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The recent arrest in Sri Lanka casts a spotlight on Wahhabism in the eastern hotbed

KATTANKUDY, Sri Lanka (Reuters) – The Sri Lankan authorities have arrested a Saudi-Arabian scholar for alleged links with Zahran Hashim, alleged leader of the Easter Sunday bombings, highlighting Salafi's increasing influence. Wahhabi Islam about the Muslims of the island. A mosque is located in the Center for Islamic Guidance in Kattankudy, Sri Lanka, on May 4, 2019. REUTERS / Danish …

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Sri Lanka attacks: The family networks behind the bombings

Image Caption Caption A statue amidst rubble in St. Sebastian's Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka, after the bombing on Easter Sunday For many people in Sri Lanka it was a terrible shock to learn that local Muslims were behind the suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people last month [19659008] , As could plan a small group to plan …

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Sri Lanka Attacks: After Easter, bloodshed face bans are prohibited

Image copyright Getty Images Caption A ban was issued, but the niqab or burqa was not specifically mentioned In Sri Lanka, facial expressions were banned in public after several suicide bombings on Easter Sunday, killing at least 250 people and injuring hundreds. President Maithruipala Sisirsena said he is now applying Emergency Law Any piece of facial clothing that "impedes identification" …

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Kellyanne Conway save on Twitter over AOC's response to Sri Lanka attacks

Appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday morning, Conway told Jake Tapper that Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat, tweeted "many times" about the shootings at New Zealand. but never once tweeted about the series of church bombings in Sri Lanka last week that left more than 250 people dead and hundreds injured on Easter Sunday. Conway's comments Ocasio -Cortez, …

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One week after the attacks on Easter Sunday, Sri Lanka is no closer to understanding and healing

The week after the attacks, there have been several revelations about fluctuating intelligence and security breaches, mainly due to political struggles and a dysfunctional government that does not even present a united front or give adequate security to the public. This is not far from Kattankudy, the hometown of eastern Sri Lanka, the alleged mentor and leader of Easter Sunday …

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Sri Lanka: At least 15 killed in raid on suspected terrorist hiding place

SAINTHAMARUTHU, Sri Lanka – At least 15 people were killed in bombings and shots, including six children, when Sri Lankan security forces stole a rented house used by a group allegedly linked to the deadly Easter bombing. The dramatic confrontation on late Friday came through nationwide security measures and intense search for suspects in numerous locations in Sri Lanka. Police …

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