May 07, 2013

When Islamist Protests Go Terribly Right

The fewer people demanding blasphemy laws, the better:

At least 20 Bangladeshis were killed on Monday in clashes between police and hardline Islamists demanding religious reforms, as violence spread beyond the capital Dhaka to other parts of the country....

The protests are led by a group called Hefajat-e-Islam, which set the government a May 5 deadline to introduce a new blasphemy law, reinstate pledges to Allah in the constitution, ban women from mixing freely with men and make Islamic education mandatory.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:03 AM | Comments |