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An Appeal from Muktomona to Keep Secular Bangladesh Safe from Religious Fundamentalism

Four Writers Killed in Six Months

With the first murder happening in February 2015, so far this year Bangladeshi Islamic fundamentalists have hacked to death four secular, humanist, atheist activist, bloggers and writers. On February 26, Mukto-Mona founder Avijit Roy was attacked from behind and murdered in the Dhaka University TSC area when he was on […]

Killing of Niloy Chatterjee

If we knew what we know now about what was going on prior to Niloy Chatterjee’s killing, we could probably predict this would happen – perhaps even the means and methods of it. For those who are sincerely thinking about eradicating this problem – and I am convinced that there are many in power, who […]

By |August 12th, 2015|Human Rights, Politics, Religion, Society|3 Comments

Orgy of killing in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is in a spell of murdering atheists, humanists and free-thinkers, all for upholding secularist views, by the fundamentalist Islamists in the name of religion. All of these victims were secularists meaning they aspired to see a free democratic society with a clear separation of religion – whatever that religion could be – from the […]

Plight of secular bloggers in Bangladesh: Official apathy and indifference emboldens murderous Islamic extremists

Written By: Kausik Datta

Again! Again, murderous violence against a secular, atheist blogger by vile, despicable Islamic extremists in Bangladesh!

The shocking news brought a sense of overwhelming numbness that altogether masked my usual emotional reactions at such news – bitter sadness, frustration and impotent rage, and eventually resigned acceptance. This was the fifth such incident since […]

Words are Not the Weapons That Kill

On August 03, 2015 Dhaka Tribune ran an article called Our Brand of Secularism written by Towheed Feroze, on secularism and contemporary Bangladesh.

Towheed Feroze, in the article, is “compelled” to ask whether Mukto-Mona critiqued one religion or all faiths–but couldn’t be bothered to visit the website to research this. He dismisses the notion (noted by […]

Following Saudi Arabia blindly

I wonder at the speed with which Bangladesh is becoming an Islamic country. I wonder at the increasing number of Bangladeshi males who put on kurta of elder brothers and paijama of younger brothers. The women folks are not legging behind. They are […]

American Jews and our non-Jewish Allied should rally in support of the nuclear deal with Iran

by Rabbi Michael Lerner

We in the liberal and progressive wing of the Jewish world must loudly and publicly congratulate the negotiators who achieved a deal that will prevent Iran from developing the capacity to build nuclear weapons in the coming years, an agreement that also promises an end to economic sanctions. We are glad […]

By |July 20th, 2015|Activism, International, Politics, Religion|2 Comments
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