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Deranged madmen

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From the Hindustan Times

A leading Muslim cleric today issued a fatwa that the face of controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen be blackened for her alleged comments against Islam and demanded that she be immediately expelled from India.

Barkati also said that he had offered a reward of Rs 50,000 for anybody who would blacken Taslima’s face as he urged authorities to immediately deport her to Bangladesh.

If there are any moderate Muslims reading this, please make yourselves heard and speak out against such moronic, deranged, and sadistic men so that they can be put in jail, where they belong. Your silence against such atrocious behavior is what protects these madmen (however, see edit2 below).

Only the collective voice of moderates can throw the deranged nutjobs like the cleric above into prison or a madhouse.


There’s an update to this story. From the Times of India,

In a stunning follow-up to the attack on Taslima Nasreen by Muslim activists, the Hyderabad police on Saturday booked the exiled Bangladeshi author for promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, language — a charge that can get her two years in prison, if proven. The attackers are roaming freely, charged with minor misdemeanours.

The move by cops, who had dragged their feet on complaints against the goons of a city-based political group, the Majlis-Ittehadul Muslimeen, booked Taslima under section 153 (a) of the IPC after a complaint by MIM’s floor leader in the AP assembly Akbaruddin Owaisi.


That’s monstrously preposterous rubbish. I can’t believe that the system of administering justice in India has been reduced to this! Akbaruddin Owaisi is the person who want her to be killed. In fact, he’s said

“We are very proud of our MLAs and activists who assaulted her,”
“We will implement the fatwa issued against Taslima if she comes to the city again.”

Akbaruddin, MIM floor leader in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly, had threatened to kill the exiled author if she visited Hyderabad again.

Those are direct threats of PHYSICAL HARM. These people are trying to kill her! Put them in jail before they can do harm!!! How hard can this decision be? Instead, the police book Taslima for “promoting enmity”!!!! You’d be hard pressed to “promote enmity” better than trying to kill someone!!!!!

“What is this special status that Nasreen enjoys where she speaks to hurt and then feels proud of it?”

Freedom of speech, you moron.


After a few minutes with Google, I have come across condemnation of this act from the Muslim community. While it is still my opinion that the majority of the Muslims are indeed keeping silent, it’s nice to know that there are Muslims who do support the freedom of speech.

Shame on you hoodlums!
The American Muslim

Fatwa to blacken Taslima’s face (Hindustan Times)
Taslima’s very existence is provocative, says MIM leader(The Statesman)
After attack, Taslima faces case of promoting communal enmity(The Hindu)
Police slap case on Taslima (The Times of India)


Written by parseval

August 9, 2007 at 6:17 pm

Posted in people, politics, religion, WTF

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  1. It’s ONLY here that somebody could make a public threat like that and have the _victim_ arrested for promoting enmity. Sad, Sad, Sad.


    August 17, 2007 at 7:12 am

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