Huge Bangladeshi Crowd Chants ‘Kill Atheists’ 1

Vast throngs of people marched on the Bangladeshi capital today to demand the execution of four atheists. The protest comes five weeks after a local atheist blogger was murdered by Muslim assassins.

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Hundreds of thousands of Islamists rallied in Dhaka on Saturday after staging a “long march” to the Bangladeshi capital to demand the execution of atheist bloggers for allegedly defaming Islam. It was the latest protest to rack Bangladesh, deepening tensions between secularists and the largest Islamic party, Jamaat-e-Islami, whose leaders are under trial for crimes committed during the country’s 1971 war of independence.

The Islamists converged on Dhaka’s main commercial hub to protest against what they said were blasphemous writings by atheist bloggers, shouting “God is great — hang the atheist bloggers”.

Footage of the protest here.

[image via Financial Express]

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