Skip to comments.Muslim Journalist Faces Death Penalty For Printing Pro-Israel Articles
Posted on 09/27/2006 10:14:54 AM PDT by Nachum
(IsraelNN.com) A court in Bangladesh is scheduled to try a Muslim journalist for writing articles favorable to Israel. The country's laws state that the journalist, Salah Uddin Choudhury, could receive a death sentence.
He is editor of an English weekly printed in Dakha, in which he has been critical of Muslim extremism while writing favorably of Israel. He was arrested in 2003 at the Dhaka airport before boarding a flight to Israel where he was to speak on promoting Muslim-Jewish relations.
Bangladesh, ruled by Muslims, did not press charges but re-arrested Choudhury after he printed articles warning of Muslim terrorists and urging the government recognize Israel.
If they use a machete in an attempt to make him a head shorter, some may claim there is an attempt to spread islam by the sword.
Religion of pieces.
Bangladeshis should spend more time figuring out how to grow enough food, and less time worrying about what journalists write/extreme sarcasm off
Where is the Drive-By Media when you need it?
They're too busy decrying the detention of an AP photographer in Iraq who was caught hanging with an al Qaeda agent.
Exhibit a: Moderate Muslim
Exhibit b: Why they don't speak out more
So much for the idea that only a small % of Muslims are "extremists". This is a state-sponsored death penalty.
Guess the NY Times must approve of this sort of thing since they have said nary a word.
2002/12/6 Bangladesh Mymenshingh 27 200 Four bombs detonate concurrently at four packed movie cinemas killing twenty-seven and injuring over two-hundred. Muslim fundamentalists had been critical of entertainment venues and those who frequented them.
2002/4/23 Bangladesh Chittagong 1 0 Buddhist monk stabbed to death by Islamic terrorists after returning home from prayers.
2003/1/18 Bangladesh Dariapur 8 15 Bomb blast at a carnival kills eight and injures fifteen. Islamic hardliners behind the attack.
2003/1/20 Bangladesh Begungram Astana 5 0 Five persons are murdered in Bangladesh by members of the Jamaatul Mujahideen extremists group.
2003/11/1 Bangladesh Jessore 1 3 The leader of a Ahmadiyya religious group is killed by radical Muslims in an attack that also injures several others.
2003/11/19 Bangladesh Chittagong 11 0 Eleven members of a Hindu family, including seven women and a newborn baby are burned alive by a Muslim mob that surrounded their home in the early morning hours.
2003/3/1 Bangladesh Bagerhat 1 3 Muslims invade the home of a Hindu farmer, chop him to death and then rape three members of his family.
2003/9/26 Bangladesh Fatullah 1 10 One businessman is killed and ten others people are injured in an attack by militant fundamentalists (Hizbut Touheed).
2004/1/12 Bangladesh Mazar 3 36 Jamaat-e-Islami fundamentalists place bomb at a shrine that kills three and injures thirty-six. Ten-year old boy among the dead.
2004/10/13 Bangladesh Bagerhat 2 0 Muslim invaders kill a Hindu husband and wife in their home.
2004/11/16 Bangladesh Chittagong 1 0 Hindu minority leader gunned down in his home.
2004/12/24 Bangladesh Dhaka 1 0 Religious fundamentalists finally murder an economics professor on campus after several unsuccessful attempts
2004/5/21 Bangladesh Sylhet 2 50 At least two people are killed by a bomb blast at a shrine. Some fifty others, including a British diplomat are injured.
2004/6/5 Bangladesh Dhaka 9 25 At least nine people, including an infant and two women are killed when a state bus is set on fire by organized Islamic terrorists. About thirty others are hospitalized for serious burns.
2004/7/8 Bangladesh Harinakundu Bazaar 1 1 Bangladeshi terrorists kill a policeman (father of two) returning to the station after patrol.
2004/8/21 Bangladesh Dhaka 19 300 Nineteen people are killed and over 300 injured when Islamists throw more than a dozen grenades into an opposition political rally.
2004/8/5 Bangladesh Sylhet 1 15 Fundamentalists bomb two cinemas, killing a 13-year-old boy.
2004/9/18 Bangladesh Jamalpur 1 0 A Christian convert from Islam has his throat slashed by Muslim fundamentalists.
2005/1/15 Bangladesh Natore 3 89 Islamic militants set off bombs at two different carnivals killing three and injuring about ninety others, including stage performers.
2005/1/27 Bangladesh Habiganj 5 100 Islamic fundamentalists lob a grenade into an opposition political rally, killing a former finance minister and at least four others. About one hundred people are injured, some badly.
2005/1/27 Bangladesh Habiganj 4 0 Four people, including a 73-year-old man are assassinated by Muslim radicals in a grenade attack as they leave a public meeting.
2005/1/31 Bangladesh Chittagong 1 0 Jamaat-e-Islami terrorists kill a business man with a bomb in a shopping center.
2005/3/2 Bangladesh Narsingdi 0 10 Militant Muslims injure ten people with a bomb outside a shrine.
2005/3/8 Bangladesh Jalalpur 1 0 Christian pastor attacked and beheaded by Muslim extremists as he is returning home from work.
2005/7/29 Bangladesh Boalmari 2 0 Two Christian charity workers are hacked to death inside their home by hard-line Islamic militants, who chained the doors shut to prevent their escape or rescue.
2005/8/17 Bangladesh Dhaka 2 115 The Jumatul Mujahedin take credit for hundreds of sychronized blasts that kill two, including a 40-year-old rickshaw puller. Over one-hundred others are injured.