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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

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 […]

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

Remarks for Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Briefing on Human Rights in Bangladesh

Announcement of the briefing from Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission website

Opening Remarks by Rep. Jim McGovern
Bios
Introduction by Michael De Dora
Statement by Rafida Bonya Ahmed
Statement by Karin D. Karlekar

Statement By Rafida Bonya Ahmed

Let me first thank Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission and also the Center for Inquiry for inviting me to highlight the stories of human […]

Joint Statement: Calling on the Canadian government to help secularists in Bangladesh

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Dear Prime Minister Justin Trudeau,

We, the undersigned organizations and concerned supporters, urgently call on the Canadian government to act on behalf of one of its citizens, Monika Mistry, to help her Bangladeshi husband recover in safety from a brutal attack he suffered in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

On October 31, 2015, Tareq Rahim, an intellectual, […]

AFTER THE ATTACKS IN PARIS

After the multiple terrorist attacks in Paris on last Friday, people have started discussions on all possible issues, viz: (i) why France, (ii) how a recent Muslim refugee in France was one of the terrorists, (iii) what were the motives of IS, (iv) how Western world was responsible for all these terrorist attacks, (v) how […]

By |November 17th, 2015|Activism, bangalee freethinker, Culture, Religion, Terrorism|5 Comments
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