The editor of Bangladesh’s first ever LGBT magazine has been hacked to death by ISIS militants at his apartment in the capital of Dhaka.
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Julhas Mannan, 35, worked for progressive magazine ‘Roopbaan’ which was launched by a group of volunteers in early 2014 and is the only magazine for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the country.
He was killed alongside his friend, Tanay Mojumdar, when three blade-wielding attackers posing as couriers showed up at his flat.
A police spokesperson said:
Unidentified attackers entered an apartment at Kalabagan and hacked two people to death. Another person was injured.
Witnesses said the attackers chanted, “Naraye Takbir, Allahu Akbar,” as they left the flat after killing Mannan and Mojumdar.
The killings come two days after uni lecturer Rezaul Karim Siddique was hacked to death while waiting for a bus 125 miles northwest of Dhaka, also by ISIS militants. They claimed responsibility for the murder because he had been promoting atheism.
What else can you say really, except fuck ISIS. There’s no getting away from the fact that the UK, America and elsewhere will be hit again one day no matter how many prayer emojis we post or Facebook profile pictures we add a flag to. But imagine living right in the thick of it like Julhas Mannan, and still trying to go about your every day life promoting something ISIS are completely against. The guy wasn’t scared to keep working for what he believed in, despite the fact he must’ve known he was a big target for these ISIS muppets.
Goes to show that sitting around being scared doesn’t accomplish anything. You have to get on with life, make the most of it, and hope we can wipe ISIS off the face of the planet before they strike again. RIP Julhas Mannan, RIP Tanay Mojumdar, and one more time – FUCK ISIS.
Watch the US blow up an ISIS bank and send millions of dollars in cash flying everywhere HERE.