‘Atheist’ bloggers to ‘repent’

The investigation committee of the Prime Minister’s Office on Sunday nodded a recommendation by ‘Islamist’ scholars that suggested repentance (‘tauba’) for the bloggers who are accused of making offensive statements against Islam and its Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH).

Staff Correspondentbdnews24.com
Published : 31 March 2013, 12:47 PM
Updated : 31 March 2013, 02:05 PM
During a meeting with the committee at the Home Ministry following filing of cases by the state, they also put forth their proposal to take stern action against those involved in such acts.
They submitted a list of 84 ‘atheist’ bloggers and those spreading propagandas against Islam to the committee and said they should be sued if they didn’t repent for their ‘sins’.
Mainuddin Khandaker, Home Ministry’s Additional Secretary and also the committee chief, echoed the scholars during the meeting.
“The committee is taking steps to identify for bringing those spreading propagandas to justice,” he added.
Allama Muhammad Mahbub Alam, Editor of Dainik Al Ihsan, alleged nine blogs and websites were spreading propagandas against Islam.
They include - Somewhere in Blog, Amarblog, Muktamana, Nagaraikblog and Motikontho.
“People can be ‘nastik’ (atheist), but stern action is a must against those spreading propagandas against Islam,” he said.
He alleged the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) was not taking against those involved in such acts.