Sri Lanka bombs



  • The world is a fucked up place



  • Just horrible.



  • @booboo yep...what a time to be alive 😞



  • @booboo and more accurately, Islam is a really fucked up religion/set of ideas. Far far too much senseless violence committed in its name every single week around the world. This is just absolutely sickening.



  • A friend is traveling over there at the moment. We know she's safe but there's always that worry aye. Terrible news. Humans have a horrible capacity to do shit things to each other.



  • @No-Quarter said in Sri Lanka bombs:

    @booboo and more accurately, Islam is a really fucked up religion/set of ideas. Far far too much senseless violence committed in its name every single week around the world. This is just absolutely sickening.

    Has a Muslim group admitted responsibility yet ? My first thought was Tamil arseholes kicking off things again .



  • @jegga said in Sri Lanka bombs:

    @No-Quarter said in Sri Lanka bombs:

    @booboo and more accurately, Islam is a really fucked up religion/set of ideas. Far far too much senseless violence committed in its name every single week around the world. This is just absolutely sickening.

    Has a Muslim group admitted responsibility yet ? My first thought was Tamil arseholes kicking off things again .

    Fair enough, just saw churches were targeted by suicide bombers so assumed it was religiously motivated. I don't know a great deal about the Tamil terrorist groups TBH.



  • @No-Quarter said in Sri Lanka bombs:

    @jegga said in Sri Lanka bombs:

    @No-Quarter said in Sri Lanka bombs:

    @booboo and more accurately, Islam is a really fucked up religion/set of ideas. Far far too much senseless violence committed in its name every single week around the world. This is just absolutely sickening.

    Has a Muslim group admitted responsibility yet ? My first thought was Tamil arseholes kicking off things again .

    Fair enough, just saw churches were targeted by suicide bombers so assumed it was religiously motivated. I don't know a great deal about the Tamils TBH.

    They shared jihadis enthusiasm for suicide bombing . Like Isis they were dumb enough to actually take some territory and hold it which was their undoing and they were beaten pretty badly .
    Hope it’s not kicking off again .



  • @jegga thanks. Obviously my comment about Islam stands but may be better suited to another thread. Would hate to see that conflict starting up again.



  • @No-Quarter said in Sri Lanka bombs:

    @jegga thanks. Obviously my comment about Islam stands but may be better suited to another thread. Would hate to see that conflict starting up again.

    Yeah that was a nasty one , the Black caps got caught up in a suicide bombing in a hotel in the early 2000s .



  • Two more explosions with nearly 200 confirmed dead. Jesus H Christ. Think you might be right @jegga, seems way too organised for one of the main Islamic groups.



  • My thoughts were around the Sri Lankan civil war which was as nasty as fuck.

    Tamils v Sinhalese.

    I know the Sinhalese were Buddhist, not sure about Tamils.

    So seems odd they should target Christians and mostly western tourists. Unless there's something I've missed.

    Potential I suppose for Islamist terrorist to target a weak Christian target (kind of a reverse Christchurch).

    But all speculation at this stage.



  • Google tells me Tamils are Hindus.



  • @booboo yeah reading about the Tamil group 'Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam' they didn't follow a religious ideology, it was a political protest group that turned violent in response to anti-Tamil government policies (I'm sure that's over simplifying it).

    Odd that churches would be targeted like that if they are behind it. I've seen some names of the people carrying out the attacks but it is unverified at this stage so won't say more on that until we get more details.

    I really feel for the people of Sri Lanka, I have some great mates and colleagues that are Sri Lankan and the shit that decent people over there have been through just beggars belief, whether it's violence like this or natural disasters.



  • 138 dead in latest headline on Stuff. 😞



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  • @booboo said in Sri Lanka bombs:

    Google tells me Tamils are Hindus.

    My understanding (after briefly dating a Sri lankan Tamil girl) is that they have a sizeable Christian contingent also



  • Cape Town based News 24 (which I keep an eye on to hear what they are saying about youse blokes, and to dob to them about what youse blokes are saying about them, if I see an advantage in so doing) reported at 14:46 on April 21:

    "Sri Lanka's police chief made a nationwide alert 10 days before Sunday's bomb attacks in the country that suicide bombers planned to hit "prominent churches", according to the warning seen by AFP.

    Police chief Pujuth Jayasundara sent an intelligence warning to top officers on April 11 setting out the threat.

    "A foreign intelligence agency has reported that the NTJ (National Thowheeth Jama'ath) is planning to carry out suicide attacks targeting prominent churches as well as the Indian high commission in Colombo," said the alert.

    The NTJ is a radical Muslim group in Sri Lanka that came to notice last year when it was linked to the vandalisation of Buddhist statues.

    At least 129 people were killed in six bomb attacks on Sunday that included three churches."

    Straits Times reported 9 hours ago (just updated):

    "Eight devastating bomb blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on Sunday (April 21), killing at least 207 people and injuring 450, including dozens of foreigners.

    Police officials said that at least 35 foreigners were among the dead. A hospital source said American, British and Dutch citizens were among those killed in the six blasts.

    Sri Lanka’s Defence Ministry ordered a night-time curfew with immediate effect ...
    ...
    Seven people were arrested and three police officers were killed during a security forces raid on a house in the Sri Lankan capital several hours after the rash of attacks, some of which officials said were suicide bombs.

    Earlier in the day, Sri Lankan Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardene said the culprits behind the terrorist attacks had been identified and would soon be taken into custody.
    ...
    Out of Sri Lanka’s total population of around 22 million, 70 per cent are Buddhist, 12.6 per cent Hindu, 9.7 per cent Muslim, and 7.6 per cent Christian, according to the country’s 2012 census. Only around 6 per cent of the population are Catholic, but the religion is seen as a unifying force because it includes people from both the minority Tamil and majority Sinhalese ethnic groups. ..."





  • I see a remarkable difference in the reaction from local authorities to that of the French, English and other slave nations under the European Union dictatorship when they have been similarly attacked.

    Similarly, Australian authorities will have police on alert in Sydney, ready to throw a protective ring around medieval death cult enclaves, with pencils sharpened for issuing tickets by the score to racist white hatey haters on sight.

    From their Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in a televised address on the day:

    "... called on all Sri Lankans to remain united and act patiently.

    “We have to ensure that terrorism does not lift its head in Sri Lanka, and we will take all measures to ensure terrorism is wiped out in this country. We also hail the three brave policemen who sacrificed their lives, and express condolences for all those who lost loved ones. We should hold our unity as Sri Lankans.”

    From Defense Minister RuwanWijewardene:

    "... several people have been arrested in connections to the attack. Subsequently, a van believed to have been used in the attacks was also taken into Police custody, along with a suspect, bringing the total arrested by Colombo Crimes Division to 13 at the time of going to press. ...

    ... confirmed that the attacks in Colombo Church and hotels were suicide attacks.

    “Many of them are suicide attacks, we have not confirmed all details yet, ...

    ... appealed to the media not to reveal names of those who are believed to be connected to the attack, or to refer to the organisations connected.
    “Do not publicise the name of the attackers, they will become heroes and be considered martyrs"

    Catholic leader Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm, Cardinal Ranjith:
    "also strongly condemned the attacks and asked people of different religions to join to pray for all those who were killed and injured.
    ...
    ... I like to request the Government to hold a very impartial and strong investigation as to who was responsible behind this act, and also to punish them, because only animals can behave like this. I wish to condemn this act in the strongest possible terms"

    Clearly he does not feel the same love for the religion of bits and pieces as Pope Fonzi.

    From Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa:
    “We vehemently condemn the unfortunate series of attacks that occurred on Easter, a sacred holiday for Catholics. ...
    The Government must take action to safeguard the country from the unsafe situation the country is currently in. I also make this an opportunity to extend my deepest condolences towards the grieved Catholic families and communities, and shocked Sri Lankans. We share our grief with them.”

    It appears these people rather like what they have and will act decisively to keep it that way.
    Our political and church leaders are not a bit like them.


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