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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 […]

Bangladesh Sliding into Darkness

Pictures of AFM Rezaul Karim Siddiquee, University Professor and Cultural Personality (Including Sitar Player)

After murdering a number of free-thinkers, the Islamic barbarians of Bangladesh have now turned toward what by their standard could be called milder enemies of Islam. The murder spree on atheists, humanists, and rational human beings continue unabated in that country with […]

Timeline: Militancy in Bangladesh

This post contains the names of Islamist militant organizations – both banned and blacklisted; radical groups and individuals who instigate murder of atheists, secularists and other non-Sunni Muslims; and the description of attacks and deaths committed so far.

Note that all the local armed and unarmed extremist groups are currently working together with the help of […]

By |April 25th, 2016|Bangladesh, Politics, Religion, Terrorism|2 Comments

The Slow Demise of Democracy?

“Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” – Samuel Johnson
If it is introduced in the Parliament, the proposed legislation to ban criticism of the Liberation War, the martyrs, etc., will be yet another sign that democracy is marching towards slow death in Bangladesh. Both issues are of great emotional interest to most people in […]

Bangladesh’s existential threat

It is a matter of supreme irony that almost to the day 45 years ago when Pakistan unleashed the most barbaric and vicious attack on unarmed civilians of the then East Pakistan, now Bangladesh would have to endure a body blow to its existence from its own judiciary system. Islamisation of Bangladesh has become so […]

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By |March 18th, 2016|Activism, bangalee freethinker, Bangladesh, International, Mukto-Mona, Philosophy, Politics, Religion, Society|Enter your password to view comments.
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