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

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A violent strain of Islam born from radicals exploiting a central tenet of the religion, known as tawhid, has come under the spotlight as Sri Lankan police continue to investigate the perpetrators of the Easter Sunday bombings on churches and hotels.About 100 people have been arrested since last month’s attacks, which have been blamed on two groups – the National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ) and the Jamathei Millathu Ibrahim (JMI). Both have been outlawed by authorities.Not much was known about the…

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