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Amir Taheri, Army of Muhammad is back
This time, however, the approach was"symphonic", in the sense that it involved different types of operations blended together.
Involved in the operations were men who had placed explosives at selected points. But there were also gunmen operating in classic military style by seizing control of territory at symbolically significant locations along with hostages. Then there were militants prepared to kill, and be killed, in grenade attacks against security forces.
Whoever designed the operations had another important Islamic tactic in mind: tabarra or exoneration.
This consists of separating the"outsider", in this case the British and American"infidel", from the community with the intent of blaming them for the ills of the world before sacrificing them. It was no accident that one of the places attacked was a Jewish centre, where gunmen seized a rabbi and several members of the congregation as hostages.
The loud message was that a small group of individuals could turn a megalopolis of almost 15 million inhabitants into a battlefield for at least a day.
Barry Rubin, India, like Israel, has to fight terror on its own"
Gateway pundit reports all about the British connections and the unsavory responses.
India accused of bungling anti-terror operation. Well, it certainly looked disorganized and very slow moving.
Andrew Bostom, The Legacy of Jihad in India
India Jihad’s Permanent Battleground because it has once been ruled by Muslims.
Strike from Karachi? The Indians did it in 1971.
Will India finally throw the incompetent rascals out?
To begin with terrorist attacks were concentrated in few states, but in the last four years there have been more attacks than ever before. Over 3,500 Indians have lost their lives and 7,000 children orphaned. But, there have been very few arrests and almost nil convictions. Not a single terror attack has been solved and culprits brought to book. This is all because of the votebank politics of Congress and its leader Sonia Gandhi.
This is very well reflected in the stand taken by the UPA on Prevention of Terrorist Act (POTA). As soon as UPA government came to power in 2004 it repealed the law which the Vajpayee-led NDA government had introduced after the ghastly attack in December 2001. It withdrew the law not because of its stringent features, but because of its alleged misuse against minorities (read Muslims). However, the underlining reason was that the Congress wanted to appease and win over Muslims with one more lollipop.
I hope Obama watches and learns or we shall become India redux.