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3 Churchs blastes in Sri Lanka

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Godobeyer, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. Godobeyer

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    Not good. Just when it seemed like a safe place again, alas. Hopefully some cooler heads will prevail this time, until the perpetrators are found.
     
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    This is just terrible news, BBC say the dead count is up to 207, what kind of monsters would do something like this???
     
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    138 million.
     
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    It seems Easter is a time when many Christians in the world are targeted

    There is a concern that Notre Dame being burned a week before Easter may be another case (thankfully no one hurt of killed)
     
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    Sri Lanka is extremely complicated, politics wise. There are several minorities who see themselves as persecuted.
     
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    I heard one of the suicide bombers especially targeted families with children at a hotel.
     
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    Clearly, killing over 200 people on Easter is targeting one of those minorities and I would see them as persecuted.

    But there is a hope of a resurrection beyond death.
     
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    I've been reading more on this, as I have so many SL friends. Right now it's pointing to a Muslim radical group being responsible. The SL government was trying to force them to abide by government law more in accordance with International rights laws, but they (the right wing Islamist groups) wanted to retain their Sharia like laws. That seemed to be at the heart of the problem, but who knows for sure? The SL government isn't angelic by any means. A much bigger potential problem is the backlash. The backlash riots of 1982 were indiscriminate, by mobs, and thousands died in the ensuing civil war.

    A group of close friends of mine just returned from a group pilgrimage to the Jaffna peninsula. They may well have stayed in one of those hotels. On of the reasons I didn't sign up was I still sensed how dangerous it is, from conversations with friends here. Nobody here will be surprised.

    War and violence permeates the air in that place.
     
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    The final figure of deaths was 138 million.
     
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    Thats terrible! Im so sorry about that. Christians are vulnerable on Easter I guess.
     
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    Can we make an educated guess as to who murdered over 200 Christians, almost 4 times as many as the 50 or so god fearing religious people who were murdered in New Zealand, in their house of worship.
     
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    There are actual people dead here. Leave the typo-man's antics to other threads.
     
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    Not all the victims were Christians. At least two Muslim engineers from Turkey, probably many Buddhists, Hindus and even atheists were among the innocents who died. The attackers are already known to be the NTJ.
     
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    I'm just citing the given figure. Are you suggesting the source is untrustworthy?
     
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