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Loyalty: Muslim hostage killed in Dhaka for refusing to leave his friends

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Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 07/05/16

From The Independent:

One of the victims of the Dhaka cafe shooting was a Muslim student who, despite being allowed to leave by the militants responsible, refused to desert his friends and fellow hostages. Faraz Hossain, a Bangladeshi student at Emory University in the US, was killed alongside 19 others including Abinta Kabir, who was studying at the same US university. His nephew Hishaan said Mr Hossain had been offered the chance to leave the cafe along with women wearing hijabs.
However, according to the New York Times, when the two women accompanying him in Western clothes were refused, he chose to stay behind and was subsequently killed.
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