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Bangladesh: 100,000 protest against Islamic supremacists after murder of counter-jihad blogger

Home - by - February 17, 2013 - 21:30 America/New_York - 3 Comments


More power to them. An update on this story. “Blogger’s death rekindles anti-Islamist protests in Bangladesh,” from Reuters, February 16:

More than 100,000 Bangladeshi protesters, angered by the killing of one of their leaders, poured back onto the streets of the capital on Saturday to demand the death penalty for those found guilty of war crimes in the 1971 independence conflict.The demonstrators, who denounced a life sentence handed down this month on an Islamist leader involved in the war, reversed a decision to scale back demonstrations, now in their 12th day.

Rajib Haider, an architect, was a key figure in organising the demonstrations and wrote a blog devoted to them under the pen name Thaba baba. He was attacked outside his home on Friday night after returning from a 100,000-strong rally in Shahbag Square.

On Saturday, an even larger crowd thronged the square to attend funeral prayers for Haider, many vowing to avenge his death or breaking down in tears as his coffin passed.

Haider’s family told reporters they believed he was stabbed to death for standing up to the Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami party and drawing people to the protests. Police said they had detained five suspects.

“Haider’s death has rekindled our spirits,” said Nasiruddin Yusuf, a film-maker. “It will not go in vain.”

Large protests gripped other cities. Security forces patrolled streets in much greater numbers than in previous days.

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  1. Brian in BC

    February 17th, 2013

    I can only pray that more start waking-up. It angers me immensely when I look at photos from the 50′s and 60′s of places which have been since taken over by Islamic Fundamentalism…they literally go from being indistinguishable from photos of Western students and business people (except for the settings, backgrounds and some props/signs) to looking like they have rolled the calendar back several centuries today.

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  2. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 17th, 2013

    Yup. For every 5 years, they lose 1 century. They are truly pitiful.

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  3. Andre Maunsell

    February 18th, 2013

    Regressive tendencies, I also see why the left loves these kinds of people. Violent to the core and willing to actually take out people that disagree with them. Perfect playmates for liberals ideological equals of the liberal.

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