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Sunday, April 21, 2019

At least 207 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in a series of bomb blasts that hit luxury hotels and churches across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, leaving the entire country in a state of lock-down.

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Sri Lankan police spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekera confirmed the explosions, some of which happened in the capital of Colombo.

There have been "many casualties including foreigners," tweeted Sri Lankan MP Harsha de Silva.
De Silva said two locations of the explosions were Kochchikade church and Shangri-La Hotel in Kingsbury, Colombo.

#1 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-04-21 03:04 AM | Reply

Now who would attack Christians?

#2 | Posted by Greatamerican at 2019-04-21 03:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

In this case probably Buddhists, though I don't know that for a fact

#3 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-04-21 03:37 AM | Reply

156 Dead 300 injured being reported now

Multiple explosions hit three churches and three hotels this morning in and around the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo amid Easter celebrations, police said Sunday. 156 people have been killed and over 300 injured in a string of explosions, according to initial reports. The blasts hit three high-end hotels and one church in the capital, while two churches were targeted outside Colombo, police said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the attack on the hotels and churches on Easter and said such "barbarism has no place in the region".
www.ndtv.com

#4 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-04-21 04:42 AM | Reply

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Who is Prime Minister of India NOT Sri Lanka.

Please make that clear unless you intend to fool the average American sucker.

#5 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-04-21 05:09 AM | Reply

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Who is Prime Minister of India NOT Sri Lanka.
#5 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-04-21 05:09 AM |

True, the President of Sri Lanka is Maithripala Sirisena

#6 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-04-21 07:19 AM | Reply

Donald Trump tweeted that 138 million people were killed in the attack!.

US President Donald Trump on Sunday offered "heartfelt condolences" to the people of Sri Lanka after a series of deadly explosions at churches and hotels in the island nation killed more than 160 people.

"Heartfelt condolences from the people of the United States to the people of Sri Lanka on the horrible terrorist attacks on churches and hotels," he tweeted. "We stand ready to help!"

The US leader erroneously wrote that "138 million people" were killed in the attacks. He deleted the tweet soon after.

#7 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-04-21 07:21 AM | Reply

The link to the quote from Donald Trump saying 138 million people dead from the attack
www.ndtv.com

#8 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-04-21 07:49 AM | Reply

Sri Lanka terrorism hasn't really happened in 10 years since the defeat of the Tamil Tigers. They are comprised of mostly Buddhists, a sub-sect that's 1/5 of the Buddhists in Sri Lanka. The groups politics is secular, revolutionary socialism pursuing their own ethno-nationalist state.

#9 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-04-21 07:58 AM | Reply

According to Agenda Free TV, the death toll is now at 204. Seven people arrested.

#10 | Posted by Karabekian at 2019-04-21 08:13 AM | Reply

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#10 | Posted by Karabekian at 2019-04-21 08:13 AM

NYT has it at 207 dead and said 7 people have been detained
www.nytimes.com

#11 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-04-21 08:32 AM | Reply

#11 Lookner has gone of the air ay AFTV. I'm going to look for more info on Al-Jazeera; they are often ahead of the info curve.

#12 | Posted by Karabekian at 2019-04-21 08:43 AM | Reply

Donald Trump saying 138 million people

When DOTARD wuz born, angels cried in heaven.

I'm going to look for more info on Al-Jazeera; they are often ahead of the info curve.

www.dawn.com

Death toll from Easter Sunday blasts in Sri Lanka rises to 207; 450 injured

2 more explosions....

There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attacks in a country which was at war for decades with Tamil separatists until 2009 during which bomb blasts in the capital were common.

Christian groups say they have faced increasing intimidation from some extremist Buddhist monks in recent years.

#13 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-04-21 08:55 AM | Reply

Four hotels ─ Cinnamon Grand, Shangri-La, Kingsbury and Tropical Inn ─ targeted in Colombo

One church each targeted in Colombo (St Anthony's Shrine), Negombo (St Sebastian's Church) and Batticaloa (Zeon Church)

At least 47 killed in Colombo blasts: police

At least 25 killed in Batticaloa blast: police

At least 67 killed in Negombo blast: police

35 foreigners ─ including Dutch, US and UK citizens ─ dead: police

At least 450 injured

Curfew, 'temporary' social media ban imposed

#14 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-04-21 08:57 AM | Reply

Hospital sources said British, Dutch and American citizens are among the dead, with Britons and Japanese also injured. A Portuguese man also died, the country's LUSA news agency reported. Four Pakistanis were among the injured, according to the Foreign Ministry.

After the eighth explosion, the government declared a curfew with immediate effect and said it would last "until further notice". A social media ban was also imposed across the country. Government officials said major social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, have been blocked to prevent misinformation and rumours.

The nature of the blasts was not immediately clear, but an official speaking on condition of anonymity said police suspects the initial blasts at the churches in Colombo and Batticaloa were carried out by suicide bombers.

#15 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-04-21 09:00 AM | Reply

Only a small fraction of mainly Buddhist Sri Lanka is Catholic, but the religion is seen as a unifying force because it includes people from both the Tamil and majority Sinhalese ethnic groups.

Last year, there were 86 verified incidents of discrimination, threats and violence against Christians, according to the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka (NCEASL), which represents more than 200 churches and other Christian organisations.

This year, the NCEASL recorded 26 such incidents, including one in which Buddhist monks allegedly attempted to disrupt a Sunday worship service, with the last one reported on March 25.

Out of Sri Lanka's total population of around 22 million, 70pc are Buddhist, 12.6pc Hindu, 9.7pc Muslim, and 7.6pc Christian, according to the country's 2012 census.

In its 2018 report on Sri Lanka's human rights, the US State Department noted that some Christian groups and churches reported they had been pressured to end worship activities after authorities classified them as "unauthorised gatherings".

#16 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-04-21 09:01 AM | Reply

That Dawn article indicates a group called, National Thowheed Jama'ath (NTJ) is on the radar over this, whoever they are.

#17 | Posted by Karabekian at 2019-04-21 09:05 AM | Reply

Never heard of them.

But I do know it won't matter who they blame.

We all know this is EXACTLY what they tried in Pakistan.

Wherever there is a major link for China's Belt and Road, India will pay some small-fry insurgent to create terror to cause massive disruptions. We are well familiar with the pattern.

If some Amreekan shmuck sez "but.. but... India... yoga... elephants... bollywood..." well India was responsible for the Tamil Tiger movement that allowed them to militarily take over Sri Lanka for a while.. until the Tamils turned on them too and killed Rajiv Gandhi.

Tamil Tigers were the longest running terrorist movement in the world. Started by India. To keep Sri Lanka as it's Client State.

#18 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-04-21 09:22 AM | Reply

PUNCHY this is Trump's Tweet form your Link

138 people have been killed in Sri Lanka, with more that 600 badly injured, in a terrorist attack on churches and hotels. The United States offers heartfelt condolences to the great people of Sri Lanka. We stand ready to help!

did you not read it?

#19 | Posted by Maverick at 2019-04-21 09:47 AM | Reply

I swear I'm telling the truth. I Love foreign films. this particular film was Indian in the Hindi dialect and it had a line of dialogue that breaks me up, even though the context was horrible.

a village, mostly Hindu and minority muslim...a big earthquake and the Hindu's pretty much took care of their own and shined the muslims on. so a few months later the muslims firebombed a train full of Hindu pilgrims. the line was "it's time to show the muslim dogs that hindu vegetarians are not to be trifled with". they had 2 or 3 long guns and maybe a pistol or 2, but they all had machetes and proceeded to kill men women and children.

as bad as our race relations are in this country...they're a bunch worse in other places. this won't be buddhists.

#20 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-04-21 10:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

--I Love foreign films

I do too. How about a foreign film favorites thread? Anything but another dreary politics thread. Of course, it probably wouldn't get more than 5 posts in this joint.

#21 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-04-21 10:45 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

did you not read it?

He read it and gave the correct link:

screenshotscdn.firefoxusercontent.com

138 million people dead... LOL

DOTARD is a .. DOTARD.

#22 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-04-21 10:57 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

this won't be buddhists.

This can very well be Buddhists. This is Sri Lanka, you idiot... a Buddhist country. Most are not Hindu.

#23 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-04-21 11:01 AM | Reply

It's looking more and more like it's this newish terror group, NTJ.

www.thisisinsider.com

#24 | Posted by Karabekian at 2019-04-21 11:12 AM | Reply

138 million people dead...

He was using Vernon's inauguration crowd size calculator.

#25 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-04-21 11:14 AM | Reply | Funny: 3

Curfew, 'temporary' social media ban imposed

#14 | POSTED BY J_TREMAIN

A sign of things to come?

#26 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-04-21 11:16 AM | Reply

A sign of things to come?

"Until further notice"

#27 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-04-21 11:19 AM | Reply

"The country's police chief identified a known radical Muslim group as "planning to carry out suicide attacks targeting prominent churches.""

What a surprise.

#28 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-04-21 11:20 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

We stand ready to help!

did you not read it?

#19 | POSTED BY MAVERICK

You actually expect us to read Trumps thoughts and prayers??

I cannot afford all the necessary therapy sessions

And do think trump really stands ready to help brown people??

Trumps word is crap. He will have forgotten by tomorrow. Maybe someone in the Government will be able to send some aid. If humpy don't steal the money for his Fake Wall first.

Why do you lie to yourself this way Mav?

This President cannot even help his own people. (I know this is a crazy thing to say but Democrats are his people, too)

How is that Health Care Plan (the best Plan ever!!) coming along??

600,000 American will die of heart disease this year. Bet you did not know that 200,000 of those deaths are preventable with proper health care.

So take your "we stand ready to help" and shove it.

#29 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-04-21 11:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#21 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

It would always be good to see your list ...

Cinema Paradiso, and the Bicycle Thieves are some of my fav's ...

All the Film Noir stuff isn't my fav though... but you know that!

#30 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-21 11:36 AM | Reply

In this case probably Buddhists, though I don't know that for a fact

#3 | Posted by PunchyPossum

Do Buddhists hace churches?

#31 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-04-21 11:43 AM | Reply

#31 It was likely NTJ, not Buddhists. Suicide bombing doesn't seem to be in the Buddhist wheelhouse of terror tactics.

#32 | Posted by Karabekian at 2019-04-21 11:45 AM | Reply

Suicide bombing doesn't seem to be in the Buddhist wheelhouse of terror tactics.

LOL... Have you forgotten BANZAI!... Kamikaze?

#33 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-04-21 11:50 AM | Reply

Buddhist/Shinto freaks were the ORIGINAL suicide bombers.

Go ask the crew of the USS Arizona.

#34 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-04-21 11:53 AM | Reply

This is unfortunate collateral damage in the war on pedophiles.

#35 | Posted by bored at 2019-04-21 11:54 AM | Reply

--All the Film Noir stuff isn't my fav though

When I refer to film noir, I'm thinking of the great American black and white films of the 30s, 40s, and 50s. I've seen every film on this list multiple times. No doubt there is some good foreign noir films as well, just none immediately spring to mind.

www.ranker.com

#36 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-04-21 11:54 AM | Reply

100 people die daily in the US due to car accidents. This is preventable, but people would have to accept a change.

#37 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-04-21 12:00 PM | Reply

#34 "State Shinto" with a smidge of Samurai pseudo-zen dressing. Nothing to do with the USS Arizona. The kamikazes were initiated in Oct. of 1944, nearly three years after Pearl Harbor.

#38 | Posted by Karabekian at 2019-04-21 12:19 PM | Reply

In this case probably Buddhists, though I don't know that for a fact

#3 | Posted by PunchyPossum

Bad guess pun.

MOHAMMAD AZAM MOHAMMAD SUICIDE BOMBER BLOWS UP CHURCH IN SRI LANKA, KILLING MANY(ELECTRICAL GLITCH?!)
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NY POST

7 arrested in Sri Lanka Easter bombings as death toll rises

Sri Lankan authorities have arrested seven people over a series of devastating attacks that left at least 207 dead and 450 injured on Easter Sunday. Near-simultaneous blasts hit three churches and three luxury hotels in the capital Colombo -- the worst violence in the South Asian country since its civil war ended a decade ago. A suicide bomber then struck when police raided a house in a northern suburb of the capital, killing at least three officers, an official speaking on the condition of anonymity told reporters. Most of the earlier attacks -- including another at a guesthouse -- were also thought to be suicide bombings, the government said.

#39 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-04-21 12:29 PM | Reply

"Now who would attack Christians?"

Lions?

#40 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-04-21 01:40 PM | Reply

Does it really matter who carried out the attacks? Some people did something....that's enough.

#41 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-04-21 01:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

...."How about a foreign film favorites thread? Anything but another dreary politics thread

#21 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

Yeah!, I second the motion. Do it sometime soon.

#42 | Posted by shane at 2019-04-21 01:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The kamikazes were initiated in Oct. of 1944, nearly three years after Pearl Harbor.

True. But point stands. These Buddhist types can generate some serious suicidal vibes.

Does it really matter who carried out the attacks? Some people did something....that's enough.

True. But knowing the reasons might prevent the next one.

#43 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-04-21 01:55 PM | Reply

How do you stop suicide bombers?

Stop the hate that motivates them.

#44 | Posted by bored at 2019-04-21 02:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Man! I can't believe you're just giving that advice away for free!

#45 | Posted by Karabekian at 2019-04-21 02:16 PM | Reply | Funny: 4

A wall will stop Kamikazes.

#46 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-04-21 03:05 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

dumb lee, dumb

#47 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-04-21 03:36 PM | Reply

I still don't understand who the authorities say committees these attacks.

#48 | Posted by berto42 at 2019-04-21 04:11 PM | Reply

Has the bloated child rapist linked this attack to Ilhan Omar yet?

#49 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-04-21 05:21 PM | Reply

Indian media is reporting the name of one of the attackers.

I seems to be an Islamist attack.

WTF is wrong with these people?

I don't spend ramadan attacking Muslims when they're good an vulnerable.

Why do they do this on Easter?

#50 | Posted by Tor at 2019-04-21 05:43 PM | Reply

Is it too soon to call this a terrorist attack?

#51 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-04-21 06:08 PM | Reply

Some people did something...
#41 | POSTED BY MUSTANG

That seems to be the attitude when it's White/Right terrorism.

#52 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-04-21 06:35 PM | Reply

#19 | Posted by Maverick at 2019-04-21 09:47 AM | Repl

Trump blunders on first tweet of Easter morning by claiming ‘at least 138 million' killed in Sri Lanka blasts

"Heartfelt condolences from the people of the United States to the people of Sri Lanka on the horrible terrorist attacks on churches and hotels that have killed at least 138 million people and badly injured 600 more. We stand ready to help!"
www.rawstory.com

#53 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-04-21 10:26 PM | Reply

#53 | POSTED BY PUNCHYPOSSUM AT 2019-04-21 10:26 PM | FLAG: *YAWN*

Imam Mohamad Tawhidi - Verified account

@Imamofpeace
Spot the difference.
twitter.com

#54 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-21 10:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

--Is. it too soon to call this a terrorist attack?

Only if the perps are white, and preferably, Christian. Otherwise it's "mental illness" or "workplace violence." (See the reactions of Obama, Loretta Lynch and Clinton after the San Bernardino and Orlando attacks).

#55 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-04-21 11:12 PM | Reply

Some people did something...
#41 | POSTED BY MUSTANG

This is the right thinking to start. Then find them and understand what organizations and ideaolgy radicalized them and squash it. The problem comes when we generalize too much and blame a billion people for something a thousand did.

#56 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-04-21 11:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#54 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-21 10:59 PM |

And you post this to me because you think I am a huge fan of Hillary?

#57 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-04-21 11:24 PM | Reply

National Thowheeth Jama'ath's hand in Sri Lankan blasts suspected

Hours after the first six bombs tore through some of the Sri Lankan capital's most revered Christian shrines, followed by two more, shattering a decade-long hiatus from a 30-year-long bloody campaign by the separatist Tamil Tigers, the island nation may be facing a fresh and far more virulent threat posed by a radical Muslim group in the form of the National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ).

Six members of the NTJ were reportedly arrested when police homed in on one of their hideouts in the city.

In January, Sri Lankan police seized a haul of explosives and detonators stashed near a wildlife sanctuary following the arrest of four men from NTJ, the newly-formed radical Muslim group.

The Muslim community in Sri Lanka has been largely peaceful, distancing itself from the Tamil separatists, among whom were a number of Christians.

Tensions between the Buddhist and Muslim community boiled over in 2014, when riots broke in Kalutara, after the Bodhu Bala Sena, a Buddhist group incited a rampage against Muslims, and a blanket ban was imposed on reporting the incidents.

Intelligence sources however said Sunday's Easter Day bombings may have been the NTJ's payback for the Christchurch massacre. Some reports suggest that IS, which has no presence in Sri Lanka but does operate in the Maldives, saw the Easter Sunday congregations as the perfect target to level scores.


www.lankaweb.com

#58 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-04-21 11:26 PM | Reply

#54 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-21 10:59 PM |

besides Trump actually had to type 138 million people killed, it wasn't like a slip of the tongue, he typed it and most likely thought it was true at the time.

Trump obviously has lost it mentally

#59 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-04-21 11:37 PM | Reply

baldilocks
‏ @JulietteAkinyi

Today, in the aftermath of Islamist terror attacks on churches in Sri Lanka, it's notable that prominent Democrats like former President Obama and Hillary Clinton are calling the victims "Easter worshipers" rather than Christians.

I wonder if these phenomena are related.
18:58 ч. - 21.04.2019 г.

#60 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-04-22 12:01 AM | Reply

No definitive proof these were terrorist attacks.
Jihadis: Total Exoneration! Witch Hunt!

#61 | Posted by bored at 2019-04-22 12:07 AM | Reply

207 Dead, pffft, did better without really trying.
- Boeing

#62 | Posted by bored at 2019-04-22 12:08 AM | Reply

After New Zealand, it could be anyone.

#63 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-04-22 12:27 AM | Reply

National Thowheeth Jama'ath's hand in Sri Lankan blasts suspected

Sri Lanka doesn't have a much of a press of it's own... they are just copy-pasting from India media. And Indian media will of course ALWAYS throw up anti-Muslim conspiracies.

Fact is, they don't have a clue who done it. Like all incompetent police forces, it's "Let's round up the usual suspects".

And if it was some Islamist outfit, they would've taken credit already. They never back away from claiming "we did it". It's how they get "cred".

Sunday's Easter Day bombings may have been the NTJ's payback for the Christchurch massacre.

Then it would've been easier to pull this off in India which has just as poor security but far more Muslims and places to hide.

#64 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-04-22 01:08 AM | Reply

BTW, killing brown people to get back at white people would be seen as counter-productive for any Islamist group.

#65 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-04-22 01:10 AM | Reply

Sri Lanka has asked for forensics experts from Pakistan.

They are on their way.

#66 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-04-22 01:11 AM | Reply

According to CNN this morning, the death toll is now at 290 and 24 arrests have been made.

#67 | Posted by Karabekian at 2019-04-22 08:13 AM | Reply

www.drudge.com

#68 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2019-04-22 08:29 AM | Reply

This can very well be Buddhists. This is Sri Lanka, you idiot... a Buddhist country. Most are not Hindu.
#23 | POSTED BY J_TREMAIN

Like I said....it wasn't Buddhists
NO NAZIS_NO KKK_NO ISLAM

any muslim not actively engaged in blowing you up is actively or tacitly supporting blowing you up. IMO

#69 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-04-22 09:27 AM | Reply

Do you feel the same for Christians?

#70 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-04-22 09:51 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#70 | POSTED BY TFDNIHILIST

1. I'm a absolute anti religionist
2. I believe that islam and mormonism were/are about power and fleecing the sheep. governments
pretending to have a spiritual basis.
3.the 3 entities I cited all share the inability to coexist with their neighbors

#71 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-04-22 10:34 AM | Reply

Do you feel the same for Christians?

#70 | POSTED BY TFDNIHILIST AT 2019-04-22 09:51 AM | REPLY

It seems it was not "Christians" that were attacked. It was "Easter worshipers". Damn, they should maybe make a shorter, 1 word name for Easter Worshippers...

#72 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-04-22 11:20 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Hillary Makes Up a New Term: 'Easter Worshippers'

townhall.com

#73 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-04-22 12:14 PM | Reply

#73 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

what would you call them oh wretched member of the precise word crowd who requires state of mind to prove what's obvious...christians? every single one, or clinton's correct

#74 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-04-22 12:18 PM | Reply

What I got out of it is, it's probably the same person or firm running Obama and Hillary's social media accounts. Still a strange phrasing.

#75 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-04-22 12:40 PM | Reply

#75 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

i kinda' think that it's going to be correctly identified as a islamic affiliated group and so as to not make it a fine example of "religious war" they are trying to generalize. it won't work

#76 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-04-22 12:52 PM | Reply

baldilocks
‏ @JulietteAkinyi
Today, in the aftermath of Islamist terror attacks on churches in Sri Lanka, it's notable that prominent Democrats like former President Obama and Hillary Clinton are calling the victims "Easter worshipers" rather than Christians.
I wonder if these phenomena are related.

Oh noes! Trump said churches, not Christian churches!:

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

138 people have been killed in Sri Lanka, with more that 600 badly injured, in a terrorist attack on churches and hotels. The United States offers heartfelt condolences to the great people of Sri Lanka. We stand ready to help!

#77 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-04-22 01:28 PM | Reply

"138 people have been killed in Sri Lanka, with more that 600 badly injured, in a terrorist attack on churches and hotels. The United States offers heartfelt condolences to the great people of Sri Lanka." - Donald Trump

"People"? Just "people" and not Christians?? This is an outrage!

#78 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-04-22 01:31 PM | Reply

Attacking hotels is just crossing the damn line! - D. Trump

- calling the victims "Easter worshipers" rather than Christians

Dulli is concerned for all those people who worship at Easter (Passover, really) who are not Christians, right?

Either that or he is just a troll. You decide.

#79 | Posted by Corky at 2019-04-22 01:48 PM | Reply

Do you feel the same for Christians?

#70 | Posted by TFDNihilist

Why should he? We all knew what the religion of the group that did this was, we were just fooling ourselves. Some posters on this threat we doing deflections even after it was determined muslims did this.

#80 | Posted by boaz at 2019-04-22 02:36 PM | Reply

So this is what right-wingers like Nulli are pushing:

John Cardillo @johncardillo

Neither Buttigieg, Clinton, Obama, or Pelosi used the words "Catholics" or "Christians" as victims, or "Muslims as terrorists in reference to the Sri Lanka Easter attacks.

They'll do all they can to sanitize this narrative.
4:48 AM - 22 Apr 2019

Oh, you mean like DJT? See post #77 and this:

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

Spoke to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe of Sri Lanka this morning to inform him that the United States stands by him and his country in the fight against terrorism. Also expressed condolences on behalf of myself and the People of the United States!

#81 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-04-22 03:19 PM | Reply

--They'll do all they can to sanitize this narrative

Yep, just like Obama and Lynch did after Orlando.

www.politico.com

#82 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-04-22 03:41 PM | Reply

Dulli is just SO PC!

If only his reading comprehension were so... dramatic.

Him trolling from the under-edumacated, reading challenged rwingers at Townhall is just more New, Rwhiner Trumpifidian postage.

But one supposes that intuiting that "Easter worshippers" would by definition assume mostly Christians may be well beyond his limited cognitive abilities these days, rofl.

#83 | Posted by Corky at 2019-04-22 05:17 PM | Reply

Churches Have Become The #1 Target For Hate Attacks: An Average Of 105 Every Single Month
www.zerohedge.com

Leftist atheists consider this to be a feature, not a bug.

#84 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-04-22 11:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Now who would attack Christians?
#2 | POSTED BY GREATAMERICAN

Liberals, Democrats, Muslims, Atheists, SJW. All have shown a great love for attacking Christians verbally and physically.

#85 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-04-22 11:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Liberals, Democrats, Muslims, Atheists, SJW."

No Jews?

No Jews!

It's a Passover miracle!

#86 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-04-23 12:17 AM | Reply

Who do you think is behind leftism, the mass importation of muslims, atheism, and the marxist/sjw movement?

#87 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-04-23 01:16 AM | Reply

87

Oh, dear.

#88 | Posted by Karabekian at 2019-04-23 01:18 AM | Reply

www.tabletmag.com

#89 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-04-23 01:19 AM | Reply

You can "Oh, dear" all you like. Are there not double-standards for what's expected of European nations taking in immigrants vs. Israel? On the one hand, we have activists saying that Europe "will not survive" if we don't take in hordes of migrants

www.youtube.com

vs. Israel telling african migrants to self-deport or face jail

www.npr.org

what's good for the goose is good for the gander, right?

#90 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-04-23 01:28 AM | Reply

"Who do you think is behind leftism, the mass importation of muslims, atheism, and the marxist/sjw movement?
#87 | POSTED BY BERSERKONE"

You should really just tell us.

#91 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-04-23 01:57 AM | Reply

You're the one with the insinuations.

#92 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-04-23 02:08 AM | Reply

Churches Have Become The #1 Target For Hate Attacks: An Average Of 105 Every Single Month
www.zerohedge.com
Leftist atheists consider this to be a feature, not a bug.

#84 | POSTED BY BERSERKONE AT 2019-04-22 11:19 PM | REPLY

Considering the rationale for the attacks was retaliation for the NZ mosque shootings, keep blaming leftist atheists moron.

#93 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-04-23 08:04 AM | Reply

#80 | POSTED BY BOAZ

Missed the point entirely.

#94 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-04-23 10:08 AM | Reply

Nullifidian:

I'm game fr foreign films.

here's one off the beaten path: Beijing Bicycle

#95 | Posted by e1g1 at 2019-04-23 10:08 AM | Reply

--I'm game fr foreign films.

That's about three votes for a foreign film thread. I wonder if more than 3 people would post on it.

www.bbc.com

#96 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-04-23 10:24 AM | Reply

Nulli, Can such a thing be created as a poll? I see Rcade has that option here, but I don't know how it works.
Anyway, I'd put Biān Zǒu Biān Chàng near the top of my list.

#97 | Posted by Karabekian at 2019-04-23 10:39 AM | Reply

--Biān Zǒu Biān Chàng

AKA "Life on a string." Great choice. Haven't seen it in years, so time for another viewing.

#98 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-04-23 10:49 AM | Reply

Why has Bodhi-dharma Left for the East? is another one near the top of my list. Enter the Void, too (it's in English, but a French-German-Italian production).

#99 | Posted by Karabekian at 2019-04-23 10:53 AM | Reply

"You're the one with the insinuations.
#92 | POSTED BY BERSERKONE"

I didn't insinuate anything.

I pointed out that your broad brush isn't quite broad enough to paint all those who worship the G-d of Abraham.

#100 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-04-23 11:49 AM | Reply

Bodhi is probably a little too contemplative for a western audience. Beautiful film. Enter the Void is good, especially if you've ever smoked DMT.

#101 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-04-23 12:59 PM | Reply

#101 I participated in an ayahuasca ceremony in Mexico. Never smoked isolated DMT, though.

#102 | Posted by Karabekian at 2019-04-23 01:11 PM | Reply

#102

Guess that's why we need another thread to discuss interesting things from foreign films to ayahuasca.

#103 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-04-23 01:37 PM | Reply

"That's about three votes for a foreign film thread. I wonder if more than 3 people would post on it."

I'd like to see one. Also, thanks for the link.

#104 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-04-23 01:43 PM | Reply

I'll post on it to make fun of you cultured nerds!

#105 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-04-23 01:46 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#105 Comic relief is good.

#106 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-04-23 01:58 PM | Reply

I can get a lot of films through my local library, which is connected to a much wider library inter-library loan system. I just checked, and I can get both Beijing Bicycle and Why has Bodhi-dharma Left for the East?

#107 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-04-23 02:01 PM | Reply

--I'll post on it to make fun of you cultured nerds!

If that's a promise, maybe I'll go ahead and post it.

#108 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-04-23 02:04 PM | Reply

#107

You can find Bodhi on youtube and Beijing Bicycle on vimeo.

#109 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-04-23 02:14 PM | Reply

#109 Gotcha.

#110 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-04-23 02:23 PM | Reply

"Only if the perps are white, and preferably, Christian."

You're joking, right?

Remember the last time someone's whiteness or Christianity lead, in the description of a murderer?

No one else does, either.

#111 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-04-23 09:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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