The Islamic supremacists tried to silence Lars Hedegaard with a bogus “race hate” trial. That didn’t work, so they tried to kill him. And they succeeded in murdering — most brutally — Ahmed Rajib.
They hacked Jihad Watch. Comments still aren’t working, but we are still trying to get them going. We will not be silenced. If they succeed in destroying this site, I will keep speaking out in other fora. I will not be silenced. But I am aware of where this is all tending.
Dhaka: A blogger who had been critical of Bangladesh’s Islamist groups was killed in the capital late on Friday, police said, a day after he attended a big rally against leaders of the country’s largest Islamic party.
Protests championed by the country’s bloggers have seen thousands of people take to the streets demanding the execution of leaders of the Jamaat-e-Islami party who are under trial for war crimes.
Clashes between police and Islamist protesters demanding the trials be halted have also rocked the capital.
Police found the body of Ahmed Rajib, 35 — better known by his online identity Thaba Baba — near his home in Dhaka’s Pallabi suburb, with his head hacked apart with a machete.
“We recovered the machete. It is clear the attacker wanted to murder him. They did not touch his laptop or other valuable objects,” police official Sheikh Motiur Rahman told AFP.
Police have not commented on a possible motive for the killing, but Rahman, citing Rajib’s relatives, said the blogger played a large role in organizing the anti-Islamist protests.
Rajib’s brother, who declined to be named, told AFP his sibling had been “threatened frequently” by Islamists angry at his role in the protests and his writings against the religion.
“In recent months he stopped writing against Islam and concentrated on the war crime issues,” he added….
The killing late on Friday was the second fatal attack in Dhaka against a blogger critical of Islamist groups in less than a month, after the stabbing death of a self-styled online “militant atheist” by three unidentified men near his office in the upscale Uttara district.