ISIS Takes Responsibility for Sri Lanka Bombings, Release Photos of Suicide Bombers

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 4/23/2019 | Mary Chastain
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On Easter Sunday, the holiest day on the Christian calendar, suicide bombers attacked churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. They killed over 231 people.

The Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the attack. The terrorist group also posted a picture of the seven suicide bombers.

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In the video, the seven suicide bombers stand in front of the ISIS flag and swear allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the terrorist group’s leader.

ISIS identified the attackers in a statement: Abu Ubayda, Abu al-Mukhtar, Abu Khalil, Abu Hamza, Abu al-Bara’a, Abu Muhammad and Abu Abdullah. It did not tell us the nationalities of the terrorists.

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Reports have named Zahran Hashim, a radical Islamic cleric, as the mastermind behind the attack. He is the man in the middle in the video below.

From Fox News:

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Nonetheless, Hashim had developed a reputation as a preacher who “copied” ISIS propaganda videos with his animated and vehement postings who has long espoused vocal support for the world’s most dangerous terrorist brand. The pro-ISIS “Al-Ghuraba” media channel in Sri Lanka, which operated across Facebook and YouTube as its primary platforms, reportedly featured his inflammatory videos. The videos often advocated the notion that only Muslims are acceptable rulers and he routinely railed against Christians, Buddhists, and Hindus.

Unconfirmed local reports have since indicated he once studied in neighboring India; but became a controversial figure within the Muslim...
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