Attack Survivor Bonya Ahmed Issues Statement Against Bangladeshi Government

Bonya Ahmed, the wife of atheist author Dr. Avijit Roy, was by his side when terrorists attacked them. While her husband died, she managed to survive and has been an outspoken critic of the Bangladeshi government ever since.

Now that one of Roy’s publishers has been murdered in a similar attack, Ahmed has issued a personal statement saying she has no hope in Bangladeshi government to do anything meaningful and wants them to stop paying lip service to those who have been killed if they’re not going to back it up with action:

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Canadian Wife of Man Injured in Bangladesh Attacks Calls on Her Government to Take Action

On Saturday, we learned that Faisal Arefin Dipon, a publisher of atheist Avijit Roy‘s books, was murdered in Bangladesh. That made him the fifth person targeted by Muslim terrorists in the country this year. But hours before he was killed, three others were seriously injured in a separate attack, including writer Tareq Rahim.

Monika Mistry, Rahim’s wife, lives in Canada and she is calling for her government to do something, anything, to help her husband before he’s a target once again:



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Dr. Ben Carson Tells Church Audience That His Evolution Denial Hasn’t Hindered His Success

Yesterday, while speaking at Cornerstone Church in Tennessee, Dr. Ben Carson admitted (once again) to being a Creationist and how that never stopped him from being successful, as if ignorance were some badge of honor (41:00 mark):



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The Deaths of Five Atheist Activists Were “Isolated Incidents,” Says Bangladeshi Official

A day after the assassination of Faisal Arefin Dipon, a publisher who helped release books written by Dr. Avijit Roy (who was also assassinated) and who had ties to three other activists (who were also assassinated), a Bangladeshi official now says they had nothing to do with each other:

… Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal today said such attacks are not new in Bangladesh.

“Yesterday’s attacks are isolated incidents and such attacks also occur in other countries of the world,” the minister told reporters at his ministry office today.

Like hell they were isolated incidents. And they don’t happen in other countries, unless you’re talking about the ones that violate human rights on a regular basis.

But since Kamal can’t see the common thread between the victims, let me help him out:

Maybe he can connect the dots now?

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Grand Rapids City Leader Wants Bike Lane Removed Because He Attends Church Affected By It

What’s with Christians complaining about bike lanes lately? We saw complaints in Washington, D.C. a couple of weeks ago; now, it’s happening in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Last year, city commissioners added bike lanes on Richmond Street NW… which happened to be on the street where First Ward City Commissioner Walt Gutowski attends church. The law says you can’t park in a bike lane. But now that a few churchgoers have been given $20 tickets for parking there anyway, Gutowski says the government has gone too far:

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