The martyrs of freedom of thought

Avijit Roy had great admiration for Charvaka- one of the greatest philosophies  born in our part of the world, which from the ancient times had challenged the divinity of the Vedas, dared to call the holly books man-made, and for that Charvaka practitioners were persecuted.

Charvaka was not the only victim of blind faith, neither the […]

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 […]

We must honour our dissenters: An interview with Maryam Namazie

In a personal conversation with Maryam Namzie I shared the story of Mukto-mona, discussed on key global issues what sort of future we envisage.

Click here to watch the interview

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 […]

A Crowd Puller and his Zombies: The Indian government has been silent on snakes in their backyard.

By: Chris Emmanuel Dsouza

It’s an evening show in Maldives, appears like half of the tiny islands inhabitants have congregated to the ‘enlightened’ lecture, a preacher is standing in front of the microphone, eyes covered with spectacles, head with the skull cap and a designer suit with its trousers tucked few inches above the ankles. Over the […]

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Epigraph for the Freedom of Thought Report

Rafida Ahmed writes in the preface to the 2015 edition, “once a country silences and intimidates its intellectuals and freethinkers, a vicious cycle of terror and extremism becomes inevitable”. We must not let that happen. Freedom of Thought Report: 2015

“My late husband, Avijit Roy, was a science author, a blogger, a writer on topics from […]

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