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New York, Benghazi, Tunisia, Paris, Brussels, San Bernardino, Orlando, Istanbul, and tomorrow another bloody war zone will no doubt make its mark somewhere in the civilized world, spreading death and destruction in its wake.

This is the world we now live in, where the “war zones” are now our neighborhoods and within those safe havens we once assumed transcended the death and carnage usually reserved for  brave warriors on the front lines.

Friday the war zone unexpectedly became a bakery in Dhaka, Bangladesh where innocent civilians once again became the target of Muslim barbarians, and a sick radical ideology became a litmus test of would live and who would die.

Those who could recite a verse from the Quran would be spared and those that couldn’t would die.

Rezaul Karim, father of one of the hostages being held inside the Holey Artisan Bakery, spoke of the ordeal of the victims. “They (gunmen) did not behave rough with the Bangladesh nationals,” Reazul said quoting his son Hasnat. “Rather they provided night meals for all Bangladeshis.”

He continues quoting from his son, “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.”

The hostage siege began Friday evening in an upscale neighborhood and only blocks from the U.S. Embassy, and no doubt singled out because of it’s location in the center of Dhaka, and  because the bakery/restaurant is a popular spot with foreigners.

Mario Palma, Italy's ambassador to Bangladesh, acknowledged that seven of the hostages were Italian, adding, "It is a suicide attack. They want to carry out a powerful and bloody operation and there is no room for negotiation."

The 10-hour siege ended Saturday morning with the death toll  at 28 dead, including  six terrorists, with Americans, Italians, Japanese, Bangladeshis and one Indian among the casualties.

Brigadier General Nayeem Ashfaq Chowdhury of the Army Headquarters said in a news conference Saturday night, “All the hostages were killed last night. The terrorists used sharp weapons to kill them brutally.”

Source: Daily Star, Yahoo

 

 

 

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