Ismail Rasheed is here described as a “liberal,” which in this case means that he opposes Islamic supremacists and jihadists. When opponents of Islamic supremacism are victims, the mainstream media calls them “liberals.” When opponents of Islamic supremacism are trying to preserve freedom and limit Sharia encroachment in the West, an effort of which the mainstream media disapproves, they’re called “conservatives.”
“Liberal blogger stabbed in the Maldives: police,” from AFP, June 5 (thanks to PK):
COLOMBO: An outspoken Maldivian blogger known for his liberal views on religion is in intensive care after being stabbed by an attacker outside his home in the capital Male, police said Tuesday.
Ismail Rasheed, who is better known as “Hilath,” had his blog blocked late last year by the Maldivian telecommunications authorities who claimed it contained anti-Islamic material.
The 37-year-old, who has received death threats in the past, was later arrested following a rally he organised in support of religious tolerance in December and spent nearly a month behind bars.
“We don’t know who attacked him. His condition is said to be stable now,” police spokesman Hassan Haneef told AFP by telephone, adding that they were trying to establish a motive and arrest the attacker….