CFIC Update: Attacks on Bangladeshi Atheists and Secularists

In an urgent post on its website, Centre for Inquiry Canada informed its members and supporters that “CFIC Implores the Canadian Government To Help Tareq Rahim“: On October 31, 2015, religious fanatics in Bangladesh continued attacks on atheist and secularist bloggers. In the attack, Faisal Abedin Deepan, Avijit Roy’s publisher, … Continue reading

Joint Open Letter to Bangladeshi PM and President

On Wednesday, August 18, the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) was pleased to announce in a press release that a “Huge alliance protests government response to Bangladesh blogger murders“: Following a string of brutal “machete” murders of Bangladeshi writers, all of whom had blogged about humanism, secularism, and atheist … Continue reading

Bangladesh’s Continuing Shame

Today, the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) along with numerous other atheist, humanist, or secular organizations has released a statement on the death of Niloy Neel, the fourth atheist activist murdered in a year in Bangladesh: Niloy Chowdhury Neel, an online activist and secularist protester, has been found dead … Continue reading

Where’s the monument to victims of religion?

The devastatingly horrible news has come for blogger Raif Badawi and his family that the Saudi supreme court has upheld the guilty verdict against him, and confirmed punishment of 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison, for the crime of “insulting Islam”. And yet, the Canadian government considers Saudi Arabia … Continue reading

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