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Jun 08 2014

A Turkish man electrocuted his wife for giving birth to a female baby

A Turkish man electrocuted his wife. A Turkish man is charged with electrocuting his wife as punishment for giving birth to a girl — while on the phone to police who failed to avert the crime, media reported Friday. The 29-year-old from southeastern Diyarbakir province does not deny murdering his wife by placing a live …

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Sep 21 2013

We are not proud of Turkey. Not anymore.

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Once upon a time, we were proud of Turkey for its secular ideas. We used to read a poem that was in our syllabus. The great Bengali poet Kazi Nazrul Islam wrote a poem congratulating Turkey’s great leader Mustafa Kemal for dismantling the Turkish caliphate and the powerful Khilafat movement. ‘Oi ksepechhey pagli ma-er damal …

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May 01 2013

Doomsday!

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(Source) Almost 80% of Egyptian Muslims say they favour religious freedom and a similar number favour sharia law. Of that group, almost 90% also think people who renounce Islam should be put to death. Probably we do not expect much from Afghanistan and Pakistan. But What about Bangladesh? Atheists and Islamists have recently been fighting …

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Apr 17 2013

The world is changed.

The world is changed. We sane people get harassed, arrested, jailed, killed not because of our big books anymore but for our facebook or twitter one-liners. Fazil Say, a Turkish pianist, is sentenced to prison for a tweet. In one tweet, Fazil Say joked about Azan, a call to prayer that he said lasted only …

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Apr 15 2013

Don’t be so stupid, Turkey!

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The 13th-century Church of Hagia Sophia in the Black Sea city of Trabzon, which has been a museum and contains irreplaceable examples of its time period – will be converted to a mosque. There is also a plan to rebuild a mosque on the ruins of Istanbul’s St. John Studios Monastery. The Monastery was founded …

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Jan 19 2013

You can halt publications of books on evolution. You can not halt evolution!

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Daily News: The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) has put a stop to the publication and sale of all books in its archives that support the theory of evolution, daily Radikal has reported. The evolutionist books, previously available through TÜBİTAK’s Popular Science Publications’ List, will no longer be provided by the council. …

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