Yet Another Brutal Murder Shocks Bangladesh

March 31, 2015

Following the brutal murder of Avijit Roy, another writer has been killed in Bangladesh. Washiqur Rahman, a Bangladeshi blogger, was hacked to death on the streets of Dhaka on March 30. Two men were taken into custody and police are still looking for a third. Rahman, aged 27, used satire...

Dhaka’s Silence in Wake of Avijit Roy’s Murder

March 26, 2015

Can writers in Bangladesh depend on the government to protect them? The brutal murder of Avijit Roy, a Bangladeshi-born American writer, shocked many people in his home country. International human rights organizations condemned the killing, and the US government sent FBI agents to the capital...

Brutal Murder in Bangladesh Highlights Growing Religious Intolerance

March 12, 2015

With growing religious intolerance in Bangladesh, is the country heading for the same path as Pakistan, asks Raza Rumi? The brutal, cowardly murder of freethinker Avijit Roy on the streets of Dhaka is a reflection of embedded intolerance in many Muslim societies. Bangladesh, despite its secular...