American Blogger Hacked to Death by Radical Islamists in Bangladesh

By The Guardian. A prominent American blogger of Bangladeshi origin has been hacked to death with machetes by unidentified assailants in Dhaka, after he allegedly received threats from Islamists.

The body of Avijit Roy, founder of the Mukto-Mona (Free-mind) blog site – which champions liberal secular writing in the Muslim-majority nation – was found covered in blood after an attack that also left his wife critically wounded.
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“He died as he was brought to the hospital. His wife was also seriously wounded. She has lost a finger,” local police chief Sirajul Islam said.

The couple were on a bicycle rickshaw, returning from a book fair, when two assailants stopped and dragged them on to the pavement before striking them with machetes, local media reported, citing witnesses.

Hundreds of protesters rallied in Dhaka to denounce the murder, chanting slogans including “we want justice” and “raise your voice against militants”. (Read more from “American Blogger Hacked to Death” HERE)


Blogger Eerily Detailed Islamic Threats Against Him Just Before his Murder

Avijit Roy, a U.S. citizen and the 42-year-old founder of a blog called Mukto-Mona — or, “Free-mind” — a website that discusses secular and atheist themes, was killed and his wife, Rafida Ahmed Bonya, was critically injured by unknown assailants, according to the Guardian.

[In an article scheduled to published next month, the blogger wrote,] “The death threats started flowing to my e-mail inbox on a regular basis. I suddenly found myself a target of militant Islamists and terrorists,” Roy wrote. “A well-known extremist by the name of Farabi Shafiur Rahman openly issued death threats to me through his numerous Facebook statuses.”

Whatever the motivation behind President Obama’s statements — whether it is simple strategy or so-called political correctness — there is very little doubt that ISIS speaks exactly for Islam,” Roy wrote. (Read more from this story HERE)