Monthly Archives: May 2016

Tales of a few fighters from dark tiny little room

The ‘Shahbag movement’ started on 5th February, 2013. The movement started demanding capital punishment of war criminal Abdul Quader Mollah who was convicted for his brutal war crimes during Bangladesh liberation in 1971. The movement was non-violent, peaceful and spontaneous movement of general public. On February 15th Rajib Haider one of the online activists was […]

The curious case of Turkey and Pakistan

1971 is the year that saw bloody birth of Bangladesh. The 9 month war killed one of the largest numbers of people in recent or modern human history. Talking from numeric point of view Armenian massacre is another incident that world do not know enough as much it deserved to be known. The similarity of […]

CNN Article: Whose death anniversary will I mourn next?

On the morning of February 26, as I was mourning the loss of my husband last year, I was left wondering something else: Whose death anniversary will I mourn next?

A year ago on Thursday, secular blogger Ananta Bijoy Das was attacked and killed on his way to work in northeastern Bangladesh. That attack came after […]

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 Dr. 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 […]

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