'Islamic State supporters are celebrating the Sri Lanka suicide bombings which killed 290 people on Easter Sunday and left around another 500 injured.
The SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks extremist activity online, said ISIS fanatics were praising the terror attacks as revenge for the Christchurch mosques shooting.
No group has officially claimed responsibility for the blasts at five-star hotels and churches but Sri Lankan police say a previously unknown Muslim extremist group were the subject of an intelligence warning ten days before.
Early evidence points towards Islamist group National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ), according to intelligence chiefs, who warn that more attacks are expected.
Rita Katz, director of 'respected' terror monitoring SITE Intelligence Group, said IS supporters have applauded the attacks on social media, 'celebrating casualties'.
Ms Katz said IS media channels were ‘posting rampantly’ about the blasts and praying ‘may Allah accept’ the suicide bombers.
She claimed that the online praise indicated the group may be preparing to take responsibility for the attacks.
While such a claim may frame the op as revenge for New Zealand, this was likely planned long before,’ she said.
Australian born Brenton Tarrant is facing 50 counts of murder and 39 counts of attempted murder after opening fire on two mosques in Christchurch on March 15.
Fighters from Sri Lanka have been mentioned in ISIS ranks and the country would be ‘easily accessible’ for fanatics, Ms Katz said.
Several Sri Lankan Muslims from ‘well-educated and elite’ families were known to have joined the terror group in Syria, according to Reuters.
The attacks follow just weeks after ISIS launched a global military initiative branded the ‘Revenge Invasion’ as payback for the loss of their territory in Syria.
Police have so far arrested 13 people over the Sri Lanka attacks, describing those in custody only as ‘religious extremists’.
Ten days ago, according to documents seen by the AFP new agency, Sri Lanka's police chief Pujuth Jayasundara issued an intelligence alert to top officers warning Islamist suicide bombers planned to hit 'prominent churches'.'
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Flashback March 2016 - Israeli propaganda outlet still promoting myth of ISIS
'Recent revelations have shown us that ISIS/ISIL/Daesh has never really existed and what we have really been seeing happen in Syria and Iraq has been the work not of religiously motivated fanatics aspiring to create an Islamic Caliphate; rather it is the work of mercenaries paid by Saudi Arabia and Qatar and the faction of Kurds lead by Barzani; both being strongly supported by Turkey.
The motivation is not religion it is simply avarice – the destructive habits of ‘ISIS’ serving as cover for the wholescale looting by Turkey of anything of value that could be put on a truck and sent back to Turkey; the ‘ISIS’ offensive in Iraq that seized Mosul and the northern oil producing region of Iraq was not motivated by a desire to establish an Islamic Caliphate it was to allow the theft of billions of dollars of oil by the Erdogan family, oil that was trucked to Turkey to be sold on the open market.
When the ‘average’ person in the Western world hears the name ‘ISIS’ their thoughts invariably turn to images of sinister men in black balaclavas standing over victims in bright orange jumpsuits.
We have all seen the videos, they were played ad nauseum on all the mainstream TV news channels and were ubiquitous on the internet news sites, both the mainstream and alternative varieties.
The source of most, if not all of these videos, certainly all of the most theatrical and ludicrous head chopping ones is a for-profit Bethesda, Maryland-based company called the SITE Intelligence Group. SITE purports to track the online activity of White supremacist and Jihadi organizations. and is led by Israeli Rita Katz.
SITE brought us such classics as the fake Osama Bin Laden videos and the comically staged ‘beheadings’ of westerners such as Steven Sotloff and James Foley. Anyone who’s gone to the trouble to find and watch the uncensored versions of these beheading videos online knows they are laughably fake and the real reason why the mainstream TV channels never play more than a few frames is to hide how obviously fake they are.
Then there was the comedy classic of the Texas plumber’s truck turning up in an ISIS video; suggesting it was shot some where in Texas rather than Syria.'
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