Taslima’s Escape from Danger Getting Press Attention

Our project to get Taslima Nasrin out of danger from Muslim extremists in India has captured the attention of the media in both the United States and India. You can read similar reports in the Times of India, the Huffington Post and the International Business Times.

And as usual, Taslima has been busy on Twitter, posting photos of herself as she tries to find spicy Indian food in this country. I’m sure the adjustment will be difficult but adventurous.

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  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    What? Indian food? Look, if she has any hope of fitting in, she has to go to the County Fair and get deep fried butter on a stick. Or to the monster truck rally and get deep fried butter on a stick. Or to the deep fried butter on a stick festival and get deep fried butter on a stick.

  • dingojack

    While it’s good that she is getting media attention (particularly in India), I hope she’s also being protected from religious nutters.

    Dingo

  • daved

    I hope she’s also being protected from religious nutters.

    Where would you get the idea that we have those in the US?

  • dingojack

    And deep fried butter peddlers*.

    😉 Dingo

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    * yes MO, you’re busted! We now know you’re a shill for Big Butter!!

    [And you thought he went down with Richie Valens, show what you know!]

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    dingojack, Big Butter was my stripper name.

  • Kylie Sturgess

    An interview with Michael De Dora about Taslima, the fund and all the great efforts to get her (and hopefully others) to safety is now out on the Atheist Aus podcast: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/tokenskeptic/2015/06/atheistaus-podcast-now-on-soundcloud-and-on-itunes/

  • dingojack

    MO – So that’s how you got through college! You slipped you’re way to the top!

    😉 Dingo

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    “Big Butter was my stripper name.”

    How’s that medical degree coming, Modus? How’s your sick aunt?

  • dingojack

    On a more serious note – I hope that this is starting point for a series of conversations (in India and Pakistan, particularly) about the importance of freedom of speech and religion.

    Dingo

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    theschwa “How’s that medical degree coming, Modus?”

    Oh, you know. It’s tough working nights here and going to medical school to become a doctor or maybe a vet because I really love animals, you know?

     

    “How’s your sick aunt?”

    I hear she’s not doing well. I want to see her one last time before she goes, but travelling all the way back home to Greece where my family comes from and I haven’t been back to since I was little is so expensive, you know?

  • Synfandel

    “…the importance of freedom of speech and religion.”

    And not killing people.

  • Synfandel

    Modusoperandi, let me guess. You grew up in the President’s Suite at the Atrium Platinum in Rhodes.

  • Reginald Selkirk
  • dingojack

    MO – so you changed your name from ‘τρόπος λειτουργίας’ to sound more ‘Merikan’?

    Dingo

  • Damien McLeod

    Mrs Butterworth world have something to say about all this talk of butter. You can be sure of that!

  • Damien McLeod

    By the way, Taslima is totally cool, and all religious folk are nutters. always, without exception.

  • raven

    Damien McLeod the serial killer:

    By the way, Taslima is totally cool, and all religious folk are nutters. always, without exception.

    You’ve almost got it right.

    Damien McLeod proves that some religious people are both nutters, dumb, and serial killers.

    McLeod just cold bloodly killed a…strawperson. We didn’t say that.

    Fortunately for him, we aren’t religious nutters. While there could be a hell where Damien is repetitively set on fire by the souls of all the strawpeople he murdered, there probably isn’t one.

    PS BTW Damien, pointing out that you are an idiot and religious kook isn’t persecution. It’s the truth. Persecution is watching your friends getting killed by people like you and fleeing for your life. Like Taslima.

  • raven

    FWIW, Damien McLeod, don’t expect us to thank you for not murdering us.

    Xians don’t kill because they are better than Moslems.

    In fact, up until a few centuries ago, atheism was a death penalty offense in xian controlled areas.

    Xians don’t kill us because we no longer let them. It took many centuries and many brave people to put a leash around their neck and tie them to a sturdy tree.

    It’s been downhill for xianity since then. Without the power to burn people alive on stacks of firewood, they’ve got nothing but hate, lies, and dead strawpeople.

    • Damien McLeod

      Raven, Now I see, I’ve reread your comment, you’re one of those wacko x-ians, sorry, if I’d read more carefully and realized the extent of your insanity I might have spoken less harshly, then again, probably not.

  • Damien McLeod

    Raven, what are you raving about, your reply to my comment is completely incomprehensible, I can’t make head nor tails of it. Are you some mad christian/muslim/religious-nutter/hebrew/hindu/etc, etc, what ever?

    Religious folk are frequently serial killers, by deed, as in the case of jihadists, or by word, as in when some god or other tells them who he/she wants killed and they spread the word inciting others to mayhem, on the other hand most religious persons I’ve run into seem to prefer sing hymns, get knee-bound in prayer, and leave others alone.

    I am an atheist and I’ve never heard of an atheist serial killer. I don’t think there has ever been one. There have been lots of religious-nutter serial killers though.

    Try taking some classes in rational thinking. There are any number of schools that offer classes like that.

    As to Taslima Nasrin, she’s a hero of mine, along with Ayaan Harsi Ali and Maryam Namazie. Try and show a little respect for good people.

  • dingojack

    Damein – so, you think that the religious are more prone to serial killing, and that non-religious serial killers are rare? Any evidence for that assertion? Peer-reviewed papers in creditable journals would be acceptable.

    You claimed that ‘all religious folk are nutters. always, without exception‘. Any evidence for this assertion? Have you, for example, conducted in-depth psychological analyses of every one of the more than 189.14 million American adults that claim some kind of organised religious affiliation? Do you have other evidence that supports this bald assertion of fact?

    Until you show some kind of extraordinary evidence to back up your extraordinary claims you’ll understand why I’m not inclined to take your ramblings particularly seriously.

    Dingo

  • raven

    Damien, your comment looked like something a xian would say. The sort of thing they say often. As snark or sarcasm.

    It looks like you were actually…literally serious. This was beyond my ability to imagine.

    By the way, Taslima is totally cool, and all religious folk are nutters. always, without exception.

    1. I can believe Taslima is totally cool. I don’t know that much about her.

    2. All religious folks are nutters?

    Many or most religious folk seem to be like me or you. Normal people living normal lives. And not too serious about their religion. In the USA, church attendance runs around 25%.

    The fundie xian cults are sheer malevolence, but then there are the Unitarans, Episcopalians, etc., who are more or less opposite. Americans United for Separation of Church and State is run by a Methodist minister.

    In the USA 70% claim religious. In the world 85%. According to you, the vast majority of the human population are…nutters. Your world must be very depressing.