South-Central Asia

Secular publisher murdered, three wounded in Bangladesh attacks

Dhaka (AFP) – The publisher of an atheist writer killed earlier this year by suspected Islamists was hacked to death in Bangladesh Saturday, only hours after two secular bloggers and another pub...

Why are Indian Sikhs angry?

BBC – Sikhs in the northern Indian state of Punjab have staged protests, enforced strikes and blocked roads in several towns and cities in the past week.   The spark for the current bo...

Battling for India’s soul, state by state

According to RNS (Religion News Service), an ascendant Hindu nationalist group wants minority Muslims and Christians to accept that India is a nation of Hindus, and is pushing some of them to convert....

Two men held on terror allegations deported to Pakistan

According to National Post, a Pakistani man accused of plotting a suicide bombing in Toronto’s financial district because he thought killing Canadians was his “path to heaven” h...

8 ARRESTED IN CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CASE

According to Pakistan Observer, Eight men accused of being involved in a child abuse and child pornography scandal, which is said to have affected around 280 children, have been arrested, a repor...

Pakistani mob kills two children including a baby and their grandmother after ‘blasphemous’ Facebook post

According to The Telegraph, A seven-year-old and her baby sister were killed alongside their grandmother, police said, after another member of the Ahmadi sect was accused of blasphemy.   A m...

India and Israel Start to See Enemies Within

By Pankaj Mishra   According to Bloomberg View, cultural revolutions are underway in two nation-states — India and Israel — founded by secular nationalists in the late 1940s. Right-wi...

Shame on you

By Arslan Shabbir – AAI    Aisha was my cousin. She was very fond of singing and by the grace of nature she had an amazing voice.   She was a natural artist. And I remember t...

Zoroastrians Are Suing Snoop Dogg After Music Video Shows Him Smoking Under Religious Symbol

According to Patheos, The Faravahar is an important symbol of Zoroastrianism, depicting a guardian angel of sorts. So when Snoop Dogg is sitting on a throne, smoking a joint, with the symbol right abo...

Bangladesh police identify 7 suspects in blogger murder

According to The Daily Star, Bangladesh police said Tuesday seven people belonging to a home-grown Islamist militant group took part in the brutal murder of a Bangladeshi-born U.S. atheist blogge...

Maulana Fazlur Rehman: “From earthquakes to inflation are caused by the Jeans-Wearing Women”

  According to Pakistan Defence, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islami Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman following the Friday sermon requested the armed forces of Pakistan to launch a military operation a...

Bangladeshi Government: Prosecute Islamists who Killed Avijit Roy and Protect Freethinkers

We are outraged by the senseless and brutal hacking to death of well known scientist, atheist and writer Avijit Roy and the serious attack on his wife and blogger, Rafida Ahmed Banna, by Islamists. &n...

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