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How good to see Facebook held up to scrutiny, they allow racist, homophobic and misogynistic pages to be published. The fail to see the irony of my own jokes about YUKOS being shut down because a gay man, employed people,progressed industry and made money, before Putin stole the gas company and gave it to his mafia mates. Facebook blocked me for commenting on this.

A Bangladeshi law student who criticised Islamism on his Facebook page has been murdered, police said on Thursday, the latest in a series of killings of secular activists and bloggers in the country.

Nazimuddin Samad, 28, had been on a hit list of 84 atheist bloggers that a group of radical Islamists drew up and sent to Bangladesh’s interior ministry.

“At least four assailants hacked Nazimuddin Samad’s head with a machete on Wednesday night. As he fell down, one of them shot him with a pistol from close range. He died on the spot,” deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan police Syed Nurul Islam told AFP.

“It is a case of targeted killing. But no group has claimed responsibility,” Islam said, adding police were investigating whether Samad was murdered for his writing.

The Dhaka Tribune said the assailants shouted Allahu Akbar (God is greatest) as they attacked Samad on a busy road near Dhaka’s Jagannath University, where he was a law student.

Source: Secular activist who criticised Islamism hacked to death in Bangladesh | World news | The Guardian

A 16-year-old blogger who wrote candidly about having terminal cancer has died.

Max Edwards penned a blog called The Anonymous Revolutionary centred on modern Marxism, which later formed the basis of a book of the same name.

Last week, in a moving, bluntly honest article for the Guardian he wrote about how he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer five months ago, observing: “It doesn’t really change anything important.” On Saturday, a week after the article was published, he died.

On Sunday, his parents, Dan and Jenny, posted a tribute on their son’s blog. It read: “Writer, Philosopher, Thinker, Musician, Artist. The Anonymous Revolutionary – Max Edwards, our son – died on 26th March 2016, age 16. He loved writing this blog and sharing his ideas with you. In the later months of his life in particular it was a great source of comfort to him. Thank you all for your support. Thank you all for making a young revolutionary very happy. Dan & Jenny x”

Source: Marxist blogger who wrote about his terminal cancer dies aged 16 | UK news | The Guardian

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