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‘A River Of Blood’: Sri Lanka Blocks Facebook, WhatsApp After Wave of Islamic Bombings of Churches on Easter, Citing “Misinformation Concerns” About Islam

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“It was a river of blood. Ash was falling like snow.”

Imagine if anyone dared to shut down social media after the Christchurch shooting in order to protect the ideology of the shooter. Every deadly Islamic attack is followed by more sharia, more proselytizing, more taqiyya shoved down our throats, while all other attacks are blamed on the “right” without any connection whatsoever. People are going to rise up against this war against truth and freedom.

As Christians in Sri Lanka gathered on Sunday morning to celebrate Easter Mass, the culmination of Holy Week, powerful explosions ripped through three churches packed with worshipers, leaving hundreds of victims amid a havoc of splintered and blood-spattered pews.

In what the police said were coordinated terrorist attacks carried out by a single group, bombers also struck three hotels popular with tourists. At least 207 people were killed and 450 others injured, a police spokesman, Ruwan Gunasekera, said.

Related: Sri Lanka bomber queued at hotel buffet then unleashed devastation Carrying a plate, the man, who had registered at the hotel the night before as Mohamed Azzam Mohamed, was just about to be served when he set off his devastating strike.

Images from the bombing sites showed bloodied and shattered pews and victims lying on the floor of houses of worship. The walls and windows of the targeted hotels were blown out.

Some of the victims were killed as worshipers gathered for Mass at St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo; St. Sebastian’s Church in Negombo, about 20 miles north of Colombo; and Zion Church in the eastern city of Batticaloa, officials said.

Sri Lanka Blocks Facebook After Bombings, Citing Misinformation Concerns

Chris White | Daily Caller
Sri Lanka blocked Facebook, Instagram and other forms of social media Sunday as the country investigates explosions that killed more than 200 people and injured another 400.

The decision to block social media was taken in reaction to false news reports spreading on social media following the bombings, the president’s secretary, Udaya Seneviratne, said in a press statement. The block will continue until officials conclude their investigation into the matter, media reports note.

A Facebook representative confirmed the government had shut down the platform in the wake of the attacks. Much of the information about the attacks coming out of Sri Lanka are a result of people sharing photos on Facebook and other social media sites. (RELATED: ‘A River Of Blood’: Coordinated Church Bombings Leave More Than 200 Dead In Sri Lanka)

 

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