To Curry Political Favor, Islamists in Bangladesh Want Atheist Bloggers to Die
The Islamist marchers listed 84 bloggers who they demand be arrested or hanged. In February an atheist blogger named Rajib was stabbed to death a month after blogger Asif Mohiuddin was nearly killed for his beliefs.
Bangladesh’s Islamists Call for Death of ‘Atheist Bloggers’
On April 6, hundreds of thousands of men and boys spread out across Bangladesh's sweltering capital, Dhaka, to call for, among other things, the hanging of atheists. The mass mobilization of Islamists was spurred by a handful of “atheist” bloggers who...
Explaining Bangladesh's Month of Massive Street Protests and Violence
The Shabagh protests are a liberal street festival with a morbid demand. Nooses and chants calling for accused war criminals to be hanged have become shorthand in a battle of what defines the nation, an unfinished struggle of identity for a pluralistic...