Third blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh by Muslims for criticizing Islam

The Muslim Issue

  • Ananta Bijoy Das ‘hacked to death by four men riding rickshaw to work’
  • Das was a long-time contributor to blog Mukto-Mona which criticised Islam
  • Comes months after blog’s founder, Avijit Roy, also hacked to death
  • Militants previously claimed to have hit list of bloggers they were targeting

Ananta Bijoy Das, a blogger for secular website Mukto-Mona has been hacked to death just three months after the site's founder was killed

A Bangladeshi blogger who spoke out against religious extremism has been hacked to death in the northeastern city of Sylhet, the third victim of such attacks in three months.

Ananta Bijoy Das had left his home and was riding to town in a rickshaw when four men armed with machetes jumped on him and hacked him to death, according to police.

The attack took place at around 8.30am local time, and is believed…

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