Silencing dissent in a very old Islamic practice, going back to prophet Mohammad himself. According to Islamic Hadith, Mohammad had Jewish poet Ka’b ibn al-Ashraf assassinated by knife wielding thugs. I am sure he’d be proud of what his followers are doing today all over the world. Today, as in the last 24 hours.
In the Western world, Islamic apologists are using the tool of political correctness to silence criticism of their religion, using the newly-coined word “Islamophobia”, while the faithful are hacking atheist websites.
But while political correctness and web hacking weren’t tools available to Mohammad, in Muslim majority countries the good old techniques of violence are still popular.
Tens of thousands of Islamic activists prayed on the streets of the Bangladeshi capital today during a rally calling for the introduction of blasphemy laws and the restoration of a caretaker government.
Members of the Islami Andolan Bangladesh are demanding the arrest of ‘atheist bloggers who insulted Islam’ and to pass laws punishing those who ‘insulted Islam’ in the parliament.
See. Where Islamists have the power, they don’t need to resort to accusations of “Islamophobia” (whatever the heck it means) to deal with dissent. Rules on how to deal with blasphemy and heresy have been in existence since the dawn of Islam. It is only where they don’t have power that they have to resort to tactics of political correctness to deal with dissent.
Quite a step down.