One should be very skeptical about reports coming from the Sri Lankan government about Islamist terrorism & the Easter Sunday massacre. They’re using the incident to whip up ‘war on terror’ hysteria, including calls for internet censorship in Sri Lanka, intimidating Sri Lankan Muslims, & targeting madrasas (Islamic religious schools) as recruitment pools under the influence of Wahabism or Salafism.

Sri Lankan authorities claim the bombings were carried out by two little-known domestic Islamist groups which may or may not have ties to ISIS. But as we know from Syria, Kashmir, & the Rohingya genocide, ‘war on terror’ ideologues find Wahabi Muslims lurking behind every act of resistance to war, occupation, genocide. It’s important to understand the political forces behind the Sri Lankan bombing but insights are unlikely to come from the Sri Lankan regime.