Bangladeshi Atheist Blogger Who Criticized Islam Hacked to Death by Muslim Militants

Photo Credit: Sajid Muhaimin Choudhury
Photo Credit: Sajid Muhaimin Choudhury

DHAKA, Bangladesh (The Independent) A liberal blogger who criticized Islamism on his Facebook page has been hacked to death by attackers wielding machetes in Bangladesh.

Nazimuddin Samad is one of the latest victims in a spate of murders by suspected Islamist militants against secular activists.

The 28-year-old postgraduate law student was attacked as he was returning from a class at his university in Dhaka late on Wednesday, police said.

Tapan Chandra Shaha, a police officer, said three or four men attacked Mr. Samad with machetes and then shot him after he fell to the ground.

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  • Emmanuel

    Christian or atheist, Hindu or Muslim, no one should be killed for their beliefs. Prayers for the family.

  • Amos Moses

    “But I have freedom from religion and freedom of spee………..”

  • Joe

    Its not over but just the beginning for all of us. Our lives really begin when we pass from this life to our eternal life. Some to everlasting life some to everlasting damnation,(aka the machete boys).

    2Thessalonians 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God,
    and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:

    Romans 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place
    unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will
    repay, saith the Lord.