In Bangladesh, sons follow murdered fathers’ footsteps

May 3, 2016


Something deadly and frightening is happening in Bangladesh.

Gangs armed with machetes have been hunting down and killing liberal activists and outspoken critics of Islamist extremism.

This month alone, killers in Bangladesh have murdered a university professor, an atheist blogger, and two gay rights activists.

The assassinations are occurring with alarming frequency. U.S. officials counted at least 35 attacks in 14 months in Bangladesh, U.S. Ambassador Marcia Bernicat said in an interview with CNN on Tuesday.

Twenty-three of those attacks have been claimed by a terrorist group, she said.

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