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Injustice and Agony for Religious Minorities in Bangladesh

By Adi Chowdhury   Last Sunday, the 30th of October, was probably a regular day for most of us. Our day proceeded as usual, as we left our homes for work or school and returned home tired, only to dine well and drift off to sleep peacefully. On the other side of the story, last… Continue reading Injustice and Agony for Religious Minorities in Bangladesh

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Exiled Bangladeshi writer who was attacked for his criticism of religion receives International Writer of Courage Award

By Adi Chowdhury “We are challenging this process through rational thinking and through our writing. Anyone who wishes to counter us can do so through their writing. But please do not issue fatwas to have me, to have us, killed. Do not dispatch undercover assassins with knives and guns.” Such are the words of Bangladeshi publisher… Continue reading Exiled Bangladeshi writer who was attacked for his criticism of religion receives International Writer of Courage Award

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Louisiana Bishop: Satan is Staging a “Homosexual Invasion” of Earth to “Steal Christian Children”

By Adi Chowdhury The “Summer of Justice”  event in Wichita, Kansas, has provided a home for the promulgation of an array of prejudiced, vitriolic claims, including assertions that women’s rights activism is a work of the devil. Following in the footsteps of his previous claims that push the limits of “deluded”, Bishop Otis Kenner of Louisiana declared that… Continue reading Louisiana Bishop: Satan is Staging a “Homosexual Invasion” of Earth to “Steal Christian Children”

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Anti-Gay Kentucky Councilwoman Evicts, Assaults, and Insults Same-Sex Couple, Slapping Them and Calling Them “Faggots”

By Adi Chowdhury Esther Thompson, a Kentucky councilwoman, has come under fire for criminally assaulting a gay couple, reports LGBTQ Nation. The city councilwoman was set to face a judge Monday for criminal assault of a man she evicted from her hometown because he and his boyfriend are gay. Joshua Melton and James Feltner told WYMT-TV… Continue reading Anti-Gay Kentucky Councilwoman Evicts, Assaults, and Insults Same-Sex Couple, Slapping Them and Calling Them “Faggots”

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Buddhist temples burnt down and plundered after Chinese woman told local mosque to turn down volume of Islamic prayer

By Adi Chowdhury The early hours of Saturday in North Sumatra were left dazed in the wake of a barbaric attack on Buddhist temples, plundered and burnt. And the reason for this violence? The incitement? Perhaps because Buddhists were burning Qur’an? Or maybe the Buddhists desecrated the Mosques? Or the Buddhists delivered threats against Muslims?… Continue reading Buddhist temples burnt down and plundered after Chinese woman told local mosque to turn down volume of Islamic prayer

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Richard Dawkins outraged that “accusing Bernie Sanders of atheism” is used to undermine his campaign

By Adi Chowdhury   Richard Dawkins has not minced his words when lamenting the deplorable perception of atheists that the world harbors. In light of the DNC email leak revealing that Bernie Sanders’ campaign was maligned and sabotaged by anti-atheist bigotry, Dawkins has voiced his “outrage” that being an atheist is clearly an impediment to… Continue reading Richard Dawkins outraged that “accusing Bernie Sanders of atheism” is used to undermine his campaign

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Nine Islamic militants killed in gunfight in Bangladesh after shouting “God is Great” and Opening Fire on Police

By Adi Chowdhury Police in Bangladesh have killed nine suspected Islamist militants after a gun battle in Dhaka, officials said. One other militant was injured and taken to a hospital. A military hideout in the Kallyanpu neighborhood in Dhaka was raided by the Bangladesh police force as well as the RAB (Rapid Action Battalion) early Tuesday morning.… Continue reading Nine Islamic militants killed in gunfight in Bangladesh after shouting “God is Great” and Opening Fire on Police