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How does ISIS get weapons from its enemies?

Maheen Ahmad

ISIS is well-armed, but where does it get its weapons when it lacks the legitimacy of a state and the (known) support of any government? Thanks to loopholes in government arms regulations and profit-driven dealers, ISIS manages to get its hands on weapons coming from the countries fighting them.

The global black […]

By |January 7th, 2016|International, Politics, Religion, Terrorism|7 Comments

War dead has became a political game

It is extremely sad and distressing to observe that the liberation war fatality figure has become a political ping-pong game between the two political parties. It had been purposely turned by the vested interests into a test of patriotism! If anyone expresses any scepticism on the fatality figure of three million, then he or she […]

Is America Unfair to Muslims?

Recently there has been a lot of media uproar on the claim that the United States of America was unfair to the Muslims and discriminated against them. It is also claimed that the USA hated Muslims.

This recent media uproar was caused primarily by the Republican Party presidential aspirant, Donald Trump, when he suggested that the […]

Bangladesh must shun the religious proxy war

It may be very tempting and, indeed, flattering when a super rich country like Saudi Arabia requests a country like Bangladesh to participate, almost as equal, in the Islamic coalition against terrorism to fight the menace of the Islamic State (IS). Bangladesh may be painted by the vested quarters as a strong and sufficiently grown […]

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 […]

The New World Order

The New World Order

Most of the battles, in the past, have been fought on the religious-social ideological grounds, and many are still being fought now. After each battle ends, a new social order takes shape. Any plan to be successful must reckon with such new order.

World went through a long cold war […]

By |December 2nd, 2015|bangalee freethinker, Politics, Terrorism|17 Comments

Turkey’s inexorable descent to extremism

Turkey may be viewed by the developing countries as well as by the Muslim world as an advanced industrialised country very much in tune with the Western democratic system. But this perception is largely misplaced now and very much out of date. The reality of Turkey’s position is far from this perception.

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, a […]

By |November 28th, 2015|Activism, International, Mukto-Mona, Politics, Religion, Society|6 Comments
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