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There are no gods

Nazimuddin Samad, a student at Jagannath University in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, was hacked and shot to death this week as he was walking home.

His offence?

Atheism.

His killers reportedly rode off on a motorbike while praising ‘Allah’.

Samad was an outspoken atheist who criticised radical Islam and promoted secularism on social media.

Bangladesh is officially a secular state.

But in 2015 at least four secular Bangladeshi bloggers were hacked to death, while a publisher who worked with one of them was stabbed to death.