Desperately seeking more killers

AQ in the subcontinent says they did it.

The leader of Al Qaeda’s branch in the Indian subcontinent has published a video claiming responsibility for the death ofAvijit Roy, an atheist Bangladeshi-American blogger who was killed by a group of men with machetes on Feb. 26 as he was leaving a book fair in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

In a nine-minute video posted on jihadist forums on Saturday, the leader of the branch, Asim Umar, said followers of his group were responsible for the killing of several people he called blasphemers: Mohammad Shakil Auj, an Islamic scholar fatally shot in Karachi, Pakistan, in 2014; Aniqa Naz, a Pakistani blogger; Rajib Haider, a blogger killed in a machete attack in Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital, in 2013; and Mr. Roy.

“They have taught a lesson to blasphemers in France, Denmark, Pakistan and now in Bangladesh,” Mr. Umar said in the video, which was translated and published by the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors extremist activity online.

He went on to urge his followers to carry out more attacks, saying, “Where are those who would kill these blasphemers, wherever they may be found, even if it has to be done using a dagger or a knife, and by doing so record their names on the Day of Judgment among the devotees of the prophet?”

Nope. There is no record. There is no day of judgement. That’s all a fiction, just as Harry Potter is a fiction. The murderers won’t get any high fives from the prophet in the great hereafter.


  1. iknklast says

    Even if there was a prophet, I would want no truck with someone who thinks killing people with machetes (or any other method, no matter how less horrible) is a way of showing your devotion. If I were to see him coming in the afterlife, I would move as quickly as possible the other direction (is there direction in heaven? Is there move in heaven? I guess not, since there is no heaven)

  2. veil_of_ignorance says

    Will this convince our wonderful white, liberal, American “friends” that there is a direct link between the Charlie Hebdo attacks and the slaughter of lefties, liberals, feminists, humanists etc. in Muslim majority countries? Nah.

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