Leaving Bangladesh was the first hurdle for Shadhin, finding ways to stay safe elsewhere is the second.

[ 5 minutes to read ] “I get constant threats from the jihadis on the phone/social media. I’m hiding from them all these years. What if they get to know my location because those people whom we used to trust are even against us now. I’m sick of dealing with them already. I can’t take all these stresses anymore. It has been ongoing for five years now. I am living without freedom and peace and I need to leave this place as soon as possible.”

Blasphemy in Bangladesh – The story of Sagor

[ 3 minutes to read ] December 2023 – Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right, enshrined in article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. However, there are governments and individuals in positions of power around the globe that threaten this right. One such way to threaten this freedom is through laws of blasphemy. It virtually silences anyone […]

Exploring the Foundations of Morality: Secular vs. Religious Perspectives

[ 3 minutes to read ] Exploring the Foundations of Morality: Secular vs. Religious Perspectives Morality, the compass of human behavior, guides us through the intricate maze of right and wrong. It shapes our decisions, influences our relationships, and underpins the values that define our society. Two primary perspectives have emerged in our quest to understand and practice morality: secular morality […]

Travel Bans Targeting Secularists: Status of Atheists in Egypt deteriorating 

[ 2 minutes to read ] On 11 February 2023, Hesham El Masry, an Egyptian atheist freethinker was on his way to The Netherlands from Cairo International Airport when he was escorted off the plane by police officers.  “I was on my way to Amsterdam, Netherlands, [but] i was detained by the Egyptian National Security Agency, and they forbade me from […]

The crime of Islamic militias in Iraq against Atheist and other minorities

[ 2 minutes to read ] Iraq has long been a battleground for conflicts, wars, and terrorist activities. These conflicts have had severe consequences for the country’s minorities, including atheists and members of the LGBT community. The rise of Islamic militias and radical Islamic groups has led to an increase in violence and persecution against these minority groups, forcing many to flee the country or hide their identities for fear of retribution.

#InMemoriumMonday: We mourn ConfusedHeathen

[ 2 minutes to read ] ConfusedHeathen (CH) was an Egyptian assigned female-at-birth trans person. By all accounts, he should be celebrated by the secular community. He founded the r/ExEgypt Subreddit where her felly compatriots gather and discuss the issues. However, this beautiful soul has departed. He died a few weeks ago. The death was announced on the subreddit itself. At […]

What I learned from a French philosopher

[ < 1 minute to read ] After 2 months away from my studies; It’s been a few days since I started reading the lovely and unique novel “Unconsciousness” by Xavier Kermant for the 13th time, of course, this time with a philosophical approach.In reviewing this powerful work, I have paid more attention to the analysis of writing concepts in the form […]