Bombay Burning

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Terrorists attacked multiple high-profile venues in Mumbai last night, leaving 101 dead and over 300 injured. Over a hundred people, including a large number of foreign nationals, still remain hostage.

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From the Times of India,

Terrorists used heavy machine guns, including AK-47s, and grenades to strike at the city’s most high-profile targets — the hyper-busy CST (formerly VT) rail terminus; the landmark Taj Hotel at the Gateway and the luxury Oberoi Trident at Nariman Point; the domestic airport at Santa Cruz; the Cama and GT hospitals near CST; the Metro Adlabs multiplex and Mazgaon Dockyard —

NDTV:   LIVE coverage of the scenes at the hostage sites

Please pray for the city.


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2 responses to “Bombay Burning

  1. A good analysis by an Indian think tank. Once cannot tackle transnational forces by national and sovereign means alone.

  2. Thanks for that video DJ. The speaker is not an Indian think tank, but Deepak Chopra, a doctor and spiritual guru whose talks and books have earned him a global following.

    The point he makes in this video rings true; you cannot take a fight to a particular religious group or a government because that will perpetuate the cycle. Instead, religious groups and governments must rally together to ensure that the entire world becomes a ‘hostile zone’ for terrorists.

    It is all about the numbers. There are 1.5bn+ Muslims in the world, and deriding them as a whole is bound to cause alienation, distrust, and eventually hostility. India itself has 200mn + Muslims. If they collectively decide that their country has turned its backs on them, and each pick up a knife, the entire security force of the country is in no position to counter them.

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