ISIS Claims Credit for Sri Lanka Easter Day Massacre

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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 9:10 AM
ISIS Claims Credit for Sri Lanka Easter Day Massacre

The Islamic State has claimed credit for the horrific Easter Day attack on Christians in Sri Lanka. Suicide bombers in a number of different locations, including churches and hotels, killed more than 300 people and injured hundreds more.

According to Sri Lankan authorities, some of the attackers may have been women. As a result, new legislation to ban the burqa in the country has been proposed.

A bill was announced Tuesday on the Facebook page of UNP Parliamentarian Ashu Marasinghe to propose banning the burqa in Sri Lanka, citing national security.

The bill, which was posted on the MP's Facebook page, says that the burqa is not a traditional Muslim garment and claims it has been identified as previously being used by males to engage in terrorist activities by hiding their identities.The bill, which was posted on the MP's Facebook page, says that the burqa is not a traditional Muslim garment and claims it has been identified as previously being used by males to engage in terrorist activities by hiding their identities.

Marasinghe added that women have previously been informed to remove the burqa before entering certain parts of the country, Sri Lanka news outlet Ada Derana reported.

Since the bombings on Sunday, authorities have found a number of other bombs. The FBI officially landed in the country overnight to help with the investigation.