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Taslima Nasreen

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Name: Taslima Nasreen
Date registered: April 3, 2012
URL: http://freethoughblogs.com/Taslima

Biography

Taslima Nasreen, an award-winning writer, physician, secular humanist and human rights activist, is known for her powerful writings on women oppression and unflinching criticism of religion, despite forced exile and multiple fatwas calling for her death. In India, Bangladesh and abroad, Nasreen’s fiction, nonfiction, poetry and memoir have topped the best-seller’s list. Taslima Nasreen was born in Bangladesh. She started writing when she was 13. Her writings won the hearts of people across the border and she landed with the prestigious literary award Ananda from India in 1992. Taslima won The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought from the European Parliament in 1994. She received the Kurt Tucholsky Award from Swedish PEN, the Simone de Beauvoir Award and Human Rights Award from Government of France, Le Prix de l' Edit de Nantes from the city of Nantes, France, Academy prize from the Royal Academy of arts, science and literature from Belgium. She is a Humanist Laureate in The International Academy for Humanism,USA. She won Distinguished Humanist Award from International Humanist and Ethical Union, Free-thought Heroine award from Freedom From Religion foundation, USA., IBKA award, Germany,and Feminist Press Award, USA . She got the UNESCO Madanjeet Singh prize for Promotion of the Tolerance and Non-violence in 2005. She received the Medal of honor of Lyon. She got honorary citizenship from Paris, Nantes, Lyon, Metz, Thionville, Esch etc. Taslima was awarded the Condorcet-Aron Prize at the “Parliament of the French Community of Belgium” in Brussels and Ananda literary award again in 2000. Bestowed with honorary doctorates from Gent University and UCL in Belgium, and American University of Paris and Paris Diderot University in France, she has addressed gatherings in major venues of the world like the European Parliament, National Assembly of France, Universities of Sorbonne, Oxford, Harvard, Yale, etc. She got fellowships as a research scholar at Harvard and New York Universities. She was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow in the USA in 2009. Taslima has written 35 books in Bengali, which includes poetry, essays, novels and autobiography series. Her works have been translated in thirty different languages.Some of her books are banned in Bangladesh. Because of her thoughts and ideas she has been banned, blacklisted and banished from Bengal, both from Bangladesh and West Bengal part of India. She has been prevented by the authorities from returning to her country since 1994, and to West Bengal since 2007. Her twitter @taslimanasreen Her Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Taslimas-thoughts-and-ideas/244974322288219?ref=hl Her Bengali blog http://muktobhabna.blogspot.in/

Latest posts

  1. Science and religion — April 19, 2014
  2. Sexual abuser priests must not be forgiven — April 12, 2014
  3. Penis festival. — April 10, 2014
  4. Authorities are desperate to protect lies and myths — April 4, 2014
  5. Breasts were cut off — March 26, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Men hate woman’s body — 503 comments
  2. Bangladesh! A fucked-up country! (Warning: Violent image) — 488 comments
  3. Our men throw acid in our faces, destroy our lives but we never stop loving men. (Warning: Violent images) — 475 comments
  4. Sex Slavery must be abolished. — 330 comments
  5. Do women really ‘choose’ to be prostitutes — 252 comments

Author's posts listings

Mar 17 2014

My lies are different from your lies. So your lies are banned.

Arab countries banned the movie Noah because ‘it contradicts the teachings of Islam’. Muhammad plagiarized the Bible but he could not plagiarize it properly, so we find some differences between the Biblical Noah and the Quranic Noah. Noah is described in the Bible as a righteous man who lived among a wicked people. God decided …

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Mar 14 2014

Mosques decide

Mosques decide. The BBC has controversially dropped a debate on homosexuality from a live panel discussion show because of objections from Birmingham Central Mosque in which the programme was being filmed. As first reported by Breitbart London, the BBC Three live debate and discussion show aimed at young people, Free Speech, had intended to ask …

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Mar 11 2014

Worship

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Mar 10 2014

Holy Hell of an Ashram

Arun N. Madhavan , an Indian humanist wrote about the book Holy Hell for my blog. It has been few weeks since the book written by former disciple of the so called hugging saint Amrithanandamayi has started making waves in social media in Kerala in south India. The book named “Holy Hell, A memoir of …

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Mar 09 2014

My three tweets on Women’s Day!

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Mar 04 2014

Islamic punishment: Amputation for theft

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Many people claim that Islam is a religion of peace. Let’s see one of Islamic punishments today, an amputation for theft. Is Allah really most merciful in our universe? I doubt it. I strongly believe that I am much more merciful than Allah. Many people steal my money. I don’t punish them. I forgive them. …

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Mar 02 2014

Why do we all have to be afraid of Muslims?

Remember Katy Perry’s music video? Muslims believed the video was a blasphemous video. They sincerely believed that Islam would be saved if the video was vanished. Katy Perry has now removed the scene from her video where a man wearing a pendant forming the word Allah was melted into sand. Katy Perry has saved Islam. …

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Mar 01 2014

You are against embroidered burqas

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Men do not wear burqas, they force women to wear burqas. Not only that, they decide what kinds of burqas women should wear. They hate embroidered burqas. Muslim women in Aligarh are increasingly using the traditional burqa as a fashion statement, embellishing it with designer touches. Burqas inspired by English gowns or those with Chinese …

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Feb 28 2014

Holy Hell

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Read Holy Hell : A memoir of Faith, Devotion and Pure Madness by Gail Tredwell, an Australian woman who escaped from an Indian godwoman ashram. She wrote how she was repeatedly raped by the chief priest and physically tortured by the godwoman Amritanandamayi, the hugging saint, during her stay in the ashram as a devotee …

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Feb 26 2014

God in flames! Blasphemous music video!

Muslims are saying that ‘Dark Horse’ music video is blasphemous. “Dark Horse,” is sparking harsh reactions from the international Muslim community for disrespecting a symbol representing their God, Allah. A petition launched Tuesday on Change.org is urging supporters of Islam as well as other religions, to ask YouTube to remove the “blasphemous” music video. Thus …

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