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The world is a beautiful place....or is it ? - Millennial Couple Bikes Near ISIS Territory to Prove ‘Humans Are Kind’ and Gets Killed

An idealistic young American couple was killed in an Islamic State-claimed terrorist attack last month while on a cycling trip around the world. 


Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan, both 29, last year quit their office jobs in Washington, DC, to embark on the journey.
The couple documented their year-long journey on ​Instagram and on a ​joint blog“You read the papers and you’re led to believe that the world is a big, scary place," Austin wrote. “I don’t buy it," he continued.

However, Austin and Geoghegan's dream trip came to a tragic and gruesome end when they got to Tajikistan, ​weak state with a known terrorist threat that shares a border with Afghanistan, where ISIS and other terrorist groups are ​highly activeThey were riding their bikes through the country on July 29 when a car rammed them. Five men got out of the car and stabbed the couple to death along with two other cyclists, one from Switzerland and the other from the Netherlands. 

Two days later, ISIS released a video showing the same men sitting in front of the group's black flag. 

Being positive and thinking that the world is a good place is one thing. But being so naive about it and believing that no one can be bad or have different views is a totally different thing. 

Net net: Go roam the world on your own. But with your head (with the brains) on your shoulders.


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