I haven't got much to say about the terrorist attacks in Mumbai which started on Thanksgiving Day and continued for two more days. I'm still numbed. My heart goes out to all the people attacked, tortured and murdered by the smiling terrorists. May the injured people heal, may the souls of the departed rest in peace, may the survivors be comforted. May God bring his own perfect justice to the murderers.
I was glad to see the media coverage of this event, it was front page news and on the evening news for several days. Finally, the US press pays attention. The analysis was lightweight, as is the norm in our country, unfortunately. But how much "analysis" does anyone need when young Pakistani men wantonly murder as many people as they can? Women and children were massacred, Muslims were spared, Jews were targeted, people were tortured for hours or days before they were killed by the terrorists. The terrorist traveled to Mumbai by sea, first hijacking a fishing trawler and beheading its crew. A coast guard boat intercepted the hijacked trawler, which flew a white flag of surrender. When the two coast guard men boarded the trawler, a terrorist slit the throat of one of the coast guard and threw him overboard. The second officer was slain later. Speedboats met the trawler a mile and a half off of the Mumbai seashore. The terrorists used dinghies to get onshore, and began their killing spree, murdering whoever they found at a police station, a railway station, a restaurant, a jewish center, a cafe, a gas station and two hotels. Azam Amir Kasav, apparently the only surviving terrorist had this to say:
Really, how much analysis is needed? It's the ideology, stupid. Does it matter which jihadist group planned this and pulled it off? It's part of the endless violent jihad being waged against Hindus, Jews, and other non-Muslims around the world. There's an evil, supremacist Islamic ideology underneath this madness, and we continue to ignore this at our extreme peril.
Andrew Bostum has much more on the Hindus, Jews and jihad terror in Mumbai here.