Sri Lanka Half a year since the terrorist attacks Conflict between religions
In Sri Lanka, it will be half a year in 21 days from the simultaneous bombing terrorist incident that killed more than 260 people including Japanese. Because the incident was a crime by an Islamic extremist group, the social divide is deepening, such as a series of conflicts between religions due to mistrust of Muslims.
In Sri Lanka, in April, suicide bombings occurred in six locations, including luxury hotels in the largest city of Colombo and Christian churches, and 268 people, including one Japanese woman, were sacrificed.
Of these, a church in the suburbs of Colombo, where 115 people were killed, was held on Sunday on Sunday, while the military was rigorously guarded.
A female believer said, “I am still afraid to come to church,” and a male follower said, “The terrorist scene is still burning in my eyes and cannot be forgotten.”
Nine of the offenders are members of the Islamic extremist organization in the country, and it seems that they were influenced by the extremist organization IS = Islamic State. According to the investigative authorities, 178 people were arrested and prosecuted, and the investigation is still ongoing.
On the other hand, the investigative authorities have arrested about 2500 people, mainly Muslims, and innocent people for several months until now, with the investigation technique of arresting suspicious individuals even before the charges are settled There were cases where they were restrained.
Locally, there has been a series of clashes with Buddhists and Christians due to the distrust of Muslims, and the division of society around the incident has deepened.