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Sri Lanka explosions: 137 killed as churches and hotels targeted

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At least 137 people have been killed and hundreds more injured in explosions at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, police and hospital sources say.

At least six explosions were reported. Three churches in Negombo, Batticaloa and Colombo's Kochchikade district were targeted during Easter services.

The Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury hotels, all in Colombo, were also hit.

Yet another example of 'My myth is better than your myth. And so I'll kill you.'

I mean seriously  :'(
« Last Edit: April 21, 2019, 09:36:09 AM by Tank »
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Re: Sri Lanka explosions: 137 killed as churches and hotels targeted
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2019, 10:21:28 AM »
Sri Lanka explosions: 137 killed as churches and hotels targeted

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At least 137 people have been killed and hundreds more injured in explosions at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, police and hospital sources say.

At least six explosions were reported. Three churches in Negombo, Batticaloa and Colombo's Kochchikade district were targeted during Easter services.

The Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury hotels, all in Colombo, were also hit.

Yet another example of 'My myth is better than your myth. And so I'll kill you.'

I mean seriously  :'(

Oh so are they starting up the bombing again, so the government will crack down, there'll be discontent so more bombing, harsher crackdown, more discontent so more bombing and so it goes.

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Re: Sri Lanka explosions: 137 killed as churches and hotels targeted
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2019, 01:53:19 PM »
Time for our governments to crack down on Islamophobia again :-\?
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Re: Sri Lanka explosions: 137 killed as churches and hotels targeted
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2019, 02:36:23 PM »
Is anyone still surprised about the inhumanity of humanity?

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Re: Sri Lanka explosions: 137 killed as churches and hotels targeted
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2019, 03:11:13 PM »
Is anyone still surprised about the inhumanity of humanity?

Thanks for sharing your personal confirmation bias.

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Re: Sri Lanka explosions: 137 killed as churches and hotels targeted
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2019, 04:54:09 PM »
Barbaric!
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Re: Sri Lanka explosions: 137 killed as churches and hotels targeted
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2019, 05:29:35 PM »
Barbaric, indeed. And the people killed or injured were the problem, how?

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Re: Sri Lanka explosions: 137 killed as churches and hotels targeted
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2019, 06:02:30 PM »
Over 200 dead and 450 injured.
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Re: Sri Lanka explosions: 137 killed as churches and hotels targeted
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2019, 06:16:04 PM »
It's looking as though this could be the work of the Tamil Tigers, so essentially a secular issue, not religiously motivated. This is initial speculation with no claims for the atrocities as yet. Apparently there were a number of Tamils were killed. There is also a chance it could be Buddhists who feel the evangelical nature of Christianity in Sri Lanka is seen as a threat to the Buddhist culture/majority. So nothing firm at this point.
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Re: Sri Lanka explosions: 137 killed as churches and hotels targeted
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2019, 06:51:30 PM »
Very good penny, you get a gold star. Persons, can indeed be good. People though, are the scum of this world!

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Re: Sri Lanka explosions: 137 killed as churches and hotels targeted
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2019, 08:32:44 PM »
The Tamil Tigers used to attack military targets and politicians, never hotels or churches. It is also rather unlikely that they were involved, because they were defeated in 2009. The deed was religiously motivated. The Sri Lankan police has identified suicide bomber Zahran Hashim as the attacker at the Shangri La hotel and Abu Mohammad as the attacker at the Batticalao church.
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Re: Sri Lanka explosions: 137 killed as churches and hotels targeted
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2019, 12:53:22 AM »
Thank you BP, I needed that boost for my assessment of mankind.   Seems that there are some exceptional people out there.

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Re: Sri Lanka explosions: 137 killed as churches and hotels targeted
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2019, 01:01:32 AM »
The Tamil Tigers used to attack military targets and politicians, never hotels or churches. It is also rather unlikely that they were involved, because they were defeated in 2009. The deed was religiously motivated. The Sri Lankan police has identified suicide bomber Zahran Hashim as the attacker at the Shangri La hotel and Abu Mohammad as the attacker at the Batticalao church.

Yeah, the Tigers were wiped out. Interesting how the name pops up after the fact in an unrelated event.
 

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