Militant Islamists who have claimed responsibility for the murders of more than a half dozen secularists and activists in Bangladesh since 2015 continue to threaten the lives of a number of writers, bloggers, publishers, and activists in the country.
Generous public support has allowed the Center for Inquiry to initiate a program, the Freethought Emergency Fund, that has assisted several individuals and families in escaping to safety, either temporarily or permanently. However, many others remain in danger.
Given continued threats to secularists in Bangladesh and around the world, CFI is proud to relaunch this program as Secular Rescue. Through Secular Rescue, CFI will continue to raise funds for this important cause so that we can act quickly and decisively before another writer or activist is attacked.
Please give now so that we can help these courageous defenders of secularism and freedom of religion, belief, and expression.