Bangladesh Prime Minster Hasina accuses brutalised demonstators of play acting and smearing their bodies with red dye

This is the prime minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina Wajed lying in Parliament about the government brutality of the 5th and 6th May. First she gets the month of the incident wrong and has to be corrected.

Lest it get lost in social media ephemera here is the most vital snippet of the speech

"..and that day's event was fully televised, you have seen how they have rubbed red dye onto their bodies and when police came and called them they got up and ran away... we saw that dead bodies made a run for it! this kind of drama has been made there." [4m 30s to 4m 46s]

For the rest of it she repeats the stories that her government has been cocreating with the press like the Dhaka Tribune and the Daily Star.


Ankh Morpok said...

Both sides are wrong.

The government for ordering the police action that led to loss of life amongst the Islamic fundamentalists of Hefazoth.

The Hefazoth protesters for disrupting life in the capital and looking for a fight. There is no way either an Awami League or BNP government can implement the illiberal and backward '13 point demands' without Bangladesh becoming another Afghanistan, Pakistan or Somalia.

It should be remembered that Islamists only poll approx. 5% of the votes at elections. They are marginal and should not be pandered to.

Other people shouldn't be forced to change their lifestyles because some ignorant people are scared of change. This is nothing more than a reactionary response.

'Islam in danger' is a typical ploy in an election year in Bangladesh.

Fugstar said...

HI aren't a political party and have the right to life, organisation and expression.

your justification of the killing of innocents speaks for itself.

Ankh Morpok said...

My post clearly criticises both parties in this incident. So I'm justifying nothing.

So basically, you would be okay with declaring the Ahmadi as Non Muslims? Depriving them of their rights and exposing them to virtually daily violence from Islamists, as happens in Pakistan after Ordnance XX was passed against the Ahmadi?

After all, that is one of their '13demands'.

Fugstar said...

Not at all. Historically this issue has been messed up and islamists have been bait taking idiots. Ahmedis have rights as other citizens.

In the 2nd version of the 13 points, HI assert the protection of non muslim minorities. I believe that Muslims have the right to define what is Muslim and that there is probably a continuum of Ahmedi perspectives on finality of prophethood.

Ankh Morpok said...

Yes but no but yes.

You see, this is another example of the mental gymnastics on your part. Defending the indefensible for ideological reasons.

At the end of the day, we all know what the Islamist record is on minority and Non-Muslim rights is the world over. Your apologetics are duly noted.