Bangladeshi Police Tell Atheist Bloggers to Stop Criticizing Religion if They Want to Avoid Being Killed

Four atheist bloggers have been assassinated so far this year in Bangladesh, so it’s good to know local law enforcement officials have finally issued a solution to the problem.

Too bad it’s a shitty solution.

Inspector General of Police Shahidul Haque

Terming hurting one’s religious sentiment as crime, Inspector General of Police (IGP) has advised the free thinkers not to hurt religious sentiment in their writings.

IGP AKM Shahidul Haque said: “According to laws if any one hurts one’s feelings, he will be punished by the law.”

Advising the free thinkers, IGP said: “None should cross the limit.”

There we go. If only those atheists stopped criticizing religion, this problem would just go away!

Forget the people hacking them to death. There’s no reason to go after them. This is all the fault of the atheists, what with their silly ideas and questions and words.

Keep in mind that there are another 80 atheists still on a hit list.

What’s the IGP’s next agenda item? Arresting all rape victims for provoking their assailants?

Niloy Neel, the latest atheist blogger to be killed, said on Facebook before he died that the police didn’t do anything to help him after he reported being followed. This latest pronouncement just adds insult to injury. To be clear, Neel did nothing wrong. The blame — and I can’t believe I have to say this — is entirely the fault of the people who beheaded him and cut off his hands.

No one’s been arrested so far in Neel’s death even though an al-Qaeda affiliate has claimed responsibility for it.

(via Sean McGuire)

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