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Father's story about losing children in Sri Lanka attacks

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CNN's Nick Paton Walsh interviewed a father who lost two of his children in the ISIS-claimed Sri Lanka terror attacks on Easter Sunday that killed more than 300 people and wounded hundreds. #CNN #News
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Aneena (28 days ago)
If I was you - (rich) I wouldn’t leave this man- if you really love ur kids - ask them the real story - this is defiantly not by terrorist man
janith charuca (1 month ago)
One day Isis will pay this victim. Why are you hiding Isis? Are you afraid of big sizes? Why don't you take it with a soldier? We are not afraid of dying Come Pure but come home with coffins this time. Sri Lankans remember our blood we are born with honor and we die with honor. Don't be weak, we must eliminate enemies, we don't care how, no matter who is strong. Let's wake up and fight against terrorism.
Shehan Gunasinghe (1 month ago)
free Baluchistan, free sindh,free Tibet (2 months ago)
Fake=All religion.All people fight for name of invisible god.😁😁😁😁
Tampa User (4 months ago)
Oh right.. and a doctor in this under-equipped & under-staffed rudimentary hospital facility left his post with hundreds of dead and injured coming in. He left his post to take this guy to the embassy. Sure, OK. That's just how doctors think in those situations. Forget about saving lives, get this guy to the embassy right away.. Poor guy had to wait around for 8 hours. That's terrible. But make sure, if anyone from the state department is listening, make sure they know what a great job the staff there is doing. That's really important.
Tampa User (4 months ago)
This story makes no sense. His children were in the hospital, dead or dying, and he left the country?? "Did you travel with your children to the hospital?" "Absol -- I traveled with my son..."
George Washington (4 months ago)
Ceasar. Mark
Yoshitha Yatawara (4 months ago)
rest in peace to this family..being a sri lankan its so saddening..terrorists doesnt care about families and children. They should be hanged to death..trump was a blessing to america for banning them
Mohamed Fawmy (4 months ago)
What about killing innocent in Afghanistan with help of your country
janura samarasekara (5 months ago)
I respect your words sir And as a sri lankan I feel so disappointed about how our politicians let this destruction happen to lose so many innocent lovely souls including your beloved children. I'm sure God will give them all a great place in heaven in peace
irehawkman (5 months ago)
What about Amelie Linsey's upcoming 16th birthday?
Faizanfaizy Faizan (5 months ago)
Yatup Bagra (5 months ago)
New Zealand government fuck you..... Burka pehenker solitary dikhata hai....... Muslim ko..... Now see wat happen these Islamic terrorists killing innocent .....i hate those shows sympathy on Muslim ppl.....
sb (5 months ago)
That's real rich coming from CNN fake news, the propaganda outlet that supports terroism they fawn and purr all over the terroist ilhan Omar and the other terrorist Rashida tlaib and their dumbass side kick assio Cortez. Hey CNN where is all the stories about innocent children and women and men of this country being murdered by the illegal immigrants that rush through our open borders every single day. What about the illegal alien, 5 times deported back to Honduras and back again, brutally killed a 4 month yr old baby boy because he found out he wasn't the father of the baby so he beat the baby to death! How about shedding some of your crocodile tears for the mother of that baby. Not once have you despicable people ever interviewed the angel mom's and dads that lost their children to Savage killings, beatings, stabbings, shot to death, set on fire, raped, children molested by illegal immigrants or at the hands of 8 time deported drunk drivers, oh but that's right that's just a manufactured crisis. Nope, you have to go half way around the world to try and show us how compassionate and caring you all are when everybody knows you could give a shit, it's a fake emotions just as fake as CNN is in its entirety. Well excuse me if I don't shed a fucking tear for what your trying to sell! Your nothing but the political arm of the left committing treason against America every single day, believe me you are the enemy of the people thats a fact that isn't even debatable anymore. Good luck with that 275 million dollar law suit that should take care of your last 20 viewers.
N Rosario (5 months ago)
Most of you Trump worshippers would think most of the people in Sri Lanka are deserving of ban. America do us a favor and shut the fuck up. Most people should not be commenting on things they know nothing about. Sri Lanka does not stand with Trump.
InstaGamer 7 (5 months ago)
Hema Dear (5 months ago)
Please don’t turn your back on SL. I hope you visit the country again with your son. Again, I’m so sorry.
Hema Dear (5 months ago)
Poor poor children. I’m so sorry.
Hema Dear (5 months ago)
How on earth he could survive. I know I couldn’t.
Ahmad Kashif (5 months ago)
Attack well planned by RAW to destabilize and defame Sri Lanka.RAW trained guy attacked Sri Lanka and killed innocent people.
shiva holkar (5 months ago)
Chanuka Dhananjaya (5 months ago)
One of the doomed days in Sri Lanka. Still we are not safe in the country because those terrorists grew with the help of the government. I'm really sorry on behalf of Sri Lanka. Shame on the government and politicians...
Akila Chinthaka (5 months ago)
Dear white man as a Sri Lankan we are really sorry that we are unable to make your stay safe. We saw you running around searching your children we were shocked we saw your helpless mind wandering around, My deep apologise to you man.
Dang Mang (5 months ago)
Time to censor muslims and the quran
None Yun (5 months ago)
A white guy with a Latino son.....such a ridiculous crisis ActWhore! Shove this story up your arse
mrbobbilly (5 months ago)
You do realize there exists a thing called adoption
ISLAMisRIGHTaboutWOMEN (5 months ago)
And CNN defends these animals, but then calls Christianity evil.....
muhhamad terrorist pig (5 months ago)
muhhamad terrorist attack srilanKa
Dinesh Nandana Wijeweera (5 months ago)
As a Sri Lankan I apologize because we could not protect you people. Now we are trying to erradicate Islamic terrorism in the country.And work it will never happen to anyone again. May their souls rest in peace 😢. Actually I am crying...
free Baluchistan, free sindh,free Tibet (2 months ago)
India with you
free Baluchistan, free sindh,free Tibet (2 months ago)
@Sky Marcel when terrorist attack in your country then Whole world see.
Sky Marcel (4 months ago)
Sri Lankan are useless people
shiva holkar (5 months ago)
We r with u from India
Tripurari Kumar Jha (5 months ago)
RIP innocent Sri lankan
Urmila Sapkota (5 months ago)
ProudlyAmerican (1 day ago)
Urmila Sapkota Do that when one of your family member dies then you sure wouldn’t be laughing.
Bree Flawn (5 months ago)
@Urmila Sapokota How could you laugh at the deaths of hundreds of Christians. Innocent people died just for worshipping on Christianity’s holiest day, Easter Sunday. I hope you know how terrible it is to laugh at the deaths of Christians
sulca charles (5 months ago)
Muslims would never show solidarity with christians so sad. Their religion is so evil.
Sophie S (5 months ago)
the absolute tiniest glimmer of light here is that i can only hope and assume that the young man next to him is the child he hasn't lost in this unfathomable tragedy. the strength demonstrated in the face of such emotional trauma is truly remarkable
Joey Veres (5 months ago)
Abdusameer Pullichola (5 months ago)
This radical group killing only Muslims and Christans in sreelanka.The same radical group killed Thousands of Muslims in Barma. Another world no 1 Israel autherized radical group ISIS killed Thousands of Muslims and Christans in Syria,iraque,Labnan,soudi Arabia etc
ahmed fahad hasnain193 (5 months ago)
Sri Lanka & Pakistan Both Friend & Brother
Exposing Islam (5 months ago)
When is the world going to start examining the Quran and hadiths to see where the inspiration for Islamic terror comes from. Verses in the Quran such as- Sura 9:5 5. When the Sacred Months have passed, kill the polytheists wherever you find them. And capture them, and besiege them, and lie in wait for them at every ambush. Sura 3:151 We will throw terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve, because they attribute to Allah partners for which He revealed no sanction. Their lodging is the Fire. Miserable is the lodging of the evildoers. 8:12 Your Lord inspired the angels: "I am with you, so support those who believe. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. So strike above the necks, and strike off every fingertip of theirs." 33:26 And He brought down from their strongholds those of the People of the Book who backed them, and He threw terror into their hearts. Some of them you killed, and others you took captive. 59:2 It is He who evicted those who disbelieved among the People of the Book from their homes at the first mobilization. You did not think they would leave, and they thought their fortresses would protect them from Allah. But Allah came at them from where they never expected, and threw terror into their hearts. They wrecked their homes with their own hands, and by the hands of the believers. Therefore, take a lesson, O you who have insight. Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, "I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and I have been made victorious with terror (cast in the hearts of the enemy), and while I was sleeping, the keys of the treasures of the world were brought to me and put in my hand. " Abu Huraira added: Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) has left the world and now you, people, are bringing out those treasures (ie the Prophet did not benefit by them). Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 2977 In-book reference : Book 56, Hadith 186 USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 4, Book 52, Hadith 220
Cam Mac (15 days ago)
terrible but also in the Bible it says horrible things of what we should do with sinners. The difference is that whoever reads the bible understands that those things are wrong,now 2000 years later,we simply dont cut off the hand of one who steels and so on. But the muslims seem to take every word in their book litterally until today. No not all of them of course there are educated people among them who uses their brains but I am talking about the fanatic ones. Wich seems to be quite many.
Muhammad 1436 (5 months ago)
My deepest condolences for the victims.. I feel sad cause people will associate this with Islam.. Again.. Although it is ISIS, and they call themselves moslems.. But Islam never teach us to hurt innocent people.. I know its painful to lose the people that you love, and I hope the father will be strong..
Bree Flawn (5 months ago)
@Muhammad 1436 You spelled Muslim wrong
Bala M (5 months ago)
Deepest condolences to the families and victims involved in this horrible attack against humanity. As Muslims, we would never stop saying this: Isis terrorists aren't Muslims and they most definitely do not represent Muslims or Islam. They intend to turn humanity against one another. Hence we must stand firm and united against terrorism and hate in all its forms.
nitharsanam (5 months ago)
Whether ISIS or Sri Lanka government forces; everyone always bombs Tamils churches and temples. There ware 100 of similar bombings and massacre till 2009 executed by same ISIS inspired terroir with the help of Sri Lanka government. This time as lots of foreigners lost their live story become different. Even Indian warned Sri Lanka officially that there will be such attempted to attack churches; but we have all the evidence to conclude that Sri Lankan offices purposely did not take any preventive actions as they target ware mostly Christians (Christians are against Sri Lankan governments genocide whether they speak Sinhala or Tamil)
When someone white says Nigga (5 months ago)
My jaw dropped when I heard that kill count
Carlos Padron (5 months ago)
Religion of peace.. yeah right!!.. religion of pieces!!
KD KD (5 months ago)
As a Muslim I condemn these suicide bombers that Killed so many innocent people and I pray their souls burn in hell!!!! To me they are not Muslims including Isis and those that support them. To all my Muslim people around the world I say let's stand up against these evil people who are demonizing our religion!
amanda luis (5 months ago)
Jesus save people around d world😭😢😢😢😢😢😢😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
Avenger (5 months ago)
This is the real islam “Allah est grand”: Muslims laugh, celebrate as blaze destroys Notre Dame cathedral during Holy Week APR 15, 2019 4:19 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER352 COMMENTS Jihadists may not have set the fire, but they’re certainly celebrating it. Many Muslims believe that the ruins and destruction of non-Muslim structures testifies to the truth of Islam, as the Qur’an suggests that the destroyed remnants of ancient non-Muslim civilizations are a sign of Allah’s punishment of those who rejected islam :
scott mcdaniel (5 months ago)
Maybe You libtatds should quit supporting terrorist.
Lakshani Gunawardhana (5 months ago)
I'm extremely sorry for your loss and we failed to protect you family. But I'm very grateful for the way you still tell my country and people are amazing. Thank you so much for those words and I promise you as a Sri Lankan we will destroy those extremists group from 🇱🇰
Hitesh Das (5 months ago)
It's time to destroy Arab countries otherwise we will suffer more than what suffered till date. Islam is a religion of devil. It's holy duty to destroy Islamism and Muslims from this mother earth.
Kanika Sharma (5 months ago)
Oh god..how people are killing each other in the name of God...this is shameful....first in mosque and now in Church....and common people think they are safe in God's place
Kevo A (5 months ago)
Looks like a pedophile ring.
D Bear (5 months ago)
People of all faiths and colors are tired of these animals.
D Bear (5 months ago)
Radical Islam
Blue Star (5 months ago)
Never forget, Islam is the Religion of Peace, dontchuknow ?
Md saad A (5 months ago)
Please take action against terrorists .
Md saad A (5 months ago)
mission man (5 months ago)
lord Zeus (5 months ago)
Christchurch attack --- it's racist attack on innocent prying Muslims . Sri Lanka attack --- it's a tragedy
Lil Kosta (5 months ago)
Fuck Muslims
DrWrap (5 months ago)
The left DESPISES Christians.
Knowledge Will Increase (5 months ago)
Wake up People. Nick Patton Walsh the cnn UK reporter you see at the beginning is playing the part of the Dad.. Compare them. Same hair, ear, same skin and forehead wrinkles. CNN IS FAKE NEWS... Just actors giving you fake news... Seriously people, Wake up and see that CNN is lying about everything.. The Dad is just the CNN anchor playing the part of the Dad. Compare their faces..
Liberal Tears (5 months ago)
The "religion of peace" strikes again. Imagine my shock.
Daniel Mikesell (5 months ago)
All mainstream news networks will try to paint this as a religious war between Christians and Muslims. In reality, it’s an all out psychological war on Christians. The “man” (animal) from New Zealand was not a Christian, he wasn’t doing what he did in the name of God. ISIS terrorizes in the name of Allah. The Prophet Muhammad in the Quran specifically states to “fight against those who believe not in Allah or the Last Day.” This attack was a horrific excuse to kill hundreds of innocent people, Christians being the main target.
G M (5 months ago)
You go to shitholes you get shithole results
Robbie Felix (5 months ago)
I read about a Danish man who lost several children. I cannot imagine the terrible pain of losing a child. My prayers are with all who suffered the loss of loved ones ... just devastating.
qigung (5 months ago)
Crisis Actor!
Unnamed Girl (5 months ago)
His son was in the college I study at he was my classmate I cannot believe fuck terrorists
Joe Urban (5 months ago)
religion is a huge mistake
Blue Star (5 months ago)
Especially when your religion is--------------- (fill in the blank)
Robert Paulson (5 months ago)
CNN is one of those people on the run.
Leonard Wong (5 months ago)
Shows how weak the west is. Time to fight back. how did they make it past immigration? Did they arrive through sea, land or air?
Blue Star (5 months ago)
The islamic butchers are native Sri Lankers. The enemy lives WITHIN the gates.
South London Metal Detector (5 months ago)
who gives a fuck
SASHA Savage (5 months ago)
An attack on Easter worshipers by the JV team.
Dalmar Maakhiri (5 months ago)
THE Evil of Extremism and fanaticism are the enemy of the humanity and we must All united against that evil and we must eleminate it from the face of earth. EXTREMISM and FANATICISM has No God OR Religion although they claim one beacause there is No religion that justifies there acts of evil. I'd like to offer my prayers and condolences to those Who lost their loved ones.
Dalmar Maakhiri (5 months ago)
@Blue Star No, sorry I Mean only those Who use violent and spread hatred.
Blue Star (5 months ago)
Yes, we must really crack down on those Amish Radicals ! Sarcastically yours.
LASERBLAST 1978 (5 months ago)
No more mosque in Europe 😎
LASERBLAST 1978 (5 months ago)
Oh God very sad News RIP 😥
UniversalChat Chat (5 months ago)
It seems to me that all the foreign people that died were all rich. I don't feel bad for them at all. Bernie 2020
Oompa Loompa (5 months ago)
Dilini Jayasuriya (5 months ago)
I’m so sorry 😭
lucki alo (5 months ago)
Quran !!!!! that if anyone killed a person - unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land - it would be as if he killed the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people.
lucki alo (5 months ago)
very sorry to hear this tragedy and this is such an evil act by people who disguise themselves in religion . islam is a very peaceful religion and does not allow these killings at all .... hatred can't be answered as hatred ............. take not life, which God has made sacred, except by way of justice and law: thus does He command you, that you may learn wisdom" (Koran 6:151)
Rachael Nichols (5 months ago)
And according to Sanders and Harris if the attackers was a US citizen then they should be allowed to vote. Just saying...If the attackers lived in the USA and went to prison for this they should be able to vote. Chew on that one. Unbelievable democrats!!
Whorejay Ramos (5 months ago)
Christianophobia is rising. No fake media outlets said ever.
Satya Singh (5 months ago)
This attack must be carried by pakistan
Satya Singh (5 months ago)
Bloom Berg exactly
Bloom Berg (5 months ago)
Yes. India got its initial intelligence about this attack after they captured Sri Lankan jihadi funded and trained by ISI sneaking into Indian waters..
Kim D (5 months ago)
What about the other 350 Christians that were killed? Sure these are Americans, but over 350 other Christians were killed...
Calvin Abbott (5 months ago)
Isis is Israel Terrorists same as every News Media in the USA, stop sucking up the Psychological Warfare garbage as you are being replaced with the Great Replacement, this is War and Prepare yourselves to fight for survival.
Calvin Abbott (5 months ago)
Leftist Media say that Far Right are angered by attacks making the left very happy by these attacks.
rohanmark jay (5 months ago)
What a tragedy. They seemed to be two wonderful children he, the daughter seemed to be so full of life on adventures around the world. Taken away from him in their prime. Similar stories emerging from all the other victims families. One thing is for sure the leaders of the world except for very few are doing very little so far to stamp out this abominable evil.
Ernesto Ybarra (5 months ago)
The Hill: Since immigrating to US, Omar has 'spent the rest of her life attacking this country' Minnesota the New Mecca
Pat Orsban (5 months ago)
Funny how the leftist commirats in the fake news had no problem blaming right wingers, because a nut job killed some muslims last month, but this month, they won't say anything about rabid Islam, nor can they even use the words, killed Christians. Stop the evil, never vote Dim again.
Danny v (5 months ago)
Nobody here but us Easter", worshippers its not like we belong to the religion that gets persecution or anything
Baba H (5 months ago)
So sad, my Hart with the families.
Real talk (5 months ago)
This is absolutely heartbreaking, this stems from the Zionists from Eastern Europe who now have stolen the Palestinian lands and the crap these fuckin parasite zionists have done and are doing. This is also because of Bush and Blair opening Pandora's box with their illegal wars.
Roger Torrez (5 months ago)
Rest In Peace.. My condolences.
Rocket Power (5 months ago)
The US has murdered over a million of innocent civilians in Iraq.
Doug M (5 months ago)
Hey CNN WHO were the people that were killed? Can you say CHRISTIANS? No of course not. It was the muslims who blew up several churches killing hundreds of Christians which was their exact goal.
Russ Monte (5 months ago)
India mere jan (5 months ago)
A religion propagated through Terror, Horses and Swords deserves to anhilated from the planet.
Avenger (5 months ago)
Hope some heroes will take revenge on muslim like the heroes in newzealand atk on mosques Allah takes pleasure in terror as muslim cried out Allah is great wahhabism must b out law
gis1gis1 (5 months ago)
Bad crisis acting. When you hear ISIS, you know its fake.
TheBeanie2k (5 months ago)
Such a strong man. Thoughts and prayers to him and his family. Parents should never die before their children and for him to loose two. God is with him no doubt.
Oscar Gold (5 months ago)
The interviewer looks like the father.
free Baluchistan, free sindh,free Tibet (2 months ago)
Yeah you right
TheLimpbizpark (5 months ago)
Yeah..I seriousy thought they were the same people changing outfits...The the father just pitched his voice. Fake news is real lol
Oscar Gold (5 months ago)
The muslim attack against christians and western white people. This is how you start all news of this.
zenith (5 months ago)
360 are dead and the west is yawning. If this many white people had killed, the whole world would have shat their pants.
Raviya Careem (5 months ago)
Terrorism has no religion.
chandulal maddumaarachchi (5 months ago)
We are Deeply sorry...