An Islamic Life and Death Ocean.
Gates of Vienna has the story of Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury who is now on trial for his life in BANGLADESH for openly suggesting ties with Israel and friendliness with Christians.
According to the Asian Tribune:
Choudhury has been under attack by his government for publishing articles that warned his country about the growth of radical Islamists there, urged Bangladesh to recognize Israel, and advocated genuine interfaith dialogue based on religious equality and mutual respect.
For these “crimes,” he was arrested and tortured and his family harassed.
When his younger brother, Sohail Choudhury, went to the police to complain that he was beaten, they responded that it was the Choudhurys’ fault for their “alliance with the Jews.” Even after we were successful in getting him released from prison, Choudhury faced continued harassment from the Bangladeshi government and Islamist radicals.
PAKISTAN, proud owner of WMDs is about to recieve a Delegation from the UN Security Council later this week to promote cooperation in the fight against terrorism. The visit follows recent adoption of a global counter-terrorism strategy by the General Assembly.