In Honor of Slain Atheist Avijit Roy, Here’s a Collection of His Work

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    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.
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    '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
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    I hope they bring the killers to justice.

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