Radical group kills youth for not believing in God


A youth in Tamil Nadu was murdered for his atheist views allegedly by a Muslim radical group and his father has said that if his son was killed for being an atheist, he would become an atheist too.

Hameed, the father of the young man was quoted as saying, “If the police version is true, that he was murdered by a radical Muslim group, then they killed my son using wrong interpretations of the Quran.

“The Quran is one holy book that insists on and allows the right of dissent since the time of the Prophet. If they killed him for being an atheist, I have decided to join his organisation and do what he did, ” the Indian Express reported.

Farook was killed on the night of March 16, reportedly by a gang of four because of being an atheist. The Times of India had reported that Farook used to post rationalistic views about his religion on his Facebook page and was also the administrator of a group where he used to express his views.

The 30 year old used to run a business in Ukkadam near Coimbatore and was also a part of the group Dravidar Viduthalai Kazhagam.

Hameed told The Indian Express, that Farook despite being non-religious, did not force his views on others and had often refused to take part in family functions because he would have to pray there.

His friend Abdul Munaf and former business associate, S Jaffar Ali, may be involved in his killing, some reports have suggested.

Police are investigating his death.

Farook is survived by his wife, a daughter and a son.

Source: punch