posted by August 14 at 9:14 AMon
Yesterday I posted an item from the NYT about an author—Taslima Nasreen—who was publicly attacked at a reading for suggesting that maybe, kinda, sorta Islam oppresses women. And could there be a better way to refute the charge than by violently oppressing Ms. Nasreen? Indian Muslims have stepped up their jihad against Ms. Nasreen. More from the NYT today…
Attacked and Charged in India
The Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen will face criminal charges for what the authorities called her anti-Islamic views, which prompted an attack against her by Muslims last week in central India, Agence France-Presse reported. A police official in the city of Hyderabad said Ms. Nasreen faced a charge of “hurting Muslim feelings.” On Thursday lawmakers and members of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen Party expressed outrage over Ms. Nasreen’s criticisms of Islam for what she called oppression of women. The protesters disrupted a publication party by hurling objects at her and shouting for her death…. In March an Indian Muslim group from Uttar Pradesh state offered a bounty of 500,000 rupees (more than $12,000) for Ms. Nasreen’s execution.
Hurting Muslim feelings is a crime in India? Who knew?