Tag Archives: Avijit Roy

Introducing MuktoMona

by | January 24, 2016

Canadian Atheist is proud to introduce MuktoMona, a Bengali/English blog founded by Avijit Roy (1971 – 2015) in 2001, edited by number of volunteers, among them Raihan Abir, a Bangladeshi atheist writer now living in Toronto. The “About” page of MuktoMona is a straightforward description of the organization and the blog: Muktomona is a secular… Read more »

Please Help CFIC Help Vulnerable People

by | November 19, 2015

2015 has been a terrible year of faith-based violence around the world.  We need your help to make a difference. CFIC began the year condemning faith-based violence when terrorists attacked the offices of Charlie Hebdo and then again when Avijit Roy was murdered in the streets of Dhaka.  Unfortunately, many other assassinations and terrorist attacks… Read more »

CFIC Update: Attacks on Bangladeshi Atheists and Secularists

by | November 1, 2015

In an urgent post on its website, Centre for Inquiry Canada informed its members and supporters that “CFIC Implores the Canadian Government To Help Tareq Rahim“: On October 31, 2015, religious fanatics in Bangladesh continued attacks on atheist and secularist bloggers. In the attack, Faisal Abedin Deepan, Avijit Roy’s publisher, was murdered while three bloggers… Read more »

Where’s the monument to victims of religion?

by | June 7, 2015

The devastatingly horrible news has come for blogger Raif Badawi and his family that the Saudi supreme court has upheld the guilty verdict against him, and confirmed punishment of 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison, for the crime of “insulting Islam”. And yet, the Canadian government considers Saudi Arabia to be an ally, happily… Read more »

Avijit Roy

by | March 31, 2015

Guest post by Pat O’Brien In a scene from the long running television series, The West Wing, fictional US president Josiah Bartlet asks one of his advisors: “Why do we value the life of an American over another?” The response: “I don’t know why, but we do.” That is a bit how I felt after… Read more »

Murder Is the Only Blasphemy

by | March 30, 2015

Today, the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) announced: “Another Atheist Blogger Murdered in Bangladesh This Morning”: Washiqur Rahman’s Facebook banner declares “#IamAvijit”, after the leading secular and humanist blogger, Avijit Roy, who was murdered a month ago in Bangladesh. This morning Washiqur Rahman himself was killed in similar circumstances: a machete attack by assailants… Read more »