Posts Tagged ‘ Religion ’

I forgive you

June 24, 2015
Kayes Ahmed
I forgive you

“I just want everyone to know that I forgive you“. So said Nadine Collier, the daughter of 70-year old victim Ethel Lance, in an emotion-choked and electrifying victim statement, when confronted with the evil of Dylann Roof. She went on, “You hurt me, you hurt a lot of people, but I forgive you”. This little runt of...
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Posted in Violence | 5 Comments »

Delhi elections and after

February 24, 2015
Sanjay Kapoor
Delhi elections and after

Delhi is hardly the capital it used to be many years ago
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Posted in India, International, Politics | No Comments »

Delhi ka Laddoo

February 10, 2015
Syed Bashir
Delhi ka Laddoo

Narendra Modi and Amit Shah are realising how bitter sweets can be.
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Posted in Democracy, Election, India, International, Politics, Religion, World | 3 Comments »

Charlie Hebdo: Of Jihadists and Jane Austen

January 16, 2015
Anatul Fateh
Charlie Hebdo: Of Jihadists and Jane Austen

In Chapter 11 of the English writer Jane Austen’s much-loved novel Pride and Prejudice is the following exchange between the two central characters, Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett.
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Posted in Religion, Religious Extremism, Satire, Terrorism, Uncategorized | 9 Comments »

Cowards in Paris, cowardice of the Ummah

January 14, 2015
Kayes Ahmed
Cowards in Paris, cowardice of the Ummah

“If you cannot laugh at your God, then that God must be very small. The Prophet is, well, a midget,” so said Stephane Charbonnier, the Editor-in Chief of Charlie Hebdo, just a few years ago.
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Posted in Middle East, Religion, Religious Extremism, Satire, Terrorism | 37 Comments »

Political Islam and Bengal: A brief history from 1203 to 2013

August 27, 2013
Md. A Hossain
Political Islam and Bengal: A brief history from 1203 to 2013

The topic which was almost off the table for long is back on and it’s Islam and by some extension its political role. For the moment
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics, Religion | 14 Comments »

Fault lines in Bangladesh

August 21, 2013
A. Rahman
Fault lines in Bangladesh

It is a sheer irony of fate that Bangladesh should now, after more than 40 years of independent existence, be faced with a situation similar
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Posted in Politics, Religion | 32 Comments »

A ‘friend’ of Bangladesh thinks aloud

April 12, 2013
Julian Francis
A ‘friend’ of Bangladesh thinks aloud

“You received the ‘Friends of Liberation War Honour’ from the Government last year, and over many years you have commented on the development of Bangladesh.
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Communal Discord, Politics, Religion, Religious Extremism, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 11 Comments »

Islam in Bangladesh: Local practice and identity politics

March 8, 2013
Rizwana Shamshad
Islam in Bangladesh: Local practice and identity politics

Richard Eaton in his book Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier 1204-1760, notes that existing theories explaining the rise of Islam in the Bengal Delta, far away from the Arab world
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Shahbagh Movement | 22 Comments »

Idolators and atheists

February 23, 2013
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Idolators and atheists

“Online activists claimed that Rajib had been blogging against the activities of Jamaat and Shibir which made him a possible “target” of the religion-based organisation for his interpretation of Islam from the standpoint of a self-proclaimed atheist.”
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 18 Comments »

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