Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Endangered species

Yet another atheist has been hacked to death in Bangladesh. It was only this February that science blogger Avijit Roy was murdered unceremoniously by a gang of religious zealots using machetes in a street in the capital city of Dhaka, his wife was also seriously injured in the attack. Hard-liners in the Government there are busying themselves trying to implement anti-blasphemy laws that curtail free-speech and effectively throttle dissent, it would seem that fear and intimidation is their preferred method of persuasion. This deep entanglement of religion and politics runs counter to the vectors of almost every other developed country on Earth (apart from Ireland) clearly some people prefer the barbarity and intellectual insularity of the middle-ages.

Next time I buy a tee shirt I will be checking the label, anything from this country will be unceremoniously dumped back on the shelf.

FYI Companies that use (or have used) sweat shops in Bangladesh include, H&M, Nike, Walmart, Gap, La Senza, Disney, Marks and Spencer, Tesco and Puma.

1 comment:

Chairman Bill said...

My God! Pakistan is becoming like the USA with all this persecution. They'll be voting Republican next...