Religion of peace? Can we stop with that now? Horrible news today of yet another act of savage barbarism:
Avijit Roy, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was a fierce warrior against radical Islamists:
Police said the couple came under assault near TSC intersection at Dhaka University around 9:30pm on Thursday.
Witnesses said they were on a rickshaw returning from the Amar Ekushey Book Fair when two attackers stopped it, dragged them onto the footpath and started hacking them.
They were rushed to the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) where doctors declared Avijit dead during an emergency surgery, its police outpost Inspector Mozzamel Haque told bdnews24.com.
DMCH casualty department’s Residential Surgeon Riaz Morshed also confirmed bdnews24.com about Avijit Roy’s death.
Islamist zealots have been threatening Avijit, a bioengineer and a naturalised US citizen, for his active campaign against Islamist radicals.
An online bookstore once had to stop selling books authored by Roy after death threats from savages.
But, hey, jobs. Right Marie Harf? When will the madness end? This is just the latest act of atrocity:
There has been a spate of attacks on secularist bloggers and writers who are critical of Bangladesh’s Islamic fundamentalists. The country’s conservative clerics have also called for hanging atheist bloggers.
Thoughts and prayers go out to the family and loved ones of Mr. Roy.
Rest in peace.