US blogger horribly hacked to death

Posted: March 1, 2015 in News

Avijit Roy has always yearned in his writings that reason and humanism are guided by science.

He is no dogmatic religious being even though his native religion is Islam as he is from Bangladesh.

Extremists resented him for openly and regularly criticizing religion in his blog. They threatened to kill him if he came home from the United States to visit.

On Thursday, as usual, Roy defied the threats and departed his home in suburban Atlanta for Dhaka, where he appeared at a speaking engagement about his latest books — one of them titled “The Virus of Faith.” He has written seven books in all.

As he walked back from the book fair, assailants plunged machetes and knives into Roy and his wife, killing him and leaving her bloodied and missing a finger.

Afterward, an Islamist group “Ansar Bangla-7” reportedly tweeted, “Target Down here in Bangladesh.”
According to CNN

His father believes that the attack was by extremists and filed a murdee case with Shahbagh police on friday without leaving names of suspects.

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