Dhaka Tribune—Radical Islamists hacked to death secular blogger Md Oyasiqur Rahman Babu Monday morning in Tejgaon, Dhaka allegedly for his atheist views.
Oyasiqur Rahman Babu
A travel agency executive, Oyasiqur’s murder was premeditated. Three assailants swooped on Oyasiqur, 27, armed with machetes around 9am on Dipika Mosque Lane of Begunbari, close to Tejgaon Textile Engineering University, when he was going to office in Motijheel.
While fleeing, two of the killers – Zikrullah, a student of Hefazat-e-Islam's Hathazari Madrasa in Chittagong, and Ariful, student of Mirpur Darul Uloom Madrasa – were held by two transgendered persons as locals remained reluctant to chase the killers. The other member of the team, Abu Taher, escaped.
The duo was handed over to police, who later recovered the machetes from the crime scene, Tejgaon industrial police OC Salauddin said.
The incident took place only a month after secular blogger and former Buet teacher Avijit Roy and his wife Rafida Ahmed Bonya came under attack by extremists. Avijit succumbed to his injuries at a hospital. Police are yet to solve the case but claim that the killers might be linked to the banned Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir and Ansarullah Bangla Team. (Continue Reading.)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Atheist Blogger Oyasiqur Rahman Babu Hacked to Death by Muslim Madrassa Students in Bangladesh
Non-Muslims living in Muslim countries usually aren't free to express their views of Islam. Hence, the only people who can openly challenge Muhammad's teachings are people in non-Muslim countries. Yet those of us who live in non-Muslim countries are told by our own politicians, the media, and Muslim organizations to keep our mouths shut about Islam. Should we give Islam a free pass?