Support Secular Activist Taslima Nasrin, Targeted for Murder by Al Qaeda-Linked Extremists

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World-renowned secular activist and author Taslima Nasrin has been threatened with death — by the same violent extremists who claimed responsibility for the recent murders of freethought writers Avijit Roy, Washiqur Rahman, and Ananta Bijoy Das. Her advocacy of human rights and criticism of religion forced her into exile from her native Bangladesh in 1994: since 2004 she has lived in India, but even there she has faced persecution and threats — threats that have become much more alarming and immediate. She has come to the United States for her safety: she arrived just last week.

But her safety is only temporary if she can’t stay here. Center for Inquiry has established a Freethought Emergency Fund to help with food, housing, and the means for Dr. Nasrin to be safely settled.

CFI has also heard from several other secular writers and activists in Bangladesh who are in similarly perilous situations — many of whom have also been specifically named as targets for murder. If more money is raised than Dr. Nasrin needs, it will go to a general freethought emergency fund, to assist with the rescue of other atheist, humanist, and secular activists under threat. Please donate if you can — even small amounts help, they really do add up. And please spread the word on Twitter, Facebook, other social media, and any other platform you have. Thanks.

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Support Secular Activist Taslima Nasrin, Targeted for Murder by Al Qaeda-Linked Extremists
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2 thoughts on “Support Secular Activist Taslima Nasrin, Targeted for Murder by Al Qaeda-Linked Extremists

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    I lived in Dacca as a kid (10-12) in the late 60’s while my dad worked a US aid contract. It is sad to see the peoples I used to live among become so full of hate for atheists like me. But I don’t fault them, the economics of the our world has used and beaten them down, the hopelessness and religion breeds this. Made my donation, I hope Taslima and others become safe.

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