Another Bangladeshi Blogger on the Islamist Hitlist

Ananya Azad is no stranger to assassination attempts. The prominent Bangladeshi blogger’s father, Humayun Azad, wrote a scathing critique of Islamist fundamentalism in 2003 entitled Pak Sar Jamin Sad Bad (Blessed Be the Sacred Land, the title of Pakistan’s national anthem). A year after it was published, Humayan was seriously injured in a street attack…

Half the world’s countries are supplying ISIS with fighters

ISIS is a global corporation of sadism which profits from the suffering and misery of its victims.  It combines missionary zeal with the militaristic testosterone and excitement of 1920-30’s hooligans scouting the fascist circles of brown shirts or Freikorps styled outfits.  This cult of piety treats females as sexual commodities in an otherwise unregulated freemarket of slavery; it plunders natural resources, occupies sovereign territories,…

The Harris-Chomsky Affair

The recent exchange which occurred between Sam Harris and Noam Chomsky was both shocking and revelatory of the latter’s intellectual conceit, particularly on matters which Chomsky regularly invites peers and scholars to challenge him on- and is generally an invitation of discussion which is very edible for readers on both sides of the political spectrum.  Indeed, Sam…

Turning a blind eye toward atheistophobia

A fresh new murder in Bangladesh marks the third slaying in three months of a secular humanist blogger.  This is in a country in which atheists make up less than 5 percent of the demographic pool and are being systematically hunted down like animals.  Yet, there were and still are no reactionary hashtags of “secularophobia”…

Finally, a rational response to all this madness

Its nice to know there still remains (at least) one candle of hope unconsumed by this permeating darkness of theocratic insanity.  If truth be told, the only genuine blasphemy worthy of censorship is the charge of blasphemy itself.  So lets go ahead and censor the censors; let us arrest the thought police, once and for all.  The anti-blasphemy warriors are…