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Sri Lanka massacres

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dis86, 21 Apr 2019.

  1. Dis86

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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-48001720

    Names are in the hat over who did it but yet another country that tragically can't get a break from the killing of innocents.
    Celebrating what to many is the most holy day in the Christian calendar.
    Thankfully not seen anything to say the perpetrators filmed this one.
     
  2. James_Duncan_Smith

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    Terribly sad news. Prayers with the affected this Easter.

    Now will the media make a song and dance on it like the New Zealand attack? Or will it fill a news day and be the end of it?

    The plight of Christians around the world is perilous in a number of locations. The middle east has nearly expunged them at this stage.
     
  3. jsmoke

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    Sad.
     
  4. Yas786

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    Terrible news and yet again whoever has carried out these attacks have no shame in where or who they target. I have my suspicions about who carried out these attacks. But until the perpetrators take responsibility or evidence shows otherwise then it’s at best a guess.

    Seems like places of worship are no longer safe places :/.
     
  5. NoobCannon

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    Its almost obvious from Which backround the perpetrators come From. However will wait for it to be confirmed or will have the rabid defenders in here
     
  6. G-MAN2004

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    Of course not. The victims are Christians.
     
  7. Hades

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    RIP. Terrible news.
     
  8. amigafan2003

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    Its probably not Muslim's, if that's your angle. Buddhists have been behind most of the violence on Sri Lanka.
     
  9. Dis86

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    The trouble is they're heavily protected within the country and are rarely held responsible for negative actions they commit. Hence my name's in hat bit.
     
  10. Hades

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    Isn't the violence from Buddhists usually targetted towards Muslims for historic reasons? I can't see why they would attack Christians as there isn' the same historic animosity.
     
  11. zophiel

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    a minority of extremist from the tamil region have been behind a lot of it because they wanted independence, and they didnt really care who they attacked initially.

    its only over the last maybe 10 years that muslims have been targeted more aggressively since the civil war ended. its always been a place thats had violence between its various religious groups.
     
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  12. ivrytwr3

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    "Thoughts and Prayers" - you changed your FB image to support those affected too?

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    Make religion a crime or give the peaceful religion a country of their own.
     
  13. EGuitarStar

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    Tragic and sad.

    Let's not beat around the bush here we know who is to blame here , them stupid homo sapiens.
     
  14. Hades

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    I switched on the BBC News to find out more. The last three news items have been a fire on a UK moor, the climate change protestors and now a programme about birds adapting to climate change. The only reference to the event in the last 20 mins is the scrolling banner across the bottom.
     
  15. ivrytwr3

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  16. ivrytwr3

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    At least 137 killed and over 500 injured - on a Christian religious day.

    "Thoughts and Prayers" - yeah.
     
  17. Uther

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    Another day, another atrocity. What a world :(
     
  18. kefan77

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    what are you on about? Civil war was fought between Tamils (LTTE), who are Hindu and Sinhalese (majority) who are Buddhists. The terror attacks in the past have been committed by LTTE then.
     
  19. Efour

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    Gonna change my FB profile picture to some flag to show sympathy
     
  20. amigafan2003

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    That's because it's a headline item - at 10:38 that's already passed and they are onto the lesser news items. It's 11am now and it's on the BBC news channel as a headline.