Not believing in God is dangerous for bloggers in Bangladesh

May 19, 2015

By Amelia Butterly

Ananta Bijoy Das is the third atheist blogger to be killed in Bangladesh – a country where it’s dangerous to say you don’t believe in God.

Masked men with machetes stabbed the author to death near his home, police say.

He’s the third secular writer to be murdered in the last few months.

These bloggers speak out about the separation of church and state and criticise religious intolerance and Islamic fundamentalism.

Bangladesh has a mainly Muslim population – about 90% – with a further 9% of people identifying as Hindu, according to the World Factbook.


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