Bloggers Under Attack

If like me you are a blogger who writes on occasion about things Islamic, you may want to start looking over your shoulder very soon. It would seem from reports that Muslims in Bangladesh have begun a crusade against people who, in their words, ‘insult Islam’ on the web. As a Bangladeshi blogger, one wrong word about Islam and the Muslim faith could become a death sentence.

Ahmed Rajib Haider - A Blogger Like You and I

Ahmed Rajib Haider – A Blogger Like You and I

Ahmed Rajib Haider was killed outside his home in February for allegedly insulting Islam. His ‘blasphemy’ was calling for the death sentence of Islamist leaders who committed crimes during the 1971 war. The leader of the main Islamist party, Jamaat-e-Islami, Abdul Kader Mullah, was jailed for life weeks before. At the beginning of last week, four bloggers were arrested on suspicion of harming religious sentiment through their work. The situation in the country has got so bad that eight blog operators have blacked out their sites.

Bomber Profile 2002 - 2007

Bomber Profile 2002 – 2007

I guess we western bloggers are lucky insofar as we have freedom of speech laws that protect us. What concerns me however, is that if the Bangladesh government caves in to the Muslim demands, which it may do, how long before other Islamic countries take up the call and we all end up with the threat of a death sentence hanging over our heads. Could any western blogger who writes something about Islam that could be construed as an insult, find themselves arrested at the border if they visit a Muslim country? Food for thought! No! This sort of action is going way too far for my liking, and I sincerely hope the Government of Bangladesh tell these Muslims to go ‘sling their hook’.

This entire ‘insults to Islam’ business is just another excuse for violence orchestrated by twisted clerics, for it is well known that it takes but two or three words to whip up mob violence among less educated Muslims. In my view there is little doubt that these clerics have their own agenda, and it has nothing to do with Islam, which to all intents is a peaceful religion. Just about everything many less educated Muslims do is governed by their local clerics in the mosques. If the cleric says stand on your head, before you can count to ten all you see is feet in the air!

Anwar al-Awlaki - Recruited The 'Underwear' Bomber

Anwar al-Awlaki – Recruited The ‘Underwear’ Bomber

As a prime example of ‘cleric power’, who is responsible for brainwashing normally decent people into strapping on a bomb and blowing innocents, and themselves, to hell? It certainly isn’t their neighbour or the local shopkeeper. With their evil promises that the bomber will go to heaven and be surrounded by virgins, they destroy the ‘humanity’ of the Muslim faith. Just how many virgins are there in heaven anyway?

Another case in point is the 14 year-old mentally handicapped Christian girl Rimsha Misa, who last September was accused of blasphemy for supposedly burning pages of the Qu’ran. It turns out it was the Imam of the local mosque Hafiz Mohammed Khalid Chishti who planted the papers on the girl. He confessed to authorities he had been stirring up hatred for the Christian community in the town. In Britain everyone knows the names of the two main hate preachers,, Abu Hamsa and Abu Qatatda.

These types of malicious individuals are the devil in disguise, and are responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of innocent people across the world over the last decade as they poison the minds of their flock.

Is This The Future Of Muslim Youth?

Is This The Future Of Muslim Youth?

Of course, you will seldom find an educated Muslim who will listen to their vitriolic preaching, for Islam is supposed to be a peaceful religion, and in general I believe it is. But these malcontents fill their listeners with the idea that ‘Islam will rule the world’ and they will triumph by taking over all infidel countries and everyone will live under Sharia Law.

It is time Muslims across the world told these hate mongers to stop poisoning the minds of young and old, and start preaching the true message of Islam. In the meantime, I will keep looking over my shoulder.

Roy.

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