Thursday, April 4, 2013

Atheist Bloggers Jailed in Bangladesh

Show your support for the Bangladeshi bloggers with the Scarlet B. You can link to it at this article.

You may have heard by now about the atheist bloggers who were arrested in Bangladesh - for being atheist bloggers. (I chose that particular news site for a reason.) Hefajat-e Islam is even threatening suicide attacks if the bloggers are not put to death. If there was ever a time for the atheist community to do something, at least call attention to what's happening, it's now.

What can we do? Here's a petition to the American Ambassador to Bangladesh, appealing to him to file a formal protest. The Bangladeshi government might not care about an online petition, but the American government is supposed to care about civil rights, and the Bangladeshi government does care what the American government thinks.

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