Sri Lankan Authorities Arrest Scholar For Alleged Links To Bombing Ringleader

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Published on May 12, 2019 - Duration: 00:58s

Sri Lankan Authorities Arrest Scholar For Alleged Links To Bombing Ringleader

According to a report by Reuters, Sri Lankan authorities have arrested a Saudi-educated scholar for what they claim are links with Zahran Hashim, the suspected ringleader of the Easter Sunday bombings, highlighting the rising influence of Salafi-Wahhabi Islam on the island's Muslims. A police statement late on Friday read, β€œInformation has been revealed that the suspect arrested had a close relationship with ... Zahran and had been operating financial transactions.

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