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How Bangabandhu’s Declaration Came About: A Historical Analysis

By Shazzad Khan

Exactly 46 years ago on this day the 26th March 1971 Bangladesh became independent. Even a day ago on 25th March 1971 Bangladesh was called East Pakistan. But with some mesmerising words articulated spontaneously and categorically by a towering personality we achieved a country wherein we hover like free-birds. However, it is a […]

An Occidental Islam: Between Culturalist and Reformist Expediencies

In the west, the discourse on Islam has been greatly shaped by contentious debates on the role of the state. The germination of radical ideas among the European-Muslim millennials and recent terrorist attacks across Europe has bolstered the edifice of the populist right-wing ideas, and there is a rising trend in the popularity of the […]

Islamic Organisations in America

Whereas no religion other than Islam is allowed in most of the Middle Eastern countries, the Islamists are utilising freedom of religion in the Western World to the full and establishing mosques, Islamic centres, prayer rooms etc as well as demanding the introduction of Sharia Laws. Look at the extent of Islamic activities in America:

http://www.clarionproject.org/islamist-organizations

 

 

 

 

Is Islamic theology relevant in the modern world?

A. Paxman’s perception of religious orthodoxy:

Is Islamic theology relevant in the modern world?
 

Every religion has some fundamental planks upon which the structure of that religion stands. Break one of these fundamental planks, the whole facade falls apart. The monotheistic Abrahamic religion, which has three distinct but inter-twinned strands, is no exception. Judaism was the first […]

By |March 1st, 2017|International, Mukto-Mona, Philosophy, Politics, Religion|1 Comment

Remembering the life and legacy of Avijit Roy

A software engineer by profession and a writer by passion Avijit Roy(1972-2015) was a leading Bangladeshi-American human rights activist, author and a pioneer in Bengali free-thought movement. In 2001, Avijit launched a virtual discussion group of freethinkers of mainly Bengali and South Asian descent. This small discussion group would eventually lead to the inception of […]

Bismillah in the bathroom

Bismillah in the bathroom
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By |February 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Avijit Roy’s Dying Dream

By Adeeb Chowdhury

Two years ago today, radical assailants ambushed a man and his wife returning from a book fair, launching a brief yet bloody attack that left a mutilated corpse in its wake. Machetes and meat cleavers had flown through the air, seeking the life of a man who had dared to disbelieve. The […]

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