MUSLIM assailants hacked to death a Bangladeshi professor early Saturday near his home in Rajshahi city. Rezaul Karim Siddique, 58, was an English professor at Rajshahi University. He was waiting for a bus to take him to campus when two or three people attacked him from behind and stabbed him in the neck.
CNN ISIS allegedly claimed responsibility for the killing, according to Amaq, the terror group’s media agency. “ISIS fighters assassinated a University professor for calling to atheism in the city of Rajshahi in Bangladesh,” a statement from the group said. Earlier this month, Bangladesh Law and Justice Minister Anisul Huq told CNN that it was “safe to say that there is no existence of ISIS in this country.
“He was not known for affiliation for any political party…He had a progressive outlook that might have earned him the wrath of reactionary (Islamist) forces,” professor of mass communication department of the university Dulal Chandra Biswas said.