‘Don’t call me Muslim, I am an atheist’

Writer-in-exile Taslima Nasreen calls for reining in religious fundamentalism, saying that criticism of religion is not the domain of non-Muslim intellectuals alone Writer Taslima Nasreen fled Bangladesh in 1994 when extremists threatened to kill her for criticising Islam, and has been living in exile since. Her country has, in recent times, seen many intellectuals expelled …

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Letter: Terrorism has no race, creed or religion

Terrorism has no race, creed or religion It is important to remember the seriousness of a mass shooting, or any terrorist attack, regardless of the race of the perpetrator. Why is it that one must be a Muslim to be a terrorist? Terrorism has no race, creed or religion. Extremism is not unique to Islam. …

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बनारस हिन्‍दु विश्‍वविद्यालय की छात्राओं से घबराये संघी फासीवादी

बनारस हिन्‍दु विश्‍वविद्यालय की छात्राओं से घबराये संघी फासीवादी गौरतलब है कि बनारस हिन्‍दु विश्‍वविद्यालय की कुछ छात्राओं के साथ छेड़खानी की घटना के बाद भी प्रशासन ने जब कोई कार्रवाई नहीं की तो वहां की छात्राओं ने सड़क पर उतरने की ठानी। पिछले दो दिन से आन्‍दोलन को तोड़ने की तमाम कोशिशों के बावजुद …

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Atheists in Muslim world: Silent, resentful and growing in number

BABYLON, Iraq — Lara Ahmed wears a headscarf and behaves like a pious Muslim. But the 21-year-old Iraqi woman hides a secret from her peers at the University of Babylon: her atheism. “I was not convinced by the creation story in the Quran,” she said. “Besides, I feel religions are unjust, violate our human rights …

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स्‍त्री क्‍या चाहती है ?

रविवार डाइजेस्ट पत्रिका में एक बहस चल रही है : स्त्री क्या चाहती है? इस बहस में मई अंक में कविता कृष्‍णपल्‍लवी का ये लेख प्रकाशित हुआ है। स्त्री क्या चाहती है? सब से पहले तो आजादी कविता कृष्‍णपल्‍लवी बुनियादी सवाल यह नहीं है कि स्‍त्री क्‍या चाहती है, बल्कि यह है कि उसे क्‍या …

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Hawking: ‘I’m an atheist, science is more convincing than God’

Follow Tweets by @1manatheist The world's preeminent theoretical physicist has explicitly acknowledged for the first time that he is an atheist, explaining that "science offers a more convincing explanation" of the origins of the universe than 'God.' In an article published in the leading Spanish daily El Mundo, Hawking clarified an in famous passage in …

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Meet The Man Who Is Fighting The Superstitions In The Society And Trying To Bring Rationality

Follow Tweets by @1manatheist Narendra Nayak is a well-known rationalist, intellectual, and Godman debunker from Mangalore, Karnataka. He is the current president of the Federation of Indian Rationalist Association (FIRA) . He conducts workshops around the country to promote scientific thinking while also showing the participants how to identify frauds spreading misinformation in the name …

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