Clerics in Bangladesh have offered a $5,000 bounty for the murder of Taslima Nasreen because of her her active engagement for women's rights and outspoken criticism of religious fanaticism.
In an article in New Politics magazine, Nasreen is described as
"A self-declared atheist, [who] warns that fundamentalist tendencies -- whatever the particular religion -- invariably oppress women: 'Fundamentalism is the misuse of religion as an instrument of power for political ends."'
In "International Humanist News" (Vol.6 No.2 October 1998) there is a quote by Taslima Nasreen:
"Again I dare to write against male-made religion. I believe that women are oppressed by every religion. If any religion allows the persecution of people of different faiths, if any religion keeps people in ignorance, if any religion keeps women in slavery, then I cannot accept that religion. Freedom for women will never be possible until they cross the barrier of religion and patriarchy." (quoted from her Oxford Amnesty Lecture [whatever that may mean] in 1995)
1998 'Humanist of the Year'.