Western analysts have never come to grips with the implications of stories such as this, and probably never will. This shows yet again that jihad activity is not the province of the poor and uneducated, and that Muslims from all walks of life can and do participate in it. This story would refute too many accepted narratives to be considered on any large scale in the U.S.
Colombo, Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka’s police Saturday arrested a top Muslim leader and member of parliament in connection with the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks that killed 279 people as pressure to speed up the investigation mounted.
Detectives took Rishad Bathiudeen, leader of the All Ceylon Makkal Party, into custody under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), police spokesman Ajith Rohana said.
He said Bathiudeen and his brother Riyaaj were arrested in pre-dawn raids on their homes in Colombo.
“They were arrested under the PTA based on circumstantial and scientific evidence that they had connections with the suicide bombers who carried out the attacks,” Rohana said in a statement….