The Islamic terror attack in Sri Lanka was among the top five deadliest terror attacks since 9/11 yet in just three short days, the media has already moved on. When Muslims are targeted, they want gun bans & political censorship, when Christians are targeted, total indifference.
Sri Lankan authorities locked down the central bank and the road leading to the jittery capital’s airport was shut briefly following a bomb scare on Thursday as more people were arrested in connection with Easter Sunday bombings that killed 359 people.
Two bank officials told Reuters news agency the street outside the building near the World Trade Center in the capital, Colombo, was blocked to traffic before the security alert was lifted.
Underscoring the nervous atmosphere in the Indian Ocean nation, authorities also shut the entry road to Colombo’s main airport after a suspicious vehicle was identified at a nearby car park. The road was reopened when the alert was declared a false alarm.
A police spokesman said there was an explosion, so far unexplained, in a town east of the capital but there were no casualties. It was not a controlled detonation like other blasts in recent days and was being investigated, he said.
All Catholic churches in the country have been instructed to stay closed and suspend services until security improves.
“On the advice of the security forces, we are keeping all churches closed,” a priest told AFP news agency.
Today, April 24, marks the “Great Crime,” that is, the genocide of Christians—mostly Armenians but also Assyrians—that took place under the Islamic Ottoman Empire throughout World War I. Then, the Turks liquidated approximately 1.5 million Armenians and 300,000 Assyrians.
Most objective American historians who have studied the question unequivocally agree that it was a deliberate, calculated genocide.