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TERRORISM EXCUSES SMASHED AGAIN

Ever since the horrific events of September 11, 2001, various apologists for Islamic terrorism have offered excuses for deadly attacks. One of the earliest and most pervasive excuses held that terror is caused by economic inequality.

SRI LANKA’S DEADLIEST FAMILY KEEPS ON KILLING
Rich kid turned suicide bomber Inshaf Ibrahim
Rich kid turned suicide bomber Inshaf Ibrahim

Tim Blair, The Daily Telegraph

They were young, rich and educated. And with their co-religionists they killed more than 350 people. Following Easter Sunday’s Islamic bomb attacks, the slaughter in Sri Lanka continues:

At the centre of the plot that has devastated the peaceful Southeast Asian nation are two brothers, according to reports. They were the sons of a rich spice merchant, and they lived in one of the most lavish mansions in their wealthy suburb in Colombo.

The mastermind of the suicide bomb plot is now believed to have been Inshaf Ibrahim, in his 30s, who owned a copper factory. He is said to have detonated his own explosive device at the Shangri-La hotel, by the busy breakfast buffet, a source close to the family told reporters.

When the lavish and sprawling Ibrahim home was raided shortly afterwards, the pregnant wife of one of the brothers was in the home wearing a suicide vest, [Sri Lanka’s Deputy Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardene said].

As police arrived, the woman reportedly detonated the vest, killing herself, her two children and three police officers.

Most of the suicide bombers were from educated, wealthy families, according to Mr Wijewardene. Some had law degrees and all were Sri Lankan, he added.

Updates:

Not only was burka-clad Fatima one of nine suicide bombers to take part in the Easter Sunday massacre – which claimed the lives of at least 359 people – police say she was a key player in the bomb plot.

Horrified locals revealed Fatima was expecting a baby  – but could not believe she was willing to wipe out her family along with three police officers for her vile beliefs.” End of quote.

The Sun UK

BLOODY LAST STAND

Sri Lanka bombings – Pregnant jihadi bride killed her unborn child and three sons in suicide blast hours after husband blew himself up at a hotel

Burka-clad Fatima Ibrahim detonated her suicide vest shortly after her sick extremist husband Ilham blew up the restaurant area of the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo.

A PREGNANT jihadi bride killed herself, her unborn child and her three sons in a twisted suicide blast which also claimed the lives of Sri Lankan police officers.

Brainwashed Fatima Ibrahim detonated an explosive device at her home in a posh area of Colombo when SWAT cops arrived shortly after her extremist husband Ilham, 36, had killed dozens at the Shangri-La Hotel.

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Ilham Ibrahim plotted with his pregnant wife and his brother to carry out terror attacks
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Not only was burka-clad Fatima one of nine suicide bombers to take part in the Easter Sunday massacre – which claimed the lives of at least 359 people – police say she was a key player in the bomb plot.

Horrified locals revealed Fatima was expecting a baby  – but could not believe she was willing to wipe out her family along with three police officers for her vile beliefs.

Ilham and Fatima were revealed to have been living a life of luxury in a swanky suburb as they plotted the outrage which ISIS has claimed responsibility for.

Police sources later confirmed Ilham’s 38-year-old brother Inshaf was the suicide bomber who blew up the Cinnamon Grand Hotel.

A master plan was recovered by detectives listed the target hotels and churches in the home they shared with dad Yoonus Ibrahim in Mihawila Gardens in smart Dematagoda.

Tubby grey-haired Yoonis – a spice business tycoon said to be worth millions and trustee at the local mosque – was among more than 40 suspected jihadis in custody.

In the atrocity at the Shangri-La, Ilham blew up British mum Anita Nicholson, 42, her son Alex, 14, and daughter Annabel, 11.

Seconds later, YouTube Islamist ranter Zahran Hashim detonated a second device at the plush hotel killing Brit teenager Daniel Linsey, 19, and his 15-year-old sister Amelie.

British fireman hero Billy Harrop, 56, and his doctor wife Sally Bradley died while having breakfast there in the Easter Sunday horror, which has claimed a total of 359 lives.


WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR:

  • At least 359 people killed and 500 injured after nine suicide bombers attacked three churches, four hotels and a block of flats in Sri Lanka
  • Thirty-nine foreigners were killed including eight Brits, ‘several’ Americans, one Dutch, one Chinese, two Turkish, three Danes and one Portuguese national
  • 40 suspects have been arrested
  • Authorities name local Islamic terror group National Thowheeth Jama’ath as being responsible for the attacks saying they were helped by ‘international network’ of jihadis
  • ISIS claims the suicide bombers were ‘soldiers of the Islamic State’

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Anita Nicholson and her two children were having breakfast at the hotel when they were killed

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ISIS video claims to show Sri Lanka attackers pledging allegiance to group’s leader

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Their son Gavin from Manchester was on holiday with them in Sri Lanka but survived as an eighth dead Briton remained unidentified.

Wealthy Inshaf lived with his wife and four children – a girl aged eight and boys aged six, four and two – in a £1.5million six-bed mansion in one Colombo’s most exclusive streets.

He was the boss of the thriving copper factory which employed 50 staff.

But the brothers appear to have been seduced online by the sick preachings of bearded IS Svengali Hashim.

Inshaf’s brother-in-law Ashkhan Alawdeen who worked in the prosperous family’s jewelry businesses said yesterday: “I’m in total shock.

“Inshaf said he was going to Zambia on Friday for work and went to the airport with my sister and their four children in a car.

“When he said goodbye he held her head and said: “Be strong”.

IN TOTAL SHOCK

“She thought it was a bit strange at the time but didn’t think anything of it because she assumed he was just going on a work trip.

“After that, we all went to our parents’ home outside Colombo and were enjoying our weekend when this happened.

“My sister has broken down. This is not something we expect in our family.

“If I had any inkling about what he was planning to do I would have gone straight to the cops.

“I would have done anything to protect all those poor people. None of this should have happened.

“My brother in law is a psychopath. He deserves to be punished in hell. He has brought shame on our family.”

Tomorrow, after the imaginary “backlash”, they will say he was a great warrior who died for Islam, may allah bless him with virgins!

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Ilham Ibrahim blew up a British family at the Shangri-La hotel in Colombo
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Neighbors and fellow worshippers condemned the Ibrahim brothers and warped mum Fatima for staining Colombo’s Muslim community.

Eight masked jihadis involved in the Colombo horror were paraded online by IS in a line-up believed to include the Ibrahim brothers.

Muslim neighbour and mum-of-two Sajeethe Fakir-Mohamed, 28, said: “Our house shook when the bombs went off and the police grabbed my husband and arrested him when he went to see what was going on – just because he’s a Muslim.

“That is what happens when these people do the terrible things they do – innocent lives are tarnished.”

The total death toll reached 321 as authorities revealed that 45 children were among those slaughtered at three hotels, three churches and a guest house.

Detail emerged as police operations took the total number of arrests to more than 40 – amid fears more bombers are on the loose.