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Amb. Grenell: Targeting of Worshippers in Sri Lanka 'Horrific'

Richard Grenell (Daniel Bockwoldt/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 23 April 2019 11:18 AM

The targeting of Christian worshippers on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka was "horrific" and must be "widely and loudly condemned," Richard Grenell, the U.S. Ambassador to Germany, said Tuesday.

"I'm thankful that President [Donald] Trump has made it clear that we will offer all of our assistance and do whatever we can," Grenell told Fox News' "Fox and Friends."

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the suicide bombings, and Grenell said it's not surprising.

"This is so horrific that it's got to be demented people," Grenell said. "It's not rational people. They're not humans when they decide to do something like this."

The Trump administration, though, is "clear-eyed" on terrorism and is trying to freeze financing, he added.

"They somehow get money through manipulated means, and we have to make sure that our allies are fully on board, trying to make sure that we freeze up the finances," said Grenell. "I was glad to see Secretary [Mike] Pompeo make it clear that we will reward those who come forward with information to dry up Hezbollah's finances. That's another area where I think we have to concentrate on."

The ambassador also said that there has been a rise of attacks on religious people, no matter what the religion, in the United States, Germany, and worldwide.

"It's all the more important that we call out when these happen, and we are very specific about who did this," Grenell said. "You have to know who did this in order to stop them."

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The targeting of Christian worshippers on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka was "horrific" and must be "widely and loudly condemned," Richard Grenell, the U.S. Ambassador to Germany, said Tuesday.
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