The Sri Lanka Easter bombings that killed more than 350 people including foreign nationals raise several pertinent questions
- Why did the bombings receive far less foreign media coverage than the Christchurch (NZ) terrorist attack and the Notre Dame (Paris) fire?
- Why was the intelligence warning which came on April 4 ignored and even withheld according to Sri Lankan minister Lakshman Kiriella
- It was India which gave the intelligence warning. How did India get this information?
- Why was little known group National Thowheeth Jama’ath named in the intelligence report?
- Why was Sri Lanka’s booming tourism industry was attacked?
- Why was ISIS which is virtually unknown in Sri Lanka allegedly claim responsibility three days after the terrorist attacks?
- How is it that ISIS which was decimated in the Middle East managed to carry out these massive coordinated attacks in Sri Lanka where they do not have any strategic base or interest?
- Why ISIS?
- Why would the persecuted Muslim minority in Sri Lanka carry out a terrorist attack on another minority group?
- Who benefits?
I hope that journalists who report the Sri Lanka terrorist attacks will keep these questions in mind while filing their report. Reporters should not be stenographers.
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