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  1. #1
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    Aug 2011

    Bangladesh - Avijit Roy, 42, hacked to death, wife injured, Dhaka, 26 Feb 2015


    The Bangladeshi-American blogger who was hacked to death by machete-wielding Muslim extremists on his way back from a book fair had taken another stand against violent religious extremism days before his death.

    His wife, Rafida Ahmed, was also attacked but survived.

    Roy mentioned Rahman's threats explicitly, and said his latest book had 'hit the cranial nerve of Islamic fundamentalists' in the country of his birth.

    So sad. One cannot convert anybody with violence ; imo.
    I am sorry for his wife and child, and other loved ones.
    Apparently in the area he was attcked, freedom of speech does not exist.
    And there have been no arrests yet -- and there is a group that has openly taken responsibility. Smh.





    He was braver than some . Rest in eternal peace, Avijit !
    Last edited by LietKynes; 02-28-2015 at 06:51 PM. Reason: Added link

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    Aug 2011

    The extremists also said he was singled out because he is a U.S. citizen

    It might have been safer for him to have stayed in the U.S. , but he was a courageous person , and I do not believe he was a threat to anyone.

  3. #3
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    Apr 2013

    Police in Bangladesh have arrested a suspected Islamist militant over the hacking death of a US blogger whose writings on religion angered hardliners.

    Deputy police commissioner Masudur Rahman said the man, who was named as 24-year-old Arafat Rahman, was being held in connection with the 2015 machete attack on Avijit Roy and his wife...

    This was the second arrest in a week relating to the killing of Mr Roy. Previously officers detained a suspected militant identified as 25-year-old Mojammel Hossain.

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