Bangladesh: ISIS claims sectarian terror attack

ISIS has claimed responsibility for bombings that targeted Shi'ites in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka as they gathered for a procession marking the holy day of Ashura on Oct. 24. A 12-year-old boy was killed and more than 100 injured in the attack, said to be carried out with hurled improvised explosive devices. An Internet statement said "soldiers of the Caliphate in Bangladesh" attakced the "polytheist rituals," apparently marking a new ISIS franchise in the Indian subcontinent. Hours earlier, a suicide bomber killed at least 18 Shi'ites during Ashura celebrations at Jacobabad in Pakistan's Sindh province. That attack was claimed by militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. (BDNews24Al JazeeraRiyadh Vision, EuroNews, AFP, Oct. 24)

  1. Invisible terror in Bangladesh

    Are you gonna see this one on your Facebook feed? Nope. Because it fits nobody's agenda here in Gringolandia. Doesn't fit the "leftist" line that "Islam is a religion of peace" and the jihadis are either heroic anti-imperialists or CIA puppets. And it doesn't fit the right-wing line that "they" all want to kill "us," and "they hate us for our freedom." Note that for both left and right, it is all about "us." Dead Bengalis? Who cares?

    This is another example of what we call imperial narcissism.