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Who is the mastermind behind Avijit’s murder?

Mukto-Mona founder and author Avijit Roy’s father Ajay Roy; a former university teacher was interviewed by TV journalist Farzana Rupa. The interview was broadcasted on Channel 71 on June 21st, 2015. Two days before the interview, in a separate interview with Bangla Tribune, Ajay Roy mentioned the names of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology […]

Bangladesh Facing the Music

Sorry, Mrinmoy, you were born in a wrong place.

The latest news from Bangladesh is that a gang of seven Islamic terrorists, shouting Allahu Akbar (Allah is great), have murdered 20+ people, mostly foreigners, at a posh restaurant in the diplomatic area of the capital city, Dhaka. The victims were slaughtered in the Islamic way, […]

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 […]

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 […]

My talk at the Harvard Humanist Hub

I was honored to talk at the Harvard humanist Hub yesterday. The first part of the talk was very similar to the one I delivered in London for the Voltaire Lecture arranged by British Humanist Association, in 2015. In the second half of the talk, I tried to speak to the humanist community worldwide, […]

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