Muslim-majority Bangladesh has seen a rise in Islamist violence in recent months, with two foreigners, four secular writers and a publisher killed this year.
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(RNS) We have heard little to nothing from many of the major American conservative religious organizations that claim to care so deeply about religious freedom. And make no mistake, these murders are as ferocious an assault on religious freedom as one can find.
Bangladesh’s elite forces arrested three suspected Islamist militants for masterminding the killings of two secular bloggers in the Muslim-majority nation.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (Reuters) According to monitoring service SITE Intelligence Group, Islamist militant group Ansar al-Islam Bangladesh said al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) had claimed responsibility for the attack.
“What almost bothers me more is that no one from the Bangladesh government has reached out to me. It’s as if I don’t exist, and they are afraid of the extremists.”
(RNS) Washiqur Rahman was silenced. But atheists, humanists and other nonbelievers in the U.S. won’t be. They’re speaking out about his death.
(RNS) Instead of going to the markets, Pakistani and Bangladeshi customers prefer websites that show photographs of live cows and goats for sacrifice.
(RNS) A court in Muslim-majority Bangladesh sentenced an Islamist member of Parliament to death for genocide and other crimes against Hindus during the country’s 1971 war for independence.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (RNS) U.S. retail groups said they could improve worker safety in Bangladesh by conducting more rigorous inspections of their factories. But such vows of reform and promises of a better way have been met with stoic skepticism in the streets of Dhaka.