| Bangladesh: Muslims hurl bombs at home of Christian family
| Wednesday, May 04, 2016
|Will the Islamophobia never end? “Christian home targeted in Bangladesh bomb attack,” AFP, May 3, 2016 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
Unidentified attackers hurled crude bombs at the home of a
Christian family in Bangladesh on Tuesday leaving two people injured,
police said, amid rising attacks on religious minorities in the
The attackers targeted the home just after midnight in the mainly
Christian hamlet in Bangladesh’s western Chuadanga area, injuring
45-year-old Alam Mondol on his verandah.
Local villagers tried to chase away the attackers who retaliated by
throwing more of the small, homemade bombs, injuring another man.
“Mondol was injured after (wooden) splinters hit his left hand and
hip,” local police chief Liaqat Hossain said. “Both the injured are
Christians,” Hossain told AFP. Another officer, Chuadanga district chief Rashidul Hasan, said police
suspect “attempted robbery” as the motive after the attackers “tried to
break into his house and demand money”. But the attack comes amid a string of murders of Christians, Hindus
and members of other religious minorities across the country by
suspected militants, as Bangladesh reels from rising Islamist violence.
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the hacking to
death on Saturday of a 50-year-old Hindu tailor by three unknown
attackers. The jihadist group said the tailor “was known for blaspheming
the Prophet Mohammed”. Two gay activists were also hacked to death last week, attacks
claimed by a Bangladeshi branch of Al-Qaeda, while a liberal English
professor was killed days earlier. Suspected Islamists have murdered at least 30 members of religious
minorities, secular bloggers and other liberal activists, foreigners and
intellectuals in Bangladesh in the past three years….
|posted by Major D Swami (Retired) @ 11:27 AM