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Anti-Extremist Scholar Escapes Deadly Attack in Bangladesh

A senior Islamic cleric who recently issued a fatwa in Bangladesh condemning violence and the killing of innocent people as a violation of Islamic law has narrowly escaped an attempt on his life that killed at least four other people. Minutes before grand imam Maulana Fariduddin Masoud arrived to lead mass prayers at a festival in Kishoreganj Thursday commemorating Eid al-Fitr, police intercepted and fought with members of an armed gang heading for the site - possibly members of the same...

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