Fresh on the heels of the violent protests of hundreds of thousands of Muslims calling for the death of bloggers in Bangladesh:
Bangladesh: Thousands of Muslims stone police, torch shops and cars as they demonstrate for Sharia blasphemy law (thanks to Robert Spencer)
"Police say 1 killed as Islamic group demonstrates in Bangladesh for anti-blasphemy law," from the Associated Press, May 5:
DHAKA, Bangladesh — Police in Bangladesh’s capital fired
rubber bullets to disperse stone-throwing Islamic activists Sunday
during a protest to demand that the government enact an anti-blasphemy
The activists were among thousands demonstrating around Dhaka,
blocking roads and cutting off the city from the rest of the country.
Police said protesters also set many shops and at least 30 vehicles
on fire. Authorities deployed more than 15,000 security forces in the
Clashes broke out in central Dhaka as activists started pelting
police with stones, a police official said. He spoke on condition of
anonymity under local briefing rules.
An unidentified man was killed and at least 45 people were injured, the official said. He provided no further details.
Thousands of activists from Hefatjat-e-Islam, a newly formed group,
gathered in Dhaka’s Motijheel commercial district to press for their
The group says some Internet users have recently used their blogs to spread atheism and lies about Islam.
The government in this Muslim-majority nation has rejected the
groups’ demands, saying Bangladesh is governed by secular liberal laws.
We'll see for how much longer.
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