May 09, 2016

Silent Killings of Bloggers in Bangladesh

To many, silence acts as consent. For media outlets, not reflecting certain news items gives the same consent. As a result, it becomes imperative for me to share this because it highlights a hidden story. But at the same time, it was in my belief that to share without just a small "quote" or two words isn't saying anything about it. These reflections are based on my experiences, and experiences, according to Einstein, are knowledge for me.
Bangladesh has been going through a series of grisly murders, which although are dated back to the early 2000s, have exponentially risen in the past few years. The targets of these murders are secular bloggers, activists, publishers, religious and political figures. Yet, other than only a few, many are ignorant about it. On the other hand, maltreatment of Rohingyas in Bangladesh are more visible in the media by people . It is people's failure to understand Rousseau's comment on experience: “The first sentiment of man was that of his existence.” That is why understand before saying something, and think twice about how your experiences would shape your comprehension on this news piece.
For some information about the blogger murders: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/04/29/these-bangladeshi-bloggers-were-murdered-by-islamist-extremists-here-are-some-of-their-writings/
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2016/04/26/chronology-of-killings-by-machete-gangs-in-bangladesh

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