Seriously, I need to rename this “Horror Show Islam” because it seems like I’m talking about nothing else lately. Not a day goes by lately when some story of Islamic barbarism doesn’t pop up. It isn’t like the other religions are getting better, Islam is just getting worse. So here we go again, the religion of peace is off murdering people.
And it’s our favorite spot, Bangladesh, where Muslims again decide they’re going to hack the heads off of atheists because… religion. This time, Nazimuddin Samad, a 26-year old law student who posted on Facebook that he opposed Islam wound up very dead, attacked by machete-wielding assailants near near his university in Dhaka while shouting Allahu Akbar.
“They hacked his head with a machete. As he fell down, one of them shot him in the head with a pistol from close range. He died on the spot,” said Syed Nurul Islam, deputy commissioner of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police.
This the sixth murder of vocal atheists in 15 months in Bangladesh and has sparked protests by thousands of college students. “You just can’t kill a man just because he is an atheist!” shouted one protestor, but hey, this is the religion of peace, they can kill anyone they want for any reason they want because they’re offended by reality, damn it!
Amnesty International said Samad’s killing was a “blatant attack on the right to freedom of expression”, urging Bangladesh to take action to end the violence. Samad’s name was on a list of 84 atheist activists that a hardline Islamist group had sent to the home ministry in 2013. So they have known for 4 years who the targets are, they simply have not taken steps to protect them.
“The persistent failure of the Bangladeshi government and the international community to better protect threatened thinkers has created a climate of fear and direct threat to free thought in the country,” PEN America said in a statement.
When you have no fear of death or retribution because you have an imaginary friend that promises you 72 virgins, secular law holds no fear for you either, which is why there is so much violence in the Islamic world. These people are fanatics and the only way you can deal with fanatics is to kill them. You cannot reason with the religious fundamentalist. They will not listen. So long as we continue to baby these religious monsters, they will continue to head Horror Show Sunday. This cannot continue.