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For progressives, the world is a mysterious and ever-surprising place. Like The Washington Post in it’s April 22 piece, alerting readers that “Sri Lanka’s bloody Easter puts spotlight on a new terror threat.”
“New?” Militant Brazilian Methodists? Laplandian separatists?
Readers - Words - Reporter - Ishaan - Tharoor
No. Readers have to wade 416 words into reporter Ishaan Tharoor’s “analysis” -- past mentions of The Tamil Tigers and their past atrocities, “Sri Lanka’s Sinhalese Buddhist majority” and the country’s “ghastly civil war” (none of it relevant to Sunday’s attacks) -- to learn that “There was speculation, but no confirmed evidence, of an Islamist militant connection.” Talk about burying the lede.
Well, now we know the attacks were carried out by an Islamist terror group, National Thowfeek Jaamath, probably with help from some pretty familiar groups. “The...
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