Blasphemy in Bangladesh


I’m just relaying a tragic story. Hundreds of thousands of activists gathered in Dhaka Bangladesh last Friday, protesting against blasphemy laws and the severe penalty associated with them.

“Atheists must be hanged” shouted scores of armed Islamists who descended on the demonstration, assisted by local police. Violence erupted with cudgel canes and rubber bullets. Dozens of people were killed or maimed in an attack by the religion of peace. Ironically the activists were only protesting religion’s long-standing practice of inhuman oppression of dissent, and the Islamists reacted the way religion has always reacted, the only way it knows how -senselessly and without reason.

Comments

  1. theignored says

    Fuckers….I really don’t know what else to say. At least with the internet and other modern media available today, this kind of thing can not be swept under the rug.

  2. L.Long says

    This is what comes from any kind of theocracy or dogmatic gov’mint. And the ‘peaceful’ ‘lovin’ jesus godbots wants this for america. Of course the xtian dimwits who deny the dark & middle ages ever occurred along with the inquisitions, heretic murders, witch burnings, etc are myth. Yes they want a xtian nation and a theocracy ruled by cheeses.
    Well here we atheist will continue the fight. But we do have a strange ally in the conservative repukeians, they may flap their lips about cheeses but they care more about money, and guess what theocracies have a lot of …. poverty and little money making opportunities. They may hate women and want to control their vaginas, but that will be about it.
    And try doing what is pictured above in USA; did you know that your rank in hell is determined by the number you bring with you!

  3. Gibblet says

    Unless my reading comprehension has failed me, the article you linked is claiming the exact opposite of what you are stating here. It were Islamists rioting because the government is refusing to implement anti-blasphemy laws and those riots were forcibly struck down. Rightly so, after they started burning buildings and vehicles.

  4. says

    Gibblet is right. The protesters wanted Islamic laws enacted, and wanted the government to hang atheist bloggers.

    The mis-leading bit in the article is the statement that the protesters wanted the government to enact “anti-blasphemy laws”, which in context clearly means that they want laws crminalising blasphemy, not that they are against such laws.

  5. No One says

    4. End to all alien cultural practices like immodesty, lewdness, misconduct, culture of free mixing of the sexes, candle lighting in the name of personal freedom and free speech.

    • Lord Narf says

      They’re demanding that people not be allowed to light candles in support of personal freedom and free speech? Seriously, fuck those guys.

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