It is open season in Bangladesh on anyone who dares to challenge, or is perceived to challenge, Islam in any way. Meanwhile, in the West, criticizing Islam won’t get you hacked to death (yet); it will just get you excoriated as a racist, bigoted “Islamophobe” and excluded from all gatherings of decent folk. This stigmatization and demonization is, of course, just preparing the ground for when the guns and blades come out.
“Hindu Man Hacked To Death In Latest Such Attack In Bangladesh,” Associated Press, April 30, 2016 (thanks to Lookmann):
New Delhi: A Hindu man was hacked to death in central Bangladesh on Saturday, police said, following a spate of similar attacks in the Muslim-majority South Asian nation.
Authorities are investigating whether the killing of Nikhil Joarder was connected to a 2012 complaint against him for alleged comments he made against Prophet Muhammad, said Aslam Khan, a police officer in the district of Tangail, where the attack took place.
Joarder was attacked with sharp weapons by two men on motorcycles as he sat in his tailor shop, Khan said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
Joarder spent two weeks in prison in 2012 and was released after the complaint against him was withdrawn.
The attack on him was similar to recent killings of atheist bloggers, academics, religious minorities and most recently a gay rights activist in Bangladesh by radical Islamists….