In a remote village in northeastern Bangladesh, a middle-aged woman has started a new economic system to bring disruptions to the well accepted systems in place.
In the wee hours of Monday, Malekul Huda, 47, was seen bowing and paying homage to three cats – a black one, a white one and a Calico. All economic systems need a face after all, so why not pick the cutest ones?
She, however, has ensured that her cats had nothing to with the Egyptian gods, underscoring the 'secularism' she intends to promote.
Asked, Malekul said, "As I did not previously have any intentions of conforming to any one system, I started feeling left out. Everyone is fighting with everyone and I am the only one with no say. Thus, me and my cats are beginning a new journey to join into the global fight."
Furthermore, she said people are welcome to join her, but she does not "believe in atheists". Asked why, she said, "Either you have a religion, or you don't. What is all this atheism? I do not understand it. Either you are religious or non-religious. If you can't worship a god, you probably cannot adhere to an entire system of living."
Speaking to one of her cats, the Calico said, "I don't care. This woman, like all other humans, is crazy. But she gives me food and so I let her worship me or whatever. Me and the other cats have a good laugh about it. Don't tell her."
This new economic system -- Meowism -- has no rules or written text. "All you need to do is be like the black, white and Calico cats and do everything you can for them. Bathe them, feed them and clean their poo. But the fundamental part of this is that we will hate everyone else abiding to a different system. Pretty much like the status quo around the world."
A neighbour of Malekul, preferring anonymity, said, "I think it a good idea to be involved in the global issues. She is a smart woman and her cats are so cute and fluffy. They also make more sense than most humans. I might join her."
Asked about what she wants to achieve from this, Malekul said, "Nothing. I just want to fight. I also want to burn things and homes and hit people with rods. I want people to join me in this violent adventure. I was always a violent kind of person and I think now is my time to shine."