The idea that they should be killed for criticizing Islam — that the Bangladesh police take for granted. The idea of telling Islamic supremacists that murdering people who disagree with them is barbaric and pointless — that apparently never crosses the minds of Bangladeshi officialdom.
And before you get on your high horse, as Barack Obama might say, and look down on Bangladesh, remember that it’s just the same here: if you dare to insult Muhammad or Islam, Donald Trump will criticize you on national television, and political and religious leaders will line up to denounce you and demand that you show “respect” for bloodthirsty jihad murderers.
“Bangladesh police ask secular bloggers not to ‘cross limit,'” PTI, August 10, 2015 (thanks to Lookmann):
DHAKA: With four secular bloggers being killed by suspected Islamists in Bangladesh in recent months, police here have asked secular writers not to “cross the limit” and write anything which hurts religious beliefs of others.
“Do not cross the limit. Do not hurt anyone’s religious belief,” inspector general of police AKM Shahidul Hoque said as investigators struggled to nab the killers of secular blogger Niloy Chakrabarty Neel who was hacked to death at his flat here on Friday.
The “freethinkers” should keep in mind that hurting someone’s religious sentiment is a criminal offence, Bdnews quoted Hoque as saying.
On the killing of blogger Neel, he said police were investigating it “with top priority”.
He is the fourth blogger to have been killed since February this year. Hours after the gruesome attack, Ansar-Al -Islam, the Bangladesh chapter of al-Qaeda in the Indian subcontinent, claimed responsibility for killing 40-year-old Neel but police said involvement of the banned outfit cannot be confirmed yet.
Apart from Neel, other bloggers killed this year are Avijit Roy, Washiqur Rahman and Ananta Bijoy Das….