MSM: Slaughter of Christians in Sri Lanka massacre was ‘revenge’ for New Zealand attacks
An initial probe into the coordinated terror attacks in and around the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo, in which Muslim terrorists slaughtered at least 321 Christians, hotel guests, and foreign tourists, shows it was ‘retaliation for Christchurch’.
ISIS have claimed responsibility for the coordinated attacks but did not give evidence for its claim.
‘The preliminary investigations have revealed that what happened in Sri Lanka [on Sunday] was in retaliation for the attack against Muslims in Christchurch,’ state minister of defense Ruwan Wijewardene told parliament.
Instead of focusing on the slaughter of Christian worshipers by Muslim terrorists, the mainstream media widely reported the “revenge” narrative.
This morning, Sri Lankan investigators revealed they now believe two domestic Muslim terror groups – including the National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ) – were behind the coordinated blasts.
The NTJ was the subject of an intelligence warning ten days before the attacks, raising questions about why more precautions were not taken.
Sri Lanka Police spokesperson has said that 13 Muslim terrorists were arrested in connection with the attacks. Ten of those detained have been handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department.
The Sri Lankan military received intelligence suggesting the Muslim terror group National Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTJ) was planning suicide attacks on churches before the bombing.
Foreign intelligence agencies warned of attacks by the group several times in recent weeks – the first as early as April 4 – but that the information was not passed higher up the chain of command.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe confirmed that the government had prior information about the terror attacks, but failed to take preventive steps.
Cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said today that the sick terrorists were helped by an “international network.”
Muslim terrorist Moulvi Zahran Hashim, the founder of NTJ who referred to himself as Abu Ubaida, was named as the mastermind behind the Easter Sunday massacre.
Local media claimed the Muslim preacher, who had pledged allegiance to ISIS, was one of the bombers who attacked the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo, but this was later disputed.
CCTV footage has emerged of a Muslim terrorist entering St Sebastian’s Church in Negombo moments before blowing himself up and murdering at more than 100 Christian worshipers.