He was hacked with a Chinese machete, he was hacked on the face five times with a machete – he was hacked so bad on his face with blows so severe, that his relatives could not recognize or identify him at the city morgue. One of the blow went straight through his skull which caved in to partly reveal his grey (brain) matter. ‘They’ wanted his “intellect” to die with him – so ‘they’ had to injure, maim and disfigure his head (intellectual property) and face region as much as inhumanely possible.
WARNING : Graphic ContentWashiqur Rahman was the name of the second blogger murdered, also in a brutal way, in Bangladesh this year alone. But who was Washiqur? what did he blog about? what got the extremists so mad at him that they had to hack him to death in broad daylight (9am) in front of full public view (police reported 30 witness) murdered in such a cruel way?
Avijit Roy was a well known Bangladeshi born atheist and a secular blogger who was a citizen of the United States of America. People knew Avijit and what he wrote about, they knew he wrote and published several books (mostly anti-religious) which provoked death threats every now and then. He even had death threats issued to him on “Facebook” three years prior to his murder.
But who is Washiqur? Where are his books? Where is his blogging website? What did he write about?
Only one forum was found containing Washiqur’s page where he had copied & pasted from some “Atheist Book” which highlights the questions placed by a modern day atheist to a believer regarding God and his existence. But that is NOT his original writings.
Bangladesh is a country where security is a luxury (and a dream) for each and every individual as they go on living their daily life’s. Murder, rape and robbery are very rampant and can be found reported everyday on any local online or print newspapers.
Journalist and bloggers alike have a very life-threatening job as they go on about writing anti-religious articles, reporting government corruptions and blogging (about anything or anyone) ever so carefully so as to not instigate hatred or commit blasphemy simply by posting a picture of a half naked woman on their newspaper, blog or even personal Facebook pages!
The country actually ranks 146 out of 180 countries on the press freedom index of the group Reporters Without Borders.
Secular writers, reporters and bloggers fear for their safety and most or all of them are thinking about fleeing the country (to seek asylum somewhere or anywhere) and most are spending much of their time indoors these days to stay alive. They don’t hesitate to kill in the name of their beliefs, these helpless bloggers are an easy target for the fanatics.
The government and the police department of Bangladesh are the most helpless of them all when it comes to controlling, capturing or eliminating fanatics out of this already God forsaken third world nation.
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