Sri Lanka attack retaliation for anticipated backlash against Muslims

Washington Post faces backlash after Sri Lanka attacks for focus on ‘far right’

The Washington Post sparked backlash on Monday for an article that focused on reaction from the “far right” after the Sri Lanka attacks on Christians, with at least one analyst saying it’s been a common focus for the newspaper after multiple crises, regardless of the cause.

An “analysis” piece published on the church and hotel massacres that killed nearly 300 people and wounded more than 500 others kept the focus on the reactions of “far-right” politicians around the world. It noted that France’s National Rally leader Marine Le Pen said her thoughts were with “persecuted Christians around the world” who are “targeted for their faith.”