Taslima Nasreen relocated to US amid death threats from Islamists

NEW DELHI: Countering immediate threats to outspoken writer and human rights activist Taslima Nasrin, a New York-based non-profit educational, advocacy and research organisation has relocated her to the United States.

The step to relocate Nasrin has been taken in the wake of the murder of three secular bloggers, Avijit Roy, Washiqur Rahman, and Ananta Bijoy Das in Bangladesh.

The Center for Inquiry (CIF) was prompted to act after Nasrin was recently named as one of the next targets for murder by the extremists who killed the three bloggers. However, the group said that her safety was only temporary if she cannot remain in the US, adding that they had set up an emergency fund to help her with food, housing and means for her to be safely settled.

  • Rosenmops

    Canada would never let her in as a refugee. They are too busy protecting the refugee status of the Zoomali wanted for sexual assault in the US.

    • tom_billesley

      According to CBC he’s a prominent voice. Do they see him in a Jian Ghomeshi role?

      • Rosenmops

        Maybe the CBC will hire him–he’d fit right in.