Atheist Bloggers Kitnapped, Forced to Recite Shahada

MUSLIMS KIDNAP MEMBERS OF FACEBOOK ATHEIST GROUP ACCUSING THEM OF HOMOSEXUALITY,QUESTION THEM ABOUT ISLAM, FORCE THEM TO TAKE SHAHADA,REVEAL PASSWORD TAKING OVER THEIR PAGE AND CHANGING BANNER TO BLACK FLAG OF JIHAD (MALDIVES)

MUSLIMS KIDNAP MEMBERS OF FACEBOOK ATHEIST GROUP ACCUSING THEM OF HOMOSEXUALITY,QUESTION THEM ABOUT ISLAM, FORCE THEM TO TAKE SHAHADA,REVEAL PASSWORD TAKING OVER THEIR PAGE AND CHANGING BANNER TO BLACK FLAG OF JIHAD (MALDIVES)

Vigilante mobs have abducted and interrogated several young men in Malé City, Maldives, in a push to identify online activists advocating secularism or professing atheism, Minivan News has learned.

Eyewitnesses told Minivan News the young men were taken to isolated locations in Malé City in separate incidents in recent days.

A vigilante mob interrogated them on the identities of administrators of Facebook groups advocating secularism and atheism in the Maldives.

Minivan News understands the abductions are also related to the hijacking of a Facebook group called Colorless on Sunday.

The group has 4,865 members and was set up with in the wake of February 2012’s transfer of power with the aim of bringing a “divided nation to a common ground as a platform to advocate peace, love and harmonic co-existence.”

The group’s administrators were expelled on Sunday and new administrators have changed the group’s banner to a black flag with the Shahadha or the Islamic creed declaring the oneness of Allah and the acceptance of Mohamed as Allah’s prophet.

Meanwhile, the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) issued a statement condemning the abductions and said the hostages were threatened with death. The party has called on the government to take immediate action.

The Maldives Police Services said it is looking into whether these incidents have been reported. The President’s Office was not responding at the time of press.

The vigilante mob – estimated at 40 men – accused the young men of homosexuality and atheism, eyewitnesses said. The mob consisted of religious extremists and prominent Malé City gang members, sources said.

Eyewitnesses said the young men were interrogated on their religious beliefs and asked to recite the Shahadha as a test of their belief in Islam. They were also tested on prayer verses and passages from the Quran.

The young men were threatened and forced them to hand over passwords to their Facebook accounts.

They were also asked to identify the administrators behind the Secular Democratic Maldives Movement and Maldivian Atheists on Facebook.
 

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