This time it is publisher Faisal Arefin Deepan who has paid the ultimate price for daring to publish books in Bangladesh that contained the work of an American-Pakastani blogger who himself was hacked to death in February. As reported in U.S. News, this was actually the second attack of the day:
If you don't believe that all of this is brought on by stupidity, just read that last sentence again, especially the part about publishing blasphemous books that dishonor good old Muhammad.Earlier in the day, publisher Ahmed Rahim Tutul and two writers were shot and stabbed by three men in the office of the Shudhdhoswar publishing house, said police officer Abdullah Al Mamun.Police chief Jamal Uddin Meer said the assailants then locked the wounded men inside the office before escaping. "We had to break the lock to recover them," Meer said.The two writers were identified by police as Ranadeep Basu and Tareque Rahim. All three of the victims were hospitalized, and Tutul was in critical condition, Meer said.Ansar al-Islam accused the "secular and atheist publishers" of putting out books by blasphemers that dishonored the Prophet Muhammad, and threatened more attacks.
Wake up world, enough is enough. Haven't we reached that point yet.