Investigators Confirm Sri Lanka Church Bombing Terrorists Trained With ISIS In Syria

Shoebat.com wrote several days ago that one should be careful when speaking about the Islamic terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, as the evidence suggests a greater plan far beyond the realm of Islam.

A recent report declared that some of the men who were involved in the terror attack were trained by ISIS in Syria:

At least one of the men who set off bombs in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday trained with the terror group ISIS, according to a new report.

Jameel Mohammed Abdul Latheef was identified by authorities as one of the bombers. The bombings at hotels and churches in and around Colombo on April 21 left hundreds dead and hundreds more wounded.

Latheef traveled to Raqqa, Syria, in 2014, when it was the de facto capital of ISIS’ self-declared caliphate, a source told The Wall Street Journal. He linked up with ISIS recruiters, including Mohammed Emwazi, a UK citizen known as “Jihadi John.”

Emwazi, who was believed to be behind the beheading of journalist James Foley, was killed in a drone strike in November 2015.

Latheef also met with Neil Prakash, an Australian citizen and ISIS recruiter.

Latheef, who studied in both the UK and Australia, eventually earning a degree in aeronautical engineering, is believed to have trained with ISIS for three to six months, the source said. He was then sent to Sri Lanka, his home country, to serve as a recruiter before helping carry out the attacks.

Up to three of the other bombers are also being investigated for travels to Turkey, Syria, or Iraq, a source told the Journal.

Like many of the bombers, Latheef grew up comfortably and received an education after being born the sixth child in a tea trading family, sources told Reuters. The family’s wealth enabled him to study abroad. He was married around 2007 and had four children.

Friends said that around the time he moved to Australia for four years in 2009, he became radicalized.

“He was really angry with the U.S. and its alliance’s attacks in Iraq during his stay in Australia,” a close friend told Reuters. “He was really radicalized and became an extremist when he was in Australia. He returned as a completely changed person.”

A Sri Lankan intelligence source said that Latheef did try to travel to Syria in 2014 with a friend, but turned back once he got to Turkey. The friend joined ISIS in Syria.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the bombings several days after the attacks. Its propaganda arm released pictures and video footage allegedly showing the bombers and their leader, Moulvi Zahran Hashim.

Hashim, who headed the Islamic group National Thowfeek Jamaath, was known as an extremist who called for non-Muslims to be “eliminated.”

Following the bombings, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appeared on video. It is the first time he has appeared on camera in five years, however, it’s not clear where or when the video was filmed.

At one point in the clip, al-Baghdadi is heard praising the Sri Lanka terrorist attackers.

Sources told the Journal that Sri Lankan intelligence officials found the Sri Lanka bombers used encrypted messaging applications Telegram and Threema to communicate with their contacts inside ISIS. While the Thoweek group was named publicly as being behind the attack, another local Islamist group, Jammiyathul Millathu Ibrahim, is also believed to have been involved.

That group has been recruiting for ISIS since 2015. Two of the people recruited to the group were identified as Inshaf and Ilham Ibrahim, who were two of the bombers.

“Their ideology is very close to ISIS. It is totally a terrorist organization,” a senior security official told the Journal about the group. “They believe in violence only. They are highly motivated top-class people.” (source, source)

There is a popular meme circulating on 4Chan and right-leaning circles right now showing “Pepe the frog” as a short and child-like figure wearing a clown wig and a red nose. It attempts to illustrate the concept of “clown world,” which is a term used to describe the absurdity of the current social situation of people in the west, where sanity and normalcy are attacked and nearly criminalized, and absurdity or perversity is the rule and only continues to get worse.

This is a perfect description of what is taking place with these ISIS terrorists right now. There is nothing funny about genocide or the persecution of Christians, but the level of absurdity of these attacks given the well-documented history of these terrorist groups and their associations is almost beyond belief.

Shoebat.com has emphasized that the ISIS terrorists are the unofficial armies of US geopolitical interests and their allies as part of a proxy war against Russia and China in preparation for a larger war. This has been proven for years through public-source documentation, which you can read in the Shoebat archives. The American use of Islamic terrorists in modern times begins with US diplomat Oscar Straus, whose work with the Ottoman Empire in 1887 set a precedent for future US policy in that region that has since endured and become a crucial part of her foreign policy.

There was already considerable evidence suggesting this was not a true terrorist attack, but a government-orchestrated act in a “strategy of tension”. That connections to ISIS have been shown in Syria with this terrorist group only reinforces the likelihood of this being the case, meaning there is a possibility that the US may have been involved in the training of these terrorists.

It is true that these terrorists in Sri Lanka murdered Christians, just like ISIS did in Syria. However, how did they get the weapons, training, and logistics? Why is it not only with this attack, but so many of the terrorist attacks against Christian targets also happen to take place in areas with American geopolitical interests?

It’s not a co-incidence or an accident. It is a scandal.

But perhaps it is a greater scandal that so few are willing to consider, even in spite of the massive amounts of historical information and data showing it to be so, that much of the terrorism around the world is not formulated by men in caves wearing turbans, but men in suits drinking cocktails and doing lines of cocaine in closed-door meetings in Washington. The lives they destroy or permanently change, be they Christian or Muslim, are irrelevant to them because their creed is darwinism and their care for others is only so much as to what it directly benefits them. Yet so many will continue to support them in the name of “patriotism” or political party affiliations.

Is it wrong to support terrorism? As it increasingly seems, when it is the “other guy” who is doing it. However, if all conditions are the same, and the only difference is the person supporting the terrorism is “our guy”, then it is fine.

It is absolutely wrong, but fitting to a nation that has become a world of clownish behavior.

Honk honk.

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