Well, you’re probably not surprised that an Islamic terrorist group is behind the Sri Lanka Easter bombings. You’re probably also not surprised that same terrorist group is saying the reason they bombed churches and killed over 300 people is in retaliation for the shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand. My only issue with that reasoning is Christian churches have been targeted by Muslims for a while now. But let’s loop back after the newsy details here.
From Yahoo! News:
The Islamic State group on Tuesday said it was behind a devastating string of suicide attacks against churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that killed more than 320 people on Easter Sunday.
No one is surprised these attacks were carried out by Islamic terrorists. What would’ve been surprising was if Buddhists claimed responsibility.
It came after Sri Lanka’s government said initial investigations suggested the attack had been carried out as “retaliation” for shootings at two mosques in New Zealand last month that killed 50 people.
So the New Zealand monster took out 50 people. These bombers took out over 300. I’d say the retaliation was escalated just a little bit, wouldn’t you? That’s not an eye for an eye, it’s an eye for an ophthalmologist conference.
Sri Lankan police sources told AFP that the attackers who targeted two of the hotels hit Sunday were Muslim brothers, sons of a wealthy Colombo spice trader and both in their twenties.
There’s already footage of at least one of the suspected bombers, walking into a church with a giant backpack, with zero people even giving him a second look. I’m on the fence about sharing that video.
Here’s the bigger problem: Christians and Christian sites are frequently targeted by Islamic terrorists, period the end. One reason people thought the fire at Notre Dame was a targeted attack is because European churches are vandalized or burned by Islamic extremists. So here we have at least two brothers who killed 300 innocent Christians, and the terrorist group has said “Yeah, it was totally in retaliation for that crazy in Christchurch. Yep, that’s why we did it.” Except there was a terrorist attack against Christians in Egypt, on Palm Sunday in 2017. Which was in response to nothing other than those Christians not being Muslim. Or something.
We also have these reports from years past: Christians, NOT Muslims, The Most Persecuted Group of 2016. The Numbers, and NEW 2015 DATA: Christians The Most Violently Persecuted Religion on Earth. Then there’s Surprise! Islamic Terrorist Targeted Christians in Istanbul Attack.
Let’s not pretend Islamic terrorists weren’t just killing Christians before. They’ve been engaging in attacks against Jews and Christians for, well… generations.