India – Israel nexus can’t be ruled out in Sri Lankan attacks

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Time has come for the righteous thinking nations to recalibrate their strategies towards this growing menace of anti-Islam mind set of India and curb its export of religious hate mongering in the whole world.

By Rafiq Jan

Sri Lanka, a peace-loving nation, becomes the victim of
terrorism after a long respite. It had hardly finished celebrating the economic
growth that had long been stymied by two decades of civil war against its
indigenous separatist groups who were brain washed and sponsored by a much
powerful neighbor.

Merely eight percent Muslims but contributing almost 25
percent to the country’s economy cannot be expected to blow it up in bomb
explosions. The blasts in Sri Lankan capital that killed 300 and injured 500
has more to be done with ongoing Islamophobia across the globe.

Sri Lanka bombings on Easter day had very little precedent.
The country endured a ghastly civil war and innumerous suicide bombings in the
past by Tamil Tigers, the militant outfit that kept changing tactics and
causing severe economic damage to the country. This time the scale of the
damage and the level of coordination behind the deadly strikes indicated
possibility of international involvement. “Sri Lanka has never seen this sort
of attacks coordinated, multiple and high casualty. I am not easily convinced
this is a Sri Lankan thing. I think the dynamics are global, not driven by some
indigenous debate. It seems to me to be a different kind of ballgame” commented
Alan Keenan, a Sri Lankan expert at the International Crisis Group.

Another Canada-based expert on extremism Amarnath Amarasingam
says, “Agreed that the nature of the terrorism and targets selected suggest
that the attacks were not an exclusively local affair.” He further added, “If
it was strictly locally planned and operated, you would assume Buddhists as the
targets. The attacks on the Christians point to something different Christians
have rarely been targets of violence so far.” Pakistan went through similar
terrorist attacks last week and both were in Balochistan where India has
admitted that it has been instigating and actively carrying out anti-state
activities against Pakistan. In hindsight, one can clearly perceive the Sri
Lankan explosions in the same week are part of the Indian state-sponsored
terrorism to implicate Muslims of Sri Lanka and get the world’s support to
justify the genocide of Muslims in Kashmir.

India and Israel are both going through their elections these
days. Israel has completed and as expected by all the hardliner anti-Islam US
ally Benjamin Netanyahu is poised to continue in PM’s office. His fellow Narendra
Modi is half way through his election campaign is using all his options to woo
voters. He has already worked in his previous five-year rule to successfully
polarize the so-called secular India towards a Hindutva ideology-based state
where Muslims will eventually be declared second-class citizens or even worse.

The Geopolitical map is fast-changing

US President Donald Trump, a well-known personality with a
fickle temperament, has yet again proved he is least concerned about humanity
and human rights when it comes to the third world countries. His latest
maneuvers in taking sides with Saudi, Emirati, and Egyptian leadership to
support an anti-UN renegade commander to take control of Libya in order to
ensure security of its oil. All those dictators will do whatever it takes to
nip any move in the bud that can lead towards democracy.

Deplorably the US had never been too kind to notice the
plight of Sri Lankan people during civil war and its destruction in almost two
decades. The reasons were that it hardly had any vested interest geographically
in that island. The world left them at the mercy of foreign trained and
supported anti-state militant group. A tweet from Vice President Mike Pence
shows the perfunctory views that hardly mean a heartfelt sympathy. Indian
Narendra Modi is hell bent on damaging Pakistan at any cost. His policies of
jingoism in the region have open support of Trump as well as a tacit support of
Britain, France, and Germany. They all are playing a double game with the
world’s peaceful community by allowing India to spread hatred against Muslims
of India and Kashmir and those living in Europe and the Western countries to
slyly support the Islamophobia.

The style, planning, accuracy and coordination of the
explosions are undeniably a proof that no religious groups in Sri Lanka or
elsewhere have ever been so highly skilled and financially able to carry out
attacks against the state. These simultaneous attacks on two grand churches and
three big hotels, while ensuring the high number of casualties, are not
different than 9/11, and the Bombay Taj hotel attack. All three have much
similar which lead to the belief they were done by a highly trained and
tactically-organized group to ensure the objectives are achieved. Needless to
name the technical advisor behind this heinous state-sponsored terrorism of
India on the soil of its weak neighbor. World super powers have no interest in
Sri Lanka and its people. India used Sri Lankan soil as its terrorism breeding
grounds for decades with impunity. There had never been any UNSC resolution
tabled or passed in support of their sufferings. Time has come for the
righteous thinking nations to recalibrate their strategies towards this growing
menace of anti-Islam mindset of India and curb its export of religious hate
mongering in the whole world.

Rafiq Jan is a Political Analyst. The views expressed in this
article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Global Village
Space’s Editorial Policy.

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