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For the Poor Boy Who Was Born in a Wrong Place

I am feeling sick looking at the face of the poor boy from Sylhet, Bangladesh, who was beaten to death on July 8, 2015.

Four adult criminals are committing such a horrendous act so coolly, with one of them filming the video. The 13 year old, Samiul Alam Rajan, was accused of stealing a three-wheeler rickshaw […]

Marriage equality in Bangladesh

Last month, the United States Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal in all fifty states of the Union, and the District of Columbia, adding the United States to the list of nearly two dozen countries, mostly in Europe and the Americas, that recognize marriage between a man and a man, and between a woman and a woman. The decision, which is nothing short of historic, made waves around the globe, including in Bangladesh, and is a cause for celebration for everybody who believes in equal human dignity. […]

By |July 9th, 2015|Bangladesh, Human Rights, Religion, Society|1 Comment

Voltaire Lecture 2015: ‘Fighting machetes with pens’

The transcript of Voltaire Lecture 2015 by Rafida Ahmed Bonya

Hi Everybody,

I would like to thank British Humanist Association, such a historical and prestigious organization, for giving me the chance to speak with you.

My late-husband, Dr. Avijit Roy and I were Bangladeshi-American citizens and Humanists, and we are the recent victims of Islamic […]

Bangladesh Islam Bachao Party

Members of Awami League, BNP, JP, Hefajot-e Islam, Jamaat-e Islami, Chhatra Shibir, Awami Jubo League, Tablig-e Jamaat and thousand of Ulema etc. etc. have assembled in Shahbag, Dhaka. The members of these divergent groups have kept aside their differences and animosity and have come under a single umbrella to address a common burning issue for […]

TO THE MACHETES WIELDING MURDERERS OF AVIJIT AND BABU

I am placing some oft repeated questions before the murderers of Avijit and Babu and the supporters of those murderers. I hope that instead of using machetes they will use keyboard this time to answer the questions. It appears that the Bangladeshi Islamists are not capable to take part in any intellectual discourse pertaining to […]

Bangalee Muslims – by Washiqur Babu

Bangalee Muslims are all simple and straight people. They are not communal (the commonly used word for “religious-sectarian” in the Indian subcontinent), do not care for fundamentalism, and are not religiously blind. Whatever (bad) things happen (to them), they happen due to the American conspiracies or the British divide-and-rule policy. They (the Americans and the […]

ANOTHER BANGLADESHI BLOGGER MURDERED

Within five weeks of murder of Avijit Roy, another secular blogger has been hacked to death in the broad day light on a busy street of Dhaka yesterday (30.03.2015). This time it was 26 years old Washikur Rahman. Interestingly, the assailants were three machetes wielding Islamists. It was a rerun of Avijit’s murder with only […]

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