Monthly Archives: April 2016

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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|3 Comments

A Crowd Puller and his Zombies: The Indian government has been silent on snakes in their backyard.

By: Chris Emmanuel Dsouza

It’s an evening show in Maldives, appears like half of the tiny islands inhabitants have congregated to the ‘enlightened’ lecture, a preacher is standing in front of the microphone, eyes covered with spectacles, head with the skull cap and a designer suit with its trousers tucked few inches above the ankles. Over the […]

By |April 24th, 2016|Free Speech, Personality, Religion, Science|0 Comments

The Brave are the Dead: Barbarism in Bangladesh

By: Chris Emmanuel Dsouza

The cult of ISIS style king has penetrated into Bangladesh society. This has been well orchestrated in the series of street murders of Secular Bloggers in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is a country, which was carved out of Islamic Republic of Pakistan in 1971, after a bloody battle against the Pakistan Army, costing over […]

What price to pay for loving music!

It was early morning of April 23. Professor Rezaul Karim Siddiquee of Rajshahi University was on his way to work. The assailants were waiting, they did not hesitate. Rezaul Karim was hacked to death only a few yards from his home. His crime? He was a lover of arts and music. He ran a small […]

By |April 24th, 2016|bangalee freethinker|1 Comment

Documentary: Freethinking Apocalypse

Svenska P.E.N. And ABF organised a seminar on the recent blogger killing, the rise of fundamentalism in Bangladesh, and the hypocritical silence of ongoing government on these facts. A premier has also been made of ‘Freethinking Apocalypse’ documentary, directed by Foring Camelia and assisted by D.M.S Sultan on last 11th April, 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. […]

Life under Islamists’ Machetes in Bangladesh

Guest Post: Sabbir Hossain

Bangladesh stared her journey as a secular country but the characteristics of secularism were never institutionally practiced; as a result Bangladesh is now on the verge of Islamists’ supremacy.

The plight of secular activists & writers ran from the very the beginning of Bangladesh. Poet Daud Haider had to leave Bangladesh due […]

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 […]

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