Another Atheist blogger in Bangladesh was hacked to pieces. Allegedly, three men confronted the blogger outside of his house, in broad daylight, and killed him amidst many witnesses and passerby’s who did nothing to stop them. They didn’t even flinch.
According to an interview with one of the two arrested murderers, they themselves did not know the blogger, didn’t know the content of their posts, and actually didn’t even know what blogging was. They were simply ‘instructed’ to kill the blogger with no further context. I don’t find this surprising at all, given that internet and blogging are unavailable to the greater Bangladeshi population. At this time the motive seems more political than religious, although skepticism is the best key here before making any conclusions.
I’m not familiar with the blogger or their blogging content but again, there is no excuse for killing someone based on their opinions however unpopular they may be. This trend in Bangladesh is reprehensible and people need to really start reevaluating the basis for their belief systems if they warrant killing someone over a mere ideological or political disagreement.