India intelligence official on Sri Lanka: target was clearly Catholics; Islamic State active in Sri Lanka since 2016

Jihad Watch | 4/21/2019 | Robert Spencer
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The denial and obfuscation regarding the jihad threat is certain to continue; the Sri Lanka jihad massacres remind us that it has a human cost.

“Sri Lanka has seen a spike in Jihadi activity since 2017,” by Vicky Nanjappa, OneIndia, April 21, 2019:

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Colombo, Apr 21: The problem of the Islamic State has been rampant in Sri Lanka since 2016.

That year the Parliament was told that 32 Muslims from elite families had joined the ISIS.

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The following year, scores of Sri Lankan ISIS terrorists had returned from Syria, following which there was a spike in Jihadi activity.

In January this year authorities in Sri Lanka seized a huge cache of explosives at Wanathawilluwa. It was said that this belonged to a module of the ISIS, who were attempting major blasts at historic Buddhist monuments. An imam and a maulvi were also arrested in connection with the incident.

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On April 11, the police got an input that terrorists would target 11 Churches in the country. It warned that Catholics would be the target of the attack. Moreover the serial bombings that rocked Colombo bear the signature of the Islamic State. The nation has been under the radar of the Islamic...
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