Muslim blogger murdered in Maldives after speaking out against radical Islam: Dad

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The father of a blogger who was killed this week in the Maldives said Friday that his son received death threats for months from local gangs who appeared to hold radical religious views.

Hussain Rasheed, the father of Yameen Rasheed who was stabbed to death on Sunday, told reporters in neighbouring Sri Lanka that his son was a Muslim who spoke out in his blog against rising radical Islamic views in the Indian Ocean archipelago state.