Easter Massacre in Sri Lanka

 

What the “Religion of Peace” hath wrought at many churches in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

Many foreigners were murdered in their church pews, including some Americans. My heart breaks, and anger rages.

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There are 21 comments.

  1. Thatcher

    Same here. Yet we’re not supposed to jump to conclusions about the Notre Dame fire.

    More prayers going out this Easter . . .

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    • April 21, 2019, at 10:09 AM PDT
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  2. Member

    It’s unreal. Islam is Satanic. 

    • #2
    • April 21, 2019, at 10:49 AM PDT
    • 9 likes
  3. Thatcher

    I understand this was caused by faulty elevator electrical work.

    • #3
    • April 21, 2019, at 11:20 AM PDT
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  4. Thatcher

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    I understand this was caused by faulty elevator electrical work.

    The possible cause du jour, most likely a trial balloon floated to keep us from thinking the obvious initial probable cause . . .

    • #4
    • April 21, 2019, at 11:24 AM PDT
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  5. Thatcher
    RushBabe49 Post author

    Systematic ethnic cleansing of Christians in majority-Moslem countries.

    • #5
    • April 21, 2019, at 11:38 AM PDT
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  6. Member

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Systematic ethnic cleansing of Christians in majority-Moslem countries.

    Sri Lanka is predominantly Buddhist. About 10% are Moslem. Most of the people I know from Sri Lanka are Tamil and Hindu. Christians are a small minority among the Sinhalese but are politically important. And St Thomas brought Chrisianity to Sri Lanka in the first century. 

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    • April 21, 2019, at 12:26 PM PDT
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  7. Member

    (Sigh)

    • #7
    • April 21, 2019, at 12:35 PM PDT
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  8. Member

    They hit a few Easter brunches as well. From Breitbart:

    Carrying a plate, the man, who had registered at the hotel the night before as Mohamed Azzam Mohamed, was just about to be served when he set off his devastating strike in the packed restaurant, a manager at the Sri Lankan hotel said.

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    I understand this was caused by faulty elevator electrical work.

    From the same article, 

    At the Shangri-La, witnesses said they heard two loud blasts and that staff reported some people had been killed. But details of the toll were not immediately given.

    An AFP photographer saw extensive damage in the second floor restaurant at the hotel, with windows blown out and electrical wires hanging from the ceiling.

    Yup. Faulty electrical wires.

    • #8
    • April 21, 2019, at 12:41 PM PDT
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  9. Member

    ‘Some more people keep doing something’.

    • #9
    • April 21, 2019, at 1:48 PM PDT
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  10. Thatcher

    Hang On (View Comment):
    About 10% are Moslem.

    It doesn’t take many Muslims to wreak havoc with violence sanctioned by their religion . . .

    • #10
    • April 21, 2019, at 2:14 PM PDT
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  11. Coolidge

    Stad (View Comment):

    Same here. Yet we’re not supposed to jump to conclusions about the Notre Dame fire.

    More prayers going out this Easter . . .

    C’mon, @Stad. Looked at from the vantage point of The Moment After, the situations are dramatically different.

    In Sri Lanka, there’s no “jumping to” anything, because only one explanation has been put on the table by the killers: “we killed lots of infidels and we’re devastated that we didn’t kill more.”

    In Paris, there really was a rehab project of long-standing, and accidental scaffolding fires really do happen. Sure; it’s wrong to “forbid” even thinking about terrorism, but terrorism is hardly the obvious conclusion, and so it is just as wrong to “jump” there as if it is obvious. 

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    • April 21, 2019, at 2:17 PM PDT
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  12. Thatcher

    formerlawprof (View Comment):
    but terrorism is hardly the obvious conclusion,

    I disagree. It’s the obvious conclusion. However, I give myself the right to do so because I will be the first person to admit I’m wrong if it turns out otherwise. Admitting I’m wrong comes naturally after 30+ years of marriage . . .

    • #12
    • April 21, 2019, at 2:22 PM PDT
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  13. Member

    Sickened. 

    • #13
    • April 21, 2019, at 2:47 PM PDT
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  14. Member

    formerlawprof (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    Same here. Yet we’re not supposed to jump to conclusions about the Notre Dame fire.

    More prayers going out this Easter . . .

    C’mon, @Stad. Looked at from the vantage point of The Moment After, the situations are dramatically different.

    In Sri Lanka, there’s no “jumping to” anything, because only one explanation has been put on the table by the killers: “we killed lots of infidels and we’re devastated that we didn’t kill more.”

    In Paris, there really was a rehab project of long-standing, and accidental scaffolding fires really do happen. Sure; it’s wrong to “forbid” even thinking about terrorism, but terrorism is hardly the obvious conclusion, and so it is just as wrong to “jump” there as if it is obvious.

    No one was stipulating it was a certainty that the Notre Dame fire was terrorism. But how could you not engage the possibility it was?

    • #14
    • April 21, 2019, at 2:50 PM PDT
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    formerlawprof (View Comment):
    accidental scaffolding fires

    I’m not even sure what this means. Modern scaffolding is 100% metal, at least in this country, and from the pictures I saw, the scaffolding at Notre Dame was, too. There are no scaffolding fires.

    • #15
    • April 21, 2019, at 4:38 PM PDT
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  16. Member

    Waiting for the wall to wall, 24/7, worldwide coverage ala New Zealand.

    Oh wait.

    Crickets.

    • #16
    • April 21, 2019, at 4:53 PM PDT
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  17. Member

    Oh Sri Lanka, not again I hope.

    • #17
    • April 21, 2019, at 6:09 PM PDT
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  18. Coolidge

    Hang On (View Comment):

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Systematic ethnic cleansing of Christians in majority-Moslem countries.

    Sri Lanka is predominantly Buddhist. About 10% are Moslem. Most of the people I know from Sri Lanka are Tamil and Hindu. Christians are a small minority among the Sinhalese but are politically important. And St Thomas brought Chrisianity to Sri Lanka in the first century.

    I was wondering the same. I wouldn’t doubt Muslim aggression but I want to have my facts straight. I’m getting a lot of different stories.

    • #18
    • April 21, 2019, at 7:01 PM PDT
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    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    formerlawprof (View Comment):
    accidental scaffolding fires

    I’m not even sure what this means. Modern scaffolding is 100% metal, at least in this country, and from the pictures I saw, the scaffolding at Notre Dame was, too. There are no scaffolding fires.

    There was probably plenty of stuff on the scaffolding that burns, though.

    • #19
    • April 22, 2019, at 2:46 AM PDT
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    Joseph Eagar (View Comment):

    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    formerlawprof (View Comment):
    accidental scaffolding fires

    I’m not even sure what this means. Modern scaffolding is 100% metal, at least in this country, and from the pictures I saw, the scaffolding at Notre Dame was, too. There are no scaffolding fires.

    There was probably plenty of stuff on the scaffolding that burns, though.

    I don’t know. Our contracts usually say we have to clean up on a daily basis.

    • #20
    • April 22, 2019, at 3:05 AM PDT
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  21. Thatcher

    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    Joseph Eagar (View Comment):

    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    formerlawprof (View Comment):
    accidental scaffolding fires

    I’m not even sure what this means. Modern scaffolding is 100% metal, at least in this country, and from the pictures I saw, the scaffolding at Notre Dame was, too. There are no scaffolding fires.

    There was probably plenty of stuff on the scaffolding that burns, though.

    I don’t know. Our contracts usually say we have to clean up on a daily basis.

    Control of combustables, fire watches, extra supervision for hot work are all safety measures taken to prevent fires from occurring. If these were really professional old church repairmen, they should have extensive experience in doing hot work around extensive wooden structures.

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    • April 22, 2019, at 6:00 AM PDT
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