- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On February 16, 2013
- 4 Comments
- Ahmed Rajib, atheism, Bangladesh, Islamism
Atheist blogger, 35 year old Ahmed Rajib known by his online identity Thaba Baba, had his head hacked apart with a machete one day after attending anti-Islamist protests in Bangladesh.
This is the usual Islamist response to any opposition: assassination, decapitation and sheer barbarity.
But nothing – not even the brutal murder of yet one more of our beloved – can intimidate the ever increasing rage.
The biggest protests Bangladesh has seen in decades against the country’s largest Islamic party, Jamaat-e-Islami, and well-known war-criminal, Abdul Quader Mollah, and the female factor, are yet another example of how the new age of revolutions can bring an end to Islamist politics.
The death penalty even for the most vile amongst us is never the solution though.
After decades of Islamist politics of death, we must move to one that defends human life and rights.
La lucha continua… We will carry on the work of Ahmed Rajib…