Local police official Shafiqul Islam said the attacker stood behind Zafar Iqbal and started stabbing him in the head during a seminar at a public university campus in Sylhet where he teaches electronic and electrical engineering.
Iqbal was flown to a military hospital in Dhaka. He will survive despite massive bleeding, according to doctors.
The motive behind the attack was not immediately clear. (Yahoo News).
I am no detective, but I would guess that it has something to do with the victim’s being a promoter of secular values in a nation dominated by the Religion of Peace. There have been a whole slew of knife and machete attacks on secularists in Bangladesh over the past several years. The country has been sliding down the Islamist path for some time now.
There have been several dozen attacks, and this one fits the pattern.
Gee…I don’t know what the motive in this latest attack could be. At least in America the mob just shouts down free speech, rather than try to kill the speaker.