A misleading message on Facebook was enough, apparently, to spark anger and violence. In Sri Lanka, the nerves are to the devastating terrorist attacks at Easter blank, the attacks fueled mistrust between the religious groups.
Now this tension is to break more and more often. This has prompted the sri Lankan government to block the social media in the country. Whatsapp, Facebook and other channels have been temporarily switched off.
In the town of Chilaw on the West coast of Sri Lanka, a Facebook-Post of a Muslim load applied to the owner of the Christian community. The people saw in it – apparently erroneously – that the announcement of a further attack. The sentence that triggered the anger and the fear, was: "One day you will cry." The context In which these words were posted, initially remained unclear.
shots in the air
what is Clear, however, that after that stones flew on shops, homes and mosques. The police tried to curb the rage with shots in the air, as the online page of the "Daily Mirror" reported on Sri Lanka. The 38-year-old author of the Posts was detained, according to media reports, as well as an undisclosed number of alleged rioters. About the exact extent of the destruction, there was initially no information.
last week a dispute in the transport had a violent clash between Christians and Muslimenim place Negombo triggered. There are dozens of believers had died at Easter in the St. Sebastian's Church. About ten percent of the 21 million citizens of Sri Lanka are Muslims, the Christian minority makes up almost eight percent, mostly residents of the island state follow Buddhism.
clashes between Christians and Muslims, it had not given before the Easter attacks on Sri Lanka. The signs were there only for the hardened fronts between the Buddhist preachers of Hate and small circles of Muslim Radicals. Hardly anyone had meanwhile expected that the Islamists would launch in Sri Lanka, a major attack on churches.
The government the right to Lock the social media made on Monday, as a necessary step "to maintain peace in the country". It was only a temporary Blockade, tensions escalated further, it was said. With a similar block in the state had reacted to the Islamist terrorist attacks from Easter Sunday, in which 257 people came to Sri Lanka and killed. Overnight, the government has imposed in addition to a curfew.
The people of Sri Lanka are still trying to understand how your state is, in spite of warnings from the intelligence services, apparently, totally idle, as the terrorists prepared their attacks on Hotels and churches. The offenders come predominantly from wealthy families, representatives of the Muslim Council said that they had informed security forces on the radicalization of individual members of the congregation, however, were ignored.
had known the terror attacks of the Islamic state. Last week, the police chief said that all of the perpetrators were either dead or in custody. But yesterday, sri Lankan media reported the arrest of another Suspect to the attacks.
Created: 13.05.2019, 19:24 PM