Utah faith, political leaders mourn deadly toll in Sri Lankan bombings

'Everybody has a right to practice their religion in safety and security,' Utah Islamic Center says

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  • ERB Eagle Mountain, UT
    April 22, 2019 11:42 p.m.

    Hillary and Obama can’t even say the word Christian. Both said the attacks were on Easter worshippers. Sorry, no one worships Easter.

  • Rubydo Provo, UT
    April 22, 2019 12:49 p.m.

    The whole article focuses on and defends the Islamic view from beginning to end with its author not even spelling monastery correctly at the end. This isn’t so much about the victims who’re Christians that get persecuted and killed for their beliefs across the globe more than any other religious group.

    This article is more but about elevating celebrity politicians and local Islamic faith leaders than it is about the Christian victims and the root cause of the attack that will probably be forgotten by the media in a week.

  • banliberals Bountiful, UT
    April 22, 2019 11:41 a.m.

    it's unfortunate that we are not allowed to speak truth here or anywhere....... It's clear that newspapers across the country consider it Hateful for anyone to speak the truth about Islamist Violence!

    If you cannot discuss the problem, how can you address it.........

  • neece Hyde Park, UT
    April 22, 2019 11:33 a.m.

    This is just wrong period.

  • bamafone Salem, UT
    April 22, 2019 10:59 a.m.

    Thomas Jefferson,
    Radicalized Islamic Muslims are doing the overwhelming majority of the killing and terrorism around the world, so it would be faith in what they believe that would be the problem.

  • Weston Jurney West Jordan, UT
    April 22, 2019 10:32 a.m.

    Faith is not the problem, TJ. Extremism is the problem. On both sides.

  • Thomas Jefferson Salt Lake City, UT
    April 22, 2019 9:17 a.m.

    Faith can give you so much confidence that your beliefs are true, no matter what those beliefs are.

    Faith is the problem, not the solution.

  • VA Saint Colonial Heights, VA
    April 22, 2019 9:07 a.m.

    @county Mom -- you are correct. We must not forget the countless attacks on Christian churches in France, as well.

  • county mom Austin, UT
    April 22, 2019 7:59 a.m.

    My heart breaks for the families who have lost loved ones.
    I pray that those who sponsor these attacks are brought to justice.

    It should be made clear that these are not isolated incidents. Since the first of the year hundreds of Christians have been targeted by Islamic extremists all over the world. On social media there is the constant disparaging and hate towards Christians. On Facebook, I'm sickened by the number of people from our state who constantly attack our Representatives for their associations with Christian religious leaders and members.
    Hate against the Christian religion pervasive. Worldwide, Churches and homes have been burned, or vandalized, families torn apart, children orphaned and forced into slavery.

    While the isolated attack by a mentally ill deranged man in New Zealand was blown into a worldwide call to take guns away from everyone. The constant violence against Christians has barely been noticed in the news. It takes the death of over 200 people on one sacred Sabbath day to make world news.
    Christianity is the second most persecuted religion on this planet. Second only to Judaism.