Sri Lanka government says local Islamic group behind Easter jihad massacres, may have “international support”

Monday, April 22, 2019
By Paul Martin

APR 22, 2019

The National Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTJ), that is, the National Tauhid Organization. Tauhid is Islam’s absolute monotheism that sees virtually every other religion as idolatrous.

“Sri Lanka government says local Islamist group behind blasts,” AFP, April 22, 2019:

The Sri Lankan government suspects that a local Islamist extremist group called National Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTJ) was behind the deadly suicide bomb attacks that killed nearly 300 people, government spokesperson Rajitha Senaratne said Monday.

Senaratne, who is also a cabinet minister, added that the government was investigating whether the group had “international support.”

Sri Lankan authorities have ordered a state of emergency to be introduced from midnight Monday.

Documents seen by AFP show Sri Lanka’s police chief issued a warning on April 11, saying that a “foreign intelligence agency” had reported NTJ was planning attacks on churches and the Indian high commission.

Not much is known about the NTJ, a radical Muslim group that has been linked to the vandalizing of Buddhist statues….

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