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Sri Lanka Bans Muslim Burqas After Easter Terror Attacks

The garment is traditionally worn by Muslim females.

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According to a Sunday report, Sri Lanka has banned all types of face coverings – including the Muslim Burqa traditionally worn by females – after last week’s Easter terror attacks that killed more than 300 people.

“The decision to ban all types of burqas and face covers was approved by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena after several bombs ripped through the island nation on April 21,” according to India Today. 

The island nation announced the ban via press release.

“Any form of face covering that will hinder the identification of a person is banned under emergency regulations,” the release said. “A decision has been taken by the president to ban all forms of face covering that will hinder easy identification under emergency regulations.”

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Sirisena called the garment “a security risk and a flag of fundamentalism.” At least one female suicide bomber blew herself up, killing her two children and three police officers in connection with the terror attacks, as police raided her home. Her husband and brother-in-law each carried out a suicide attack.

The attackers pledged their allegiance to the Islamic State before carrying out the attacks.

Big League Politics reported:

A video has surfaced purportedly showing the terrorists who committed the attacks against Christians in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday pledging their lives to ISIS and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, after the terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attacks.

According to its news agency, the Islamic State has taken responsibility for the horrific terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka that saw 290 Christians killed and over 500 wounded. The terrorist organization also released images and videos claiming to show the terrorists swearing allegiance to the Islamic State and its leader, allegedly recorded just prior to the devastating attacks.

The video shows the alleged terrorists huddling in a circle and praying for the success of their attack, and ends with an oath to al-Baghdadi.


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