Religious Extremism

Niladri and Rajon: What connects the child-killers and blogger-killers?

August 11, 2015
Afsan Chowdhury
Niladri and Rajon: What connects the child-killers and blogger-killers?

Several headlines of gruesome killing of individuals for one reason or another have recently surfaced in Bangladesh drawing both national attention and disgust. People are astonished that right here, in the middle of “gentle and kind” Bangladeshis, so many have lurked around with murder on their mind. But to those who look at their...
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Posted in Crime, Religious Extremism, Violence | 8 Comments »

Talk, talk, talk, do nothing, shift blame

August 11, 2015
Kayes Ahmed
Talk, talk, talk, do nothing, shift blame

I started this article to write about all the talking that the Prime Minister, The Home Minister and all the mini ministers have been doing about catching the murderers who have killed four talented bloggers and writers. They simply talk, talk, and talk. I assumed the talk is just a way to hide the incompetence...
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Posted in Crime, Religious Extremism | 14 Comments »

Bloggers are victims of the new war of two fanatic groups

July 12, 2015
Afsan Chowdhury
Bloggers are victims of the new war of two fanatic groups

“Freedom” has become one of the most contested words today. Supporting “freedom” is no longer just about chasing an ideal, but also an idea or “strategy” around which several wars have been or are being fought. They are also about unresolved problems of history and uneven development. It’s an uneasy thought that while most...
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The calculated silence on the killing of bloggers

July 4, 2015
Rifat Munim
The calculated silence on the killing of bloggers

These are dark times. So dark that forces more medieval than those in the Middle Ages are trying to hurtle us back into a place where nothing grows except the seeds of intolerance; so dark that the people who have been entrusted to protect us from those forces are in fact bowing down to...
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