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Tag Archive: Freedom of expression

Feb 07 2014

The letter.

200 authors from 30 countries wrote a letter to Russian president Vladimir Putin. Authors have condemned Russia’s anti-gay and blasphemy laws as a “chokehold” on creativity. Here is the letter: The story of modern Russia is the story of dramatic, almost seismic change. Russian voices, both literary and journalistic, have always striven to make themselves …

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Jan 29 2014

Gender-based censorship

The next guest blogger today is MEREDITH TAX. She has been a writer and political activist since the late 1960s. She was a member of Bread and Roses, an early socialist-feminist group in Boston, and her 1970 essay, “Woman and Her Mind: The Story of Everyday Life,” is considered a founding document of the US …

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Dec 22 2013

Is anyone listening?

It is an interview. It’s hard to miss her in Calcutta these days. She beams at passers-by from king-size hoardings at several busy junctions, anxiously marking her “return” to Bengal after six years. But Taslima Nasreen is not returning to the city. Not in person, certainly — thanks to embargoes on her travelling and living …

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Aug 03 2013

Finally!

Finally someone from a hostile country has written an article which is not against me. All I heard about me for the last 20 years, is lies, lies and lies. All I got so far was hatred, hatred and hatred. Once upon a time, I was a best selling author and unbelievably popular among intellectuals …

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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 07 2013

Alarming!

WP says: An outspoken critic of Tunisia’s Islamist government was shot dead outside his home Wednesday, underscoring a deepening political rift between newly empowered Islamists and their secular opposition in states across North Africa since the Arab Spring. Chokri Belaid, an opposition leader with the leftist Popular Front coalition, was assassinated in Tunis a day …

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Jan 26 2013

Who is afraid of Muslim fanatics?

Most Indian films are unreal patriarchal musical. I don’t watch Indian films unless the films are made by excellent filmmakers like Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak, Aparna Sen, Rituparno Ghosh, Kaushik Ganguly, Shyam Benegal, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Viswaroopam is not my kind of film. I will not watch the film but I will defend …

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Nov 28 2012

Stupid Egyptian court ordered stupid death sentences over a stupid film

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‘Seven Coptic Egyptians are sentenced to death by an Egyptian court for their connection to an inflammatory anti-Islam film.’ Stupid people protested all over the world against the stupid film. Stupid followers of a cunning man have been burning down the towns, slitting throats, beheading people or stoning people to death in the name of …

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Nov 24 2012

Atheists are harassed, arrested, exiled, imprisoned, tortured, murdered.

‘No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.’ – Alice Walker Indonesia sucks big time. It imprisoned Alexander Aan for saying god doesn’t exist. Now Mirza Alfath is arrested for criticizing Sharia laws on Facebook. Atheists are harassed, imprisoned, arrested, tortured, murdered. But they are becoming more and …

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Sep 15 2012

God’s soldiers!

Unfortunately, the films critical of Islam are by the people who do not know how to make films, and they are often extreme-right-wing-anti-Islam or just anti-Islam-Christian-fanatics. Submission by Theo Van Gogh, Fitna by Geert Wilders and Innocence of Muslims by Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. All these films are bad-taste-low-standard-films. Some film-makers dance with all-religions-are-good-only-Islam-is-bad song. Good …

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