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    Machete-Wielding Assailants Kill Atheist Activist in Dhaka

    This is beyond belief. A law student who expressed secular views online was slaughtered by three men in the Bangladeshi capital last night. Nazimuddin Samad, 28, was hacked with machetes and then shot — the seventh secular activist to be killed in recent months. Police suspect he was targeted for pro-atheism posts on social media, and because he supported a 2013 movement against leaders accused of war crimes during the country’s war of independence. Police are investigating but have yet to prosecute any suspects linked to earlier attacks.

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