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Sri Lanka explosions: Obama, Hillary Clinton under fire for not referring to victims as ‘Christians’


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Former US President, Barack Obama and former Presidential candidate of the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton are currently under fire following their tweets condoling with the people of Sri Lanka over Sunday’s multiple bomb attacks on churches and hotels.

The duo are being attacked by Twitter users for refusing to refer to the victims as Christians, preferring instead to call them “Easter worshippers”.

WuzupNaija reports that multiple explosions occurred at three churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing over 200 people and injuring around 450 more.

Shortly after the attacks, Obama and Clinton took to Twitter to comment on the explosions.

Obama wrote;

“The attacks on tourists and Easter worshippers in Sri Lanka are an attack on humanity. On a day devoted to love, redemption, and renewal, we pray for the victims and stand with the people of Sri Lanka.

Clinton in her comment, wrote,

“On this holy weekend for many faiths, we must stand united against hatred and violence. I’m praying for everyone affected by today’s horrific attacks on Easter worshippers and travelers in Sri Lanka.

Their tweets have evoked negative reactions from Twitter users across the world, who lambasted the two political figures for describing the victims as “Easter Worshippers”.

Some of the critics opined that their tweets were in stark contrast to their reactions to the New Zealand mosque massacre, when Obama made reference to “the Muslim community” and Clinton also directly spoke of “the global Muslim community” and called out “Islamophobia”.

See some of the reactions: