Friday, January 01, 2016

Well this is good news, but I am still never going to Bangladesh.

Murdered Atheist Ahmed Rajib Haider
Courtesy of BBC: 

Two students have been sentenced to death in Bangladesh for the killing of an atheist blogger there in 2013. 

Six others were convicted of involvement in the murder of Ahmed Rajib Haider, who was hacked to death as he was returning home from a rally in the capital, Dhaka. 

A five-year sentence was given to the head of Ansarullah Bangla, the group suspected of carrying out the attack. 

Five more secular bloggers and writers were killed in Bangladesh in 2015.

As hard as it is to be an outspoken Atheist in America, it is NOTHING compared to the dangers of speaking out about religion in countries where the faithful believe such apostasy is justifiably punishable by death.


  1. Anonymous4:28 AM

    In reference to the classless man who confronted Chelsea Clinton over her paternity questions, people (esp politico's kids) who are bullied by feckless pieces of crap are exceptional people.

    So for the new year, continue staying strong and living true Chelsea, Bristol and your families. Your haters and slanderers aren't worth dirt. You're all virtuous, normal people who accept all with no judgment and learn every day. You have perfectly loving families and are exceptional parents yourselves - because you all had exceptional parents who instilled how to be good and independent. You live for you and your family and don't let anyone dictate who you are and what you want. You believe in the intangible things and have more blessings in your pinky than haters have had in their whole lives.

    Forward. Do good.

    1. Anonymous5:26 AM

      How dare you compare Chelsea Clinton, who has never said a bad word about anyone in public, to Bristol Palin, who has been calling people names, making gang signs, threatening people who refused to vote for her lack of dancing ability, and on and on? How can you call Bristol Palin, now the admitted mother of two out of wedlock kids, "virtuous and normal?" Bristol 'accepts all with no judgment?" Really What planet do you live on? And I really do not think Bristol Palin's parents are 'exceptional' in any way. I get that you want us to think of Ms. Bristol in the same breath as the very educated, very lovely, very classy Chelsea Clinton. Good luck with that. One is truly an exceptional, intelligent, successful young woman. The other is Bristol Palin.
      I do not hate Bristol Palin, but never in a million years will I see her as a role model for anything positive.
      Do good yourself, honey. Stop idolizing a woman with no morals and no idea how to mother.

    2. Anonymous6:15 AM

      @4:28 a.m YOU ARE AN IDIOT.
      Your first sentence has a major mistake, people are dissing Bristol because she took huge amounts of cash to preach abstinence, and turned up preggers for the 3rd time.

      The only thing exceptional about the Palin crime family is that they have not yet been publicly shamed for a litany of lies and outrageous scams.

      FYI, NOT ONE PERSON HERE GIVES A SH*T about what you write, so why effing bother?

      Go get an education, learn to write coherent sentences, and stop wasting your time here.

      Your efforts to "defend" the defeated Idiot Palin clan is nothing short of stupendously stupid

    3. Anonymous6:33 AM

      Well, that about takes care of that.

    4. Leland6:50 AM

      @ 4:28

      And on top of what all the others have said about you and your precious Palin garbage, you have the insulting temerity to bring this completely useless subject into a posting about a murdered man and the sentences of the people who murdered him.

      Talk about CLASSLESS and CLUELESS!

    5. Anonymous6:54 AM

      You can post your crap in every thread, 4:28 AM, but it's not going to make it truth. Bristol will never be anything but stupid tabloid fodder whose one talent in life is that she fucks like a rabbit.

    6. At least Chelsea knows who the Father (singular) of both of her children is.

    7. Anonymous4:34 PM

      When throwing a cocktail party, always invite a buffoon of the OP's character. They're fun to pin the tail on, make fabulous doorstops, and keep the maggots out of your garbage pail.

  2. SallyinMI7:58 AM

    I realize there are mores in Bangladesh that encourage the killing of atheists, but really, how is that different from the GOP yelling, "kill 'em all," about Muslims, "Kill him!" concerning candidate Obama, and "round 'em up and send them back in trials" regarding illegals? You know darn well the RW thinks nothing of murdering anyone not white like they are...they are all over supporting police brutality and the murders of unarmed black kids, let alone the women and men who have also been killed by cops in the last year. They don't bat a fake eyelash over these senseless crimes. But then, they became inured to torture under Bush, and still think waterboarding is 'useful.' This is what Bush has wrought...the fear of neighbors, the fear of the 'other,' the certainly that "White is Right." Throw in their fake religion, and we are little better than Bangladesh. And I bet we have more military assault rifles than they do!

    1. Anonymous8:23 AM

      Yes, Sally, and what does Dubya do post-presidency after the shit storm he created? So many lives destroyed, and he sits in a room and paints.

  3. Anonymous9:06 AM

    I used to be a regular church goer and I just can't anymore because of things like this. This is not God working, nor the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Likewise the GOP, cretins all of them.

  4. Wow. Five whole years. Probably less with good behavior.

    Gee, you'd think it was TEXAS.

  5. Anonymous4:39 PM

    We take so much for granted living in a free society, and still we can't get common ground on gun control and saving lives. I'm sick of one religion thinking they have the trademark on persecution, and out tax dollars and soldiers are used to save them on their various missions. Why don't churches up the ante and pay for these services?

    1. Anonymous5:26 PM

      What religion, out of curiosity has trademarked persecution, and uses tax dollars and soldiers, and sends them on 'various' missions? What are these specific services that these apparent 'churches' are ordering and that they should pay for? Please explain yourself in intelligent detail. This should be highly informative.

    2. The native americans should have slaughtered every Puritan that stepped foot on their shore and continued to do so.

      The Puritans weren't looking for religious freedom FROM persecution. They were looking for the freedom TO persecute based on their religion. Big difference. And we've been paying for it ever since.

      Such a sadistic religion, taking joy in making other suffer.

  6. Anonymous5:23 PM

    "As hard as it is to be an outspoken Atheist in America" ... yes yes it must be comparible to surviving Auschwitz.

  7. Anonymous1:09 PM

    Just say this anywhere....Mary was raped and Jesus was born a bastard...modern standards, modern thinking....that may get you strung up almost anyplace.....


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