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The Mumbai bombs

For what it is worth, I extend my sincere condolences to all of those affected. While the news sites are being circumspect, there can't be any real doubt that this is Kashmir-related. It is worth, perhaps, pausing to consider that post colonial India has been a successful democratic and plural society for nigh on 60 years, in distinct contrast to its neighbours for hundreds (thousands?) of miles in each direction.

14/7 The Spectator has a fine piece by Fergal Keane hymning Mumbai, but it requires registration.

Also an excellent item on Spiked. Well worth reading in full, but here's a taster:

"Whether it is the downing of the Twin Towers, the explosions on the Madrid and London train systems, the killing of scores of happy-go-lucky holidaymakers in a nightclub in Bali, or now the blowing up of white-collar workers in the growing city of Mumbai, these acts look to me like adolescent protests against change, growth, movement, against anything that looks or smells a little bit modern".

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Anonymous Verity said... 12:36 pm

If any Indians or NRIs are reading this, I too, wish to offer my sincere condolences for this psychopathic outrage visited on innocent travellers in Mumbai. There will be hundreds of grieving people who have lost their loved ones or who have loved ones who survived but are blinded or had their limbs blown off. Our hearts go out to them.

India takes a more realistic attitude to these outrages against humanity than does Britain. They know they're not motivated because the "Muslim community" which feels "disaffected, isolated and threatened" by the people who actually own the country. They're territorial, fascist little shits.

The British bomber religious psychopaths were third generation immigrants. The Muslims have been in India for 1200 years. They're a segment of the indigenes. And they still can't integrate with the majority. The West should note this carefully.

When the perpetrators of this tragedy are caught, their "human rights" will not weigh especially heavy on the police or the judiciary system. (By this I mean, they will get a fair trial, but they won't be cut any slack.)While Achmad, Mohammad, Mohammad and Mohammad are awaiting their death sentence,they won't be coddled.

May they rot in hell.  



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