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Center for Islamic Guidance i Kattankundy, Sri Lanka har delt en video der viser byggingen af verdens højeste bygning i Jeddah, Saudi-Arabien. Den salafistiske tendens er tydelig. Der er ingen tvivl om hvem der er den højeste guddom

Myndighederne på Sri Lanka har arresteret en skriftlærd, som er uddannet i Saudi-Arabien og mener han har kontakt med hjernen bag terroren første påskedag, Zahran Hashim. Der er grund til at tro at wahhabismen fra Saudi-Arabien har påvirket muslimske miljøer på øen.

Latest Sri Lanka arrest throws spotlight on Wahhabism in eastern hotbed

Sri Lankan authorities have arrested a Saudi-educated scholar for what they claim are links with Zahran Hashim, the suspected ringleader of the Easter Sunday bombings, throwing a spotlight on the rising influence of Salafi-Wahhabi Islam on the island’s Muslims.

Den pågrebne hedder Mohamed Aliyar, (60). Han driver et religiøst center i Zahrans hjemby og skal have deltaget i oplæringen af selvmordsbomberne.

Mohamed Aliyar, 60, is the founder of the Centre for Islamic Guidance, which boasts a mosque, a religious school and a library in Zahran’s hometown of Kattankudy, a Muslim-dominated city on Sri Lanka’s eastern shores.

“Information has been revealed that the suspect arrested had a close relationship with … Zahran and had been operating financial transactions,” said a police statement late on Friday.

The statement said Aliyar was “involved” with training in the southern town of Hambantota for the group of suicide bombers who attacked hotels and churches on Easter, killing over 250 people.

Zahran var en tamilsk-talende prædikant, som var leder af gruppen. To kilder i Kattankundy siger til Reuters at Zahran for to-tre år siden orienterede sig mod den salafistiske wahhabi-retningen.

“I used to always run into him at the center, reading Saudi journals and literature,” said one of the sources.

Mange penge

Der er betydelige pengesummer involveret. Reuters kunne fortælle at myndighederne har beslaglagt værdier for 40 millioner dollar.

Sri Lanka says dismantles big part of bombers’ network, freezes assets

Sri Lankan authorities say they have dismantled a major part of the network linked to the Easter Sunday bombings, confiscating bomb-making material and freezing assets worth about $40 million linked to the plotters.

Yderligere ti personer tilhørte den inderkreds som udførte terroren. De havde flere bomber klar til at begå mere terror.

Investigators are still tracking down 10 more key players associated with plotting the bombings, which killed more than 250 people, including 42 foreigners, a military source told Reuters on Tuesday.

 

“The investigations show there were another 8 to 10 people who attended meetings with the other plotters,” the source said.

Assets worth about $40 million belonging to the bombers and plotters linked to the April 21 attacks have been frozen, police spokesman Ruwan Gunesekera said.

IS involveret

Præsidenten siger at alle tegn tyder på at IS var involveret, det er ikke bare noget de påberåber sig.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena told Reuters over the weekend that all indications pointed to Islamic State involvement.

Sri Lankan authorities have said the bombings were believed to have been carried out by two little-known domestic Islamist groups, the National Tawheed Jamaath (NTJ) and Jamathei Millathu Ibrahim (JMI). Islamic State has claimed responsibility.

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