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Sri Lanka’s Ahmadiyyas Face an Angry Backlash
By:Ken Salamat, Sri Lanka
Date: Saturday, 27 April 2019, 12:24 am

Source: New York Times

By Jeffrey Gettleman and Dharisha Bastians

NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka — Auranzeb Zabi was cooking rice at a friend’s house on Wednesday when he heard angry shouting outside, looked out the window and saw a mob of Sri Lankan men carrying iron bars.

A day after the Islamic State claimed responsibility for suicide bombings that killed more than 350 people, Muslims in some areas of Sri Lanka were facing a rising backlash.

The mob surrounded the house. Mr. Zabi, a Pakistani refugee who has lived in Sri Lanka for two years, said he grabbed his two children, dashed into the yard and scampered over two walls before reaching an army checkpoint.

There the mob caught up with him, he said, and delivered a harsh beating, begging the soldiers to let them kill him. Hours later, Mr. Zabi still looked terrified.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/24/world/asia/sri-lankas-muslims.html?ref=oembed

Sri Lanka’s Ahmadiyya Muslims Face an Angry Backlash

Source: New York Times By Jeffrey Gettleman and Dharisha Bastians NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka — Auranzeb Zabi was cooking rice at a friend’s house on Wednesday when he heard angry shouting outside, looked out the window and saw a mob of Sri Lankan men carrying iron bars. A day after the […]