Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Mark Steven Domingo ISIS supporter bomb plot


April 26, 2019 Mark Steven Domingo ISIS supporter bomb plot  26-year-old former US Army soldier Mark Steven Domingo who served in Afghanistan has been charged with plotting  terror attacks against white nationalist rallies in the Los Angeles area. The recent muslim convert Domingo allegedly wanted to "seek retribution for attacks against Muslims" [1]  He expressed support for “violent jihad” and his desire to attack the Los Angeles area, saying that Americans should pay for attacks on Muslims around the world.”.[4] He told a confidential FBI informant about other possible attacks against Jews, police officers, churches and the famed Santa Monica Pier, a local landmark and tourist destination. [3]  

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  1. Army veteran charged with plotting terror attacks in LA area - CNN.com https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/29/politics/terror-plot-thwarted-la/index.html   26-year-old former US Army soldier who served in Afghanistan has been charged with plotting  terror IED bomb attacks in the Los Angeles area. He was charged with plotting terro rattacks in LA area .... Domingo allegedly wanted to "seek retribution for attacks against Muslims" and also considered ...
  2. Army vet charged in Los Angeles bomb plot of white nationalist rally usa today Army veteran who feds say supported Islamic State charged in plot to bomb ...
  3. California terror plot: Mark Steven Domingo plotted to bomb white ...
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/.../suspect-southern-california-terror-plot-planned-bom...

    Federal officials thwart alleged terror plot in Los Angeles ... An Army veteran who allegedly planned to bomb a Los Angeles-area ... identified the man as Mark Steven Domingo, 26, a Terror Attack Thwarted in Los Angeles, Authorities Say - The New York Times  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/29/us/terror-attack-los-angeles.html

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LA terror plot thwarted: Army vet planned 'mass ... - Los Angeles Times  https://www.latimes.com/local/.../la-me-ln-los-angeles-terror-plot-20190429-story.htm...

A U.S. Army veteran who wanted revenge for attacks on Muslims around the globe was planning to detonate a bomb at a Long Beach rally this ...

For weeks, a US Army veteran planned a terror ... - Los Angeles Times
https://www.latimes.com/.../la-me-terror-plot-los-angeles-attacks-20190430-story.html

For weeks, a U.S. Army veteran planned a terror plot across L.A., authorities ... Specifically, he wanted revenge for Muslims killed during a mass ...


Suspect in Nazi bomb plot kicked out of Army - Army Times
https://www.armytimes.com/...army/.../suspect-in-nazi-bomb-plot-kicked-out-of-army...

LOS ANGELES — An Army veteran who converted to Islam and is accused of plotting terrorist attacks in California in retaliation for killings at ...


Army veteran arrested in terror plot in California designed to inflict ...
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/terror-plot-in-california-disrupted-federal-officials-say/

 Army veteran, according to the affidavit, expected his terror plot to kill "at ... Domingo wanted to "seek retribution" for attacks against Muslims. ... plot targeting Southern California sites on April 29, 2019, in Los Angeles ...

'Martyrdom, bro:' U.S. Army veteran busted in domestic terror plot
https://www.nbcnews.com/.../california-man-busted-domestic-terror-plot-wanted-kill-l...

Army veteran was plotting a large-scale terror attack in Los Angeles as ... a bomb, to carry out the attack in retaliation for the killing of Muslims ...



Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos Colorado Semi Crash Erratic Driver

Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos Colorado Semi Crash Erratic Driver --- ===

25th April 2019  Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos Colorado Semi Crash Erratic Driver   Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos is a 23-year old driver who caused a deadly, fiery 28-vehicle crash led to the death of four people.  He told police he suddenly noticed that he was driving 85 in a 45 zone (other drives say he might have been doing 100) His brakes failed, and his emergency brake failed so he failed to notice the brake failure exit for trucks (some say he swerved away) and before crashing he closed his eyes (other witnesses said he eyes were wide open and terrified).  His lawyer says it was an unfortunate accident but he was arrested and faces four counts of vehicular homicide.  In contrast to deadly incidents caused by illegal immigrants, the drive was Cuban national and is working in the U.S. with a green card. krdo


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Affidavit: Driver told investigators his brakes failed before deadly crash ...
https://www.krdo.com/news/affidavit-driver...brakes-failed...crash...i.../1073121191

Affidavit: Driver told investigators his brakes failed before deadly crash on I-70 ... video of the semi before the crash speeding past a runaway truck ramp. ... Aguilera-Mederos also said he "closed his eyes" before the crash ... Aguilera-Mederos is a Cuban national and is working in the U.S. with a green card.
Affidavit: Driver involved in deadly I-70 crash was driving erratically ...
https://www.thedenverchannel.com/.../affidavit-driver-involved-in-deadly-i-70-crash-...

 Affidavit: Driver involved in deadly I-70 crash was driving erratically, going more than 80 mph. GOLDEN, Colo. ... Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, who was interviewed by police after he was released from the hospital, said he was driving the semi eastbound on I-70 when he lost control of the vehicle after his brakes failed.

'It's hard to believe': Family describes call with semi driver after fiery I ...
https://www.thedenverchannel.com/.../its-hard-to-believe-family-describes-call-with-se...

 He also said Aguilera-Mederos had only been driving for the ... also told by the semi driver that his brakes failed before the crash took place. Family members of Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos say he told them he had lost the brakes of the tractor trailer that caused a deadly and fiery 28-vehicle crash on I-70 Thursday afternoon. Aguilera-Mederos did not reveal more about the accident he was involved in because he did not want to worry his family. Sedeño told reporters his brother-in-law, who is from Cuba and who was in the U.S. legally on a green card at the time of the crash, had been a permanent resident for about four or five years.  He also said Aguilera-Mederos had only been driving for the company who owns the trailer for about a year. The company is based in Houston, Sedeño told reporters Friday.  CNN reported Friday that Aguilera-Mederos’ brother was also told by the semi driver that his brakes failed before the crash took place.  As of 4 p.m. Friday, Aguilera-Mederos had not been formally charged on the four counts of vehicular homicide.
 
Even if truck driver's brakes failed, he could face ... - The Denver Post

https://www.denverpost.com/2019/04/29/i-70-crash-homicide-aguilera-mederos/




16 hours ago - A truck driver blamed for causing a deadly pileup involving over two dozen vehicles near Denver has been arrested on vehicular homicide charges. Lakewood police spokesman Ty Countryman said Friday that there's no indication that drugs or alcohol played a role in Thursday's crash.  Aguilera-Mederos’s attorney, Rob Corry, said Saturday that the crash was an accident caused by a malfunction in the truck’s equipment.

But even if that’s true, prosecutors could still charge the driver, Martinez said.

Truck drivers are required by law to inspect their vehicle every time they get in the driver’s seat, he said. But many drivers don’t do a full inspection,

use evidence that Aguilera-Mederos failed to use a runaway truck ramp after he realized he didn’t have control of his truck, Martinez said.

told police that he panicked as his truck barreled down Interstate 70 toward cars that were stopped in traffic due to an earlier crash. He tried to drive on the shoulder, but it was blocked by another stopped semi, Aguilera-Mederos told police according to his arrest affidavit. He then swerved back into traffic to avoid the semi. He didn’t drive off the road because he didn’t want to roll his truck, he said.

Video obtained by police showed Aguilera-Mederos passing a runaway truck ramp while swerving out of control, the affidavit stated. The person who provided the video said they were traveling almost 80 mph

Texas man accused in fiery I-70 tractor-trailer crash told authorities his ...

https://coloradosun.com/2019/04/28/rogel-lazaro-aguilera-mederos-i70-crash/

speeding semitrailer whose driver appeared to one witness to be "wide ... Texas man accused in fiery I-70 tractor-trailer crash told authorities his brakes had failed; four ... The four people killed were all men from Colorado.

Colorado crash: Truck driver closed his eyes in fear before fatal pileup ...

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/27/us/colorado-crash-suspect/index.html

1 day ago - ... into backed up traffic, sparking a massive fatal fire in Colorado, authorities said. ... told them he was driving at 85 mph when the brakes failed.

'It was an accident and it's tragic': Attorney for truck driver arrested in ...

https://www.9news.com/...accident...crash.../73-4d2cdd7a-4e62-4ac7-9ed6-43136cff3...

The attorney for the man accused of causing a fiery crash on I-70 in Colorado west of Denver near the Colorado Mills Mall said it was a tragic accident. ... Saturday, Aguilera-Mederos told investigators that his brakes failed just prior to the crash. ... None, not even a speeding ticket that he was convicted of.

Affidavit: Driver told investigators his brakes failed before deadly crash ...
https://www.krdo.com/news/affidavit-driver...brakes-failed...crash...i.../1073121191

Affidavit: Driver told investigators his brakes failed before deadly crash on I- ... of the semi before the crash speeding past a runaway truck ramp.

Texas man accused in fatal Colorado crash appears in court - The ...
https://www.washingtonpost.com/...colorado-crash.../c7ba5cce-6935-11e9-a698-2a8f80...
Court documents say a speeding semitrailer whose driver appeared to ... Aguilera-Mederos told investigators that his brakes had failed on his ...


Colorado crash: Truck driver closed his eyes in fear before fatal pileup ...
https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/27/us/colorado-crash-suspect/index.html

Investigators say Aguilera-Mederos told them he was driving at 85 mph when the brakes failed. He tried to pull over to the shoulder to avoid ...

Texas man accused in fatal Colorado crash appears in court - The ...
https://www.mcall.com/sns-bc-us--interstate-70-fatal-pileup-20190427-story.html?...

A speeding semitrailer whose driver appeared to one witness to be "wide eyed" and ... The truck driver, 23-year-old Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, ... citing Aguilera-Mederos' status as a green card holder from Cuba with no ... and he noticed his truck was traveling 85 mph (136.7 kph) before the crash.

 arrest affidavit in the case, Aguilera-Mederos told investigators that his brakes had failed on his truck that was hauling lumber and he noticed his truck was traveling 85 mph (136.7 kph) before the crash.

However, other motorists told police that the truck seemed to be traveling faster, with one witness estimating as much as 100 mph (160.9 kph).

passed a sign advising drivers of a runaway ramp, which enables vehicles that are having braking problems to safely stop, 2,000 feet (609.6 meters) ahead and had a "free and unobstructed path" onto the ramp but instead swerved away from the ramp, which is located off the side of the highway.

A speed limit sign on that stretch of road limited commercial vehicles to 45 mph

tried to activate emergency brakes without success and that just before his truck hit other stopped vehicles he thought he was going to die so he "closed his eyes," the affidavit says.

 driver whose vehicle was passed by the speeding truck said he saw that "the driver of the semi was 'wide eyed' with a terrified look on his face."

Trucker Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos in deadly Colorado crash charged with 40 criminal counts
"Hispanic" defendant can NOT SPEAK ENGLISH - requires an INTERPRETER in court
DENVER, May 3 (Reuters) - A Texas truck driver who police say caused a fiery multi-vehicle crash near Denver last week that killed four people and injured four was charged on Friday with 40 criminal counts including vehicular manslaughter, prosecutors said. Police in Lakewood, Colorado said they arrested 23-year-old Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederosafter he lost control of his tractor-trailer truck during the evening rush hour on April 25 and caused a crash on Interstate 70 that involved at least 28 vehicles. Citizenship status of the Hispanic suspect has not been reported in this news article...After the collision, he crawled from the truck as fire began to engulf the crash scene,

district attorney for Jefferson County, where the crash took place, charged Aguilera-Mederos with 40 counts on Friday, including four counts of vehicular homicide, six of first degree assault and 24 of attempted first degree assault.

no initial indication that Aguilera-Mederos intentionally caused the crash, or that he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, Countryman said.



Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know ...
heavy.com/news/2019/04/rogel-lazaro-aguilera-mederos
Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos is a Texas semi driver who faces four counts of vehicular homicide after police said he caused a deadly 28-vehicle crash on I-70 in Colorado, CBS Denver reports ...

3. Police Say They Don’t Believe Aguilera-Mederos Intentionally Caused the Crash
Officials said there was no indication that the crash was intentional, KDVR reported.

The suspect’s brother, Daniel Aguilera, said that his brother told him that the brakes on his semi were not working at the time of the crash.
“We don’t have any indication that was an intentional act by the driver at all,” he told reporters.
Police said he had no criminal history, KDVR’s Rob Low reported.


Sri Lanka Easter Church Attacks Conspiracy Theory

Sri Lanka Easter Church Attacks Conspiracy Theory --- ===

Russian media Eurasia Future and Opednews is pushing narrative that India which supported LTTE tigers is responsible. Nobody is blaming Russia even though LTTE and other Tamil separatist groups had extensive ties and relationships to Russian arms smuggling networks and Palestinian terror networks



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Why ISIS targeted Sri Lanka & the attacks were not a retaliation for Christchurch massacre
ThePrint

In this episode of Cut the Clutter, Shekhar Gupta explains why ISIS targeted

LTTE has been out of business though they could do an operation like this
Each bomber was probably backed by another dozen people helping
Al Qaeda does not attack places of worship
Pakistan  Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) tied to ISI but not likely
Tiny country nothing to do with internal problems
ISIS proves they can attack western and christians anywhere no longer controls land



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 Christians Attacked By Zion's Islamic Weapon.(Sri Lanka)(Easter) Nine + Seven News


mele host Anti-semitic  conspiracy theory blames Israel and the Jews by mele host mostly anti-immigrant

Shiekh Omar Baloch is anti-semitic Islamist blames Israel and zionists conspiracy t heory 



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  Sri Lanka Deadly Attack & New Word Order - MANUFACTURING ARTIFICIAL CONFLICT (THOUGHT PROVING)


Shiekh Omar Baloch  Sri Lanka Deadly Attack & New Word Order - MANUFACTURING ARTIFICIAL CONFLICT (THOUGHT PROVING) Here is the dua

25:47 9/11 TO Sri Lanka Zionist Link- Hoax After Hoax, Muslims Cry Wolf (Shocking Truth!)
Shiekh Omar Baloch 9/11 TO Sri Lanka Zionist Link (Shocking Truth!) 


This blames India intelligence


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 Sri Lanka - False Flag Operations [reality]  International Web News
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On 21 April 2019, Easter Sunday, three Christian



Pro-Russian Eurasian future says it is intelligence agency and blames India
Sri Lankan Authorities May Have Fallen Into a Trap ... - Eurasia Future
https://eurasiafuture.com/.../sri-lankan-authorities-may-have-fallen-into-a-trap-set-by-...

Apr 22, 2019 - The entire world remains confronted with the horrors that unfolded yesterday throughout Sri Lanka. Whilst the country remains under curfew, ...

https://eurasiafuture.com/.../indian-media-admits-alleged-sri-lanka-terror-mastermind-t...
Indian Media Admits Alleged Sri Lanka Terror Mastermind Trained in Southern ... terror atrocities against the Sri Lankan people trained in India.

The Indian connection in dreadful Easter bombings in Sri Lanka
https://www.opednews.com/.../The-Indian-connection-in-d-by-Abdus-Sattar-Ghaza-B...

(russmedia) Sri Lankan Twitter has been quick to call out Indian media and ... cites Fallen Into a Trap ... - Eurasia Future struck Sri Lanka onEaster Sunday, 21 April, leaving at least 310 people ... Adam Garrie, Director at Eurasia Future, says it has been confirmed by ... the same location where LTTE (Tamil Tigers) had previously trained. .a section of Indian media was quick to identify some of the terror groups, on April 21itself.  Adam Garrie, Director at Eurasia Future, says it has been confirmed by journalists that the group trains in Chennai in Tamil Nadu the same location where LTTE (Tamil Tigers) had previously trained.  Sri Lankan authorities fall into a trap set by India?   Writing under the title, "Sri Lankan authorities may have fallen into a trap set by a foreign power (read India)." Garrie says: "India has a long history of seeking to manipulate the power balance in Sri Lanka in order to turn the country into something of an Indian protectorate.

"India was one of the first open backers of the LTTE's reign of terrorism that gripped Sri Lanka beginning in 1983. India ultimately paid a price for its dithering in the early stages of the Sri Lankan civil war. As a result of India's 1987 decision to publicly "switch sides", LTTE assassinated Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991. In spite of this, it has been widely known in Sri Lanka and elsewhere that in spite of the official rhetoric in New Delhi, India's RAW intelligence agency resumed covert support of LTTE later in the 1990s, Garrie said adding:

one connects the dots, one sees that India stands to uniquely benefit from Sri Lanka's turmoil not only in terms of internal electoral politics but in terms of weakening a Sri Lankan government that in spite of its allegedly pro-India Prime Minister maintains healthy and growing ties to China and Belt and Road. Thus, the attack could well serve as a "punishment" for Sri Lanka's "crime" of moving closer towards Belt and Road.


Indira Gandhi helped train Tamil rebels, and reaped whirlwind - Firstpost 
  May 23, 2011 - According to LTTE leader KP, Mrs Gandhi thought she may be able to ... In the 1980s, India and Sri Lanka belonged to separate Cold War ... It was at that time that a misunderstanding between Prabhakaran and RAW started.


Adam Garrie on Twitter: "This proves that it was RAW all along. This is ...
https://twitter.com/adamgarriereal/status/1122210899400495104

@adamgarriereal .... World must act 2 stop India's hegemonic ambitions ... This is RAW'srevenge for Sri Lanka's defeat of LTTE 10 years ago.

Adam Garrie on Twitter: "I strongly suggest that Sri Lanka invites ISI to ...
https://twitter.com/adamgarriereal/status/1119900141283049475

Apr 21, 2019 - I suspect this is an attempt to revive LTTE after Sri Lanka heroically defeated it ... However, RAW/India have strong links to them and for a while ...


Sri Lanka India - journalofamerica.net
www.journalofamerica.net/2019/April-2019/Sri-Lanka-India/sri-lanka-india.html

Apr 23, 2019 - by Abdus Sattar Ghazali American Institute of International Studies The Indian connection in dreadful Easter bombings in Sri Lanka ... Adam Garrie, Director at Eurasia Future, says it has been confirmed by ... India's RAW intelligence agency resumed covert support of LTTE later in the 1990s, ... Adam Garrie, Director at Eurasia Future, says it has been confirmed by journalists that the group trains in Chennai in Tamil Nadu – the same location where LTTE (Tamil Tigers) had previously trained.  Sri Lankan authorities fall into a trap set by India?

Sri Lanka's future via Islamic terrorism - SPUR
https://www.spur.asn.au/.../sri-lankas-future-via-islamic-terrorism-combined-with-inter...

The other article is by Adam Garrie Sri Lankan Authorities may have fallen ... Adam Garriedoes not mince words about the possible links to RAW & the ... We can all recall how Indian intel referred to LTTE as 'our boys' and ...

India’s bid to link Pakistan with deadly Sri Lanka bombingsBy Abdus Sattar Ghazali: India is apparently trying to implicate Pakistan in Sri Lankan Easter bombings amid reports that Mohammad Zahran Hashim — the suspected mastermind of the Easter bombings — spent a "substantial amount of time in south India." Read More

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Man Deliberately Rams Drives Into Crowd Silicon Valley Sunnyvale CA

Man Deliberately Rams Drives Into Crowd  Silicon Valley Sunnyvale CA --- ===

April 23, 2019 Man Deliberately Rams Drives Into Crowd  Silicon Valley Sunnyvale CA Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety says a man deliberately drove into a group of 8 pedestrians people at  El Camino Real and Sunnyvale Saratoga Road. The suspect Suspect in Sunnyvale ramming of crowd moaned, Thank you, Jesus, over and over [4]  His brother said when Isaiah is not taking his medication, he can often be seen rocking back-and-forth in a corner or lapses into a hyper religious state where he sings Christian songs out loud,”  their mother likewise cited her sons struggles with PTSD,and discharged from the Army because of the disorder.  The FBI has gotten involved but  they have no indications that it was an act of domestic terrorism but they believe the suspect acted deliberately.[4]


Driver charged in Sunnyvale crash; was bringing food to Bible study before melee - The Mercury News

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  1. Driver arrested after deliberately hitting 8 people with car in Sunnyvale ... https://abc7news.com (KGO) -- Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety says a man deliberately drove into a group of people, Tuesday night. The crash happened at El Camino Real and Sunnyvale Saratoga Road.... Shanelle Fioretti told ABC7 News, "People are just walking to get to these restaurants and food ...
  2. Police Say Driver Intentionally Drove Into Crowd In Sunnyvale, CA, 8 ... weaselzippers Capt. Jim Choi on preliminary investigation: Driver deliberately drove into a group of 8 pedestrians. Driver in ... 
  3. Veteran held on attempted murder counts after car hits crowd | Nation ... omaha.com Veteran held on attempted murder counts after car hits crowd ... Real and SunnyvaleRoad in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. ... Authorities say the driver of the car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into the group. ....
  4. Suspect in Sunnyvale ramming of crowd moaned, Thank you, Jesus ... usadat.biz/sunnyvale   34-year-old Sunnyvale man faces eight counts of attempted murder after he is alleged to have intentionally slammed his vehicle into eight people on a Sunnyvale street Tuesday evening, severely injuring several of them. Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety identified the driver as 34-year-old Isaiah J. Peoples of Sunnyvale. suspects brother told KPIX 5 that he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder from his time in the service. “He said when Isaiah is not taking his medication, he can often be seen rocking back-and-forth in a corner or lapses into a hyper religious state where he sings Christian songs out loud,” the outlet reports. In an interview with the Associated Press, their mother likewise cited her sons struggles with PTSD, saying he was ultimately discharged from the Army because of the disorder.  the FBI has gotten involved. In an update Wednesday, authorities say they have no indications that it was an act of domestic terrorism but they believe the suspect acted deliberately.[4]
  5. e did not behave in any manner that would be considered to be bizarre…He has not shown any remorse.”   A 13-year-old Sunnyvale girl suffered the most serious injuries and is currently in critical condition.  witnesses saw the driver did not try to avoid the pedestrians at the cross walk, and there was no attempt to swerve, drive away or break,”     male driver sped through the intersection and drove directly into eight people, the youngest of whom was 13 years old. He then slammed into a tree and was taken into custody.  plowed through the victims belongings and bicycles before crashing into a tree.   “He came out of his vehicle and basically gave up,” Choi said. “It looks like he was waiting for the police to arrive on scene.”




Teenager injured in horrific Sunnyvale crash has life-threatening injuries, according to police – The Mercury News

Sunnyvale crash suspect was headed to Bible class: police – KRON4    — A former Army sharpshooter with a history of post-traumatic stress disorder plowed his car at high speed into a group of pedestrians in a Silicon Valley suburb, injuring eight people, then told authorities that he intentionally hit them, police said. Isaiah Joel Peoples, 34, gave no indication why he targeted the group in Sunnyvale, California, authorities said. He was being held Thursday on eight counts of attempted murder.  Sunnyvale Crash Suspect May Have Been Having Psychotic Episode, Says Brother  Police also gave him a blood test for drugs and were checking into accounts from family members that he had a history of mental illness.  mother, Leevell Peoples of Sacramento, said she could not imagine any situation in which her son would deliberately crash into innocent people other than something related to the PTSD she said he experienced after serving in Iraq.   son graduated from Sacramento State University after returning from Iraq in 2007 and was working as an auditor for the Defense Department in nearby Mountain View, she said.

In a phone interview with this news organization, his older brother, Joshua Peoples, Isaiah Peoples served as a gunner and provided security for the Army in Iraq. He grew up in the Bay Area and got his bachelors degree at Sacramento State. His brother said Peoples had shown signs of post-traumatic stress disorder after returning from Iraq and had at one point been hospitalized for psychiatric issues. The brother said that their mother had spoken to Isaiah the day before the attack and said he seemed about to have another one of those episodes.
“He basically probably has no friends but the people he works with,” she said. “Hes an Army vet. Hes a good kid, never been arrested. I promise you: It was not deliberate. If anything, it was that Army.”

Witness describes crash that injured 8 people in Sunnyvale
She said Peoples had “a bad episode” with PTSD in 2015, for which he was hospitalize

forced her son to retire because of PTSD. Pentagon spokeswoman Lt. Col Carla Gleason confirmed that he retired from the Army.

Peoples served as a civil affairs specialist in the Army Reserve from March 2004 to July 2009 and attained the rank of sergeant, and he was deployed to Iraq from June 2005 to May 2006, according to another Pentagon spokesman, Lt. Col. Emanuel Ortiz. He did not answer questions about whether Peoples departure from the Army was due to PTSD.

Ngo said Thursday Peoples was honorably discharged from the Army and that police were investigating the PTSD report. He said Peoples has no criminal record and owned one weapon, a disassembled and inoperable shotgun that was in the trunk of his vehicle.

Driver charged in Sunnyvale crash; was bringing food to Bible study before melee – The Mercury News

Police say suspect was bringing food to Bible study prior to deliberate Sunnyvale crash – The Mercury News

Police say suspect brought food to Bible study prior to deliberate Sunnyvale crash – The Mercury News

Five things to know about the Sunnyvale crash suspect – The Mercury News   FBI has confirmed its assisting the investigation, but at this point, there are no signs of domestic terror.  Leevell Peoples said her son is well-behaved, treats everyone with respect and attends church on Sundays. He wouldnt even run a yellow light, she said. After his return from duty, however, Isaiah suffered bouts of what his mother described to his brother as post-traumatic stress syndrome, and he sought treatment at a hospital. But it was something he mostly kept from his big brother, who said he heard it from their mother and sister. It is not clear whether Isaiah Peoples was ever diagnosed with PTSD.


Driver charged in Sunnyvale crash; was bringing food to Bible study ...
www.timesheraldonline.com/police-say-suspect-brought-food-to-bible-study-prior-to-...

Driver charged in Sunnyvale crash; was bringing food to Bible study before melee. Charges filed against Isaiah Peoples; several of the eight victims from ..... Staff writers Thy Vo, John Woolfolk, Nico Savidge and Joseph Geha ...

Driver charged in Sunnyvale crash that injured 8 - The Mercury News
https://www.mercurynews.com/.../police-say-suspect-brought-food-to-bible-study-pri...

Isaiah Peoples, the driver arrested on suspicion of mowing down a crowd of pedestrians in ... Sometime before the crash, he delivered food to his Bible study group. .... Staff writer Joseph Geha contributed to this report.  the girl, identified only by her first name, Dhriti, also had a fractured pelvis.  The girl’s father and 9-year-old brother, Prakhar, also were hurt when the car hurtled into the busy intersection at El Camino Real and Saratoga Avenue, but the boy was not hit by the car (victim Indian)  etectives’ summary identified the other victims injured in the crash as Marina Reimler, 32; Soeren Reimler, 33; Ping Lu, 51; Rajesh Narayan, 45;  Eric Nava, 24; and Miguel, 15, who was identified only by his first name.

Investigators are still trying to piece together Peoples’ movements on Tuesday before the melee.

Sometime before the crash, he delivered food to his Bible study group. But police did not release any other information about where Peoples might have gone or what he might have done Tuesday, except to say that he had an unassembled shotgun in his car.

Nor can authorities pinpoint any clear motive for why Peoples, 34, an Army veteran and government defense auditor from Sunnyvale, might have run his car into the crosswalk and then onto the sidewalk, sending people flying.

What Sunnyvale Director of Public Safety Phan Ngo did say, though, was that he showed no remorse when he was interviewed by investigators.

He reiterated that while the FBI was alerted after the crash, there are so far no indications that the attack was an act of terrorism or that Peoples had any terrorist ties.

LinkedIn page described his military duties as presenting reports that verified vehicle inspections, planning details of daily missions with the commander and helping to coordinate 30 to 40 projects for water, schools, roads and medical needs for local civilians. Before working in civil affairs, he served as a gunner and provided security, according to his brother. His awards included an Army Commendation Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Combat Action Badge and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. Peoples was honorably discharged, Ngo said Thursday.

described Peoples as saying, “I love you, Jesus,” “Thank you Jesus,” and “Praise Jesus,” or words to that effect after the crash, language that continued as he was being taken from the scene in handcuffs. Peoples’ father was a nondenominational pastor.

According to the DMV, Peoples has a clean driving record and a valid driver’s license and car registration. A search of court records found no indication of a criminal histor

spoken to Isaiah the day before the attack and said he seemed about to have “another one of those episodes.” 

 previous contact with police was in February 2018 when he reported a theft, adding that investigators will be examining a computer seized from Peoples’ apartment


Isaiah Joel Peoples had picked up food... - KSNV News 3, Las Vegas ...
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Isaiah Joel Peoples had picked up food and was on his way to deliver it to his Bible study group when he hit the pedestrians.

Isaiah Peoples Was Driving To Bible Study At Time Of Intentional ...
https://kcbsradio.radio.com/.../isaiah-peoples-was-driving-bible-study-time-intentional...

Suspect Was Driving To Bible Study At Time Of Intentional Crash, Police Say ... for why Isaiah Peoples, 34, a Sunnyvale resident and Army veteran, ... his car into the crowd after picking up food for members of the Bible class.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Gurkeerat Kainth Kent Seattle Carjacking Murder

Gurkeerat Kainth Kent Seattle Carjacking Murder --- ===


April 15, 2019  Gurkeerat Kainth Kent Seattle Carjacking Murder  38-year-old Jered Sperling was found dead after his truck was parked and running near the gate of the storage center Sperling managed with his wife at the time of the incident. As the truck was being driven away by the thief, Sterling jumped in the back to stop it.  Suspect 23-year-old Gurkeerat Kainth was arrested who has ong criminal history -- stolen car charges from 2016, 2017, and 2018. He was booked into jail 10 times since 2016, including this latest case.  Gurkeerat is an India Hindu male name.


  Police make arrest in fatal carjacking of Kent man | KIRO-TV Apr 17, 2019 - - The Kent Police Department said Wednesday morning it has made an arrest in the fatal carjacking of 38-year-old Jered Sperling. .. suspect is identified as 23-year-old Gurkeerat Kainth. Jail records show he was arrested for investigation of homicide, vehicle theft and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Kainth has a long criminal history -- stolen car charges from 2016, 2017, and 2018. He was booked into jail 10 times since 2016, including this latest case. . In the latest case from December 2018, Kainth was released after his arrest on “personal recognizance.”. ... Kent police said Sperling's body was found ... 2017 stolen vehicle case, the police report shows five Kent officers - including a K9 -- chased him by car and then on foot, and the incident involved the Sheriff's Office Guardian 1 helicopter. Police said he resisted arrest until the police dog "contacted Kainth on the calf." He was then handcuffed. truck was parked and running near the gate of the storage center Sperling managed with his wife at the time of the incident. As the truck was being driven away by the thief, Sterling jumped in the back to stop it,  23-year-old arrested in fatal Kent carjacking | The Seattle Times Apr 17, 2019 - Kent police have arrested a 23-year-old Kent man  in connection with the killing of a 38-year-old man police say leaped onto the back of his ... Gurkeerat Name Meaning in Hindi, Latest Indian Baby Boy ...  https://www.kidpaw.com/names/gurkeerat    Asian Suspect (Indian) Gurkeerat is a Hindu baby boy name.

Yelling Somali Man Storms St Paul's Church in Munich Easter Vigil

Yelling Somali Man Storms St Paul's Church in Munich Easter Vigil --- ===


April 20, 2019 9 injured Yelling Somali Man Storms St Paul's Church in Munich Easter Vigil 36 year old muslim Somali man started yelling Arabic terrorist phrases such as Allahu Akbar while runnign into St Paul Parish church  9.30 pm Saturday, about an hour into the Easter Vigil of its Croatian Catholic community.

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Marxist Revolution

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After one term, a war-weary nation voted Ortega out of power in 1990.
2006-2018: Ortega returns and consolidates power
The Ortega who recaptured the presidency in 2006 — after losing three straight elections — had dropped the Marxism, toned down the anti-Americanism and amped up his talk of peace and Christian values. He reached out to the private sector and cultivated foreign investment. Hundreds of millions of dollars in cheap Venezuelan oil provided by Hugo Chávez’s government padded the budget and boosted social programs.
“For a majority of people, he is an assassin, he is a criminal, he is a torturer,” said Baltodano, the Sandinista historian and former Ortega ally. “He’s already been defeated strategically.”
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Where political leaders were determined to adopt socialist or nationalist policies, the US adopted punitive measures, such as trade embargoes or the suspension of aid. Where this failed, CIA agents were often tasked with bringing about what is today referred to as “regime change”. They did this by identifying enemies of the government or potential coup leaders, then providing them with funds, weapons, intelligence and political backing. These American agents were seldom directly involved in coups or assassinations but they certainly contributed to their success.

During the Cold War, the United States and its allies supported Cold War coups, attempted coups or insurgencies in a number of locations. Countries that endured Cold War-related regime change included Tibet (1950), Iraq (1958), Cuba (1960), Bolivia (1970), Uganda (1971), Argentina (1976), Pakistan (1977), Afghanistan (1978), Iran (1979), the Central African Republic (1979) and Turkey (1980). Both the US and USSR were involved in civil wars in Malaya (1948-60), Laos (1953-1975), Cambodia (1967-75) Ethiopia (1974-91), Lebanon (1975-90) and El Salvador (1980-92). During the Cold War Washington sent American troops into Vietnam (1965-75), the Dominican Republic (1965), Lebanon (1982), Grenada (1983) and Panama (1989). Some of these Cold War coups and interventions are briefly outlined below:



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both Cuba and Nicaragua in their road to communism. 1. Elitism. In the consideration ..... a determined anti-United States bias and pro-Soviet position. .... Vietnam. In August 1960, Che Guevara was defining the Cuban Revolution as a Marxist .Nicaragua is turning into another Cuba with a Marxist Lenninist communist system under the leadership and control of the Soviet Union. The struggle for development of all societies is nothing but the clashing of the values of the elite, who are convinced that their views are best for their societies. If the elite's performance leads to backwardness, both economic and political, then the elite's performance can be said to be "dysfunctional." Cuba, which today is found lacking in both economic and political development, illustrates how the ruling elite that took over since 1959 deliberately and systematically led the way toward communization. Cuba's embrace of the communist ideology has brought that nation economic and political backwardness. Nicaragua seems to be following the same path to communism.

Monday, April 22, 2019

2019 Sri Lanka Easter bombings

2019 Sri Lanka Easter bombings --- ===


April 21, 2019  2019 Sri Lanka Easter bombings three churches across Sri Lanka and three luxury hotels in the commercial capital Colombo were bombed. Later that day, there were smaller explosions at a housing complex and a guest house, killing two civilians and three police officers investigating the situation and raiding suspect locations. Several cities in Sri Lanka were targeted. At least 293 people were killed,[3] including at least 35 foreign nationals and three police officers, and at least 500 were injured in the bombings.[6][7][8][9][4]  The church bombings were carried out during Easter services in NegomboBatticaloa and Colombo; the hotels bombed were the Shangri-LaCinnamon Grand and Kingsbury hotels.[10][11][12] The government said all seven of the suicide bombers in the near-simultaneous attacks were Sri Lankan citizens associated with National Thowheeth Jama'ath, a local militant radical Islamist group with suspected foreign ties. (The Washington Post) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has stated that several United States citizens were killed in the attacks and Sri Lanka's Foreign Ministry officials have stated that at least five of the victims were of British nationality. (CNN)

Sri Lanka is mostly Buddhist. Only 7.4% are Christian, and only slight more 10% are Muslim.  Sri Lanka's population practices a variety of religions. As of the 2011 census 70.2% of Sri Lankans were Theravada Buddhists, 12.6% were Hindus, 9.7% were Muslims (mainly Sunni) and 7.4% Christians (6.1%Roman Catholic and 1.3% other Christian). Religion in Sri Lanka - Wikipedia




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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Sri_Lanka_Easter_bombingsOn 21 April 2019, Easter Sunday, three Christian churches across Sri Lanka and three luxury hotels in the commercial capital Colombo were targeted in a series of coordinated terrorist suicide bombings. Later that day, there were smaller explosions at a housing complex in Dematagoda and a guest house in Dehiwala. 253 people were killed,[2] including at least 42 foreign nationals[12]and three police officers, and at least 500 were injured.[a] The church bombings were carried out during Easter services in Negombo, Batticaloa and Colombo; the hotels that were bombed were the Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand, Kingsbury and Tropical Inn.[b]
In further events, a minor explosion of a motorbike was recorded in Savoy Cinema, Colombo during raids conducted by police officers on 24 April 2019.[22] On 25 April 2019, another minor controlled explosion of a motorbike was reported at a bus stand in Moratuwaduring police raids.[23] On 26 April 2019, three explosions and a shootout occurred during a raid in Sainthamaruthu. Three suicide bombers blew themselves up, killing nine of their family members, including six children, while three terrorists were shot dead during the gun battle. A civilian was also killed and two others injured during the shooting. A curfew was later imposed in the area indefinitely.[24][25]
According to Sri Lankan government officials, all seven of the suicide bombers in the attacks were Sri Lankan citizens associated with National Thowheeth Jama'ath, a local militant Islamist group with suspected foreign ties, previously known for attacks against Buddhists.[5] State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene said in parliament on 23 April that the government believed the attack was in retaliation for the attack against Muslims in Christchurch on 15 March 2019.[c] The direct linkage between the two attacks was questioned by New Zealand's government and by some experts.[30][31][32]
On 23 April 2019, Amaq News Agency, a propaganda outlet for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), stated that ″the perpetrators of the attack targeting the citizens of coalition countries and Christians in Sri Lanka were Islamic State fighters″.[7] Sri Lanka was not part of the anti-ISIL coalition, and the overwhelming majority of those killed were Sri Lankan citizens.[33] ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appeared in a video vowing revenge for those killed or captured in the bombings; and praised them for their actions.[34]

Background[edit]

There has been a long history of state[35] and non-state terrorism in Sri Lanka. Including during the Eelam Wars between the LTTE and the Government to establish a separate state in the traditional Tamil homelands in the northern and eastern coasts of the island (the LTTE was defeated in 2009). Also during the Marxist-Leninist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna(JVP) uprisings in 1971 and 1987-89.[36][37][38] Since the defeat of the LTTE in 2009 there have been no large scale killings on the island.
The main religions in Sri Lanka are Buddhism (70.2%), Hinduism (12.6%), Islam (9.7%) and Christianity (6.1%),[39] with 82% of the Christians being Roman Catholics. The remaining Christians are evenly split between the Anglican Church of Ceylon and other Protestant denominations.[40]
During the 2010s, a low but persisting number of attacks and threats were made against Christian congregations and individuals, as well as other religious minorities.[41][42] Anglican Bishop of Colombo Dhiloraj Canagasabey called for constitutional rights on religion to be protected.[43] In 2018, the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka (NCEASL) reported a large increase in the number of attacks against Christians in the country that year. This coincided with a Supreme Court ruling against a Catholic organisation in August, which deemed that proselytism was not protected by the constitution (though individual freedom of religion remained protected).[44][45]
Easter Sunday is one of Christianity's holiest days and church attendance in Sri Lanka is very high on this day.[46] This was the first time since 2009, the end of the Sri Lankan Civil War, that the country had experienced a major terrorist attack.[47]

Islamic radicalisation[edit]

The Sri Lankan government was aware of some foreigners arriving in Sri Lanka to spread what justice minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe called Islamic extremism. In November 2016 he told parliament that 32 Sri Lankan Muslims from “well-educated and elite” families joined the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.[48] On 25 April 2019, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe revealed that the government had known of the Sri Lankan nationals who had joined Islamic State and returned to the country — but they couldn’t be arrested, because joining a foreign terrorist organisation is not against the law.[49][50][51]

Prior to the attacks[edit]

Vice president of the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka Hilmy Ahamed had said about three years ago he warned military intelligence officials about the National Thowheeth Jama'ath, saying “targeting the non-Muslim community is something they encourage -- they say you have to kill them in the name of religion”.[52]
The information on potential terrorist attacks were received by Sri Lankan authorities as early as 4 April on the night before and as close as two hours before the first attack, warning on threats to churches, from Indian Intelligence Agencies based on interrogation of a suspected ISIL recruit.[53][54]
The New York Times and AFP reported on a police chief warning security officials in an advisory ten days before the attacks of a threat to prominent churches from a radical Islamist group, National Thowheeth Jama'ath.[55] No information in this regard had been passed to the senior politicians of the country;[56][57] Minister Harin Fernando then tweeted images of an internal memo and report by the police intelligence of a terror attack planned by the founder of National Thowheeth Jama’ath, Mohammed Zahran.[12][58]

Attacks[edit]

Christians were attending Easter Sunday services when the bombings took place, targeting churches and hotels around Sri Lanka. The sequence and coordination of the bombings were planned to cause maximum destruction, targeting Christians during worship services across the island nation, and targeting guests at the height of breakfast in luxurious beachfront hotels in the capital. All six of the first set of blasts targeting the churches and hotels were carried out by suicide bombers.[56]
The first blast took place in the Shrine of St. Anthony, a historic Catholic church in the capital, where more than 50 people were killed. The second blast took place in St.Sebastian's Church in the Christian-majority suburb of Negombo, to the north of Colombo and Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte.[59] Over 100 people were killed at St. Sebastian's Church.[60] St. Sebastian's is also close to Sri Lanka's main airport, Bandaranaike International Airport, where security was heightened.[56]
On the other side of the island in Batticaloa, a bomb blast 15 minutes later killed 28 people at the Protestant evangelical Zion Church.[61]
Sri Lankan media reported at least 40 people killed in Colombo, between St. Anthony's and the hotels.[62][63]
Timeline of the bombings
Time (UTC+05:30)Locations[64][65]
8:45 AM
8:50 AMColombo: Cinnamon Grand Hotel
8:57 AMColombo: Shangri-La Hotel
9:05 AMBatticaloa: Zion Church
1:45 PMDehiwalaTropical Inn
2:15 PMDematagoda: Housing complex

Churches[edit]

The Catholic Shrine of St. Anthony in Kotahena, Colombo, was the first to be hit, followed by the Catholic Church of St. Sebastian in Negombo.[66] Sri Lankan news media reported at least 93 people killed at St. Sebastian's.[62][63]
The Zion Church in Batticaloa, a Protestant congregation, was also bombed.[55] Local news reported at least 27 killed in Batticaloa,[62][63] with 9 of these reported by a police official to be tourists.[18] A hospital official in the region said that more than 300 people had been admitted following the explosion.[20] The BBC reported that the suicide bomber had attempted to enter the church under the guise of filming it, but was denied access because of the ongoing service. Instead, he detonated his bomb in the churchyard, killing many children from the attached Sunday school who were taking a break.[67]

Hotels[edit]

Three 5-star hotels on the beachfront in central Colombo were attacked around the same time as the churches: the Shangri-La Hotel, the Cinnamon Grand Hotel and The Kingsbury.[13][68]
The Shangri-La bombers struck at 08:57 hours (UTC+05:30) during breakfast in the Table One Restaurant on the hotel's third floor, which was reportedly full of foreign tourists who made up the bulk of the hotel's clientele.[63]
The suicide bomber who struck at the Taprobane restaurant in the Cinnamon Grand hotel had checked into the hotel with a false name the night before, claiming to be on a business trip. The bomber entered the queue of the packed restaurant's breakfast buffet the next morning and detonated explosives strapped to his back as he was about to be served. One of the hotel's managers who was welcoming guests was among those killed instantly.[69]
The reception hall of a guest house, the Tropical Inn in Dehiwala, was also attacked later in the day, with two deaths reported.[21][70][71]
The Kingsbury hotel management resumed their operations on 24 April 2019; the other two luxury hotels, the Cinnamon Grand and Shangri-La, are closed temporarily until further notice.[d]

Residence[edit]

A further bombing occurred later in the day when police executed a breach and clear at a suspect's house in the suburbs of Colombo; in Dematagoda killing three police officers and four others at the premises including the suicide bomber.[76][77] The suicide bomber, whose three children were killed in the blast, was the wife of Ilham Ibrahim, the Shangri-La suicide bomber, and the sister-in-law of Inshaf Ahmed Ibrahim, the Cinnamon Grand suicide bomber.[78]

Aftermath[edit]

The government closed facilities for security; the Defence Ministry issued a police curfew starting at 18:00 local time on the day of the attacks, and imposed a temporary social media ban,[79] whilst the Minister of Education, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, had all schools closed for the following two days.[80] The Colombo Stock Exchange announced that its operations will be temporarily suspended following the terror attacks, not opening as planned on 22 April 2019.[81][82]
An improvised explosive device[83] was found near the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo and was dismantled by the Sri Lankan Air Force.[84]
On 22 April, the Special Task Force (STF), the elite counter-terrorism unit of the Sri Lanka Police, located a van belonging to the attackers near St. Anthony's Shrine, the site of one of the prior day's blasts. Upon inspection, the vehicle was found to have been rigged with 3 bombs. After the STF's bomb defusing unit evacuated the surrounding area, the bombs exploded simultaneously during an unsuccessful defusing attempt.[85] The same day, police reportedly found 87 items of bomb paraphernalia at the Bastian Mawatha Private Bus Station in Pettah.[86]
On 25 April, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) released names and photos of six suspects wanted in connection over the Easter Sunday bombings, seeking public assistance.[87] On 28 April, police confirmed two of the suspects, Mohomed Iwuhaim Saadiq Abdul Haq and Mohomed Iwuhaim Shahid Abdul Haq were arrested in Nawalapitiyaand would be handed over to the CID.[88]

Victims[edit]

Dead by nationality[89]
NationalityNumber
 Sri Lanka207
 India[90][91]12
 China[92]6
 United Kingdom[93]6
 Denmark[94]3
 Netherlands[95]3[e]
 Australia[96]2
 Saudi Arabia[97][98]2
 Spain[99]2
 Turkey[100]2
 UK/ US[101]2
 United States[102]2
 Bangladesh[103]1
 Japan[104]1
 Portugal[105]1
  Switzerland[86]1
Total253[f]
The bombings killed 253 people and injured at least 500.[2] Initially, 359 fatalities were reported; the Ministry of Health later reduced the number by 106 after cross-referencing DNA samples to body parts. The majority of the dead are Sri Lankans, with at least 46 foreigners among those killed.[89]
Shantha Mayadunne, a Sri Lankan TV chef, and her daughter were among the dead.[106] The Danish dead were three of the four children of Anders Holch PovlsenCEO of Danish clothing retailer Bestseller.[107][108] A maternal grandson of Bangladeshi politician Sheikh Selim was also killed in the attacks.[103] At least 45 children died in the attacks, including nine who were foreigners.[109][86][110]
On 23 April, the first mass funeral was held at St. Sebastian's Church, Katuwapitiya.[111]

Subsequent events[edit]

On 26 April, the Sri Lanka Army and the STF carried out a search operation in Sainthamaruthu where three explosions and a shootout occurred when they attempted to raid a suspected hideout following a tip-off. Three suicide bombers blew themselves up killing nine of their family members, including six children, while three other terrorists were shot dead by the soldiers. One civilian was caught in the crossfire and died, according to police, while a wounded woman and child were taken to hospital.[g]
Another search operation in Sammanthurai based on information received by the State Intelligence Service led to a house where a stock of more than 150 gelignite sticks, IS uniforms and flags, 100,000 metal balls, a drone, a van and a laptop were discovered.[117][118][119] An indefinite curfew had been imposed in the police areas of Kalmunai, Chawalakade and Sammanthurai.[120]
On the same day, a suspect was arrested and more than 40 swords, kris knives and several uniforms similar to those worn by the army were recovered from a mosque at Palliyaweediya in Slave Island.[121]
On 27 April, while conducting house to house raids in the Kalmunai area, evidence recovered linked three suspects to the murders of two police officers Dinesh Alagaratnam and Niroshan Indika on 29 November 2018 in Vavunathivu. All three suspects have been arrested and Daily Mirror reported that sources confirmed they were part of a "radical Islamist" group.[122]
On the same day, the driver of the main suspect involved in the attacks, Mohamed Sahran was arrested in Kattankudy.[123] The Negombo Deputy Mayor, Mohomad Anzar was taken into custody with a sword, a knife and 38 mobile phone batteries.[124]

Government response[edit]

Proclamation of emergency laws

State of emergency[edit]

Following President Sirisena's return to the island from Singapore on 22 April 2019, where he was on a personal visit, the Sri Lankan government declared a state of emergency from midnight of 22 April by a extraordinary gazette notification has been issued by President under the Public Security Ordinance. This would give the government, police and the armed forces sweeping powers to under take counter terrorism activities. The government also further announced that it would hold the national day of mourning, the following day.

Curfews[edit]

Since 21 April evening, the government has imposed nightly police curfews effective island wide, with the hours reduced to 2200 to 0400 hours until 27 April. Indefinite curfews were imposed in several police divisions where incidents such as the Kalmunai shootout took place.[125]

Ban on social media[edit]

The government temporarily blocked major social media networks and messaging services FacebookInstagramWhatsAppViberSnapchat and YouTube within hours of the attack. The blocking included VPN service providers that could be used to circumvent the blocks.[126]
Some commentators condoned the move and viewed it as evidence that social media sites had failed to stop misinformation.[127] Others criticised the block for cutting off Sri Lankans from means of communicating with relatives during a disaster[128] and saw it as counterproductive in reducing fake news.[129][130]
On 30 April, President Sirisena ordered the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) to lift the social media ban.[131]

Ban on burqa[edit]

On 24 April 2019, Sri Lankan MP called for both burqa and niqab to be banned from the country and proposed for a bill to be passed in the Parliament during a local parliamentary session in wake of the attacks.[132][133][134]
On 28 April 2019, President Sirisena banned any type of face covering that prevents or hinders facial identification, including the burqa or niqāb under an emergency law which will go into force on 29 April 2019. Breaching any emergency law is punishable by a maximum penalty of death.[135] In a press release, the President stated the decision was taken to "further support the ongoing security and help the armed forces to easily identify the identity of any wanted perpetrators".[136]

Investigations[edit]

Security lapse Inquiry[edit]

Sri Lanka's Minister of Telecommunication Harin Fernando had tweeted that Police Chief Pujith Jayasundara sent an alert by his Deputy Inspector General Priyalal Dissanayake dated 11 April 2019 relaying an Indian intelligence report[137][138][139][140] from 4 April that suicide bombers affiliated with NTJ planned to attack prominent churches and the Indian embassy in Colombo.[141][142][143] Indian intelligence service reissued the warnings two days and two hours before the attacks. Following the attacks, it disclosed that some of the information about the attacks was gleaned from an ISIL suspect arrested in Delhi, who revealed the name of a man, Zahran Hashim, the founder of the NTJ.[144][58]
After initial government denials of the alert's authenticity, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe stated that "information was there," about the attacks, and that his government must "look into why adequate precautions were not taken."[56] The State Defence Minister had earlier requested that the media not publish the names of the attackers, and said the government believes the attacks were carried out by a single group of religious extremists.[55][145]
This security lapse forms part of a current Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Easter Sunday bombings. [146]

Bombing investigation[edit]

The Sri Lankan Police launched an investigation into the incident to what has now transpired into a major transnational investigation led by the Criminal Investigation Department of the Sri Lankan Police to hunt down all the perpetrators involved in this incident. Six foreign police agencies, including Scotland Yard and the FBI, and Interpol assisting the Sri Lankan Police.[147]
The bomber at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel was a guest who registered under the name of "Mohamed Azzam Mohamed" and gave a false address.[148] The Shangri-La Hotel bomber was identified by police as Insan Seelavan, a factory owner, nine of whose employees have been arrested.[149]
On 23 April 2019, three Sri Lankan government and military sources told Reuters that a Syrian national had been held in custody for questioning over the attacks.[150]
Later on 23 April, the Sri Lankan State Defence Minister, Ruwan Wijewardene, said that initial investigations have revealed that Islamic extremists "carried out the attacks in retaliation for a March attack on two mosques in New Zealand".[26][27][28][29] This has been questioned by New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and by analysts as the attacks were likely planned before the Christchurch attacks.[31][32][30] New Zealand security expert Paul Buchanan said that "Christchurch seems to be a convenient justification for something that was being planned before March 15".[31]Shortly afterward, Amaq News Agency claimed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) inspired the attacks.[7] It released a photo and a video showing eight suicide bombers pledging allegiance to ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Zahran Hashim of the NTJ was identified as their leader.[144] Amaq's statements emphasised the attacks were against Christians who are war with the organisation. None of them referenced Christchurch.[151]
Investigators also believe the bombs were made of acetone peroxide, and are looking into to training camps that had been hidden on a remote compound near Wanathavilluwa, on the west coast of the country, and possible links to overseas jihadist networks.[152][153]
According to the investigators, the perpetrators were offered military training by a person named Army Mohideen while weapons training was provided overseas as well as in Nuwara Eliya and Wanathawilluwa in the Eastern Province. The vehicles used in the attack are believed to have been procured from a car sales centre in Kadawata.[154]
The National Investigation Agency of India confirmed that on 28 April, four homes were raided in Kasaragod and Palakkadas part of the transnational investigation unfolding into the Easter Sunday bombings.[155]

Perpetrators[edit]

Arrests[edit]

Police arrested eight people residing in the Colombo suburb of Dematagoda on the day of the attacks.[h] Five more suspected attackers and accomplices were arrested at a house during the night.[12] Police confirmed on the day after the bombings that 24 people were arrested.[160] By 23 April, the number of people arrested was 40.[161] Three police officers and two civilians were killed by bombs that exploded during the captures.[162] By 24 April, 60 people had been arrested with possible links to the attacks with 32 in custody. On 26 April the Sri Lankan Police had more than 70 suspects held on charges of suspicion of terrorism, aiding and abetting terrorism and conspiracy to commit terrorism. Four high-level suspects are being held by the Terrorism Investigation Department, and 33 are being held by the Criminal Investigation Department. Most of them are friends and family of the suspected suicide bombers.[147][153] Nine suicide bombers, were involved in the attacks and police have so far identified 8.[4]

National Thowheeth Jama'ath[edit]

Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne confirmed that all of the bombers were Sri Lankan citizens associated with National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ), a local militant radical Islamist group, but foreign links are suspected.[163] There had been no claim of responsibility before 23 April. NTJ's leadership had been condemned by several Sri Lankan Muslim organisations in 2016 for advocating extreme fundamentalist indoctrination of children and for clashes with Buddhist monks,[164] and was linked in 2018 to vandalism of Buddhist statues following anti-Muslim riots in Sri Lanka.[165][166] NTJ's member and "bombing mastermind" Moulavi Zahran Hashim, a radical Islamist imam from Sri Lanka, preached on a pro-ISIL Sri Lankan Facebook account, known as "Al-Ghuraba" media, and on YouTube. He had praised the Islamic preacher Zakir Naik for inciting Muslims without being banned.[167][168][169]

Jammiyathul Millathu Ibrahim[edit]

During a press conference on 23 April 2019, State Defence Minister, Ruwan Wijewardene confirmed that a second splinter group was being investigated but declined to provide details. On 27 April 2019, President Sirisena designated Jammiyathul Millathu Ibrahim and National Thowheeth Jama'ath as terrorist organisations, this enables the freezing and seizure of assets belonging to those organisations.[170][171]

Identities of the bombers[edit]

Wijewardene announced that most of the suicide bombers were “well-educated and come from middle or upper-middle class”, and that they were “financially quite independent.” He stated one of the bombers studied in the United Kingdom before going to Australia to complete a postgraduate degree.[172]
Sri Lankan police have identified eight of the nine suicide bombers.
  • Zahran Hashim, the founder of NTJ and the suspected ringleader of the attacks, is believed to have been one of the suicide bombers who struck the Shangri-La hotel in Colombo.[58]
  • Inshaf Ahmed Ibrahim, aged 33, was the owner of Colossus Copper, a manufacturing facility in Wellampitiya. He also detonated his bomb in the breakfast buffet of the Shangri-La hotel. Investigators believe Inshaf used his factory to fabricate the suicide vests used in the attack, supplying bolts and screws that filled the devices.[173][172][174][153]
  • Fatima Ibrahim, wife of Inshaf detonated her bomb killing herself and her three sons, and three police officers, in the police raid of her home in Dematagoda.[173][172][174]
  • Ilham Ahmed Ibrahim, aged 31, younger brother of Inshaf. He detonated a bomb in the Cinnamon Grand hotel.[172][147]
  • Imsath Ibrahim, brother of Inshaf and Ilham.[147]
  • Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed, aged 36, detonated his bomb at the Tropical Inn. Mohamed had previously studied in the United Kingdom and Australia and may have been radicalized while in Australia. He had originally attempted to bomb the Taj Samudra in Colombo, but his device failed to detonate.[175]

Ties to Islamic State[edit]

The attackers are assessed to have links with Islamic State of Iraq and Levant at least in the digital sphere.[151]
Hashim was featured in a video released by Amaq purporting to show eight of the suicide bombers.[144] One of the bombers, Abdul Latheef, had tried to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State.[176] It was reported that he was one of the subjects of a terrorism investigation by the Australian Joint Counter Terrorism Team in 2014 after intelligence emerged linking him to an IS operative Neil Prakash.[177] British newspaper The Times have reported that security agencies believe he might have reached Syria where he was trained and had links with British ISIL members like Jihadi John and Junaid Hussain.[178]
After the 2019 Kalmunai shootout, Amaq claimed those killed in the raid were men of ISIL and published a photo which showed Rilwan who had blown himself up.[179] The other man in the image has been identified to be Zahran.[180] Islamic State also released a video purportedly showing their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi praising the attackers and claiming the attacks were revenge for the loss of Baghouz in Syria.[181]

Impact[edit]

Political[edit]

The Inspector General of PolicePujith Jayasundara, came under heavy criticism following the bombings with the United People's Freedom Alliance urging that he resign for this total failure to prevent the bombings.[182] Later, former Presidential candidate Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka claimed it was unfair to blame the IGP and claimed it was a conflict between the functioning of military intelligence and criminal investigators, and called for better intelligence mechanisms and security clearances to be streamlined.[183]
In a speech delivered in parliament, former president and current opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa slammed the government for weakening the intelligence services over the years. He stated that in January 2015, he handed over a secure and peaceful country with a strong national security apparatus. He claimed the present government is squarely responsible for the 2019 Easter bombings, stating that on an important occasion such as Easter, representatives of the government usually attend Mass; on this occasion, no representatives were present in or near churches. He blamed the government for diluting the powers of the national security apparatus and claimed this terrorist attack would never have occurred under his administration. Additionally, the government was preparing to repeal the Prevention of Terrorism Act; he questioned what kind of position the government would have been in to respond to the incident had they been successful in having the Act repealed.[184]
On 24 April 2019, President Sirisena promised major changes to the leadership of the security forces within the next 24 hours and pledged a "complete restructure" of the police and national security forces in the coming weeks. These changes come amidst allegations that a rift between the President and Prime Minister contributed to the failure to effectively respond to threats that undermine national security. The incident also caused a major setback for the government and for other political parties just before 2019 Sri Lankan presidential election [185]

Resignations and dismissals[edit]

On 23 April, President Sirisena had announced plans to change the heads of the defence forces.[54]
On 25 April, Hemasiri Fernando, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence tendered his resignation to the President, after it was announced that President Sirisena has requested the Defence Secretary and the Inspector General of Police resign.[186] On 29 April, the IGP was sent on compulsory leave and Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police C.D. Wickramaratne was appointed as the Acting Inspector General of Police.[187]. The same day General Shantha Kottegodawas appointed Defence Secretary.[188]

Economic[edit]

Tourism in Sri Lanka is the country's third largest foreign exchange earner and employs around 135,000 to 150,000 in the hotel industry. The industry had expected 3 million tourist arrivals and revenue of $5 billion in 2019. Due to the attack on tourists, The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka estimated a loss of $1.5 billion in tourism earnings for the year.[189]
The governments plan to grant visa-on-arrival to visitors from 39 countries has been suspended due to the current security situation.[190] Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau has asked the Parliament to consider and approve a visa-free entry and grant work permits to those travelling under a new Employment and Migration Programme designed for immigrants for Sri Lankans traveling to Canada.[191]

Social[edit]

Government Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka called for the Batticaloa Campus and Islamic study centres in Beruwala, Maharagama, Tincomalee and Addalachchenai be brought under the control and supervision of the University Grants Commission and the Education Ministry.[192] On 27 April 2019, Sri Lanka Cricket called off an under-19 tour of the country by the Pakistan cricket team, scheduled to take place in May, saying "we didn't want to take any chances".[193]

Reactions[edit]

Domestic responses[edit]

Leaders of the country condemned the attacks: President Maithripala Sirisena said "I have given instructions to take very stern action against the persons who are responsible for this conspiracy",[194] the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghesaid "I strongly condemn the cowardly attacks on our people today,[195] Opposition Leader and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa called the attacks "absolutely barbaric" and said that the nation will stand united as one against "acts of terrorism",[196] and Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera described the attacks as a "well co-ordinated attempt to create murder, mayhem and anarchy".[18]
The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, said "It’s a very very sad day for all of us. I wish therefore to express my deepest sorrow and sympathy [...] I condemn to the utmost of my capacity this act that has caused so much death and suffering to the people."[197] Following the attack, the Archbishop's House in Colombo cancelled all Catholic Easter services planned for the evening of Easter Sunday.[198]

International responses[edit]

Numerous world leaders expressed condolences and condemnation.[i] President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani referred to the bombings as an act of genocide.[244][245]
The Finlandia Hall in Helsinkiilluminated in the colours of the Sri Lankan flag as a memorial to the victims of the bombings
Buildings around the world were dimmed or lit in Sri Lanka's colours in solidarity.[246] The Eiffel Tower in Paris dimmed its lights on the night of the attacks in honour of the victims of the Sri Lanka bombings.[247] The Toronto signwas dimmed in honour of the victims of the attack.[248] Many buildings and bridges were lit up in the colours of Sri Lanka's flag.[249][250][251][252][253]
The New York Stock Exchange paused for a moment of silence before the opening bell on the day after the attacks.[254] Real Madrid C.F. also paused for a moment of silence before the commencement of the La Liga match on the night of the attacks.[254] Candlelight vigils were held and flags were also flown at half-mast around the world including in Canada, Indonesia, New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom.[254]
Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie criticised Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook's role in spreading religious intolerance in Sri Lanka.[127]

Religious leaders[edit]

Representatives and leaders of the main world religions responded with prayers and support for the victims.[255]
Pope Francis pledged his closeness and solidarity after the attacks. During his Urbi et Orbi address in St. Peter's Square, he said, "I wish to express my heartfelt closeness to the Christian community of Sri Lanka, wounded as it was gathered in prayer, and to all the victims of such cruel violence." He also urged the international community to offer the needed help to Sri Lanka, and called on them not to hesitate in condemning those terrorist and inhuman acts that are never justifiable.
Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Myanmar, the President of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conference (FABC) and Cardinal Oswald Gracias of India, the President of Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI) also condemned the attacks.[256]
The World Council of Churches, an ecumenical body representing several major Christian traditions, expressed sentiments of solidarity with the Christians of Sri Lanka.[257]
Condolences for the those affected and condemnations of the attacks were variously offered by the leaders of Anglican,[258] Latter-day Saint,[259] Methodist,[260] Jewish,[255] Orthodox,[261][262] Evangelical,[263] and Reformedchurches.[264]
All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama, a council of Muslim theologians, stated that "On behalf of the Sri Lankan Muslim community, we offer our condolences to the people of Christian faith and extend our hands of friendship in solidarity."[265]They also called for security at all religious sites and "maximum punishment to everyone involved in these dastardly acts."[265] Several of the theologians met with Malcolm Ranjith, the Archbishop of Colombo, following the attacks. The National Shoora Council, composed of eighteen Muslim organisations, also expressed its condolences and requested that the Sri Lankan government not "leave any stone unturned in its efforts to apprehend the culprits whoever they may be and to whatever part of the populace they may belong to."[265]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]


^ See [13][14][15][16][17]
^ See [18][19][20][21]
^ See [26][27][28][29]
^ See [72][73][74][75]
^ One of whom a dual Swiss-Dutch citizen and another a dual Dutch-Sri Lankan citizen
^ Multiple citizenships above only counted once
^ See [112][113][114][115][116]
^ See [19][55][156][157][158][159]
^ World leaders giving condolences included those of Afghanistan,[199] Australia,[200] Bangladesh,[201] Brazil,[202] Brunei,[203]Bulgaria,[204] Cambodia,[205] Canada,[206] China,[207] Denmark,[208] Finland,[209] the Holy See,[210] Hungary,[211] India,[212]Indonesia,[213] Iran,[214] Israel,[215] Italy,[216] Japan,[217] Laos,[218] Lebanon,[219][220] Malaysia,[221] Morocco,[222] New Zealand,[223] Pakistan,[224] Palestine,[225][226] the Philippines,[227] Poland,[228] Portugal,[229] Romania,[230] Russia,[231] Saudi Arabia,[232] Serbia,[233] Singapore,[234] Slovakia,[235] South Korea,[236] Thailand,[237] the United Arab Emirates,[238] the United Kingdom,[239] the United States,[240] Venezuela[241][242] and Vietnam.[243]


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 Highly educated and financially independent: Profile of Sri Lanka ...    https://abcnews.go.com/International/details-emerge-suicide...sri-lanka-easter.../story?id...

4/24/19 ISIS offered no other evidence to support its claim.  Highly educated and financially independent -- that's how Sri Lanka's deputy defense minister described many of the suicide bombers ...  Eight of the nine suicide bombers have been identified so far and one of them was a woman. Most of them came from middle- and upper-middle class families, with some holding academic degrees and possibly having studied in various countries, including the United Kingdom and Australia before returning to Sri Lanka, according to junior defense minister Ruwan Wijewardene.  "They're quite well-educated people,"

What explains rich-kid terrorists (opinion) - CNN 
 4/24/19 - Why would well-educated, upper-middle-class folks with seemingly everything to live for blow ... Was the Sri Lanka terror attack preventable? Two of the suicide bombers were the sons of a wealthy Sri Lankan spice trader, Mohamed Ibrahim,

The terrorism expert Marc Sageman in his 2004 book "Understanding Terror Networks" examined the biographies of 172 Sunni terrorists and found that friends and family members often joined jihadist groups together. Three pairs of Saudi brothers, for instance, were hijackers on 9/11. A similar dynamic can be seen with the two brothers among the suicide bombers in the Sri Lanka attacks.
Hundreds killed in Sri Lanka bomb attacks  In fact, terrorism experts have long known that terrorism is often a bourgeois endeavor.

Osama bin Laden was the son of a Saudi construction magnate.
His successor as the leader of al Qaeda, Ayman al Zawahiri, is a surgeon from a prominent Egyptian family.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the so-called "underwear bomber" who tried to blow up an American passenger jet over Detroit on Christmas Day 2009, is the son of a wealthy Nigerian banker and was attending University College London, one of the top universities in the world

group's ringleader detonated his explosive-laden vest at the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo, according to Wijewardene.

The female suicide bomber detonated inside the housing complex in Dematagoda as authorities approached, killing two children and three police officers. She was the wife of another alleged assailant, who is among the 60 people arrested so fa


Sri Lanka investigates ISIS bombing links: Live updates - CNN https://www.cnn.com/asia/live-news/sri-lanka-easter-bombings...intl/index.html
  4/24/19 He described him as "very rich" and added that his sons were "well educated overseas. ... to President Maithripala Sirisena, told CNN's Ivan Watson the terrorists' “entire ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrorism_in_Sri_Lanka The 2019 Sri Lanka Easter bombings were the first acts of terrorism that occurred after the end of the civil war in 2009. Eight explosions took place on Easter Sunday April 21, 2019 at three catholic churches located in Colombo, Negambo and Batticaloa (Kochchikade Church, Katuwapitiya Church, and Zion church) and three luxury hotels in the commercial capital Colombo (Shangrila Hotel, Cinnamon Grand Hotel and Kingsbury Hotel).[58] At least 359 people were confirmed dead by these attacks, including over 30 foreigners, with more than 500 people injured and hospitalized. A local Islamist terrorist group known as National Thowfeek Jamaath was identified as responsible for these string of attacks.[59]


Sri Lanka attacks: 'International network' linked to bombings - BBC News 
  Apr 22 A wave of bombings that killed 290 people in Sri Lanka on Sunday was carried out with the support of an international network, officials said. ... Another 500 people were injured in the suicide attacks on churches and hotels. .... Jamath, if it is indeed responsible, has links with global jihadistgroups.  On Monday, another blast rocked a street near a church in the capital, Colombo. Police were attempting to defuse explosives in a vehicle used by the attackers when it blew up. It is not yet known if anyone was hurt.

Sri Lankan authorities were warned about a bomb threat from National Thowheed Jamath a full two weeks before the attacks, cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said at a press conference.

He said that the warnings were not passed on to the Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, or his cabinet

 intelligence "never indicated it was going to be an attack of this magnitude".


authorities believed the bombers had international support. "We do not believe these attacks were carried out by a group of people who were confined to this country," he said, adding: "There was an international network without which these attacks could not have succeeded."

A later statement said President Maithripala Sirisena would ask for foreign help to track down the international links to the attackers.

"The intelligence reports [indicate] that foreign terrorist organisations are behind the local terrorists. Therefore, the president is to seek the assistance of the foreign countries," his office said.
"They were talking about isolated, one or two incidents. Not like this," he said.

Sri Lanka: Muslim terrorists who slaughtered 300 Christians, injured ...  https://gellerreport.com/2019/04/muslim-terror-sri-lanka-global.html/
  Sri Lanka: Muslim terrorists who slaughtered 300 Christians, injured 500, had help from global jihad network. By Pamela Geller - on April 22, ...

What the Sri Lanka Bombings Tell Us About the State of ISIS  https://www.thedailybeast.com/what-the-sri-lanka-bombings-tell-us-about-the-state-of-...
 Christians have long been among its targets. ... On Tuesday, the Islamic State (also known as IS or ISIS) confirmed what ... blasts across Sri Lanka, which killed over 300 and injured over 500. ... The attacks—and ISIS' response—provide a troubling demonstration of how ISIS' global network is adapting to its ...

Local Group Is Blamed for Attacks, but Sri Lanka Suspects ...   https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/22/world/asia/national-thowheed-jamaath.html

3 days ago - They are investigating whether the attackers had help from ... Is Blamed for Attacks, but  Sri Lanka Suspects 'International Network' ... Thowheeth Jama'ath, a little-known radical Islamistgroup, with help from ... On Tuesday, officials said the death toll had risen to at least 310, with about 500 others wounded.

Sri Lanka bombings: 'international network' linked to attack as local ...  https://www.telegraph.co.uk › News
 - Sri Lanka bombings: 'international network' linked to attack as local Islamist group ... behind suicide bomb attacks that killed close to 300 in Sri Lanka. ... across the island that killed at least 290 and wounded around 500. ... The newly formed radical Islamist group supporting global jihad had ..... Need help?



Sri Lanka investigates Easter bombings - CNN.com 
 The attacks: A wave of deadly blasts hit Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. ... Hundreds more were injured in the attacks, which targeted several churches and luxury .... of an ISIS suspect arrested in India, an Indian official told CNN. NTJ has not claimed the attacks. Meanwhile, ISIS did claim responsibility for the bombings last night, but its involvement has not been proven.  "If you have an ISIS claim of responsibility, given ISIS and what they’ve done, in places like Europe, the Middle East and elsewhere, you gotta sit back and take it seriously," he said.

CNN exclusive: ISIS suspect gave advance warning of Sri Lanka bombings, Indian official says
From CNN's James Griffiths and Swati Gupta April 23, 2019 A still from the video released by the Amaq news agency, claiming to show the Sri Lanka bombersISISSITE Intelligence Group Early warnings from India's intelligence services to Sri Lankan officials ahead of the Easter Sunday bombings were based on information gleaned from an ISIS suspect, CNN has learned.  Delhi passed on unusually specific intelligence in the weeks and days leading up to the attacks, Sri Lankan officials have said, and at least some of it was gleaned from material obtained during interrogations of an ISIS suspect arrested in India, an Indian official told CNN.  Advance warnings about the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka came from an ISIS suspect in India, an official told CNN. India's intelligence service learned specific information during interrogations. The suspect told investigators the name of a man, Zahran Hashim, whom he trained in Sri Lanka. Hashim is connected to a local extremist group implicated in the bombings, which killed at least 359 people. Hashim is ID'd in a video, released by ISIS, that purportedly shows the attackers and claims responsibility for the attacks. India passed all this info on to Sri Lankan officials, but the warnings went unheeded. Sri Lankan investigators say there were nine suicide bombers, including one woman.



17:01

Why ISIS targeted Sri Lanka & the attacks were not a retaliation for Christchurch massacre
ThePrint

In this episode of Cut the Clutter, Shekhar Gupta explains why ISIS targeted

LTTE has been out of business though they could do an operation like this
Each bomber was probably backed by another dozen people helping
Al Qaeda does not attack places of worship
Pakistan  Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) tied to ISI but not likely
Tiny country nothing to do with internal problems
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mele host Anti-semitic  conspiracy theory blames Israel and the Jews by mele host mostly anti-immigrant

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at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, police and hospital sources say. At least seven blasts were reported. Three church...
On 21 April 2019, Easter Sunday, three Christian 


Black Sheep Zahran Hashim: The Mastermind Of Sri Lanka's Easter ...

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3 days ago - Mohamed Hashim Mohamed Zahran was 12 years old when he began his studies at the Jamiathul Falah Arabic College. He was a nobody, ...

Who is Zahran Hashim, the radical cleric linked to Sri Lanka bombings ...

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6 days ago - Ahamed said Hashim, who has also gone by the names Mohamed Zahran and Moulavi Hashim, was around 40 years old and from the east ...

Sri Lanka bomb suspect's sister fears 18 relatives dead after attacks ...

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/28/asia/sri-lanka...mohamed-hashim.../index.html

2 days ago - Mohamed Hashim Mathaniya is the sister of Mohamed Zahran Hashim, the man Sri Lankan authorities believe was one of the leaders of the ...

Wife, daughter of Sri Lanka bombings mastermind Zahran Hashim ...

https://gulfnews.com/.../wife-daughter-of-sri-lanka-bombings-mastermind-zahran-has...




1 day ago - Mohammad Zahran Hashim was the ringleader of a group who blew themselves up in churches and hotels, an attack that sent shockwaves ...

Wanted Sri Lanka Easter attack leader Zahran Hashim died in hotel ...

https://gulfnews.com/.../wanted-sri-lanka-easter-attack-leader-zahran-hashim-died-in-h...




4 days ago - Mohammad Hashim Madaniya has found out that her brother, Zahran Hashim, is the alleged ringleader of a group of suicide bombers who ...

Moulvi Zahran Hashim | Arab News

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9 hours ago - Hashim, also referred to as Mohammed Zahran and Moulvi (the South Asian term for imam) Hashim, is said to have belonged to an “average ...

Sri Lanka attacks: Sister of 'ringleader' deplores attack - BBC News

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48048054




5 days ago - Mohammad Hashim Madaniya has found out that her brother, Zahran Hashim, is the alleged ringleader of a group of suicide bombers who ...



Zahran Hashim: Radical Islamist linked to Sri Lanka blasts - World ...

https://www.thejakartapost.com/.../zahran-hashim-radical-islamist-linked-to-sri-lanka-...




6 days ago - The man in the centre is believed to be Zahran Hashim, who was ... who has also gone by the names Mohamed Zahran and Moulavi Hashim, ...