Published On: Mon, May 4th,

Al Qaeda Claims Responsibility For Avijit Roy Killing


The most dangerous militant organization Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) has taken the responsibility for the murder of American blogger Avijit Roy in Bangladesh including other ‘blasphemers’ there and in Pakistan, the United States Intelligence Group described.

Roy was well-known secular activist and a prominent writer and fighters killed him with machetes on the streets of Dhaka in February, when he was returning back to his residence from a book fair with his wife, international media reported.

Asim Umar, leader of Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), who has claimed responsibility killing of American citizen Avijit Roy who was in Bangladesh when militants stormed him and stabbed badly with machetes.

It said to be that Al Qaeda also has taken responsibility for blasphemers in Bangladesh and in Pakistan, extremist groups confessed.

A video was surfaced on internet a day ago, in which Umar was appeared by claiming of responsibility for deadly assault.

Umar reported like this in this footage which posted on internet about a day ago, “Like the companions of the Prophet who defended him with their lives.

The mujahideen of al-Qaeda have despatched to hell many who blasphemed against God, and insulted the Prophet.”

Avijit Roy was born in Bangladesh on 12 September, 1972 and about 15 years ago immigrated to Georgia, was renowned known in his homeland for his Mukto-Mona (Free-mind) blog where he railed against all forms of organized religion.

Late Roy was penned a series of books, in which the best-selling “The Virus of Faith” is on the top which stirred a controversy in Bangladesh.