Nasrins endless journey
Taslima Nasrin is a doctor, author, and feminist and born Muslim. But her criticism of Islam has led her out on a terrible journey. Death threats drove her out of Bangladesh; after living briefly in Sweden, France, and the U.S., she relocated in Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal, where she was threatened with beheading and where the military had to step in. In New Delhi she spent seven months under house arrest, then moved to New York. Yet through it all, Nasrin has continued to criticize Islam. Her objective is to revise the Koran. In this essay, Helle Merete Brix recounts Nasrins journey.