“Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.” — Barack Obama, Cairo, June 4, 2009
“Hindu teacher in Bangladesh beaten up, made to do sit-ups by holding ears for ‘insulting’ Islam –Watch,” Zee News, May 15, 2016 (thanks to Benedict):
Dhaka: In yet another incident of mob justice against minorities in Bangladesh, a Hindu headmaster of a school in Narayanganj was on Friday punished by locals for allegedly insulting Islam.
As per The Daily Star newsapaper [sic]– leading English daily of Bangladesh – principal Shyamal Kanti Bhakta of Piyar Sattar Latif High School in the district’s Bandar area told BBC Bangla service that the locals were provoked by the false accusations of him making disparaging statements about the religion.
The report further states that Shyamal was rescued by the police after he was beaten up by the mob.
Narayanganj MP Selim Osman, who was also present at the time Shyamal was being punished and made to do sit-ups holding ears, said that the punishment was the only way to save the latter from the mob.
Shyamal, meanwhile, denied the claim that he had used abusive language against religion.
He also accused some people in school management of holding grudges against him and used the incident for taking revenge.