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

by | May 22, 2019

— 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 by the dominant Muslim political… Read more »

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In Conversation with Arifur Rahman – Bangladeshi British Secular Humanist Blogger

by | February 9, 2018

  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 accept first that every person is… Read more »

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Has Bangladesh Lost to Islamism?

by | May 1, 2016

Guest post by Anisur Rahman Bangladesh may not be a big country, either geographically, economically or politically, but it is strategically a significant country as far as religiosity is concerned. It is significant because it sits more or less in the moderate section of the Islamic religiosity, maintaining its own culture, language and tradition, away… Read more »

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

by | March 8, 2016

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 27th of March to decide… Read more »

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