The horror of Mumbai

Nearly 150 innocent people dead as of last count.  And who knows how bad this imagined strike against the US and the UK by the other side in the War on Terror will make things for Muslims in India (who already have a lot to deal with).  What an outrage and a tragedy. God rest their souls and bring these twisted mockeries of "mujahideen" to justice quickly.

While everything about this is horrifically wrong and I realize that the kind of people involved in such vile organizations aren't known for their IQ, but why in the world target a Jewish community center in the middle of India?  (So much for the Quranic principle of protecting houses of worship.) At the same time, these monsters are no doubt preaching about US bombings of civilians in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

You have to wonder whose side these sick people really are on. Just as 9/11 was a incalculable boon to previously marginal Islamophobe kooks in US political life,these savage attacks will surely be a political godsend to the already ascendant forces of Hindutva,  and a heavy blow to the cause of peace with Pakistan (which is so desperately needed).

What revolting, savage cowards. And hypocrites–they might as well cut out the middle men and start gunning down India's Muslims, themselves.


I didn't think it could, but it's gotten worse. According to this report, the center's rabbi and his wife are among the dead. Subhanallah. My condolences to their family and community.

Late Friday, Rabbi Zalman Schmotkin, a spokesman for the Chabad
Lubavitch movement, said that Rabbi Gavriel Noach Holtzberg and his
wife, Rivka, were among the dead.

The couple's toddler son, Moshe Holtzberg, was smuggled out of the center by an employee, and is now with his grandparents.

May Allah have mercy on them. If a Muslim who dies in fire is a shaheed, what of this horror, being killed in a place where–in the Quran's own words–Allah's name is remembered?

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