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Bangladesh police has killed the primary suspect for the murder of atheist blogger Avijit Roy

By Adi Chowdhury   Police in Bangladesh say they have shot dead the main suspect in the killing of secularist blogger Avijit Roy. Sharif, the suspect, was killed in a gun battle near Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. This took place early on Sunday. Police has previously been seeking information pertaining to Sharif and other… Continue reading Bangladesh police has killed the primary suspect for the murder of atheist blogger Avijit Roy

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Bangladeshi clerics: “Killing of non-Muslims and minority groups forbidden in Islam”

By Adi Chowdhury   Bangladeshi clerics have issued a fatwa against the killings of minorities and secular campaigners in the mainly Muslim country, where police have arrested over 10,000 people in a crackdown on militancy. In an act of tentatively placing a foot out of the steady yet sinuous stream of killings against  around 50… Continue reading Bangladeshi clerics: “Killing of non-Muslims and minority groups forbidden in Islam”

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“Hateful”, “Anti-Semitic,” “Black Supremacist”, —Exploring the Notorious Reputation of the Nation of Islam

By Adi Chowdhury   “These false Jews promote the filth of Hollywood that is seeding the American people and the people of the world and bringing you down in moral strength. … It’s the wicked Jews, the false Jews, that are promoting lesbianism, homosexuality. It’s the wicked Jews, false Jews, that make it a crime… Continue reading “Hateful”, “Anti-Semitic,” “Black Supremacist”, —Exploring the Notorious Reputation of the Nation of Islam

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A Brief Word on the Orlando Massacre

By Adi Chowdhury I’m sure you’ve all heard about the Orlando Massacre. It’s the worst mass shooting in US history. It epitomizes the danger of  homophobia and its violent manifestations. The shooter Omar Mateen was propelled by both his religious faith and mental instability, being described as “belligerent, racist, unstable, and bipolar.’ I won’t explore… Continue reading A Brief Word on the Orlando Massacre

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No, the wood found on Mt. Ararat isn’t a remnant of Noah’s Ark.

In late 2009, the Noah’s Ark Ministries International boldly proclaimed that they had found what can reasonably argued to be a holy grail of religious archaeology: Noah’s Ark. Yes, this is the grand and great ark believed by literalist Christians and some Muslims to be the vessel harboring the sole animals and humans spared by… Continue reading No, the wood found on Mt. Ararat isn’t a remnant of Noah’s Ark.

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Politely put, creationism and its apologetic arguments are profoundly, pitifully, laughably anti-intellectual. Yes, that’s the polite description.

By Adi Chowdhury Considering that I generally refrain from profanity whilst blogging, I encountered quite a challenge when I realized that I couldn’t use the word “bullshit” to describe the cultural phenomenon of creationism and its vibrant array of anti-evolution arguments (I shudder as I type the term “argument”, since it casts the ill-conceived illusion… Continue reading Politely put, creationism and its apologetic arguments are profoundly, pitifully, laughably anti-intellectual. Yes, that’s the polite description.

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The Current Status of Hinduism in Bangladesh

By Jay Chowdhury On the Events of June 7 Ananda Gopal Ganguly was a Hindu priest in the Jhenaida district of Bangladesh, making his way to his temple on the morning of Tuesday, June 7, 2016, when he was assaulted and slaughtered by radicals. He was 65 years old. “His throat was sliced with sharp… Continue reading The Current Status of Hinduism in Bangladesh