Dhaka Attack: Islamic Killers Were From Wealthy Families, Well-Educated
ISIS terrorists stormed a restaurant in the diplomatic quarter of Dhaka, Bangladesh on Friday.
The terrorists held several hostages during the siege.
At least two police officers were killed during the attack.
The ISIS media outlet al-Amaq took responsibility for the attack.
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The ISIS fighters were well educated and from wealthy families.
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The Home Minister said the wealthy, educated men became terrorists because, “It has become the fashion.”
The New Indian Press reported:
The terrorists who massacred 20 foreigners and Bangladeshi at a popular cafe here were highly educated and most came from wealthy families, a minister said on Sunday.
“They are all highly educated young men and went to university. No one is from a madrassa,” the Bangladeshi media quoted Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan as saying.
Asked why they would have become militants, The Daily Star quoted Khan as saying: “It has become a fashion.”
The hostages were given a test by their ISIS tormentors: recite verses from the Quran, or be punished. Those who passed were given food. Those who failed were slaughtered. Three American students were slaughtered.
The New York Daily News reported:
The ISIS terrorists who slaughtered 20 foreign hostages inside a Bangladeshi café spared those who could recite passages from the Koran — and the gunmen even made sure their pious prisoners were well fed during the tense, 10-hour standoff.
A survivor’s father said the shooters gave food to the Muslim captives after they barricaded themselves inside the Holey Artisan Bakery, a café popular with diplomats and expats in the capital city of Dhaka.
“The gunmen asked everyone inside to recite from the Koran. Those who recited were spared. The gunmen even gave them meals last night,” said Rezaul Karim, whose Bangladeshi son was rescued from the besieged restaurant. “The others were tortured.”
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the massacre and said its fighters targeted foreigners…
…The team rescued 13 of the hostages. Twenty others — all foreigners — had already been killed by the terrorists, officials said.