May 14, 2016: Murder of Buddhist monk in Bangladesh

On May 14, 2016 ISIS terrorists  hacked to death a 75-year old Buddhist monk in south-eastern Bangladesh.

BANDARBAN, BANGLADESH – There are many horrible ways to die: being hacked to death surely counts as one of them.

Did you know that ‘scientists‘ have ranked the worst ways to die? Seriously! I found it on the Internet and we all know that everything there is 100% accurate. Right?

According to one site, among the top ten most horrendous deaths are being buried alive, finding oneself in a free-falling elevator and having the misfortune of getting to the bottom of the ocean in the Marianas Trench (off the Philippines), almost 11,000 metres down. If you do die in the latter case it could be from the pressure (every single air-filled cavity in your body would be instantly crushed like paper) or, if that doesn’t get you, by ‘zombie worms’ (mouthless invertebrates which secrete bone-dissolving acids from their skin).


Either we eat your brains or we dissolve your bones: you choose (Photo: George A. Romero, Public Domain)

I’ll add one more to the list: hacked to death by jihadis.

On this day in 2016

Islamist terrorists likely tied to Islamic State (ISIS) – despite Bangladeshi authorities certainty that there are no ISIS members in their country –  hacked to death a 75-year old Buddhist monk in the south-eastern district of Bandarban. The killing followed the murder of two prominent gay activists, a law student and a university professor in April.

We saw human footprints in the temple and found that four to five people entered the compound. Villagers found Bhante (monk) Maung Shue U Chak’s dead body in a pool of blood inside the Buddhist temple this morning. He was hacked to death.

Jashim Uddin, deputy police chief of Bandarban

Leave it to jihadis to come up with yet another gruesome way to die. They seem to have a knack for that.

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By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.

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