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. Many people wrongly think, this newspaper is funded by Israel or Jewish organizations. In this regard we would like to firmly say, Blitz is neither an Israeli State nor Jewish owned or sponsored publication. It is an independent journal which 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 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 inception, we have been vigorously confronting evil actions of the rogue regime of Iran and their patronization of terrorist activities around the world. We are committed in exposing notoriety of the Iranian regime, while we also are putting special emphasis in publishing facts on 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 which are confronting 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 Hong Kong issue. Similarly, we do not support separatist movements of Balochistan or similar movements for Khalistan. 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.
Editor of this newspaper, Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury is a multi-award winning anti-radical Islam and anti-militancy journalist with international acclaim. He is a research-scholar and a prominent counterterrorism specialist in the region. Mr. Choudhury has served as the Chief Correspondent of 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 Eastern Herald, The Arutz Sheva, The Jeursalem Report, Israel Today and other international newspapers. Mr. Choudhury is regularly quoted by a large number of the international media outlets. 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 (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 agreement 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 arrangement with HT Digital, The Organiser, Pressenza International Media Agency, The Eastern Herald, and several newspapers in 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 contents of this newspaper. Blitz is quoted by majority of the 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.
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 750-900 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.
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Editor & Publisher:
Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury
Judith Colp Rubin
Nancy Hartevelt Kobrin, Ph.D
Muzaffar Ahmad Noori Bajwa
Ziad K. Abdelnour
Vijaya Laxmi Tripura
Mujtoba Ahmed Murshed
Jalal Uddin Laskar
News & Editorial Desk:
Smriti Sen Gupta
Fazbir Taj Tonmoy
Shahab Uddin Kabir (Rubon)
Sheikh Md Khokan
Jonathan S. Tobin
Dr Daniel Pipes
Hana Levi Julian
R J Morton
Slavisha Batko Milacic
Dr. Tsilla Hershco
Stephen M. Flatow
Dr. Alon Ben-Meir
Dr. Dany Shoham
Mustafa Ali Noor
David N Rosenberg
Sir Frank Peters
Regina Elenor Fisher
Dr. Abul Quashem Joarder
Andrew E. Harrod