You may have heard that there have been more murders in Bangladesh — once again, fanatics are butchering atheists, and people who publish atheist works, with machetes. You may think this is unconscionable, that these are barbaric acts, but don’t you worry. Representatives of the government of Bangladesh have made a statement.
Yesterday’s attacks are isolated incidents and such attacks also occur in other countries of the world.
Really? I’m an atheist blogger. Should I be worried that someone will break into my house and chop me to death? I don’t think so.
As for the
isolated incidents claim…that’s a very strange thing to say about a series of murders, for which there is a published hit list. It’s also very strange to say when the latest killing of Faisal Arefin Dipan, and attempted murders of Ahmedur Rashid Tutul, Tareque Rahim, and Ranadipam Basu were synchronized and coordinated. It’s also strange when religiously motivated terrorists are claiming credit and threatening to kill again.
These secular and atheist publishers waged war against religion of Islam in every possible ways,it said, threatening to annihilate anyone who would dare stand against Islam.
Planned, coordinated, openly intended to intimidate critics of religion…but the government has decided that these are just
isolated incidents? I don’t think you need to be Sherlock Holmes to be able to connect the dots on these cases. Maybe we should loan Bangladesh a couple of 9 year old kids who’ve played the game Clue to help them figure it out. As a special bonus, they could probably help Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal find his own ass.