RELIGION OF PEACE UPDATE: Editor of LGBT magazine hacked to death in Bangladesh.

A group of assailants stormed the home of Xulhaz Mannan, a staffer for the U.S. Agency for International Development, stabbing him and a friend to death, police told The Daily Star. Mannan was a senior editor of Roopbaan, the first gay rights magazine in the country.

The second victim was identified as Tanay Majumder. Police said five or six assailants stormed Mannan’s first-floor apartment about 5 p.m. local time.

The State Department condemned the slaying. “We’re outraged,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said. “An act like this is simply beyond words, it’s inexcusable, and heartfelt support goes out to his mother, his family and his friends.”

The killings followed Saturday’s hacking murder of Bangladeshi English professor Rezaul Karim Siddiquee for the “crime” of atheism. ISIS claimed responsibility for Siddiquee’s death.