Security personnel patrol outside St Anthony’s Church, one of the sites bombed on Easter Sunday. Photo: EPASecurity personnel patrol outside St Anthony’s Church, one of the sites bombed on Easter Sunday. Photo: EPA
Security personnel patrol outside St Anthony’s Church, one of the sites bombed on Easter Sunday. Photo: EPA

The truth about ‘tawhid’: how a central tenet of Islam became a violent strain linked to the Sri Lanka bombings

  • Groups whose names reference their belief in the concept, which declares absolute monotheism, have come under scrutiny in Sri Lanka for their links to Islamic State
  • Experts say the spread of ‘tawhid’ needs to be monitored as radicals exploiting the concept seek to change how locals have traditionally practised Islam in a multi-religious society

Topic |   Sri Lanka
Security personnel patrol outside St Anthony’s Church, one of the sites bombed on Easter Sunday. Photo: EPASecurity personnel patrol outside St Anthony’s Church, one of the sites bombed on Easter Sunday. Photo: EPA
Security personnel patrol outside St Anthony’s Church, one of the sites bombed on Easter Sunday. Photo: EPA
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