Ansar-Al-Islam, Bangladesh branch of al-Qaeda in the Indian Sub-continent, has claimed responsibility for killing blogger Niloy.
Hours after the murder, the militant organisation made the claim in a statement signed by its spokesperson Anwar Al Islam. The Daily Observer received the statement from its e-mail in the evening on Friday.
According to the statement, Alhamdulillah! Mujahidin of Ansar-Al-Islam (AQIS, Bangladesh Branch) carried out an operation to slaughter an enemy of Allah (swt) and His Messenger (PBUH), whose name is Niloy Chowdhury Neel.
By the permission of Allah (swt) this operation took place on Friday (7th August) at 1:45pm at Khilgaon. Alhamdulillah.
"We, al-Qaeda in the Indian sub-continent, claim responsibility for this operation as vengeance for the honour of the messenger of Allah," the statement said.
"And, we declare war against these worst enemies of Allah (swt) and His messenger (pbuh). We will apply all our effort to destroy them along with their allies insha'Allah", it added.
The statements also said this operation has healed the hearts of Muslims and the righteous scholars of this land. And the hearts of hypocrites and disbelievers are burning with rage.
"We assure you that, as long as blood flows in the veins of your sons, these kinds of enemies of Allah (swt) and His (pbuh) messenger will be attacked by us".
"O! Enemies of Allah and His messenger, Wait for us! For we are coming towards you," the statement reads.
It also reads, "If your Freedom of Speech' maintains no limits, then widen your chest for "Freedom of our Machetes".
"We did not forget! And we will not forget others insha'allah!"