BONUS: 3K Islamic Extremists Eradicate Village Over FB Post

  • 05/28/2019 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
BONUS: 3K Islamic Extremists Eradicate Village Over FB Post
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Somehow, Facebook's biased algorithms missed a post that inspired a mob of 3,000 Muslim extremists to burn down a Hindu village in Bangladesh over a fake Facebook post – designed to incite violence.

According to the Dhaka Tribune, the mob ransacked at least 17 Hindu temples and set fire to 60 houses in the village of Thakurpara. The conflagration left 250 Hindus homeless. Many survivors don't know how they will live without food and shelter in the impoverished country. 

Aynal Haque and other villagers commented that many Muslims defended the Hindus during the violent onslaught, fighting off pillagers and providing shelter for many of the homeless.  

Law enforcement did their best to disperse the horde with tear gas and rubber bullets. Police killed one rioter and injured five others in the resulting melee. The number of Hindus and first responders killed or wounded is unknown. 

Someone allegedly impersonating a former resident, Titu Roy, published the Facebook post that incited the riot. Family members told investigators that Roy is illiterate and dismissed any possibility of him having a Facebook account. 

 Source: AAN
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