Dhaka to blogger: ‘Take care and write something good about Islam, govt’

(From AP)

When Bangladeshi blogger and social activist Ashif Entaz Rabi hosted a TV talk show about a slaying of a publisher by Islamic extremists, he faced a torrent of threatening phone calls.

Ashif Entaz Rabi

Ashif Entaz Rabi

He says young men with earpieces started loitering outside his workplace, and a militant website urged followers to “send this Ashif to Allah.”

But Bangladeshi authorities told him they could not protect him,  (watch the video clip) saying he would need the kind of security usually reserved for the prime minister to keep him safe. Instead, they told him to take care of himself, and write something good about Islam and the government. Read More

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