January 15 in freethought history…

asifmohiuddinJanuary 15, 2013 – Bangladeshi blogger and secular activist Asif Mohiuddin is stabbed by Al-Qaeda inspired assailants for his public criticism of the mistreatment of women and the death penalty for apostasy in Islam. He survived the attack, which was a catalyst for widespread protests and counter-protests; ironically, the Bangladeshi government’s reaction was to shut down secular blogs and arrest secular bloggers, including Mohiuddin, who was also imprisoned. He now lives in Berlin, Germany.

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