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Welcome to Blitz, a newspaper with a distinctive difference!

Blitz is an independent newspaper, established in 2003 for the purpose of presenting balanced coverage of events. Since inception, we have been vigorously confronting radical Islam, political Islam and militancy; denouncing antisemitism and Holocaust denial, and promoting interfaith harmony. It is an independent journal that has been publishing the truth under extreme adversities. 

Blitz firmly believes, it is the responsibility of the state not only to protect and defend the citizen but also to create the conditions – political, social, economic, and cultural, in which all citizens may achieve their highest potential as human beings. It is committed to the principle of individual freedom.

Our slogan is – Fears None But God, meaning, we have the audacity of publishing truth against lies and bias. For years, we have been upholding this principle despite multiple forms of challenges. In today’s world of insanity and biased journalism, Blitz possibly is the only newspaper that has been boldly confronting injustice, religious bigotry, radical Islam and political Islam. For this reason, it has emerged as the most influential newspaper enjoying credibility and acceptability amongst the policymakers in the world. Because of our investigative reports, Islamist militancy groups such as Hizbut Tahrir, Hizbut Towhid, Khatmey Nabuwat Movement, etcetera were banned in Bangladesh and the West. Blitz has been the first newspaper to expose the notorious activities of Zakir Naik, a radical Islamic preacher, who has now been banned in a number of countries including Bangladesh, Canada, India, and the United Kingdom. We also are against militancy outfits such as Al Qaeda, Islamic State, Boko Haram, Al Shabab, the Taliban etcetera including Iranian proxies Hezbollah, Houthis and Hamas.

Since its inception, we have been vigorously confronting the evil actions of the rogue regime of Iran and its patronization of terrorist activities around the world. We are committed to exposing the notoriety of the Iranian regime, while we also are putting special emphasis on publishing facts on the persecution of religious minorities as well as pro-democracy forces in Iran. This newspaper is in favor of the oppressed Iranian people as well as individuals and organizations who are confronting the current regime in Tehran. Similarly, we are defending the persecuted Turkish individuals and organizations. As part of our China policy, we believe Hong Kong is an integral part of the People’s Republic of China. In this regard, we do not support any third-party interference in the Hong Kong issue. Our Middle East policy is in favor of the reformist governments including the recent reforms, deradicalization initiatives, and climate change initiatives undertaken by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman. 

The editor of this newspaper, Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury is a multi-award-winning anti-radical Islam and anti-militancy journalist with international acclaim. He received the ‘Freedom to Write’ award in 2005 from PEN USA; the American Jewish Committee’s prestigious ‘Moral Courage Award’ in 2006; ‘Monaco Media Award’ in 2009′; ‘Key to Englewood’ (NJ) in 2009 etcetera. He has been nominated several times for the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize, a competition organized annually by the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development; as well as Reason Foundation’s Bastiat Prize. Shoaib Choudhury is a research scholar and a prominent counterterrorism specialist in the region. Mr. Choudhury has served as the Chief Correspondent of the Russian Itar-TASS news agency in Bangladesh for many years. He also has been writing for The Organiser (India’s oldest periodical), Pressenza International Media Agency, Afternoon Voice, The Arutz Sheva, The Jerusalem Report, Israel Today, Hindu Post, OZ Arab Media and other international newspapers. Mr. Choudhury is regularly quoted by a large number of international media outlets. He also has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Sun, The Washington Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Jewish Week, The Haaretz, The Jerusalem Post, The Berliner Zeitung, The Outlook, The Business Standard, i24TV, VOA TV, France24 TV, Radio Moscow, The Huffington Post, The Australian, ABC Radio, Al Jazeera, Al Arabia TV, The Times of Bahrain and many other international news outlets in the world.

Commenting on Mr. Choudhury, The New York Times in its editorial said: “Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, a Muslim editor and commentator in Bangladesh, has a rare virtue — he champions dialogue and decency in a culture hemmed in by extremism and corruption”. A version of this article appears in print on December 14, 2003, Section 4, Page 10 of the National edition with the headline: The Risks of Journalism in Bangladesh.

Nobel Peace Prize recipient and Holocaust survivor Dr Elie Wiesel termed Mr. Choudhury as “Hero of our time, a brave-heart and uncompromising crusader against religious bigotry”. Yale University as well as Hudson Institute have hosted him as the key-speaker. The United States Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has invited him on a number of occasions to get brief about status of religious minorities in Bangladesh. 

Under the courageous and dynamic leadership of Mr. Choudhury, a team of seasoned journalists is working hard in presenting hard-hitting reports as well as analytical opinion editorials. Columnists, analysts and research scholars from around the world are contributing to this newspaper since its inception.  

Blitz truly is a newspaper of international standards published from Bangladesh. It has both print and online editions.

Where do we reach?

All the contents of this newspaper are instantly crawled by Google News, Yahoo News, Bing News, Baidu News, Opera News, MSN News, AOL News, News360, DuckDuckG0, World-News Network (WN), Yandex, and other major search engines. We are regularly quoted by most of the front-ranking news outlets around the world. We also have syndication and content exchange agreements with over 750 newspapers such as Hindustan Times, Afternoon Voice, Daily Nation, National Mirror, Nepali Times, Sunday Observer, The Sunday Guardian, and news agencies around the world.

Blitz has content-sharing arrangements with HTDS (Hindustan Times Digital Streaming) and several newspapers around the world.

Leading news agencies such as Reuters, Lexis Nexis, Philippines News Agency, United News of India, Antara News, Business Wire India, Khama Press, NewsWing, South East Asian News, News Tribe, UK Government News and others are regularly using the content of this newspaper. Blitz is quoted by a majority of international news outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The Hill, The Organiser, The Outlook, The Business Standard, Zee News, Republic TV, Anandabazar Patrika, The Dawn, The Hindu, NDTV, The Guardian, Times of India, Indian Express, Bangkok Post, France24 TV, Berliner Zeitung, Arutz Sheva, Jerusalem Post, Al Arabiya, Voice of America and many others. News outlets and researchers looking for references on issues related to counterterrorism regularly visit Blitz as our archive contains a large number of contents critical of terrorism, militancy, radical Islam and religious extremism.

Every month millions of readers visit the online edition of Blitz, while we print approximately 30,000 copies every Thursday. Additionally, everyday almost 27,000 people receive NEWS ALERTS via email every time whenever a news content is published.  

Who are our target readers?

Blitz has already emerged as the most influential newspaper because it is read by the top policymakers around the world. Also, this newspaper is read by diplomats, teachers, students, researchers, counter-terrorism experts, civil and military officials, politicians, journalists, editors, rights activists, bloggers, lawyers, entrepreneurs, business personnel, and others. 

Size of our readership

Most of the articles and reports in Blitz are read by thousands of readers from around the world. Back in 2007, members of the US Congress had recognized Blitz as the most influential newspaper in the Muslim world.

Want to contribute op-eds?

We welcome your op-eds on diversified issues. Please note, we do not accept any content which is favorable to radical Islam, militancy, Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood, Hezbollah, and terror-patron Iran.

We expect submissions to be offered exclusively to the Blitz; we do not generally publish things that have already appeared elsewhere. If you have submitted your piece to more than one media outlet, or if it has already appeared online or in print, please let us know immediately. 

Also, if you have any potential conflicts of interest, please let us know that immediately. Potential conflicts might include having been paid by a third party to write the piece or writing it at someone else’s direction, having any kind of financial interest in the subject you are writing about or working for an organization that has a financial interest in the subject.  If you have a conflict of interest it does not automatically mean that we would reject your piece, but we may disclose the conflict in the text or the author’s bio. 

It is preferred that the text of the article be submitted in the body of the email message; if you send your piece as an attachment, it must be a Word document.  Be sure to include day and evening telephone numbers and a one-line biography of the writer. Though the typical length of a Blitz op-ed article is 600-900 words, writers can submit op-eds within 300 words minimum.

We make every effort to read submissions promptly, and to that end, if you haven’t received a response in three business days, you can consider that the piece has been rejected and you are free to submit it elsewhere.

Please email your op-ed to:

[email protected]

Editor & Publisher:

Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury

WhatsApp: +880-1711938344

Executive Editor:

Sohail Choudhury

WhatsApp: +880-1911-133614

Managing Editor:

Sazzad Ahmed

Assistant Editor:

Priyanka Choudhury

Contributing Editors:

Peter Baum

Pierre Chiartano

R J Morton

Karen Lehrman Bloch

Judith Colp Rubin

Stuart Katz

Muzaffar Ahmad Noori Bajwa

News & Editorial Desk:

Tajul Islam

Ronju Sarkar

Sonjib Das

Smriti Sen Gupta

Rial Dash Ray

Graphic Designer:

RD Hridoy

Office Assistants:

Shahab Uddin Kabir (Rubon)

Sheikh Md Khokan

Ahadul Islam

Special Contributors:

Kestér Kenn Klomegâh

Slavisha Batko Milacic

Barry Shaw

Bob Unruh

Susie Dym

Dr. Sam Ben-Meir

Nancy Hartevelt Kobrin, Ph.D

Edwin Black

Art Moore

Dr. Alon Ben-Meir

Hugh Fitzgerald

Dandy Koswaraputra

David Anderson

Valerie Sobel

Damsana Ranadhiran

Anita Mathur

Vijaya Laxmi Tripura

Anand Sharma

Renuka Patnaik

Mujtoba Ahmed Murshed

Hanzalah Choudhury

Contributors:

David Harris

Melanie Phillips

Robert Spencer

Raymond Ibrahim

Jay Beecher

Jonathan S. Tobin

Dr Daniel Pipes

Hana Levi Julian

Daniel Krygier

Fiamma Nirenstein

Andrew E. Harrod

Yigal Carmon

Yaakov Ahimeir

Yossi Lempkowicz

Levi Randolf

Daniel Siryoti

Martin Sherman

Josh Hasten

Dr. Tsilla Hershco

Stephen M. Flatow

Daniel Greenfield

Jackson Richman

Dr. Dany Shoham

Abha Shankar

Naomi Gross

Avrohom Simon

Mustafa Ali Noor

David N Rosenberg

Sir Frank Peters

Regina Elenor Fisher

Suraiyya Aziz

Dr. Abul Quashem Joarder

Nikola Mikovic

Victoria Lanes

Christine Douglas-Williams

Rafiqul Ameer

Adam Taylor

Rami Dabbas

Raisa Mehzabeen

Jalal Uddin Laskar

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