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IS-krigere har hakket ihjel to nye mennesker i Bangladesh. En af dem var LGBT-aktivist og redaktør for landets eneste LGBT-magasin.

Xulhaz Mannan arbejdede desuden på den amerikanske ambassade. Ambassadøren udtrykte chok og sorg over drabene.

Det er bare to dage siden en engelsk-professor blev dræbt på gaden mens han ventede på bussen.

IS har påtaget sig ansvaret, men regeringen siger det ikke er nogle IS-celler i landet. De tager åbenbaret fejl.

Vil gay-miljøer verden over reagere?

Hvis IS ustraffet kan dræbe ateister, bloggere, kultiverede professorer og gay-aktivister, kan fænomenet sprede sig. Homofile kan blive frit vildt.

BBC Bengali Service editor Sabir Mustafa said staff at Roopbaan, which had not been condemned by the government and received some support from foreign embassies, had been careful to protect their identities but had not believed their lives were at risk.

Suspected extremists in Bangladesh are gaining a sense of security that they can carry out killings with impunity, he says.

A British photographer who knew Mr Mannan and the other victim, known as “Tonoy” and named in Bangladeshi media as Tanay Mojumdar, said they and other friends had set up Roopbaan with the aim of spreading tolerance.

Myndighedernes manglende vilje til at foretage sig noget, lover ikke godt for Bangladesh’ liberale miljøer.

Their killings were likely to spread fear among Bangladesh’s gay community, he said.

“Until a year ago the only threat to coming out was shame of the family and having to start a new life elsewhere in Bangladesh. Now it’s one of danger,” he said.

Meanwhile Bangladesh’s best known blogger said he had received a death threat on Sunday.

Imran Sarker, who led major protests by secular activists in 2013 against Islamist leaders, said he had received a phone call warning that he would be killed “very soon”.

Det er både drabene og måden de sker på som indgiver frygt. At blive hakket ihjel som et dyr, er en skæbne som skræmmer de fleste meget. Det er standard IS-signatur; Brutalitet.

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