On Easter Sunday, an attack on multiple Christian churches in Sri Lanka left almost 300 people dead and over 500 people injured.According to the Sri Lanka government the attacks were carried out by local radical Islamists along with help from international terrorists.
We do not believe these attacks were carried out by a group of people who were confined to this country,” Health minister Rajitha Senaratne said. “There was an international network without which these attacks could not have succeeded.”
The President of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena, is asking for foreign assistance to find out who these bombers were and where they came from.
“The intelligence reports [indicate] that foreign terrorist organizations are behind the local terrorists,” a spokesperson said. “Therefore, the president is to seek the assistance of the foreign countries.”
There was no claim of responsibility and officials said 24 suspects were in custody for questioning.
Little over a week before the attacks, National Thowheed Jama’ath was named in a police advisory to security services warning of a potential threat to Catholic churches.
Telecommunications minister Harin Fernando posted images of the letter, entitled “information on an alleged plan attack” and detailing names and other details, on Twitter.
He called for “serious action” on why the atrocities were not prevented and the prime minister launched an inquiry.
Ranil Wickremesinghe claimed he had not personally been informed of the threat, adding: “We must look into why adequate precautions were not taken.”
The targeting of churches and hotels popular with foreign tourists is a technique recently used by Isis and al-Qaeda affiliates.
The media doesn’t seem to have much to say about the terror attacks considering they were carried out by radical Muslims on innocent Christians.
When the New Zealand attack took place, the media along with prominent Democratic figures made sure to loudly condemn the attack on the Muslim community but with this attack, they simply refer to the victims as “Easter gatherers” and not “Christians.”
Obama said, “The attacks on tourists and Easter worshippers in Sri Lanka are an attack on humanity. On a day devoted to love, redemption, and renewal, we pray for the victims and stand with the people of Sri Lanka,” in a tweet.
This tone seemed to be a little different from the New Zealand attack when he said, “Michelle and I send our condolences to the people of New Zealand. We grieve with you and the Muslim community. All of us must stand against hatred in all its forms.”
See the difference in tone?
Obama wasn’t the only Democrat to carry a different tone. Hillary Clinton had a very similar way of saying things.
“On this holy weekend for many faiths, we must stand united against hatred and violence. I’m praying for everyone affected by today’s horrific attacks on Easter worshippers and travelers in Sri Lanka,” she said on Sunday.
Last month when the New Zealand attack took place she said, “My heart breaks for New Zealand & the global Muslim community. We must continue to fight the perpetuation and normalization of Islamophobia and racism in all its forms. White supremacist terrorists must be condemned by leaders everywhere. Their murderous hatred must be stopped.”
It’s obvious that Democrats don’t take the lives of Christians as seriously as they take the lives of Muslims.
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