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2019-04-22 Sri Lanka
Day 2: Sri Lanka explosions, what we know so far: 24 arrested, 290+ dead, 8 kabooms +1 defused
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Posted by trailing wife 2019-04-22 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6502 views ]  Top
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#1 The Jerusalem Post:

The alleged suicide bomber and mastermind behind the attack on the Shangri La hotel has been identified as Islamic extremist Moulvi Zahran Hashim. An Islamist extremist imam, he was a prolific lecturer for National Tawheed Jamaath.

CNN reported that Hashim also wanted to attack the Indian High Commission in Colombo earlier this month, but the attack was thwarted. According to the CNN report, that attack was planned for April 4.


A screenshot from one of his YouTube videos can be seen at the link.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-04-22 05:49||   2019-04-22 05:49|| Front Page Top

#2 Obviously YouTube considers US conservatives a greater threat than extremist radical terrorist suicide bombers.
Posted by Ebbavirt Clunk4147 2019-04-22 06:27||   2019-04-22 06:27|| Front Page Top

#3 ..yes, they do. Youtube, owned and operated by Google.
Posted by P2kontheroad 2019-04-22 06:37||   2019-04-22 06:37|| Front Page Top

#4 security services had been “aware of information” of a possible attack

Known wolves, again.
Posted by Bobby 2019-04-22 09:10||   2019-04-22 09:10|| Front Page Top

#5 Coming to a Minneapolis near you.
Posted by Woodrow 2019-04-22 09:26||   2019-04-22 09:26|| Front Page Top

#6 From The Times of Israel, as of 4:30 a.m. EDT:

The coordinated Easter Sunday bombings that ripped through Sri Lankan churches and luxury hotels were carried out by seven suicide bombers, a government investigator said Monday.

An analysis of the attackers’ body parts made clear that they were suicide bombers, said Ariyananda Welianga, a forensic crime investigator. He said most attacks were by one bomber, with two at Colombo’s Shangri-La Hotel.

The streets of Colombo were largely deserted Monday morning, with most shops closed and a heavy deployment of soldiers and police. Stunned clergy and onlookers gathered at St. Anthony’s Shrine, looking past the soldiers to the stricken church.

The Sri Lankan government lifted a curfew that had been imposed during the night. But most social media remained blocked Monday after officials said they needed to curtail the spread of false information and ease tension in the country of about 21 million people.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-04-22 11:23||   2019-04-22 11:23|| Front Page Top

#7 The Times of Israel at 11:00 a.m.:

A van parked near the Sri Lankan church that was bombed on Easter Sunday exploded on Monday as police tried to defuse a fresh batch of explosives found inside the abandoned vehicle.

No injuries were reported in the blast some 50 meters from the St Anthony’s Shrine, one of three churches targeted in a string of suicide bombs on Sunday that killed nearly 300 people.

Police went to inspect the van after local residents reported it parked near St. Anthony’s for over a day.

They discovered three bombs that they tried to defuse. Instead, the bombs detonated, sending pedestrians fleeing in panic.

Also on Monday, police found 87 detonators near Colombo’s main bus depot, officials said. They declined to comment on whether they were linked to Sunday’s attacks.

Cabinet minister and government spokesman Rajitha Senaratne on Monday said Sri Lankan authorities believed a little known Islamist group, National Thowfeek Jamaath, was behind the series of suicide bombings that killed at least 290 people, including at least 27 foreigners. About 500 others were wounded in the blasts.

Senaratne said 24 people have been arrested and that authorities were hunting for links between the group and foreign backers.

“We don’t see that only a small organization in this country can do all that,” he said. “We are now investigating the international support for them, and their other links, how they produced the suicide bombers here, and how they produced bombs like this.”

Sri Lanka’s president gave the military sweeping wartime powers to arrest and detain suspects starting at midnight. In addition, a government curfew was to begin at 8 p.m.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-04-22 11:42||   2019-04-22 11:42|| Front Page Top

#8 No hotel should allow entry to a guy with two (2) mohammeds in his name.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-04-22 13:36||   2019-04-22 13:36|| Front Page Top

#9  TW: ISIS post with photos
Posted by 3dc 2019-04-22 14:01||   2019-04-22 14:01|| Front Page Top

#10 Can you imagine the whining and crying by the press if the Christians said enough, it's eye for an eye time?
Posted by Silentbrick 2019-04-22 15:11||   2019-04-22 15:11|| Front Page Top

#11 Mr. Brick,

The first eye should be that of the whining MSM and then move on from there.
Posted by AlanC 2019-04-22 17:17||   2019-04-22 17:17|| Front Page Top

#12 Killing muslims in revenge is one thing. Going after the MSM takes you out of revenge into pure malicious joy....I think that would be enjoyed far too much to be simple revenge.
Posted by Silentbrick 2019-04-22 20:46||   2019-04-22 20:46|| Front Page Top

#13 To steal a line from Tombstone, it's not revenge, it's a reckoning.
Posted by SteveS 2019-04-22 20:55||   2019-04-22 20:55|| Front Page Top

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