In the United States, most church attacks have occurred due to domestic violence spill over from home to the church environment. Worldwide, Christians have been under attack from terrorist organizations, independent lone wolf attacks, local criminals, government organizations, and opposing religious groups Muslims and Hindus.
The Jerusalem Post published an article this week stating ISIS claimed responsibility for the 300 lost lives and 500 injuries from bombings perpetrated by their followers.
According to the Post:
“ISIS CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR SRI LANKA CHURCH ATTACKSri Lankan military officials stand guard in front of the St. Anthony’s Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 21, 2019.Islamic State claimed responsibility on Tuesday for the bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed 321 people in what officials believe was retaliation for assaults on mosques in New Zealand.The claim, issued through the group’s AMAQ news agency, was made after Sri Lanka said two domestic Islamist groups with suspected links to foreign militants were suspected to have been behind the attacks at three churches and four hotels. About 500 people were also wounded in the bombings.”