Bangladesh and the shrinking space for free thinkers: 'Don't call me Muslim, I am an atheist'
Publisher: Europe Solidaire Sans Frontières
Date Written: 21/03/2015
Year Published: 2015
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX17443
Writer Taslima Nasreen fled Bangladesh in 1994 when extremists threatened to kill her for criticizing Islam, and has been living in exile since. Her country has, in recent times, seen many intellectuals expelled or killed. In this interview, she speaks about the shrinking space for free thinkers in Bangladesh and says that Islam cannot be exempt from the critical scrutiny that other religions undergo.