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The curious case of Turkey and Pakistan

1971 is the year that saw bloody birth of Bangladesh. The 9 month war killed one of the largest numbers of people in recent or modern human history. Talking from numeric point of view Armenian massacre is another incident that world do not know enough as much it deserved to be known. The similarity of […]

CNN Article: Whose death anniversary will I mourn next?

On the morning of February 26, as I was mourning the loss of my husband last year, I was left wondering something else: Whose death anniversary will I mourn next?

A year ago on Thursday, secular blogger Ananta Bijoy Das was attacked and killed on his way to work in northeastern Bangladesh. That attack came after […]

In support of secular bloggers and freethinkers in Bangladesh – The Nordic and Estonian PEN centres condemn the acts of violence and demand protection for those in danger

 

27.4.2016

Freedom of expression is under a serious threat once again in Bangladesh, where four freethinkers have been brutally murdered within a month:

On April 25th Xulhaz Mannan, a gay rights activist and an editor at LGBT magazine, Roopbaan, and a fellow activist and USAID employee Tanay Mojumdar were killed in Mannan’s apartment.
On April 23rd Professor Rezaul […]

Has Bangladesh lost to Islamism?

 

Bangladesh may not be a big country, either geographically, economically or politically, but it is strategically a significant country as far as religiosity is concerned. It is significant because it sits more or less in the moderate section of the Islamic religiosity, maintaining its own culture, language and tradition, away from the Arab Bedouin culture […]

Bangladesh Sliding into Darkness

Pictures of Dr. AFM Rezaul Karim Siddiquee, University Professor and Cultural Personality (Including Sitar Player)

After murdering a number of free-thinkers, the Islamic barbarians of Bangladesh have now turned toward what by their standard could be called milder enemies of Islam. The murder spree on atheists, humanists, and rational human beings continue unabated in that country […]

Timeline: Militancy in Bangladesh

This post contains the names of Islamist militant organizations – both banned and blacklisted; radical groups and individuals who instigate murder of atheists, secularists and other non-Sunni Muslims; and the description of attacks and deaths committed so far.

Note that all the local armed and unarmed extremist groups are currently working together with the help of […]

By |April 25th, 2016|Bangladesh, Politics, Religion, Terrorism|3 Comments

A Crowd Puller and his Zombies: The Indian government has been silent on snakes in their backyard.

By: Chris Emmanuel Dsouza

It’s an evening show in Maldives, appears like half of the tiny islands inhabitants have congregated to the ‘enlightened’ lecture, a preacher is standing in front of the microphone, eyes covered with spectacles, head with the skull cap and a designer suit with its trousers tucked few inches above the ankles. Over the […]

By |April 24th, 2016|Free Speech, Personality, Religion, Science|0 Comments
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