ADL HEADLINES: Churches, Tourist Spots in Sri Lanka Hit By Suicide Bombers on Easter Sunday

  • April 25, 2019
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THE WEEK'S BIG 3

Suicide bombers, possibly motivated by ISIS, attack churches and tourist attractions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing more than 250 people; lawmakers in Alabama compare abortion to the Holocaust in proposed legislation; and the leader of a New Mexico militia movement is arrested on gun charges after ‘detaining’ migrants on the Southern border.
Read on for more on these headlines, news you can use to fight hate this week, and the latest info about ADL from around the country.

Read on for more on these headlines, news you can use to fight hate this week, and the latest info about ADL around the country.

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ISIS Claims Sri Lanka Attacks

“As Sri Lankans buried the dead from the half-dozen Easter Sunday bombing, the Islamic State issued a statement boasting of the suicide assaults. It also distributed an online video showing the person Sri Lankan officials suspect of having led the attacks.” The New York Times: 

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+ ADL Blog: Tragedy in Sri Lanka May Be Connected to ISIS’s Global Influence

2

Alabama Politicians Compare Abortions to the Holocaust in Proposed Legislation

“Within the text of each bill, the authors compare abortions to lives lost during the Holocaust, in Joseph Stalin’s gulags, during China’s ‘Great Leap Forward,’ under the Khmer Rouge and during the Rwandan Genocide.’” CBS News: READ MORE

+ Read ADL’s letter to the Alabama Legislature

 

3

FBI Arrests Leader of Armed Militia Group ‘Detaining’ Migrants at the Border

“Hopkins leads the United Constitutional Patriots, or UCP, one of several militias that have taken to patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border. The patrols have been prompted by a recent surge in caravans of Central America migrants and emboldened by President Trump’s assertion that the arrivals constitute an ‘invasion.’” The Washington Post: 


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+ ADL Blog: Arrest of United Constitutional Patriots Leader Renews Concerns Over Border Vigilantes

 

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