This is just heartbreaking. A third atheist blogger in Bangladesh has been murdered by Muslim extremists in the same gruesome way, getting hacked to death with machetes. Ananta Bijoy Das was a blogger on the same site as Dr. Avijit Roy, who was killed a few weeks ago.
Another blogger has been hacked to death in Bangladesh, the third such attack on freethinkers this year.
Ananta Bijoy Das, a blogger, was killed at Subid Bazar area in Sylhet city at 8:30 am local time, on Tuesday.
Das used to write for the Muktomona blog, a forum which was run by American-Bangladeshi blogger Avijit Roy, who was killed earlier this year…
The killing comes just two months after blogger Oyasiqur Rahman was hacked to death in Dhaka in March.
Avijit Roy’s murder in February this year, wherein he was brutally hacked to death, sparked global outrage.
The Al Qaeda affiliate in that country claimed credit for the first two and I’m sure they’re responsible for this one too. We need to mount a serious effort to raise the funds and build the infrastructure necessary to get these people to safety as often as we possibly can.