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The Dysfunctional Majoritarianism

By: Tonoy Emroz

Dhaka international airport, the gateway of Bangladesh, each bright neon sign of this large modern structure is a constant reminder of our moral bankruptcy, political Islam and spreading root of communal majoritarianism into every element of the society.

How significant are the names Shah Jalal, Shah Paran, Shah Makhdum in terms of shaping our […]

By |September 29th, 2016|Bangladesh, Free Speech, Human Rights|0 Comments

The Great Slaughter

Every year, as ‘Id al-Adhha comes, I am reminded once again of how old the practice of animal sacrifice has been. It is perhaps as old as human history. Among the Arabs too, animal sacrifice was a common practice in the seventh century. The deities they worshipped, they thought, […]

By |September 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Take Home Messages of the Recent Political Conventions in USA

I do not know – how many people, who watched the Democratic National Committee (DNC) convention in Philadelphia, noticed resounding boos… from the diehard Bernie-supporters at the moment Bernie endorsed Hillary for President. So, it was clear that Bernie supporters were disappointed with him for his public endorsement of Hillary Clinton. On the other hand, […]

By |September 26th, 2016|Activism, bangalee freethinker, Politics|0 Comments

Is Angela Merkel an angel or an agent for damage and destruction?

By the middle of 2015, after nearly four years of vicious Syrian conflict and at the height of ISIL’s (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) march towards Baghdad to make the Islamic Caliphate a reality, refugees started pouring out of Syria and Iraq in large numbers. Nearly two years earlier, the self-proclaimed Caliph, Abu […]

By |September 24th, 2016|Activism, International, Mukto-Mona, Politics, Religion|5 Comments

Change Must Take Place

 

By:K C Milan

All of my attention was drawn to a picture surfaced on Facebook. But in true judgement that was a normal picture and I believe was not taken on a good camera by any expert or professional photographer. One of Facebook users from my friend list posted the picture in his timeline. Probably he […]

By |September 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ode for Avijit Roy

Melancholy has become the mantra
As fear and conjecture has become the currency of the ruler
Truth and justice have become words of prejudice
Pain and suffering the primary means of interacting.

What happened to the notion of discourse?
When people can talk despite being distraught.
Drawing a machete was completely out of the question
Because that does not leave room for […]

By |September 12th, 2016|Avijit Roy, Blogger killings, Freethinking|0 Comments

History of Hajj

It is almost universally accepted by the Muslims, but not necessarily by all 100 per cent of Muslims, that every bit of Islamic teaching in the form of verses, as depicted in the Holy Quran, is the direct message from the all powerful, omnipresent, omniscient Allah through His messenger Prophet Mohammad (pbuh). As these teachings […]

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