Meet three people targeted for being ‘atheists’, and a Muslim leader condemning their beliefs

Sep 29, 2015

By BBC Trending

There’s been a series of violent murders of Bangladeshi internet bloggers, accused of being atheists by Islamist groups – with four killed so far this year. In the videos and stories below, you can meet the people living through this situation.

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4 comments on “Meet three people targeted for being ‘atheists’, and a Muslim leader condemning their beliefs

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    Miserablegit says:

    Bangladeshi is quickly becoming a dangerous place for non Muslims and now we see that the Australian cricket team is being advised not to play in the country as its safety cannot be guaranteed. The Bangladeshi government had better sort its act out quickly or it will join its more well known neighbours as being a pariah state.

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  • Sad. The Muslim world produces great cricketers and brilliant crowds. Now no Muslim country can play international cricket in front of home crowds. Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan are all too dangerous, because of fanaticism which deprives people of one of the few pleasures and means of expression their religion allows.

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  • The militant delusional, seem determined to kill anyone and destroy anything which they believe is not in keeping with their faith-delusions – and that includes historical evidence or knowledge of earlier cultures!
    Islamic State militants in northern Syria have blown up another monument in the ancient city of Palmyra, officials and local sources say.

    The Arch of Triumph was “pulverised” by the militants who control the city, a Palmyra activist told AFP news agency.

    Site contains monumental ruins of great city, once one of the most important cultural centres of the ancient world
    Art and architecture, from the 1st and 2nd Centuries, combine Greco-Roman techniques with local traditions and Persian influences
    More than 1,000 columns, a Roman aqueduct and a formidable necropolis of more than 500 tombs made up the archaeological site
    More than 150,000 tourists visited Palmyra every year before the Syrian conflict

    I suppose historical evidence, education and knowledge, like clear-thinking atheists, are the enemies of know-it-all fundamentalist thinking, so have to be eliminated as they are “offensive” to the fragile beliefs of the deluded mind!

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  • Very sad but was not impressed with the attitude of the Bangladesh president when interviewed, he sidestepped any internal troubles and tried to blame politicians, at one point saying “This [the tour cancellation] is not the decision of Cricket Australia but the Australian government.” My first thought was how similar that was to an older cricket comment from another odious leader: “This is not the team of the MCC but of the the anti-apartheid movement.”

    Perhaps Bangladesh should learn from South Africa and address their own problems, rather than spend many years in the sporting wilderness.

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