Another murder by religious fanatics in Bangladesh – Professor Rezaul Karim Siddique

Last Saturday morning, university lecturer Professor Rezaul Karim Siddique, a teacher within the English Department, was hacked to death by Islamist fanatics as he left his home and walked towards the bus station to go to work. The UKs Guardian reports .. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for hacking to death a university professor in Bangladesh for “calling to atheism”. The … Read more

Another Secular activist who criticised Islamism has been hacked to death in Bangladesh

It has happened yet again, Nazimuddin Samad, a Bangladeshi secular activist was hunted down and brutally murdered because he dared to criticise fanatical Islamists. The UKs Guardian reports the details … A Bangladeshi law student who criticised Islamism on his Facebook page has been murdered, police said on Thursday, the latest in a series of killings … Read more

Bangladesh publishers burn books in protest at killing of secularists

Publishers, whose very life blood is printing books, have been burning books in Bangladesh as a very public protest against the governments refusal to take any decisive action in response to the growing campaign of orchestrated murder that is being directed against writers. The Guardian Reports … Demonstrations have continued over fatal attacks on secular writers and … Read more

Another Bangladesh blogger killed by machete

The sad news is that yet another blogger in Bangladesh, Niloy Chakrabarti, has been hacked to death by a gang of Islamist thugs. The Guardian reports the horrific details … A well-known secular blogger in Bangladesh, who has been murdered at his home in the latest such attack, had told police of threats against him and requested … Read more

Bangladesh blogger murders: False information is being planted and circulated

The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IEHU) reports that there has been a deliberate attempt to plant and circulate false information in the media and so rather than pick bits out, I’m reposting the entire article in full below. What appears to be the motivation here is that the criticism directed against the authorities in … Read more

Why has Bangladesh gone crazy and started locking up bloggers?

A group of four writers have been arrested in Bangladesh and will stand trial in November. Their crime? They have been accused of publishing material that “causes hurt to religious beliefs” [About here is the right place to start cranking up your stunned silence] In the picture on the left, the three bloggers pictured in the … Read more

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