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    Sri Lanka Easter teracts

    https://edition.cnn.com/asia/live-ne...ntl/index.html
    8 separate explosions in churches and hotels, at least 185 dead. Sri Lanka has been quiet last few years.

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    The dead are Christians. White Western males cannot be blamed. Hence, silence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trausti View Post
    The dead are Christians. White Western males cannot be blamed. Hence, silence.
    WTF? It's literally on every news channel; And you are here talking about it. What 'silence'??

    Given the history of the country, the likely culprits are BBS or similar - Buddhist nationalists.

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    207 people dead and 450 injured
    fuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by bilby View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Trausti View Post
    The dead are Christians. White Western males cannot be blamed. Hence, silence.
    WTF? It's literally on every news channel; And you are here talking about it. What 'silence'??

    Given the history of the country, the likely culprits are BBS or similar - Buddhist nationalists.
    No, they say it's local islamists. Buddhists are 70% majority, so no need to be nationalists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbos View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bilby View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Trausti View Post
    The dead are Christians. White Western males cannot be blamed. Hence, silence.
    WTF? It's literally on every news channel; And you are here talking about it. What 'silence'??

    Given the history of the country, the likely culprits are BBS or similar - Buddhist nationalists.
    No, they say it's local islamists.
    Who the fuck are 'they', and why would I take their word for it?
    Buddhists are 70% majority, so no need to be nationalists.
    Germans were an overwhelming majority in the Third Reich, and that didn't stop them from being nationalists for even an instant.

    The Sinhalese Buddhist majority in Sri Lanka have included violent terrorist arseholes for decades.

    The vast majority of Sri Lankan violence has been between the majority Sinhalese and one or more of the Muslim, Christian or Hindu minority groups, rather than between the various minorities (who usually have more to worry about than each other).

    This is all speculation as far as I know - the authorities haven't named any suspects (and if the perpetrators are Sinhalese, may never do so), and no groups that I am aware of have claimed responsibility.

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    At this point, there is insufficient information as to the motivations or affiliations of the terrorists. Given the history of Sri Lanka - as bilby points out - there is no rational reason to jump to the conclusion at this point that 1) the terrorists are Muslims or Islamists, or 2) this is an attack on Christians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bilby View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by barbos View Post
    No, they say it's local islamists.
    Who the fuck are 'they', and why would I take their word for it?
    The government, arrested bunch of people and name of at least one suicide bomber is known.
    Buddhists are 70% majority, so no need to be nationalists.
    Germans were an overwhelming majority in the Third Reich, and that didn't stop them from being nationalists for even an instant.
    Nowdays nationalists it's usually a minority trying to get independence or power.
    The Sinhalese Buddhist majority in Sri Lanka have included violent terrorist arseholes for decades.

    The vast majority of Sri Lankan violence has been between the majority Sinhalese and one or more of the Muslim, Christian or Hindu minority groups, rather than between the various minorities (who usually have more to worry about than each other).

    This is all speculation as far as I know - the authorities haven't named any suspects (and if the perpetrators are Sinhalese, may never do so), and no groups that I am aware of have claimed responsibility.
    Interesting but in this case it's islamists.

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    The NY Times reports (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/22/w...explosion.html):
    The government on Monday blamed a little-known radical Islamist group for the devastating Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed nearly 300 people. Officials said the group, which had not carried out any serious attacks before, had received help from an international terrorist organization.

    • Sri Lanka’s security forces were warned at least 10 days before the bombings that the militant group was planning attacks against churches, but apparently took no action against it, indicating a catastrophic intelligence failure. Top government officials say the warning never reached them.

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