensure that the tragic events of the last three months are not repeated, and to bring the perpetrators to justice". "We are gravely concerned by this escalating pattern of violence against writers and journalists who are peacefully expressing their views," said the petition.

Bangladesh is an officially secular country, but more than 90 percent of its 160 million people are Muslim.

-NDTV Image Credit: (Getty)

48 comments:

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Wats up na?

Unknown said...

Tufiakwa. Heartless people everywhere

Unknown said...

Intolerant Fucks.
Damn their Religion.
Pathetic.
RIP Niloy.

Unknown said...

Na wa o
He should have know better than to bash a religion with more than 90% people in the country, and still live there.
Rip to him.

Unknown said...

RIP

Blog It With Olivia said...

This is a disgusting sight, May his Soul RIP





#ITwillONLYgetBETTER
#itMUSTendINpraise

Jessica said...

Lord ve Mercy

Unknown said...

Rest in peace

AC£S said...

Oh no! What people will do all because of religion? :(

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Tank God say 9ja nor dey madt lyk dt ooo God is alwaz wit my madam Linda ikeji

Unknown said...

Why kill cos one doesn't like your religion bikonu.....hate my religion, hate me for been a christian, insult Jesus...would that make me want to kill? All Islam n Muslim have a very long way to go and I wonder if they 'all ever get there. Sick of y'all!

Unknown said...

the bloggers there got to have some kind of protection,its getting too much!

oiza said...

May his soul rest in peace. Muslims derive joy in killing !

gentle said...

Islam is the curse of this world. Dnt Muslims even feel ashamed when they see all these stuffs? Poor them. It's nt like they can leave the religion anyways,I heard a fanatic relative or anyone can even kill them if they abandon the religion. Bondage!

Anonymous said...

I don't like atheists, but I won't kill them. RIP, now you must have found out if there's a God or not.

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Alloy Chikezie said...

may his soul rest in peace

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Anonymous said...

Stupid islamic bigots all over Arab,Asia and Africa.

kemikane said...

I guess it's better they leave and blog from a more free country. See blood chai

Unknown said...

Eyah . May his soul RIP



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Josh Atuanya said...

Linda,plz take a real note...
Nne dikwa careful (kpachapu anya gi)

Anonymous said...

ISLAM !!!!!!!!! RELIGION OF PEACE MY FOOT

MADE IN NIGERIA said...

Nawa......may his soul rest in peace

Unknown said...

Eeeeeeeeeyah! May his soul rest in peace. Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

Poor blogger. Linda be careful.
~D great anonymous!

Unknown said...

Eeeeeeeeeyah! May his soul rest in peace. Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

Islam!!! Islam!!! Peace????!!

Fan Emmanuel said...

Dear God,PLEASE wipe all Muslims/Islam from the surface of this earth so that they will be peace. Amen! Ndi owu obara

*Linda's best friend*

Unknown said...

OMG! Lord pls grand his family d fortitude to bear their loss. RIp to him!

APPLE said...

Nah muslims nah.

emeka moreno osian said...

Linda be careful

yourstrulyblogposts.blogspot.com said...

What happened to freedom of speech? This is deeply disturbing - rip young man

ary said...

If you a atheist keep it to yourself not everybody wants to read that another of thinks of nothing what he holds dear.

Unknown said...

@fanemmanuel... that is a very stupid statement to make, fine we hv d right to freedom of speech but that doesn't give u the right to make such silly comments, and what makes u feel Christianity is any better..please next time try to use ur brain to filter ur thoughts before they come out ur mouth...[FYI] I'm a Christian

Unknown said...

Islamic are ready course problem in d world, Osama and his group are still living,

Anonymous said...

I know must Moslems commit despicable acts...but u don't have to generalize, we still have some good ones among em .......Henry Eze

Unknown said...

Na wa o, rip

Anonymous said...

Yes God will GRAND them. Ostentatious non-entity like IWUNO juliet. Always in a haste to post.

Unknown said...

I Think You're Sensible. Even Jesus, Moses and other prophets didn't attack other (ungodly) religion they preach and show people the way, People should learn something that Religion isn't just ordinary thing to be attacking. Especially when the population is 90%. Jesus won't attack another religion the way some ordinary people are doing today.

yawanow said...

Sad. May his soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

They also need to be killing F A G G O TS as well

Unknown said...

I av learnt in life not to talk/argue wit pple over religion ,politics and sport..it might turn deadly

Unknown said...

Allah is the greatest.shame to All murderer. They will be put to shame hereafter

Unknown said...

Gosh!!!

...NA ZO

Unknown said...

Sad! Will that make them feel better? Unfortunate way of thinkin, unfortunate way of living...


#blessed

TAMARA SPLASH said...

Ok

Unknown said...

Sad! May his soul rest in peace....

odion akeem said...

@ Emma u are the most stupid human posting dis blog,

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