23 April 2016

Isis claims its fighters murdered university professor in Bangladesh over ‘calls to atheism’

Isis has claimed responsibility for the murder of a professor in Bangladesh for supposedly “calling to atheism”.

Rezaul Karim Siddique, 58, was on his way to the Rajshahi University where he worked as an English teacher when he was viciously attacked.

Police have said the incident, which took place on Saturday, is similar to others in recent months by suspected Islamic militants.

In a propaganda statement, Isis, also known as Islamic State and Daesh, said its fighters had carried out the murder.

Deputy police commissioner Nahidal Islam, said the attackers used sharp weapons to kill Professor Siddique and then fled the scene.

His brother, Sajidul Karim Siddique, described the victim as a “very quiet and simple man” who was focused on studying and teaching. He also led a cultural group and used to edit a literary magazine. [The Independent] Read more