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at140

(6,106 posts)
Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:11 PM Apr 2019

Picture emerges of well-to-do young bombers behind Sri Lankan carnage

Source: Reuters

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Details began to emerge in Sri Lanka on Wednesday of a band of nine, well-educated Islamist suicide bombers, including a woman, from well-to-do families who slaughtered 359 people in Easter Sunday bomb attacks.

The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the coordinated attacks on three churches and four hotels. If that connection is confirmed, the attacks looks likely to be the deadliest ever linked to the group.


Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-sri-lanka-blasts/picture-emerges-of-well-to-do-young-bombers-behind-sri-lankan-carnage-idUSKCN1S00G2




Terrorism is the plague of 21st century.
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Picture emerges of well-to-do young bombers behind Sri Lankan carnage (Original Post) at140 Apr 2019 OP
Osama Bin Laden was also from a very rich family. BigmanPigman Apr 2019 #1
The 16 9/11 terrorists were well educated and devout dhol82 Apr 2019 #2
Devout my ass. Remember how they got drunk and went to strip clubs? truthisfreedom Apr 2019 #3
I believe they were trying to blend in. dhol82 Apr 2019 #5
A lot of those stories, I didn't believe. Dave Starsky Apr 2019 #10
It is obviously not jealousy of rich people at140 Apr 2019 #4
Sounds about right. dhol82 Apr 2019 #6
359? Blue_playwright Apr 2019 #7
Worst fanatics are religious fanatics at140 Apr 2019 #8
They revised it down a 100, to "about 253" EX500rider Apr 2019 #9

BigmanPigman

(51,300 posts)
1. Osama Bin Laden was also from a very rich family.
Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:45 PM
Apr 2019

I hope future threats are acted upon quickly by all countries.

dhol82

(9,347 posts)
2. The 16 9/11 terrorists were well educated and devout
Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:52 PM
Apr 2019

Not really sure what drives these people.
Are they trying to save ‘their’ world?

truthisfreedom

(23,101 posts)
3. Devout my ass. Remember how they got drunk and went to strip clubs?
Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:55 PM
Apr 2019

They lived quite hedonistically in the US.

dhol82

(9,347 posts)
5. I believe they were trying to blend in.
Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:02 PM
Apr 2019

That or they just wanted some of that paradise they were promised before the fact.

Dave Starsky

(5,914 posts)
10. A lot of those stories, I didn't believe.
Thu Apr 25, 2019, 02:37 PM
Apr 2019

There were a couple of accounts where they were "identified" as being at the strip clubs because they had their Korans with them and were saying thing like, "Allah is great!".

Puh-leaze.

There was a tremendous amount of mis- and disinformation being thrown around immediately after the 9/11 attacks. I'm not a "truther", necessarily, but there was a lot of weird shit going on that time that still makes me wonder what the real story is.

at140

(6,106 posts)
4. It is obviously not jealousy of rich people
Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:56 PM
Apr 2019

They are rich themselves. That leaves mainly one reason...religious non-tolerance.

Blue_playwright

(1,568 posts)
7. 359?
Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:16 PM
Apr 2019

I’ve been dealing with a sick elderly dad, I missed the death toll going up so much. Wow. I can’t fathom that much hate against strangers.

at140

(6,106 posts)
8. Worst fanatics are religious fanatics
Thu Apr 25, 2019, 01:32 PM
Apr 2019

Especially if the religion rewards you for destroying non-believers.

EX500rider

(10,358 posts)
9. They revised it down a 100, to "about 253"
Thu Apr 25, 2019, 01:39 PM
Apr 2019

Sri Lanka has revised down the death toll from Sunday's blasts by more than 100, to "about 253", the health ministry says.

It has blamed a calculation error.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48059328
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