[Ed. – Sensing a pattern here.]
Machete-wielding attackers struck in the capital of Bangladesh Wednesday night, killing 26-year-old secular writer Nazimuddin Samad.
Samad, described by Bangladesh police as a master’s student at Jagannath University, is the sixth secularist writer or publisher to have been murdered in Dhaka in the last 14 months. Police called the murder a pre-planned attack.
“He was on his way back home from his evening classes when he was circled by a group of three to four people,” Senior Assistant Police Commissioner Nurul Amin of the Dhaka Police, told CNN. …
Imran Sarker, who leads a blogging and online activist network in Bangladesh, described Samad as a “very active secular activist.”
“He was very vocal on issues of religious fundamentalism, war crimes, minority issues, corruption and injustice against women,” Sarker told CNN.