Taslima Nasreen is a brave feminist who speaks against gender apartheid in Islam. Muslims targeted her and protested against her for her brave writings (i.e. this column on the burka). She has been fighting for women's rights under Islam for years.
Muslim organizations in India and Bangladesh issued several fatwas against Taslima Nasreen, and demanded her execution by hanging for hurting religious sentiments. And where are her phony feminist sisters in the West? Licking the boots of Islamic supremacists.
She is an extremely courageous woman who has struck out at Islamic fanatics and mullahs whose sole passion in life is to come up with the most perverse interpretations of the Quran, so that they can live out their dark fantasies born of obscurantism and twisted notions of patriarchy. Ms Nasreen gave up her profession as a qualified physician to take on radical Islamists who had begun to gather strength under the tutelage of Bangladesh Nationalist Party.
Everyone is caving. Anyone who speaks against this savagery is a target for demonization, marginalization, elimination. And the world stands in solidarity with these misogynist misanthropes.
"TV show on Taslima's writings scrapped after Muslim protests," By Soudhriti Bhabani, Mail Online, December 20, 2013
The scheduled launch of a television programme based on the writings of exiled Bangladeshi-feminist author Taslima Nasreen was stalled following protests by Muslim groups in Kolkata demanding a ban on the show.
The programme, Dusahobas (Miserable Life Together), was supposed to be telecast on a private Bengali channel on Thursday night.
"Although Aakash Aath channel is willing to commence the telecast of Dusahobas as was planned but due to reasons beyond the control of Aakash Aath we may be forced to defer the telecast indefinitely," a press release issued by the producers said.
It pointed out that the serial was based on empowering women and "had nothing to do with any religion or community whatsoever".
"Kindly bear with us and keep watching the channel for further updates on this serial," it added.
The serial ran into trouble when Syed Mohammad Noorur Rahman Barkati, the Shahi Imam (custodian) of the Tipu Sultan mosque in Kolkata, raised objections about the programme.
< "I spoke to CM Mamata Banerjee and told her that such a show will stir communal disturbances. Mamata also assured me that the state government would not allow anything that would disturb the communal fabric of Bengal," Barkati said, adding that banners of the show put up in Kolkata were pulled down.
"The CM has given instruction to state Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim to take necessary action," said the Imam, who issued a fatwa against the exiled author in 2007.