An Islamic militant group in Bangladesh has issued a hitlist of secular bloggers, writers and activists around the world, saying they will be killed if its demands are not met.
The list will raise fears that Islamic militant violence within the unstable south Asian country could take on an international dimension.
The targets in the list include nine bloggers based in the UK, seven in Germany, two in the US, one in Canada and one in Sweden. Some are Bangladeshi citizens living overseas. Others are dual nationals or citizens of the western nations. [1605 comments]
[TOP RATED COMMENT 376votes] Another great article about the benefits of religion and the way it enriches peoples lives.
[2ND 219] A COMMENT SAID “Don’t tar all Muslims with the same brush. For every Islamic extremist there are thousands of decent Muslims. Should we blame all of Christiandom for the crimes of the IRA and UDF?”
It’s NOT the people it’s the ideology that worries people. Even the moderates’ views on matters such as homosexuality, apostasy, criticism of “prophets”, women’s rights etc are not compatible with western democracy.
[3RD 218] What is really baffling is that despite ample evidence that religion is causing unimaginable heartache and misery to millions of people, supposedly enlightened papers like this one continue to offer them its unconditional support. Utterly mystifying! [The Guardian] Read more