Murderous thugs struck at Christians on our most important religious day of the year in Sri Lanka, where the vast majority are Buddhist, there are about 12% Muslims and Christians only comprise 7% of the country.
From the Hill:
The Associated Press reports that the blasts in Sri Lanka marked the worst episode of violence since the nation’s civil war ended 10 years ago. One official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told the AP that two of the explosions are suspected to have been the result of suicide bombers.
The bombings were coordinated, and they targeted Catholic worshipers attending Easter Mass as well as guests at luxury hotels, according to The New York Times.
Dr. Samiddhi Samarakoon, a deputy director of the National Hospital of Sri Lanka, said that the death toll as a result of the bombings had reached 189, The Times noted. Samarakoon added that 11 foreigners were among those that were killed.
The churches attacked included St. Sebastian’s Church in Negombo, a city about 20 miles north of Sri Lanka’s capital, St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo and Zion Church in the eastern city of Batticaloa.
Bombings also occurred at Shangri-La, the Cinnamon Grand and the Kingsbury hotels in Colombo.
It remains unclear who is responsible for the attacks. But police have said that the attacks appear to have been coordinated.
“Please avoid propagating unverified reports and speculation,” Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Twitter. “The government is taking immediate steps to contain this situation.”
Trump tweeted about it:
138 people have been killed in Sri Lanka, with more that 600 badly injured, in a terrorist attack on churches and hotels. The United States offers heartfelt condolences to the great people of Sri Lanka. We stand ready to help!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2019
And he made an error that the left is harping on about.
Anyway, pray for our Christian brothers and sisters who are being oppressed all over the world. And thank God that we are blessed to be in a free country where we are safe to practice our faith.