5 Ways Islamists Set the Stage for the Orlando Attack

6/13/2016 The stage was set for the types of attacks we saw in Orlando a long time before the Islamic State (ISIS) showed up. Gays, just like Jews, are commonly scapegoated as vile, sin-bearing creatures whose mere presence decays societies. The stigmatizing of homosexuals inevitably leads to mistreatment and violence towards them, and we should not make the mistake of assuming this problem begins and ends with ISIS. Here are five ways that Islamists created the conditions for the Orlando attacks to happen even before ISIS was born: Supporting the Execution of Gays by Sharia Authorities All of the significant…
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Atheist Bloggers Arrested in Bangladesh

Atheist Bloggers Arrested in Bangladesh

4/7/2013 Bangladeshi police arrested four anti-Islamist writers in the capital, Dhaka, this week. The crackdown comes as protesters demand the death penalty for Islamist leaders accused of war crimes, prompting counter-protests by their supporters. Asif Mohiuddin, 30, is one of the arrested bloggers. Mohiuddin has only recently recovered from injuries he incurred during an attack on him by a militant Islamist group in January. Detectives took him from his home, just two days after police arrested three other bloggers Subrata Adhikary Shuvo (24), Russell Parvez (36), and Mashiur Rahman Biplob (42), for allegedly hurting the religious beliefs of the people. Like fellow…
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