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..., and that is precisely what is going on with ISIS. ISIS used the same mechanisms that the protestors in Arab spring used, but we did not see it coming.
Two types of oppressions are happening right now on two opposite ends of the spectrum. The repression of religious identity and, on the other hand, you have oppression of both antireligious identities. One of the surprising trends of the last couple of years is the mobilization of those who subscribe to atheist beliefs and ex-Muslims. In Bangladesh, we see this playing out, where both Al Qaeda and the Islamic state has been carrying out attacks that are specifically targeting atheist bloggers. These bloggers are debating about religion and questioning Islamic identity itself. This trend is growing, and we will be blindsided by this. Just like religion is being repressed, antireligious speech is also being repressed.
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