No expert worthy of the name could believe that the nine explosions that struck Sri Lanka in 48 hours were the work of an obscure organization named Jama’at al-Tawhid al-Wataniyah by the mainstream media. This name with a Muslim connotation is dedicated to anathema the approximately 10% of Sri Lanka’s population composed of Muslims in a country with 22 million souls.
Professional secret services are said to be at the origin of this murderous coup that targeted Sri Lankan Christians. For the rest, the security forces go from macabre discovery to macabre discovery: explosive devices here, short circuits there. It is worth noting the short time between these terrible explosions, with a death toll of more than 300, and another similar incident: the fire at Notre-Dame de Paris.
The latest news is that the elements of a particularly rapid investigation, widely covered by the media, claim that Sri Lanka’s anti-Christian attacks took place in retaliation for New Zealand’s anti-Muslim killing. In short, this is enough to revive a scenario of war between religions facing Muslims and Christians. But who needs a new crusade on a continental scale? A declining America that has created multiple combat fronts with the strict objective of selling its weapons? One thing is certain: the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka are reviving the prospect of a return to the civil war that bloodied the country from 1983 to 2009.
In 1990, Victor Ostrovsky, a former Mossad agent who defected, published his book “Mossad: An Israeli Secret Service Agent Speaks”. He revealed how, at the time, the Israeli regime, like the British, helped both sides in the war (Buddhist and Tamil) to kill each other. Is it not curious that this obscure terrorist organization, which, in view of the attacks, has an operational capacity worthy of a genuine State organization, has chosen to carry out this carnage a country where Mossad exercises considerable influence and where it has a long experience of manipulating communities against each other?
It would seem that for this new episode, it will be up to Sri Lankan Muslims to pay the price with repercussions in neighbouring India and Pakistan. For the record, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s close security adviser spoke with his Sri Lankan counterpart and offered him Israeli assistance on Sunday after a series of terrorist bombings killed more than 300 people and injured hundreds.
On Tuesday, April 23, the terrorist group Daech claimed responsibility for the attacks that killed an estimated 300 people on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lankan authorities say that the terrorists also “acted in retaliation” for the attack on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.
The Sri Lankan authorities delivered the first elements of the investigation into the attacks on Easter Sunday (21 April). Churches and hotels had been targeted in several places in Sri Lanka.
Daech also claimed responsibility for the attacks, according to his propaganda agency, but the Sri Lankan government did not confirm the responsibility of this terrorist organization in the immediate future.
Sources close to the investigation, cited by the AFP, also claimed that “two Islamist brothers”, at the head of a family terrorist unit, played a leading role in the Easter attacks.
Sri Lankan authorities accuse the local group Jama’at al-Tawhid al-Wataniyah of being behind the attacks.