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(RNS) A international consortium of nonbelievers is planning rallies Thursday (April 25) outside Bangladeshi embassies and consulates to demand the release of several Bangladeshi bloggers who were arrested on charges of blasphemy.


  1. As a Muslim, I fully support the rights of the atheists. Political systems based on religion are doomed to be a failure. The colonial background and domination has caused this backlash manifesting itself in religious terms in various parts of the world. But religious politics is inherently discriminating, and it is sad that religion is widely used as a political ideology. Muslims versus Islamists! We, Muslims and non-Muslims, should oppose all kinds of religious discrimination, and struggle to establish secular, constitutional democracies.