Islamic State says Sri Lanka jihad massacres were revenge for attacks on mosques and Muslims

Sunday, April 21, 2019
By Paul Martin

BY ROBERT SPENCER
JIHADWATCH.ORG
APR 21, 2019

“And We ordained for them therein a life for a life, an eye for an eye, a nose for a nose, an ear for an ear, a tooth for a tooth, and for wounds is legal retribution.” (Qur’an 5:45)

“Colombo bombings: ISIS suggests revenge for strikes on Muslims,” by Vicky Nanjappa, One India, April 21, 2019:

The Islamic State supporters have indicated that the Colombo bombings were in retaliation for strikes on Mosques.

SITE Intel group said that the ISIS supporters portrayed the attack as revenge for strikes on mosques and Muslims in general.

It may be recalled that in 2016 there were reports that 32 elite Muslims had joined the Islamic State.

The ISIS had warned that it would target the Buddhists in Sri Lanka. Further looking at the pattern of the blast and also the fact that the attack was targeted only at the Catholics and foreigners, it suggests that the outfit has a hand behind this attack.

Initial reports that emerged after bomb blasts ripped Colombo suggest that a suicide bomber could have been involved….

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