Violence against bloggers!

We demand the death penalty for atheist bloggers because they use obscene language to criticize Allah, Muhammad and the Quran.’ The banner carries the pictures of atheist bloggers. Asif Mohiuddin is among them. Asif was brutally stabbed by the Islamists a month ago.


Recently I read about the attacks on Atheist bloggers in Bangladesh. Fanatical Muslims marched in thousands in the capital city of Bangladesh demanding the arrest and persecution of the bloggers. Some of the bloggers were brutally attacked.

The law and order was being broken by the group of religious zealots, protesting against blogs. And the Government acted swiftly.

The government contained the protests, arrested the attackers and upheld the rights of individual to voice their opinion. NOT!

“The telecommunications regulator ordered two leading Internet sites to remove hundreds of posts by seven bloggers whose writings it said offended Muslims, according to its assistant director Rahman Khan.”

If you have issues with words, refute them, with words.

If you have issues with blogs, start your own, and give a good rebuttal. Or add a comment with your rebuttal.

If you have issues with a speech, give a speech yourself, coherently explaining how each point made against your belief system is wrong.

Because if you can’t refute words, there is something fundamentally wrong in your belief system.

If your belief has to be guarded and protected, if your belief is not strong enough to withstand criticism, then maybe your belief is flawed.

If you are so insecure of your faith, that you have to protest violently against any sleight against your ideas (imagined or otherwise), maybe it it time to rethink those.

Time to ask the “whys” and not be satisfied with the “whats”.

Of course its easier to take out a protest and kill free thinkers.