Third atheist blogger is killed in Bangladesh

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Bangladeshi flag, courtesy Fredrik Rubensson/Flickr.

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DHAKA, Bangladesh (Reuters) According to monitoring service SITE Intelligence Group, Islamist militant group Ansar al-Islam Bangladesh said al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) had claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • Larry

    Blair, you have no idea what you are talking about.

    Bangladesh is a secular democracy whose legal system is based on British Common Law. It doesn’t adopt Sharia law. You also seem to be ignorant as to how Sharia laws are applied in democratic nations as well (it limited to a form of arbitration for civil disputes)

    As the article stated, the nation is largely fearful of sliding into dictatorship and religious inspired chaos Pakistan did.

  • Ayesha

    Advocating secularism is a nice way of saying attacks religion.

    As award-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald and Pulitzer-winner Garry Trudeau have pointed out (I know you will listen to them bc they are white men, even if you mock and dismiss me as a troll), it is morally wrong to provoke and inflame the sentiments of devout religious believers and then turn around and cry victim when they finally snap and react to your bullying.

    Glenn Greenwald has told us that reporting on incidents like this is designed to “bolster a very tribalistic and dangerous narrative, which is that we in the West are the advanced, progressive, enlightened people and there are these kind of marauding hordes, who are primitive and violent and threatening to all things decent, called ‘Muslims’ or ‘radical Islam.’ “

  • Larry

    It is clear you don’t know what Sharia law actually means and are just using it as a blanket term for Islamicist mayhem. Whatever.

  • JR

    “are no more safe”