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The Most Persecuted Community – #HangAyazNizami

Ayaz Nizami’s website, for the Atheist and Agnostic Alliance Pakistan, is now defunct. In Twitter, however, a hashtag is much in vogue – #HangAyazNizami. Some want him hanged, others cite these expounders as proof of the backward nation the mysterious Nizami hails from, and their inherently barbaric religion. There never was any person called Ayaz Nizami – it was an alias adopted to critique religion and preach rationality on online forums. The initiators ended up arrested for blasphemy. A crackdown on blasphemy is not novel in Pakistan. As the state takes on…

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In a conversation with Atheists hunted by religion

Their countries are different, and so is their religion. However, both of them had to flee their country for raising their voice against fraudulent beliefs. Sanal Edamaruku of India (now in Finland) and Asif Mohiuddin of Bangladesh (in Germany at present), has a similar story to tell about religion, fraudulent beliefs, god-men and denied support from their respective countries due to sheer vote-bank politics. Sanal Edamaruku is an Indian author and rationalist. He is the founder-president and editor of rationalist international, the President of the Indian Rationalist Association and the…

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