March 30, 2015

Two Students From Bangladesh Madrassa Arrested in Murder Of Second Blogger

Blogger Washiqur Rahman was murdered by three killers, two of which have been captured.

Mr. Rahman was not just stabbed images show the attackers attempted to behead him. He is the second blogger to be murdered in Bangladesh in a month.

A blogger has been hacked to death in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, a month after a prominent atheist writer was killed in a similar attack.
Washiqur Rahman was attacked close to his home in Dhaka's Begunbari area, a police official told AFP news agency.


Two students at an Islamic seminary have reportedly been arrested.
Last month, Avijit Roy, a US-based writer who had criticised religious intolerance, was killed in a machete attack while he was visiting Dhaka.

His death sparked fresh concerns for freedom of speech in Bangladesh, where several secular-minded writers have been targeted by militants.Of course this has nothing to do with Islam, except.....

The suspects told police they had targeted Mr Rahman because of his anti-Islamic writing, a police official told the Associated Press news agency.
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Probably these Muslims are the same ones that murdered Averit Roy.

After Roy's murder an Islamic Cleric was arrested for inciting the murder but the actual killers were never found. So in this case they did not get away. One wonders just how hard the Bangladesh police were looking for the real killers, using the arrest of Farabi Shafiur Rahman for incitement as a bone thrown to the media to look like they were doing their job.

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The Bangladeshi writer and exile Taslima Nasrin paid her respects to Washiqur via Twitter. In her comment, she warned that ‘Bangladesh is not a place for freethinkers.’

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There are growing calls on Bangladesh to legislate to prevent further blasphemy-related reprisals. Earlier this month, the British Humanist Association (BHA) raised the issue of reprisals against perceived blasphemers to the UN Human Rights Council, urging states to explicitly outlaw such attacks amid a wave of violence targeting the non-religious around the world. Blasphemy-related killings have very low prosecution and arrest rates, and there is a strong perception that those who kill for blasphemy are able to act with impunity.

By Howie at 10:56 AM | Comments |