Bangladesh Indicts Bloggers for "Blasphemy"

Remember, we are told that Bangladesh is a "moderate" Muslim country. The four atheists accused of "blasphemy" on the internet could face up to 14 years in prison each for their "crime":

In Bangladesh, four atheist bloggers have been indicted on charges of blasphemy, accused of hurting people's religious feelings by defaming Islam and the Prophet Mohammed....

Last April, hundreds of thousands of Muslims rallied in Bangladesh's capital, chanting "God is great, hang the atheist bloggers," and demanding that authorities enact anti-blasphemy laws to punish people who insult Islam.

It's funny, you'd think a god as "great" as Allah would have thicker skin. You ever notice how it's the insecure ones that get pissed off at what people are saying about them?

In related news, Pastor Terry Jones plans to burn a Koran on the anniversary tomorrow of 9/11. Normally I don't encourage this kind of thing, but it's actions like Bangladesh's that make me want to burn my own copy of the Quran. Not so much that I'm trying to piss off Muslims as the fact that I'd really like to piss off governments that limit freedom of speech and religious expression.

And you know what? When some Muslims react to "blasphemy" like they did in Bangladesh it does kind of make me want to piss them off, too. You know, just for kicks and giggles.

Pissing fascists off: it's therapeutic.

Posted by: Rusty at 11:27 AM

Comments

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One is aware that most Muslims are illerate, out of the 1.6 billion, few can read...They can recite the Koran, but not in their native tounge. As such they have to depend on the clerics to tell them what is happeing...until now...Now they have the internet and can discover the world in thier own language...The clerics are desperate, they are loosing people and power. How would a parent react who has a child with a disease that the cleric says the cure is a Western plot to destroy Islam, when that parent can go on the internet and find a cure that has cured or prevented a disease.
The thing I cannot understand is why someone fleeing a Muslim country because of oppression, brings the oppression with them.

Posted by: Mach1Duck at September 10, 2013 11:57 AM

2 " I'd really like to piss off governments that limit freedom of speech and religious expression."



But it's okay for internet blogs to do the same.

Posted by: GREYROOSTER at September 10, 2013 12:05 PM

3 Uh, what Nouri? How can a blog limit freedom of speech and religious expression? Blogs don't have police or courts.

Posted by: Rusty at September 10, 2013 02:04 PM

4 Good Lord, Gheyrooster, get a hobby. Moron.

Posted by: Vinnie at September 10, 2013 02:24 PM

5 That i do not let you drive my car, "Nouri", does not suppress your right to travel.

Meanwhile the local DA says i cannot burn down this guy's house because he said, "Very stupid your Mickey Mouse is." (The short story, not the movie.) Muzzlums get all the special rights, although i think for them the hanging of a heretic constitutes a special rite.





Posted by: Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder at September 10, 2013 04:02 PM

6 Let's see a little over 3 years left...if, he is Not reelected.
(Don't even bother to tell me what a president that ignores laws and has No One with balls to even call him on it can't do.)
We could easily be facing the same problem.

Posted by: Kafiroon at September 10, 2013 09:33 PM

7 Informative truthful comments have been deleted by the pussies without the brains to debate.

Which proves that the Jaws Report is as guilty as any government of hampering free speech. Pussies and not much more.

Posted by: Jacob at September 11, 2013 01:07 AM

8 One more state and people to free from the slavery of islam.

Deus Vult.

Posted by: triffidx at September 11, 2013 09:41 AM

9 #6 10 million American men would head for the whitehouse and that day would be his last....

Simple enuf - maybe even the Secret Service would 'throw him down the stairs' for such obvious Treason.

Posted by: triffidx at September 11, 2013 09:45 AM

10 Dumping trash the other day I saw several books on Islam in the dumpster, with garbage all around, the books were labelled "Liberal Arts dept. but I could not ID the school or college.
I guess someone woke up and smelled the Hummus and trashed the crap.

Posted by: obsidian at September 11, 2013 11:18 AM

11 @ # 2. Greyrooster: "But it's okay for internet blogs to do the same."
It is after all the blogs owners who have the say.
On my land I say what is said or not, written or not, done or not.
Why?
Because it's my property and I have the power!
Blogs are the same.
It's getting White tail season Grey, time to get out of the house and away from the keyboard.

Posted by: obsidian at September 11, 2013 11:23 AM

12 #9. "Yeah. Right."

Posted by: Kafiroon at September 11, 2013 11:24 AM

13 #12 yup, Obama decided to declare himself king like that and be an obvious breaker of US Constitutional law, his lifespan would be exceedingly short.

Posted by: woebegoneer at September 11, 2013 12:14 PM

14 Shiite. I knew I should have put 'sarcasm off' on #12.
Riding bikes, waving flags ranks a good bit better than 'keyboard warriors' but when it comes to lethal, and attacking the President will result in highly lethal, then tell me how many will go there?

Posted by: Kafiroon at September 11, 2013 08:01 PM

15 #14 You understand that Obama would no longer be president and a criminal (usurping the law of the land).
How many people do you think would protect him when that is obvious? I would expect a whole lot of them will not help such a tyrant and instead turn on the traitor themselves. After that obama will be dug out of whatever hole he tried to hide in and prosecuted for his treason and face full punishment of the law.

You might do nothing in that situation, but dont project your surrender monkey ways on every other american.

The people who would respond to such an outrage would sweep aside anyone stupid enuf to defend the traitor.

Posted by: wilhemvonston at September 12, 2013 01:51 AM

16 Again; 'Yeah. Right."

Sarcasm off.

Posted by: Kafiroon at September 12, 2013 01:48 PM






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