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An American Atheist Writer Has Been Hacked to Death in Bangladesh

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Police forensics examine a stage where U.S. blogger of Bangladeshi start was hacked to genocide by unclear assailants in Dhaka on Feb 27, 2015.

Avijit Roy had perceived several threats from Islamic fundamentalists over his physical writing

An American non-believer blogger was hacked to death on Thursday in a Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka.

Two unclear assailants pounded Avijit Roy and his mother Rafida Ahmed Bonna with machetes as a integrate returned from a book fair, reports Agence France-Presse.

“He died as he was brought to a hospital. His mother was also severely wounded. She has mislaid a finger,” pronounced internal military arch Sirajul Islam.

Roy, a Bangladesh-born U.S. citizen, had perceived mixed threats from Islamic fundamentalists in a past for his writings.

He founded Mukto-Mona, a physical blog that featured magnanimous papers from around a Muslim-majority nation. He had published several obvious books including Biswasher Virus (Virus of Faith).

There has been a fibre of attacks on physical writers and academics in a South Asian country. In 2013, non-believer blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider was hacked to genocide by fundamentalists, sparking national protests.

Hard-line Islamists in a nation have prolonged called for a slaying of writers vicious of Islam.

Police have not nonetheless identified a assailants though have launched an review and recovered a machetes used in a attack.


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