Bangladesh Bakery Siege: You Were Spared If You Could Recite the Qur’an; Otherwise, Tortured July 3, 2016

Bangladesh Bakery Siege: You Were Spared If You Could Recite the Qur’an; Otherwise, Tortured

These reports notwithstanding, regressive-left bien pensants the world over will tell you that religion doesn’t have anything to do with it.

Those who could recite a verse from the Quran were spared, others were tortured, said a rescued hostage of the Gulshan restaurant attack where at least two lawmen were killed.

“The others were tortured by the gunmen,” said Rezaul Karim, father of Hasnat Karim who was held hostage inside Holey Artisan Bakery in the diplomatic zone for over 10 hours.

Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain had a chance to escape, but bravely stayed back with his friends. He was later killed.
Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain had a chance to escape, but bravely stayed back with his friends. He was later killed.

“They (gunmen) did not behave rough with the Bangladesh nationals,” Reazul said quoting his victim son Hasnat. “Rather they provided night meals for all Bangladeshis.”

“The gunmen were doing a background check on religion by asking everyone to recite from the Quran. Those who could recite a verse or two were spared. The others were tortured.”

Twenty-eight people died in the massacre, including 20 hostages.

One spark of love and dignity came from a 20-year-old called Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain (pictured above), a Bangladeshi citizen who was a student at Emory University in Atlanta, and who was spending the summer in his home country.

He was offered a release [by the Islamist attackers], but he instead chose to remain back with the friends with whom he had gone to the Holey Artisan Bakery on the dreadful July 1. …

Faraaz went to the restaurant with two foreign friends — Abinta Kabir, a US citizen and also a student of Emory University, and Tarishi Jain, an Indian and a student of the University of California, Berkeley.

When the captors came to know about the women’s citizenship they refused to release them. They however allowed Hossain to flee, according to a freed hostage.

Faraaz wouldn’t abandon his friends during the night-long siege. He was one of the 28 killed.

During the gunmen’s initial attack, they were heard screaming Allahu akbar — “God is great.” So great, apparently, that He dispatches murderous swine with assault weapons to kill innocents. Clue me in here: What rational person would follow such a monster?


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