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Category Archive: Bangladesh

Apr 03 2013

An atheist, who was brutally stabbed by the Islamists, is now arrested by the government.

The present government of Bangladesh is called ‘secular’. People who do not know the meaning of secular call this government ‘secular’. Asif Mohiuddin was brutally stabbed by the Islamists. Now the government arrested him for the crime of being an atheist. His blog was banned by the government a few days ago. His yesterday’s facebook …

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Mar 18 2013

Not only the Islamists, the government is now harassing atheists in Bangladesh.

‘It is time to refuse to tiptoe around people who claim respect, consideration, special treatment, on the grounds that they have a religious faith, as if having a faith were a privilege endowing virtue, as if it were noble to believe in unsupported claims and ancient superstitions.’ – A. C. Grayling * It seems a …

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Mar 17 2013

Islamists are never happy

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Mar 03 2013

A Freedom Fighter’s Voice!

I was not a freedom fighter. But as a little girl I experienced the horrors of war. Saleem Samad expressed his feelings on secular uprising in Bangladesh. His words touched my heart. The deafening roar of the youth at Shahbag Square, the epicentre of protest in Dhaka, is awe-inspiring. Mainly because over 1 lakh youth …

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Mar 03 2013

Secular Uprising in Bangladesh

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Why I support Shahbag! Having keenly observed the Tahrir Square revolution and the eventual victory of Muslim Brotherhood and Islamists in Egypt, I no longer get easily impressed by crowd-sourced movements. A multitude of activists, connected primarily via Facebook, as well as progressive bloggers had gathered on Bangladesh streets demanding death penalty for a war …

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Feb 23 2013

Save atheists! Islamists are slaughtering them in Bangladesh! (Warning: Violent Images)

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Four people were killed and more than 200 injured in Bangladesh yesterday as hundreds of Islamists clashed with police in Dhaka and other major cities demanding execution of “atheist bloggers” they accused of blasphemy. Islamists hate atheists. Their banner says, ‘ We demand the death penalty for atheist bloggers because they use obscene language to …

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Feb 21 2013

Happy Mother Language Day!

There are between 6,000 and 7,000 languages in the world. Half will die in the 21st century. Every second week a language dies. Let’s save our languages.

Feb 20 2013

Let’s sing for Bangladesh!

My heartfelt thanks to Tarek Fatah for writing a heart touching piece about Bangladesh. In a tiny country on the other side of the globe, far away from the glare of celebrity TV anchors and big-shot correspondents in jungle khaki, a revolution is unfolding, but not if you watch CNN, BBC or CBC. For two …

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Feb 16 2013

Bangladesh! A fucked-up country! (Warning: Violent image)

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Rajib Haider Shuvo, a 26 years old architect, one of the organizers of the Shahbag movement, a talented young atheist blogger was brutally killed by the Islamists last night. His throat was slit. His criticism of Islam was far milder than my criticism of Islam which were published 26 years ago in Bangladesh. He wrote …

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