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Nasrin's writing has been attacked by extremists, in particular her 1993 novel Lajja, which denounces fundamentalism, and a letter to the Calcutta-based Statesman describing the Qu'ran as "out of place and out of time". A militant group called the Bangladesh Sahaba Sainik Parishad, or Council of Soldiers for Islam, held a rally calling for her to be executed for "blasphemy and conspiracy against Islam, the Holy Koran and its prophet" and placed a 100 000 taka (~$1250) bounty on her life. The Bangladashi government charged her with "deliberately and maliciously outraging religious feeling"; she was released on bail and fled to Sweden in 1994.
In April 2012 Nasrin joined the Freethought Blogs blogging collective. She was warmly welcomed, but managed to put her foot in her mouth within one month of arrival with an anti-prostitution post, entering an argument with the sex-positive feminists also blogging on the site. Ultimately, though, unlike other people in a similar situation (e.g. Thunderf00t), Nasrin handled it without starting a shitstorm and remains a respected contributor on the site.
- No Country for Women, Taslima Nasrin's blog
- Dammit to hell. I really, really didn’t want my first reply to something by Taslima Nasreen to be an argument., Greta Christina
- But Seriously, Prostitution Is Not Sex Slavery, Natalie Reed