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Friday, July 20, 2012

Re: [mukto-mona] Rokeya and Taslima

As I wrote before, 'enemy of religions' is a foolish statement. An atheist does not believe in religions. That does not mean he/she is an enemy of religions. There can not be an animosity between humans and some primitive words of wisdom. There can be animosities/fights between peoples. I feel strongly that, if re-education does not work, there should be fights between those who use, misuse and abuse religions to hate people and those who have the sense of religion-neutral love for humanity. And people with love for humanity should win those fights.
Having said the above, let me assume that by 'enemy of all religions', S. A. Hannan meant that Taslima criticized the primitive words of wisdom in all religions. Now let me ask a question, if she was an 'enemy of all religions', why is it that only Muslims wanted to exile her, and are eager to kill her?
This may be politically incorrect, but Rokeya probably would not be considered a significant rebel or reformer, if she was not judged against the extreme backwardness of her society. Today the average sixteen years old Rokeya of Bangladesh would not Marry a man in his late thirties; unlike the Rokeya of 1896, she would protest like Taslima.
Sukhamaya Bain  
On Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 10:14 PM, S A Hannan <> wrote:
Taslima is an atheist, herself a debauch and preacher of debauchery, enemy of all religions, indecent to the core, has no civility.
Rokeya was a religious woman, practiced her religion, wore Hijab, and fought for rights of women given by Islam but largely denied to women.
Shah Abdul Hannan
From: [] On Behalf Of Sukhamaya Bain
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2012 5:08 AM

Subject: Re: [mukto-mona] Rokeya and Taslima
I think, in addition to professional and extra-professional jealousy, Taslima had to suffer from the wrath of a lot of Bangladeshi Muslims who have the power and have gotten used to having some hateful sentiments. For example, her book "Lajja" is like a documentary of what the Hindus of East Bengal who loved their motherland enough to stay there got from the Muslim power; it has no criticism of Islam. It has hurt the sentiments of many Muslims, because it has exposed their hatred against innocent Hindus quite forcefully.
Sukhamaya Bain


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