Interview with Md. Sazzadul Hoque – Founder, Council of Ex-Muslims of Bangladesh

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Md. Sazzadul Hoque is an exiled Bangladeshi secularist blogger, human rights activist, and atheist activist. His writing covers a wide range of issues, including religious superstition, critical thinking, feminism, gender equality, homosexuality, and female empowerment. He’s protested against blogger killings and past/present atrocities against Bangladeshi minorities … Continue reading

In Conversation with Arifur Rahman – Bangladeshi British Secular Humanist Blogger

  By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Arifur Rahman is a Bangladeshi British Secular Humanist Blogger. Here we explore his own views on Bangladesh and humanistic values. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is the state of humanistic values in Bangladesh? Arifur Rahman: I would say dying, because for humanistic values to flourish you would have to … Continue reading

Supreme Court to Decide Whether Islam Should Remain as the State Religion in Bangladesh While Government Plays Safe

Guest post by Raihan Abir A few days ago, the Daily Mail (UK) published a news item entitled “Bangladesh Considering Abandoning Islam as Its Official Religion Following Wake of Extremist Attacks.” While it reflects the fact that there will be a hearing in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh on the … Continue reading

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