British National Arrested for Planning Bangladeshi Humanists' Murders

A British Islamist has been arrested in Bangladesh for the organizing the recent spate of murders of Humanists there.

This morning, news broke from Dhaka that police have arrested a British citizen, Touhidur Rahman, for his involvement in planning the murders of humanist writers Avijit Roy and Ananta Bijoy Das.

Responding to the news, British Humanist Association (BHA) Chief Executive, Andrew Copson, released a short statement:

‘If there is sound evidence that these individuals, including a Briton, are responsible for the brutal, mindless murders of Avijit and Ananta then they must face trial and justice without delay. Humanists are living in a culture of fear and intimidation in Bangladesh, certain that more lives will be taken simply for expressing a view opposing the Islamists.

‘The Bangladeshi Government must do more to protect all its citizens from brutal fundamentalist thugs who would kill another human being for daring to think outside the confines of dogmatic religion. If it is true that a Briton is responsible, then it is clear that the UK government must also do more to combat any culture of impunity developing here for Islamists operating globally and visiting their violence on the humanist citizens of other states.’

via the British Humanist Association

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