ISIS has named the Islamic terrorists who carried out the Sri Lanka bombings. The seven men who massacred Christians (many others have been arrested as accomplices) are Sri Lankan nationals.
And devout Muslims.
In a later statement, ISIS named seven people it said carried out the attacks: Abu Hamza attacked St Anthony’s Church in Colombo; Abu Khalil struck St Sebastian’s in Negombo; Abu Muhammad hit the Church of Zion in Batticaloa; Abu Obaida, Abu al-Bara and Abu Mokhtar “detonated a number of explosive devices” and then detonated their explosive vests at the Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury hotels in Colombo; and Abu Abdallah “clashed with police officers and killed three” in Dematagoda.
The unmasked man appears to be Zahran Hashim, a self-styled Islamic preacher who was known to hold pro-ISIS views. He was earlier named on social media accounts supportive of ISIS as Abu Obaida, one of the hotel bombers, and CNN News 18 on Sunday named him as the Shangri La Hotel bomber.
At a Tuesday press conference, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that other suspects remained at large, potentially with explosives, adding that some of the 32 Sri Lankans who travelled to the Middle East to fight with ISIS had returned and have been monitored by security forces since.
This is exactly why ISIS terrorists should never be allowed to return unless it's to a firing squad.
Meanwhile ISIS released a video showing the terrorists pledging allegiance to the Caliph of ISIS and shouting, "Allahu Akbar."
This is significant because, as I have discussed in the past, Allahu Akbar is a war cry that dates back to Mohammed's original genocide of the Jewish population in Arabia. It means that, "Allah" is superior to the god that the enemies of Muslims believe in.
Allahu Akbar does not mean “God is Great.” It means “Allah is Greater”. What was Allah greater than at Khaybar? Allah was greater than the religion of the Jews because Mohammed was able to defeat them.
In Islam, a religious war is also a religious test. Muslim victories demonstrate the supremacy of Allah.
Despite the incessant claims that Muslims, Jews and Christians all worship the same god, the Koran tells Muslims something very different. “And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah, and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah. These are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!” (Koran 9:30)
The preceding verse commands Muslims to "Fight those who do not believe in Allah" and “who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture until they pay jizya and submit."
Those who “were given the Scripture” are Christians and Jews.
Jews and Christians had “taken Rabbis and monks to be their lords besides Allah”. The Christians had taken “Messiah, the son of Mary” when they had been commanded to “worship only one Allah.” (Koran 9:31)
Jews and Christians were “Kuffir” and “Mushrikeen”. They had taken “partners” in addition to Allah. Christians and Jews seek to “extinguish the light of Allah” (Koran 9:32). Allah had sent Mohammed to make Islam supreme over all other religions. (Koran 9:33). Jews and Christians obstruct the “Way of Allah” (Koran 9:34) Muslims are encouraged to make Jihad against non-Muslims (Koran 9:38). Those who refuse to carry out Jihad will be punished by Allah (Koran 9:39).
When Muslims defeat Christians or Jews, they prove that Allah is superior to Jewish and Christian beliefs. And that the teachings of Islam are superior to the teachings of their religious enemies.
“Allahu Akbar” originated with Mohammed’s attack on the Jews of Khaybar. When Muslim terrorists shout it today, they are declaring that they are about to prove Allah’s superiority by killing non-Muslims.
“Allahu Akbar” isn’t merely associated with terrorist attacks. It’s the reason for those attacks.
Muslims kill non-Muslims to prove that, “Allahu Akbar”: that Allah is greater the religions of their victims.
The shouts of, "Allahu Akbar" show what the massacre of Christians in Sri Lanka was really about. It's the same common denominator of all Islamic terror.
The Sri Lanka Islamists were saying that Allah is greater than the god of the Christians. Just as Mohammed was saying that Allah is greater than the god of the Jews. When Muslim terrorists shout, "Allahu Akbar", they believe that their massacres are a form of worship of Allah.