Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The sleep of reason..

Another secular-atheist blogger, Ananta Bijoy Das was hacked to death with machetes in the Eastern city of Sylhet, Bangladesh on Tuesday for the crime of thinking for himself and maintaining a blog about science and reason. He was on his way to an ordinary job at a bank around 8:40 in the morning when a group of 4 masked men cut him down in the street. This is the third such religiously motivated murder in Bangladesh in recent months and there appears to be some kind of pogrom going on against atheists and free-thinkers in that country where Islamic intolerance and the precipitated barbarity is clearly a growing problem. With a festering landscape of religious insecurity promoting violence of this kind it is surely only a matter of time before we see terrorists emerging from that place to threaten and bully Western visitors and tourists; then it's only a small step for them to think it's a good idea to export this insanity to places like Syria and perhaps even the streets of New York or London, and so it continues, the sleep of reason brings forth monsters.

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