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Old 23rd Apr 2019, 00:14
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Both Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton tweeted words of condolences. But neither could bring themselves to use the word Christians.
Both used 'Easter Worshippers.'
Yes Barack Obama, the guy who has stated multiple times he is a devout Christian and spoke openly of his faith, who’s wife is a Christian, has been seen attending Christian services, baptised his children in the faith, took his oath of office on a Bible, attended and spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast every year he was in office etc is really just a “Christian hater” because of his choice of one word in one tweet.

Geez, how insecure must his right wing haters be if they cannot discern that “Easter Worshipper” obviously means Christian!? Of course it does, Easter is a Christian holiday so anyone worshipping it must be a Christian. Are conservatives so dumb they need to have this fact pointed out to their face?

I’m now waiting for the “Obama is secretly a Muslim” paranoid conspiracy theorists to emerge from the woodwork.

Btw, Trump also declined to use the word “Christian” in his condolence tweet (as well as originally mistaking the number of victims by a factor of a million) I guess the same hatred will be expressed towards him by the same people attacking Clinton and Obama........:

"138 Million": Trump Tweets Wrong Figure For Number Of Dead In Sri Lanka
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Old 23rd Apr 2019, 01:00
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Diane Abbot seems to have changed her tune and is referring to “the horrific terrorist attack on Christians” in her tweets.

https://mobile.twitter.com/hackneyabbott?lang=en
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Old 23rd Apr 2019, 01:04
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Sri Lanka has imposed a state of emergency after the government blamed a local Islamist group for a series of suicide bomb blasts that killed at least 290 people, including dozens of foreigners.
https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/ne...f99c588de4a83a
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Old 23rd Apr 2019, 07:46
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Shutting down social media isn't all that surprising. This has been used in the past in Sri Lanka to spread rumours leading to communal violence between the various groups.

Negombo had always been a safe place - even during the civil war.

This is the first instance I can recall where foreigners have been deliberately targeted in Sri Lanka.

As for information not being passed on - that's a normal part of how things work there. If you make a decision then you become responsible - if you do nothing then you can't be responsible. The default option is always to make no decision/do nothing - then you can't be held responsible.
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Old 23rd Apr 2019, 10:01
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Reports now suggest this was in revenge of the Christchurch massacre.
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Old 23rd Apr 2019, 10:13
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I am known on here as someone who is very critical of those with religious convictions, however my heart goes out to the Christian community affected by this atrocity.
No one, whatever beliefs they may have and however much they disagree with other faiths, deserves to be killed for holding their views.
The so called suicide bomber willing to die in order to attack another religion is not a person of any religious belief, rather a gullible and sad individual who has been brainwashed. Their leaders always seem to survive!
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Old 23rd Apr 2019, 11:27
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Originally Posted by Slow and curious View Post
Reports now suggest this was in revenge of the Christchurch massacre.
I think that was a convenient coincidence - this must have been planned well before the Christchurch attacks.
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Old 23rd Apr 2019, 12:38
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Someone must have helped the group, previously known for felony - graffiti, move on to bombs.
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Old 23rd Apr 2019, 14:04
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Originally Posted by funfly View Post
I am known on here as someone who is very critical of those with religious convictions, however my heart goes out to the Christian community affected by this atrocity.
No one, whatever beliefs they may have and however much they disagree with other faiths, deserves to be killed for holding their views.
The so called suicide bomber willing to die in order to attack another religion is not a person of any religious belief, rather a gullible and sad individual who has been brainwashed. Their leaders always seem to survive!
I tend to agree; I have no grief with people holding their religious faith, but I do have a problem with the faiths themselves, with the way that they claim that theirs is the only one true way, and encouraging those not of the (particular) faith to change their ways. The older I get, the more I lean towards Bhuddism, which contrary to many people's thoughts is not a religion ( there is no adored deity, real or imagined), it's just a way of life. No, I'm not a tree hugging ancient hippy, but the values make more sense than most orthodox religions - I speak as a brought-up Roman Catholic (happily lapsed, I now live a guilt free life).
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Old 23rd Apr 2019, 14:14
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Buddhists have lots of bad actors as well as all the others.

Why do people have to group together in order to try to lead a decent, moral life?
(rhetorical)
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Old 23rd Apr 2019, 15:59
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One thing I have noticed in this particular event is that there are no reports of the suicide bomber shouting “Allah is great” a phrase that is associated with virtually every other bombing.
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Old 24th Apr 2019, 02:08
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Originally Posted by funfly View Post
One thing I have noticed in this particular event is that there are no reports of the suicide bomber shouting “Allah is great” a phrase that is associated with virtually every other bombing.
Nobody near enough to here it survived
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Old 24th Apr 2019, 05:33
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IS were not afraid to call a spade a spade, announcing that it was they who just massacred 'citizens of the coalition, and Christians'.

Of course they killed many non-Christians into the bargain, probably even some Muslims, but what's a few children and other innocent human lives between friends?
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Old 29th Apr 2019, 09:19
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Face coverings banned: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-48088834

Seems a sensible move to me. I've never understood why we haven't done the same. I have to remove my crash helmet in several places where visual ID is needed, so I can't see why any exceptions should be made, especially as face coverings aren't a requirement of the Muslim faith anyway.
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Old 29th Apr 2019, 10:59
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As for Media coverage here in South Australia of both incidents: The Christchurch Obscenity occupied a double page spread in the South Australian Advertiser each day for almost a week.

The equally obscene incident in Colombo lasted about two or three days with, if memory serves correctly only the first day being a double page spread, before disappearing from the paper completely.

Just saying.
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Old 29th Apr 2019, 18:29
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Originally Posted by Pinky the pilot View Post
As for Media coverage here in South Australia of both incidents: The Christchurch Obscenity occupied a double page spread in the South Australian Advertiser each day for almost a week.

The equally obscene incident in Colombo lasted about two or three days with, if memory serves correctly only the first day being a double page spread, before disappearing from the paper completely.

Just saying.
There are many different facets of the story worthy of noting. The unequal coverage you mention (and unequal outrage from the talking heads on media panels of “experts”) is quite striking.
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Old 30th Apr 2019, 03:02
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On this forum there is not yet three pages of outrage from the usual suspects.
There are five pages on this "outrage"
That speaks volumes.

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Old 30th Apr 2019, 03:13
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There's a general lack of coverage of attacks on Churches and Christians Globally - the numbers are quite shocking.
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Old 30th Apr 2019, 04:00
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There's a general lack of coverage of attacks on Churches and Christians Globally - the numbers are quite shocking.
Yes, I have already wondered what the New Zealand reaction would have been if the recent attack had been at the Christchurch Cathedral, instead of one of of the nearby Mosques ? What might Prime Minister Ardern have worn to show solidarity and declare that "we are one ?
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Old 30th Apr 2019, 05:41
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A piece doing the rounds following the Sri Lanka atrocity.
I spoke a while ago to a Muslim guy in my town and we discussed "Radical Islam”.

He said that if Europe or any country, for that matter becomes majority‘ Muslim, that there is not one Muslim that wouldn't take up arms against the Infidel, if they don't want to submit to Allah, as decreed.

I was curious and asked him "Why?" He said that it would be a matter of survival for him as a Muslim, if he doesn't want to be killed as a hypocrite, which the Quran decrees, he is obligated.

I then asked, "If that's the case, then really there are no Moderate Muslims, are there?"

He just laughed and said, "Moderate Muslims only exist in the mind of the West, not in lslam."
I wonder the truth, from a mates 20 year experience in Brunei it seems possible.
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