Ananta Bijoy Das is the third atheist blogger who has been recently murdered in Bangladesh. How dare they provoke them! These atheists have to stop poking the Muslims in the eye. They have to realize that their atheism is offensive to Muslims — and you see, they must have known that before they were murdered. That means that they had every reason to believe that their continued atheism was inciting the Muslims to kill them, and they bear responsibility for their own deaths.
That is, after all, the argument that people like Bill O’Reilly, Laura Ingraham, Greta van Susteren and others have used to criticize our free speech event in Texas. This kind of thing shows where that reasoning leads: it is the path of appeasement and submission to Sharia.
“Ananta Bijoy Das: Yet another Bangladeshi blogger hacked to death,” by Saeed Ahmed, CNN, May 12, 2015:
(CNN)Attacks on bloggers critical of Islam have taken on a disturbing regularity in Bangladesh, with yet another writer hacked to death Tuesday.
Ananta Bijoy Das, 32, was killed Tuesday morning as he left his home on his way to work at a bank, police in the northeastern Bangladeshi city of Sylhet said.
Four masked men attacked him, hacking him to death with cleavers and machetes, said Sylhet Metropolitan Police Commissioner Kamrul Ahsan.
The men then ran away. Because of the time of the morning when the attack happened, there were few witnesses. But police say they are following up on interviewing the few people who saw the incident.
“It’s one after another after another,” said Imran Sarker, who heads the Blogger and Online Activists Network in Bangladesh. “It’s the same scenario again and again. It’s very troubling.”
Das’ death was at least the third this year of someone who was killed for online posts critical of Islam. In each case, the attacks were carried out publicly on city streets.
In March, Washiqur Rahman, 27, was hacked to death by two men with knives and meat cleavers just outside his house as he headed to work at a travel agency in the capital, Dhaka.
In February, a Bangladesh-born American blogger, Avijit Roy, was similarly killed with machetes and knives as he walked back from a book fair in Dhaka.
The three victims are hardly the only ones who have paid a steep price for their views.
In the last two years, several bloggers have died, either murdered or under mysterious circumstances….