(RNS) We have heard little to nothing from many of the major American conservative religious organizations that claim to care so deeply about religious freedom. And make no mistake, these murders are as ferocious an assault on religious freedom as one can find.
Articles tagged “Bangladesh”
Bangladesh’s elite forces arrested three suspected Islamist militants for masterminding the killings of two secular bloggers in the Muslim-majority nation.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (Reuters) According to monitoring service SITE Intelligence Group, Islamist militant group Ansar al-Islam Bangladesh said al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) had claimed responsibility for the attack.
“What almost bothers me more is that no one from the Bangladesh government has reached out to me. It’s as if I don’t exist, and they are afraid of the extremists.”
(RNS) Washiqur Rahman was silenced. But atheists, humanists and other nonbelievers in the U.S. won’t be. They’re speaking out about his death.
(RNS) Instead of going to the markets, Pakistani and Bangladeshi customers prefer websites that show photographs of live cows and goats for sacrifice.
(RNS) A court in Muslim-majority Bangladesh sentenced an Islamist member of Parliament to death for genocide and other crimes against Hindus during the country’s 1971 war for independence.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (RNS) U.S. retail groups said they could improve worker safety in Bangladesh by conducting more rigorous inspections of their factories. But such vows of reform and promises of a better way have been met with stoic skepticism in the streets of Dhaka.
(RNS) Atheist and secular groups were divided on whether to continue with a series of protests aimed at Bangladeshi institutions after a building collapse in the capital city killed at least 244 people.
(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.