Bangladesh PM rules out blasphemy law

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Sheikh Hasina refuses to introduce death penalty for blasphemy amid calls for action against bloggers.


Sheikh Hasina, the prime minister of Bangladesh, has ruled out introducing the death penalty for blasphemy.

Protesters continue to fill the streets of the capital, Dhaka, calling for action against what they call atheist bloggers for defaming Islam.

Al Jazeera correspondent, who we are not naming for security reasons, reports from Dhaka.


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15 COMMENTS

  1. One Muslim commenter points out that blasphemy laws mirror those protecting leaders from ridicule and promote “good manners”. Muslims in general can’t see the irony, no surprise when their minds have been twisted by Islam.

      • In reply to #10 by papa lazaru:

        In reply to #2 by Nodhimmi:

        One Muslim commenter points out that blasphemy laws mirror those protecting leaders from ridicule and promote “good manners”.

        Oh, the ironing!

        They’re ‘pressing ahead’ with laws in other places- once they’ve ironed out the wrinkles

  2. Wouldn’t the protesters be better off working out how to reverse global warming and rising sea levels instead, as their country will soon be under water.

    I suppose that is too much like hard work.

    • In reply to #3 by Aber ration:

      Wouldn’t the protesters be better off working out how to reverse global warming and rising sea levels instead, as their country will soon be under water.I suppose that is too much like hard work.

      Action on global warming it is not entirely down to them but if they’re capable some thinking on the subject wouldn’t go amiss. I suspect they will probably resort to desparate incantations when the sea engulfs them. So much for Allah the compassionate and the merciful.

      Good to see their PM making a sound judgement

  3. well done.

    if any country has blasphemy laws the penalty should be fair to humanity but tough on the crime. anyone gets caught, no raping heavenly virgins for you. end of.

    strict but fair i think

  4. Any and all blasphemy laws are nonsense up until the moment a god shows up and declares he’s being insulted or harmed. Any state maintaining and enforcing such laws is an embarrassment to the intellect and sound ethics.

  5. “Those points include separation of men and women, death penalty for blasphemy and banning of sculptures”

    “Reporter cannot be named for security reasons”

    Sounds more like the Taliban to me. I hope these people are subjected to hatred and ridicule.

    • In reply to #11 by Dolores Humbert:

      “Those points include separation of men and women, death penalty for blasphemy and banning of sculptures”

      “Reporter cannot be named for security reasons”

      Sounds more like the Taliban to me. I hope these people are subjected to hatred and ridicule.

      A giant burqa (as Richard Dawkins puts it in TGD) would couver the entire world and all art sculptures…and paintings…

      cartoon of barbaric islam

      sculptures destruction

      The others don´t have the right to be outraged, in fact others don´t exist at all.

  6. How is a person who doesn’t follow a religion meant to know if they are committing blasphemy or not? Would I not have to be a Muslim or, at least, be well versed in Islam to know what I can and can not say or do? Ignorance of the law is one thing, don’t tell me ignorance of religion is also a crime. There are far too many people who don’t know their own religion for me to be expected to know everyones’. How am I to know I can’t draw a likeness of Mo?

    • In reply to #12 by aquilacane:

      How is a person who doesn’t follow a religion meant to know if they are committing blasphemy or not? Would I not have to be a Muslim or, at least, be well versed in Islam to know what I can and can not say or do? Ignorance of the law is one thing, don’t tell me ignorance of religion is also a crime. There are far too many people who don’t know their own religion for me to be expected to know everyones’. How am I to know I can’t draw a likeness of Mo?

      Puzzling that likenesses of Muhammad are haram- who knows what he looked like?? And they say we must not ridicule religion.

  7. I guess not even God would resist ending up with a whole spoiled generation and making a new cleansing and reset with more promising people (actually Christopher Hitchens were on my mind when I thought of this, and I know a poem that has a similar idea).

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