Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by moxie, Sep 16, 2015.
Celebrating Avijit Roy's Life and Work on his 44th Birthday:
Roy was murdered by muslim jihadist terrorists. His wife was attacked as well, and they hacked off the fingers of her left hand. she survived.
'Religious extremism is a virus': How murdered US blogger criticized violent radicals before being hacked to death in Bangladeshi street by Muslim militants for 'crime against Islam'
Avijit Roy, 42, was attacked by machete-wielding extremists in Dhaka Thursday night after a book fair event
Roy, a scientist from Atlanta, Georgia, was a naturalized US citizen and an active voice in Bangladeshi atheist circles
Had written an article denouncing extremism, comparing zealots to people controlled by a disease, before he was attacked and murdered
New York-based Center for Inquiry was due to publish the piece in April, but released it early after his death
Police have yet to announce any leads in their hunt for the murderers, who also injured Roy's wife, Rafida Ahmed
Militant group Ansar Bangla 7 claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that it was a response for his writings
I hope they bring the killers to justice.
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