Last week, the soldiers of Allah slaughtered Christian children, today it’s Jewish children In Israel. When is the world going to confront the global jihad?
The children wiped out by ISIS suicide bomber in Sri Lanka: Heartbreaking video shows children in Sunday school as bomber approaches before he blew himself up when he was stopped by two hero church guards
- Footage shows the children laughing and playing at Zion church Sunday school
- Bomber Azar detonated his device outside when he was stopped by officials
- Shocking CCTV footage also shows him walking to the church on a nearby street
Sunday school children prayed and sung together in a Sri Lankan church moments before 14 of them were killed by the suicide bomber.
Shocking footage, seen by CNN, shows dozens kneeling in a circle at Sunday School in the Zion church, Batticaloa city, shortly before the attack.
Suicide bomber Mohammed Nasar Mohammed Azar detonated his device outside the church after he was stopped by church officials.
In shocking footage the children are shown laughing as they enjoy the Sunday school before some head out for a break in preparation for the main mass at 9am.
Further footage shows Azar approaching the church from a nearby alleyway at 8.51am.
When he arrived at the gates he was refused entry by church officials Ramesh Raju and Rasalingam Sasikumar, reports CNN.
As many as 29 people were killed when the bomb exploded outside the church, including the two men that stopped him who have been hailed as heroes.
Sri Lankan Catholics celebrated Sunday Mass in their homes for a second week as churches remain closed after reports of possible fresh attacks by Islamic extremists.
Cardinal Malcom Ranjith, the archbishop of Colombo, offered a televised Mass from his residence that was attended mostly by priests and nuns.
A letter from Pope Francis addressed to him was read out at the end of the service in which the pontiff said he prayed that ‘hearts hardened by hatred may yield to His will for peace and reconciliation among all his children’.
At St Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo, one of the sites targeted by Easter suicide bombings that killed 257 people, a Mass was celebrated for a small group of children and youth as a means for inner healing.
Almost all churches remained closed with armed soldiers and police guarding them.
Authorities cancelled Sunday services after reports emerged that a Catholic church and lay institution could be targeted this weekend.
Catholic schools have also been closed until further notice.
However, all government schools are to reopen Monday for grade six and up.
Police have announced they will search the premises of all schools on Sunday
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