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Well….it’s been a little while, hasn’t it? I’m not a great fan of New Year resolutions. When I make them, I tend to break them so fast the electronic ink hasn’t dried. And also having ADHD means I tend to have terrible expectations of what I can get done in a day. Even if I […]
Book review: The Judas Case by Nicholas Graham
My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a beautifully written novel by the erudite Nicholas Graham. Set in Biblical times, this is absolutely not a book that staunchly evangelical Christians are going to enjoy but everyone else will. There is much that you will recognise from the Gospel stories and, of course, many of […]
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Tag Archives: Hefajat e Islam
Bangladesh versus Banglastan: A civil war of ideals
I had intended to post something tomorrow but such is the speed at which things are moving right now in Bangladesh that I felt compelled to write again today instead. Links to all the sources used are included at the … Continue reading
Posted in Bangladesh, Life, Religion Tagged Bangladesh, Bangladesh Nationalist Party, Daily Star, Dhaka, Hefajat e Islam, Islam, jamaat e Islami, Shahbhag, Women's rights 14 Comments
Blogs shut down, Bloggers arrested, Bangladesh in crisis
In that last few days Bangladesh has seen some very worrying developments in the battle between fundamentalist Islamic groups such as the Jamaat e Islami and the Blogger-led Shahbhag youth movement. I have great misgivings about what is happening. At the … Continue reading
Posted in Bangladesh, community, Life Tagged atheism, Awami League, Bangladesh Nationalist Party, Gonojagoron, Hefajat e Islam, Islam, jamaat e Islami, Shahbhag 21 Comments