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The Predecessors of ISIS: A History

With the advent of ISIS, the world is witnessing one of the most brutal carnage in recent history. This latest branch of Salafism has turned a dystopian fantasy into reality. Nevertheless, the so-called Islamic state is not the first fringe Islamic group that seeks to allure the Muslim mindset with their prophecy claims and bring […]

Bonya Receives Freedom From Religion Foundation’s ‘Forward’ Award 2016

Thanks to Freedom from Religion Foundation for the Forward Award. Thanks for being a partner at this critical time, helping the freethinkers in Bangladesh from half the world away. Let me introduce myself first and then I will come to the situation in Bangladesh.

I am Rafida Bonya Ahmed, I normally write with my middle name […]

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

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 […]

The “Gold Star” Dishonesty of the 2016 US Presidential Election

On August 28, 2016, the Democratic Party at its convention for nominating Hillary Clinton as its presidential candidate had Khizr Khan as a political attacker against the Republication Party nominee, Donald Trump. Mr. Trump, with his usual thin skin, retaliated by criticizing the fact that while Mr. Khan talked, his wife sat silently next to […]

keynote address at Reason Rally 2016 in Washington D.C

24 hours ago the wife of a police officer was killed in Bangladesh by Islamic Militants while walking her six years old son to school. According to her son, 3 people stabbed his mom all over her body and then shot her in the head before fleeing on a motor cycle.

Her fault?

That her husband, a […]

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 […]

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