Who Attacked Whom in Sri Lanka?

 

it appears to be a big mystery to some folks:

They don’t want to state the obvious, that Muslims attacked Christians. Mark Steyn also commented about this.

As Mark says, all Jihad is local. A thousand atrocities by the ROP need to be traced to root causes, but one attack on Muslims is endlessly highlighted and analyzed. It obviously would be better if there were no attacks, but the MSM pretends that there are no problems with Islam. And they wonder why we’re suspicious of them and their reporting.

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  1. Member

    Newspeak.

    • #1
    • April 22, 2019, at 9:54 AM PDT
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  2. Member

    Don’t we call muslims on their way to Mecca for Ramadan Pilgrims?

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    • April 22, 2019, at 10:03 AM PDT
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  3. Coolidge

    Richard, You Islamaphobe!

    Don’t you know we can’t even mention such things in polite company! Just to remind you and I know you know better. Our betters and minders like Mona, Gary and Valiuth want to make sure our free speech should be free of all Islamophobic and Politically incorrect references so we don’t trigger our exalted snowflakes or the good people like CAIR, which would be of course an unspeakable offense. 

     

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    • April 22, 2019, at 10:10 AM PDT
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  4. Member

    Compare the Hillary tweet to the one she sent out after the attacks in New Zealand.

    There she mentioned the people being attacked (Muslims), the terrorists who perpetrated the attack (white supremacists), and her assumed reason for the attack (Islamophobia).

    With Sri Lanka Mrs. Clinton mentions that it was an important weekend for many faiths. Yes, it was both Passover and Easter (although I am not sure I would call two “many”), but they targeted churches specifically. While she felt it important to say that the NZ killers were white, she does not see the Muslim faith of these bombers as worth mentioning. And then if we have “Islamophobia”, why not “Christophobia”?

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    • April 22, 2019, at 10:26 AM PDT
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  5. Coolidge

    Some people did something. We’re not sure who or what.

    • #5
    • April 22, 2019, at 10:33 AM PDT
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  6. Member

    What is an Easter Worshipper? I have never met one. Christians, yes. If euphemisms are necessary, I prefer “Follower of the Way.”

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    • April 22, 2019, at 10:46 AM PDT
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    Prior to this, have you ever heard the phrase “Easter worshippers”?

    I mean, you don’t worship Easter. “Worshippers celebrating Easter Sunday” or “Christians in church for Easter Sunday”, sure. There are lots of ways to describe people attending church on Easter Sunday, but for me personally, I never heard it worded as “Easter Worshippers,” so it does seem to be coordinated that so many are using the same exact wording

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    • April 22, 2019, at 10:51 AM PDT
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    JoelB (View Comment):

    What is an Easter Worshipper? I have never met one. Christians, yes. If euphemisms are necessary, I prefer “Follower of the Way.”

    One might almost think they’re trying to paint us as pagans of some sort.

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    • April 22, 2019, at 11:18 AM PDT
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    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Prior to this, have you ever heard the phrase “Easter worshippers”?

    I mean, you don’t worship Easter. “Worshippers celebrating Easter Sunday” or “Christians in church for Easter Sunday”, sure. There are lots of ways to describe people attending church on Easter Sunday, but for me personally, I never heard it worded as “Easter Worshippers,” so it does seem to be coordinated that so many are using the same exact wording

    I’ve not, prior to this, heard the term Easter worshippers either – yet multiple people are using it – typically you say Christians worshipping on Easter Sunday. Is the term Christian being censored? On another note, I heard that the murderers in Sri Lanka could have been a Buddhist extremist group? Does anyone yet have the facts? The bottom line is the persecution of Christians worldwide is increasing, has been increasing and so we’re not talking about all faiths here in this particular case, as some like HRC mentioned.

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    • April 22, 2019, at 11:22 AM PDT
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    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):
    On another note, I heard that the murderers in Sri Lanka could have been a Buddhist extremist group? Does anyone yet have the facts?

    The investigators already named a known terrorist group that is Islamic. The have a strange name… something like Thoweed or something?

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    • April 22, 2019, at 11:24 AM PDT
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    Mission accomplished? Survivor of Sri Lanka bombing fears returning to church:

    Lakmal frequently went to St. Sebastians for Bible study or to pray before the statue of the Catholic martyr holding a shield and a sword.

    The church had been planning to celebrate a big feast day for Jesus mother Mary at the end of May.

    But even if it had reopened by then, Lakmal said he doubted he’d return.

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    • April 22, 2019, at 11:35 AM PDT
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  12. Coolidge

    I like you, Richard, but I’m not about to become an Easton Worshipper. And why would people in Sri Lanka worship you?

    Oh, wait. Never mind.

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    • April 22, 2019, at 12:22 PM PDT
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    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Prior to this, have you ever heard the phrase “Easter worshippers”?

    I mean, you don’t worship Easter. “Worshippers celebrating Easter Sunday” or “Christians in church for Easter Sunday”, sure. There are lots of ways to describe people attending church on Easter Sunday, but for me personally, I never heard it worded as “Easter Worshippers,” so it does seem to be coordinated that so many are using the same exact wording

    I’ve not, prior to this, heard the term Easter worshippers either – yet multiple people are using it – typically you say Christians worshipping on Easter Sunday. Is the term Christian being censored? On another note, I heard that the murderers in Sri Lanka could have been a Buddhist extremist group? Does anyone yet have the facts? The bottom line is the persecution of Christians worldwide is increasing, has been increasing and so we’re not talking about all faiths here in this particular case, as some like HRC mentioned.

    Emphasis on “multiple people are using it.” It’s like the term came down on high from PC-central to the chosen.

     

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    • April 22, 2019, at 12:23 PM PDT
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    I was surprised to find today, in the Guardian of all places, an article by a London parish priest detailing the persecution of Christians, principally at the hands of Muslims. The article is titled As the Sri Lanka attacks show, Christians worldwide face serious persecution (here). It explains that: “Throughout the 20th century and into the 21st, Christians have been driven from the Middle East with bombs and bullets, and with hardly a bat squeak of protest from the secular west.”

    Then it ends with this gem:

    And maybe there are some who don’t want to talk about Christian persecution because they fear that it could easily be used – as it sometimes is – as an alibi for Islamophobia. Easier to fall silent about the murder of Christians than to be seen to side with those racists who blame Muslims for everything. I understand this – but it’s still not good enough.

    Gee, one would think that some “Islamophobia” would be warranted, given the author’s conclusion that Christians have been driven out of the Middle East with bombs and bullets, a problem now apparently spreading to Sri Lanka. But no, not to the author. To blame Muslims would be “racist” — never mind that Islam is not a race. Never mind that Islam has been at war with everybody for almost 1,300 years now.

    I do not understand this author, and I do not think that what he says is good enough.

     

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    • April 22, 2019, at 12:34 PM PDT
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    ctlaw (View Comment):

    Some people did something. We’re not sure who or what.

    Or, most importantly, why, and although they shouted Allihu Akhbar over and over again, “the motive remains unclear”

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    Newspeak.

    The best one word description for what has happened to the media and the far-left (but, as Klavan says, “but I repeat myself.”)

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    • April 22, 2019, at 12:38 PM PDT
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    The comments about “Easter worshippers” are silly enough, but notice the statement at the bottom of the Twitter string, apparently by an Ontario police official:

    Ontario’s #police leaders stand with our colleagues & the people of all faiths in Sri Lanka.

    Really? You stand with the people of the faith that taught the Sri Lanka suicide bombers that they would be rewarded for their martyrdom with 72 virgins in heaven? 

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    • April 22, 2019, at 12:40 PM PDT
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  17. Coolidge

    My heart breaks for Sri Lanka and the global Christian community. We must continue to fight the perpetuation and normalization of assaults on Christians and religious intolerance in all its forms.

    Islamic terror must be condemned by leaders everywhere. Their murderous hatred must be stopped.

    (See Democrats? It’s not hard.)

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    • April 22, 2019, at 12:42 PM PDT
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Prior to this, have you ever heard the phrase “Easter worshippers”?

    I mean, you don’t worship Easter. “Worshippers celebrating Easter Sunday” or “Christians in church for Easter Sunday”, sure. There are lots of ways to describe people attending church on Easter Sunday, but for me personally, I never heard it worded as “Easter Worshippers,” so it does seem to be coordinated that so many are using the same exact wording

    I’ve not, prior to this, heard the term Easter worshippers either – yet multiple people are using it – typically you say Christians worshipping on Easter Sunday. Is the term Christian being censored? On another note, I heard that the murderers in Sri Lanka could have been a Buddhist extremist group? Does anyone yet have the facts? The bottom line is the persecution of Christians worldwide is increasing, has been increasing and so we’re not talking about all faiths here in this particular case, as some like HRC mentioned.

    Emphasis on “multiple people are using it.” It’s like the term came down on high from PC-central to the chosen.

    You beat me to it. Suddenly, the usual suspects are using the same language. How does it happen so quickly? What are the communication channels? Is there an app for it? 

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    • April 22, 2019, at 12:46 PM PDT
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  19. Coolidge

    Stina, this nice man named Hashim and his pious good friends did “something” as Ms Omar would say in Sri Lanka yesterday:

    From Zerohedge: “No group has yet to take credit for the Easter Sunday bombings that killed nearly 300 people in Sri Lanka, though authorities have pinned the attacks on a home-grown jihadist group called the National Thowheeth Jama’th, which was likely aided by an international jihadist network. But according to early unconfirmed reports, the alleged mastermind of the attack was NTJ Imam and prolific lecturer Moulvi Zahran Hashim. Reports alternatively identified him as the mastermind of the bombings, and as one of the suicide bombers who carried them out. “

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    • April 22, 2019, at 12:46 PM PDT
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    But, we are not to even question the now-almost-settled cause of the Notre Dame fire as a short circuit somewhere, although they don’t know where as they decided this before inspectors were even allowed to begin their work, and don’t you dare even think of even having the thought that it might have been, exactly like so many (hundreds?) Church fires across France have been, a jihadi act of terrorism! No sireee! Or the thought police will be knocking on your door faster than you can say “Thoughtcrime”! 

    Do you have to be paranoid to see the faint beginnings of a pattern here? 

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    • April 22, 2019, at 12:59 PM PDT
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    They always read from the same script, don’t they?

    You’d think they could each afford their own script writer.

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    • April 22, 2019, at 1:29 PM PDT
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    Stina (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):
    On another note, I heard that the murderers in Sri Lanka could have been a Buddhist extremist group? Does anyone yet have the facts?

    The investigators already named a known terrorist group that is Islamic. The have a strange name… something like Thoweed or something?

    Isn’t it amazing that every Country with Muslims has one or two of these terrorist groups? They are all over. You would think it’s inherent to Islam or something. 

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    • April 22, 2019, at 1:33 PM PDT
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    JamesSalerno (View Comment):

    My heart breaks for Sri Lanka and the global Christian community. We must continue to fight the perpetuation and normalization of assaults on Christians and religious intolerance in all its forms.

    Islamic terror must be condemned by leaders everywhere. Their murderous hatred must be stopped.

    (See Democrats? It’s not hard.)

    Why doesn’t anyone challenge Muslims as to why it keeps happening? Why aren’t they made to explain their violent exhortations in the Koran and Hadith? Why is what these terrorists are doing any different than their prophet Mohammed, their “ideal man” who they are supposed to emulate? Why aren’t these questions being asked?

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    • April 22, 2019, at 1:38 PM PDT
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    Manny (View Comment):

    JamesSalerno (View Comment):

    My heart breaks for Sri Lanka and the global Christian community. We must continue to fight the perpetuation and normalization of assaults on Christians and religious intolerance in all its forms.

    Islamic terror must be condemned by leaders everywhere. Their murderous hatred must be stopped.

    (See Democrats? It’s not hard.)

    Why doesn’t anyone challenge Muslims as to why it keeps happening? Why aren’t they made to explain their violent exhortations in the Koran and Hadith? Why is what these terrorists are doing any different than their prophet Mohammed, their “ideal man” who they are supposed to emulate? Why aren’t these questions being asked?

    Fear. I think that deep down, even the leftists that bend over backwards for them are doing it as a publicity stunt. They’re scared the closer they get, but they are pros at turning those emotions off. Cognitive dissonance is a natural state for them.

    A friend of mine does a local morning radio show. He had a regional Islam group on to discuss the aftermath of New Zealand (this was before Sri Lanka). I’ll give him credit because he did ask some tough questions about the ideology. They never really condemned any violence though and if they did, it was dismissive. But they sure do love bringing up those Crusades…

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    • April 22, 2019, at 2:00 PM PDT
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    Manny (View Comment):

    Stina (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):
    On another note, I heard that the murderers in Sri Lanka could have been a Buddhist extremist group? Does anyone yet have the facts?

    The investigators already named a known terrorist group that is Islamic. The have a strange name… something like Thoweed or something?

    Isn’t it amazing that every Country with Muslims has one or two of these terrorist groups? They are all over. You would think it’s inherent to Islam or something.

    … and “known wolves.” Sri Lankan police were making arrests that afternoon.

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    Sorry. Extraneous post.

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    • April 22, 2019, at 3:13 PM PDT
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    TY! This is the sort of political correctness I hate. Islamist terrorists claimed responsibility, the Sri Lanka government knew it and reported it but progressive politicians don’t dare to state this truth. It was Easter Sunday for goodness sake. 

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    • April 22, 2019, at 9:03 PM PDT
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    JamesSalerno (View Comment):
    A friend of mine does a local morning radio show. He had a regional Islam group on to discuss the aftermath of New Zealand (this was before Sri Lanka). I’ll give him credit because he did ask some tough questions about the ideology. They never really condemned any violence though and if they did, it was dismissive. But they sure do love bringing up those Crusades…

    It’s not ideology. It’s their religion. There’s a difference. Ideology you can prove right or wrong. Faith is locked into a “divine” revelation that is near impossible to alter. Crusades my foot. Crusades were a reaction to several hundred years of Islamic conquests from Spain, across Africa, and deep into Asia. And brutal conquests at that.

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    ISIS claims responsibility:

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2019/apr/23/sri-lanka-bombings-attacks-live-news

    But it’s odd. The targets (People of the Book in a country where the majority is “Kafir”) and the timing of the announcement (usually they claim responsibility within a few hours).

    afaik the Sri Lankan Govt has not confirmed this, though it has raised this “revenge for Christchurch” thing which – as far as I can tell – ISIS’ announcement does not.

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    • April 23, 2019, at 4:46 AM PDT
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    Btw, courtesy Slate:

    ….it takes a true savant of exquisitely attuned grievance collection to read an individual reference to “Easter worshippers” as an attempt to avoid acknowledging Christianity. Easter is the most important holiday in the Christian calendar. “Easter” has no other meaning. As a celebration, it is far less secularly degraded than Christmas….

    …Beto O’Rourke is the only major 2020 presidential candidate who used the word Christian in his tweet lamenting the attacks. That includes Trump, who mentioned the “attack on churches and hotels” but did not as of yet name the religious group who might have been worshipping in those churches.

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    • April 23, 2019, at 5:16 AM PDT
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