- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On June 11, 2012
- 8 Comments
- Islam, SSA Week
A Bangladeshi court has issued an arrest warrant for the writer of a 2003 novel “Bhanga Math” (“Broken Temple”). The book has already been banned for insulting Mohammed. The court issued the order in response to a petition from an Islamist accusing the author Salam Azad of hurting religious sentiment.
Islam kills, mutilates, segregates, dehumanises and all it takes for an arrest and prison sentence is ‘hurt religious sentiment’.
Talk about an upside down world.
(Top Link via Anne Marie Waters)
I’m blogging every half an hour from 9am to 3pm GMT in support of the Secular Student Alliance blogothon. The SSA is trying to raise £100,000 by 16 June.
Try to support the SSA if you can. If we’re going to beat the religion industry, we need to support organisations promoting secularism and reason.
Here’s a link to the official SSA Week page, which has lots of information about the SSA as well as an easy-to-find donation widget.