A ground breaking deal between the Islamic Republic of Iran on the one hand and world’s six most powerful nations – USA, UK, France, Germany, Russia and China – as well as the EU on the other hand had been concluded just a few hours earlier today, the 14 July 2015. After ten years of […]
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 […]
Greek tragedy may have evolved, as Aristotle put it as a “song for the sacrifice of the goat”, depicting the ancient rites in the 5th century BC based on Greek myths, but now that mythical tragedy is taking a whole new meaning.
Greece might have invented democracy, produced the subtleties of logical deduction and mastered […]
The transcript of Voltaire Lecture 2015 by Rafida Ahmed Bonya
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 […]
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 […]
The world of Islam is in a state of turmoil. Radicalised Muslims and their misdemeanours are rarely out of media spotlight these days and rightly so. From the earth shattering event of 9/11 in New York in 2001 and the London Underground bombing in 2005 to al-Qaeda activities in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and in many […]
While I have to acknowledge that I am not the first to use the phrase, “I am Avijit”, when I say it, it is not a mere slogan for me. As I use this phrase, I mean real solidarity with what Dr. Avijit Roy stood for; and in one word, it is “Humanity.”
The usage of […]