What the Easter Attacks in Sri Lanka Tell Us About the Islamic State
Apr 30, 2019 | 09:00 GMT
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- While a jihadist attack on Easter was unsurprising, the site of the attack, Sri Lanka, was.
- The bombings show the Islamic State movement continues to pose a threat through its franchise groups and grassroots terrorists, but are not a useful gauge of its core organization.
- The jihadist threat in Sri Lanka will no longer be ignored, and future would-be attackers will face a far less permissive environment.