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  • Leaps of Faith: Why Indians are Signing Up as Catholic Priests

    12/20/2015 2:13:33 PM PST · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    The Hindustan Times ^ | 12/20/15 | Apoorva Dutt
    For five years, Omar Fernandes worked as a member of the ground staff at the Mumbai airport. The end of each day was marked by coffee and conversations with colleagues. "Most of the men I worked with were in their 40s and 50s," says the 30-year-old. "They would talk about how miserable they were at work, how they were struggling to provide for their families. It seemed like such a hard life." These conversations began to crystallise his resolve to become a priest. It's something he'd been thinking about for four years already. "I was 24 when I got my...
  • Mumbai Court pardons David Headley, makes him approver in 26/11 case

    12/10/2015 1:14:31 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 1 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Thursday, December 10, 2015 | PTI
    From the order of the US court, which convicted Headley for his role in 26/11 conspiracy, it can be seen that the plan could not have reached its logical end without his involvement, the judge noted, saying this was one of the aspects to be considered while tendering pardon to Headley. Mumbai - A Mumbai court on Thursday pardoned Pakistani-American LeT operative David Headley, who had surveyed targets for the 26/11 attacks, and made him an approver in the case, a move that may unravel the conspiracy behind the brazen terror assault. "Accused David Headley is tendered pardon as per...
  • Mumbai Terror Survivor Moshe Holtzberg, Now 9, to Lead Psalms at Conference

    11/26/2015 10:33:16 PM PST · by Cronos · 2 replies ^ | 4 Nov 2015 |
    Moshe Holtzberg, the surviving child of Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg—co-directors of the Chabad House in Mumbai, India, who were killed by terrorists in November 2008—will recite Tehillim (Psalms) The world first came to know “Baby Moshe,” or little Moishe Holtzberg, in November 2008 after the brutal slaying of his parents, Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg, directors of the Chabad House in Mumbai, India. Seven years later, Moshe, who is almost 9, lives in Afula, Israel, with his maternal grandparents—Rabbi Shimon and Yehudit Rosenberg. Surrounded by family, he is said to be a happy, healthy boy. The world will once...
  • Mumbai Celebrates Krishna's Birthday By Building Human Pyramids [Future H1B Visas?]

    09/06/2015 5:24:31 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 6, 2015
    Mumbai Celebrates Krishna's Birthday By Building Human Pyramids Dahi Handi festival is celebrated in Mumbai by people building human pyramids trying to reach the pot of curd hanging above the ground 06 Sep 2015 The birthday of the Hindu deity Krishna was celebrated in Mumbai on Sunday, with the annual Dahi Handi festival. The tradition involves participants, known as govindas, forming a human pyramid to reach a pot filled with curd hanging above the ground.
  • Key suspect in 2008 Bombay bomb attacks freed by Pakistanis (day after Peshawar school attack)

    12/22/2014 5:16:22 AM PST · by Cronos · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | 18 Dec 2014 | Salman Masood
    A Pakistani court granted bail to a terrorist accused of planning the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, drawing loud protests from India. The suspect, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, is a senior commander with Laskar-e-Toiba, the group behind the blitz of attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai that left 166 people dead.The slow pave of th trial has been a contniuing source of contention with India, which accuses te Pakistani authorities of tacitly supporting Lashkar-e-Taiba. Mr. Lakhvi's lawyer, said his client had been granted a release on bond of $5000.Indian officials protested the release and called for it to be immediately reversed. The...
  • Mumbai Monorail News: Indias First Monorail Service Inaugurated

    02/12/2014 5:11:33 AM PST · by iowamark · 13 replies
    International Business Times ^ | February 1, 2014 | Gopi Chandra Kharel
    The much-awaited Mumbai monorail was inaugurated by Maharashtra's Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Saturday. The service will be open to the public on Sunday, making Mumbai the first Indian city to ever use such a transport facility. The monorail service that will link the city to major stations will begin its first phase of 8.93 km between Wadala and Chembur in the eastern fringes of the Commercial Capital. The second phase (to be completed in 2015) will cover a distance of 11.2 km and will include the following 11 stations: Chinchpokli, Chembur Naka, Wadala...
  • Mumbai loses its appetite for Irani cafes

    01/17/2014 10:27:51 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 5 replies
    Economic Times ^ | 18 Jan, 2014, 04.00AM IST | By Vikram Doctor
    MUMBAI: It is a rite of passage for many young journalists and filmmakers in Mumbai. You enter the Irani cafe, take in the atmosphere of peeling walls, old calendars and dusty cabinets, the bentwood chairs and glass-topped tables, the screened-off sections that no one seems to have entered in years and the few people sipping tea or bun-maska. Then you pluck up courage, approach the aging owner at the counter and ask if you can speak to him for a story on vanishing Irani cafes. It is some measure of the kindness usually lurking under the owners' gruff exteriors that,...
  • Explosion, fire on Indian Navy Sub in Mumbai; 18 personnel missing

    08/13/2013 8:08:34 PM PDT · by rjbemsha · 2 replies
    Times of India ^ | 14 August 2013 | Staff
    Report: On 14 August 2013 an explosion took place on the INS Sindhurakshak while the submarine was docked at Mumbai. The blast followed by a fire occurred shortly after midnight. Many sailors on board the submarine reportedly jumped off to safety. "However, there is likelihood of some personnel being trapped inside.." an official defence ministry statement ... said.
  • Rest in peace? Mumbai runs out of space for dead

    Simple marble gravestones lie flat in the grounds of St Andrew's Church in Bandra, one of the oldest Roman Catholic places of worship in the Indian city of Mumbai.The names on the tombs bear witness to the city's Portuguese heritage, as a groundsman sweeps wet leaves from generations of Da Silvas, D'Souzas, Pintos, Pereiras, Furtados and Fonsecas.Behind the white-washed church, are newer, much smaller memorials, stacked on top of one another like drawers in a high perimeter wall bordering the sea.Inside these "niches" are the mortal remains of the more recently deceased, whose bones have been disinterred and replaced by...
  • City ignores blood, bombs; rushes in to help and heal

    07/13/2011 10:47:24 PM PDT · by Cronos · 4 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 14 Jul 2011 | TNN
    Panic and shock gripped the food bazaars of South Mumbai and the busy weekday market of Dadar as a series of explosions rocked the crowded locations on Wednesday evening. At Zaveri Bazar as well as Opera House, it was the peak-hour rush at the two khau gallis that became the target. Dadar Market, on any day, is a sitting duck.From the scenes of crime to the halls of healing , ordinary citizens sidestepped glass shards and pools of blood to cart corpses, injured persons and severed body parts to hospital. Volunteers diverted traffic and gave right of way to ambulances...
  • Two men are charged with smuggling Middle Easterners for $20,000 each

    09/15/2002 8:24:29 AM PDT · by browardchad · 37 replies · 311+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9/14/02 | Associated Press
    Two men from Pakistan and Sri Lanka were held without bail Friday on charges that they smuggled Middle Easterners into the United States through third countries for $20,000 each. Iqbal Munawar and Chelliah Sri Kajamukam were arrested late Thursday at Miami International Airport on charges filed in New York, federal authorities said.They made federal court appearances Friday and were ordered to return to court for bond hearings Thursday.An Indian businessman led the smuggling ring, which illegally flew people to Miami and New York and carried them to the United States by boat, FBI agent Timothy Ryan wrote in a court...
  • Quality of life in India, East LA and Stockholm..

    11/03/2010 3:03:19 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 16 replies
    2010/11/03 | WesternCulture
    Which is preferable; 1. The advantages of easily climbing the social ladder in a poor nation (like cab drivers of India do) 2. The disadvantages of being poor and sticking to the device of "Dope will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no dope" (like certain Mexican Americans do) 3. The predictability of being an average citizen going to an average mall in an average PC corner of the World (like most Stockholmers enjoy doing) I, sincerely, recommend viewing the clips linked to below.
  • Zakir Naik: "Peace TV"'s Calls for Terrorism

    07/22/2010 2:16:03 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    HUDSON NEW YORK ^ | July 1, 2010, 5:00 am | by Irfan Al-Alawi
    SNIPPET: "Dr. Zakir Naik is a 44 year-old Muslim preacher born in India. He has gained a significant international following by establishing a satellite television network, Peace TV, which promotes Wahhabi Islam; it is based in Mumbai/Bombay, Saudi Arabia, and Dubai, and has a supporting organization, the Islamic Research Foundation. Naik has mainly broadcast his message in English as well as Urdu. But Peace TV is an ambitious enterprise that now aims at Albanian Muslims, among others. Zakir Naik is distinguished by one characteristic: incitement of provocative disdain for any other Muslims than Wahhabis and Pakistani jihadists, as well as...
  • Film on Hitler Sparks Outrage Among Jews in India

    06/18/2010 10:14:37 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 41 replies · 404+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 17, 2010 | ABC News
    MUMBAI (Reuters) - Protests by India's small Jewish community have prompted a leading actor to pull out of a film on the last days of Adolf Hitler , a rare subject for a movie in the Bollywood film industry. Anupam Kher, who was supposed to play the role of Hitler, told Reuters he had decided to withdraw from the film after an outpouring of messages on social networking sites and protests. "Considering the ill-will that the project is generating among my fans, I wish to withdraw from it as I respect their sentiments," Kher said in a statement released to...
  • Live Thread: Sentencing for Pakistani Terrorist Kasab (Mumbai) Life? or DEATH By Hanging??

    05/06/2010 1:05:09 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 19 replies · 1,141+ views
    The lone terrorist captured alive in the horrendous "26/11" Mumbai (Bombay) Pakistani-led Islamofascist mega-massacre (in which some American tourists also were gunned down)-- Ajmal Kasab, was found guilty two days ago in India. He will be sentenced in the next few hours or minutes and the atmosphere is one of extreme suspense (4 a.m. Eastern time Thursday).Under Indian law, Kasab will get either Life without Parole, or DEATH BY HANGING.One of the charges was "Crimes Against the Nation", in addition to seven direct murder charges, and conspiracy in the deaths of over 100 others who were in the wrong place...
  • Chennai upsets Mumbai to emerge champ

    04/26/2010 8:06:20 AM PDT · by bert · 4 replies · 268+ views
    Saudi Gazette ^ | 04/26/10 | staff
    MUMBAI Chennai Super Kings outthought and outmanoeuvered high-flying Mumbai Indians to beat them by 22 runs and emerge champions in the third Indian Premier League here Sunday. Electing to bat, Chennai posted 168 for five, thanks to Suresh Rainas unbeaten 57 and then restricted Mumbai to 146 for nine in a grand finale at the packed D. Y. Patil Stadium. MS Dhoni has added another feather to his captaincy hat. With Chennai struggling at 68 for 3 after 12 overs Dhoni got into the act: 100 runs were added in the last eight, and Raina scored 44 at a...
  • Headley ran visa agency in Tardeo before 26/11

    11/08/2009 9:08:47 AM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 976+ views
    DNA ^ | November 8, 2009 2:38 IST | Josy Joseph/DNASunday
    Thanks to a special emailer for pointing to this article: He Josy Joseph / DNASunday, November 8, 2009 2:38 IST SNIPPET: New Delhi: The two terror suspects arrested in the US for plotting to strike targets in Denmark and India spent significant time in Mumbai before the 26/11 attacks, authoritative sources have told DNA. While one of them operated a visa agency in Mumbai for almost two years until the latter part of 2008, the other suspect spent 10 days in the city just days before the terror strike last November. SNIPPET: According to available information, David Coleman Headley, the...
  • Bombay: Mafia gangs deliberately crippling children for profit

    01/27/2009 2:30:44 PM PST · by swordfishtrombone · 17 replies · 853+ views
    Daily Mall ^ | 1.27.09
    For at the hospital, a doctor was paid to amputate one of his healthy legs. Now speaking in the third person, as if to pretend it didnt happen to him, Aamir tells me the child was in great pain after the operation. The leg is removed here, he says, pointing to his own stump and grimacing. His limb had been severed mid-calf, leaving him without a foot. Now in hiding after being rescued from the hospital by a charity, Aamir is one of hundreds of Indian children deliberately crippled by gangs so they can earn extra money begging. He still...
  • Inconvenient Truths [Bombay]

    12/14/2008 8:24:05 PM PST · by Lorianne · 1 replies · 556+ views
    Slate ^ | Dec. 8, 2008 | Christopher Hitchens
    The obvious is sometimes the most difficult thing to discern, and few things are more amusing than the efforts of our journals of record to keep "open" minds about the self-evident, and thus to create mysteries when the real task of reportage is to dispel them. An all-time achiever in this category is Fernanda Santos of the New York Times, who managed to write from Bombay on Nov. 27 that the Chabad Jewish center in that city was "an unlikely target of the terrorist gunmen who unleashed a series of bloody coordinated attacks at locations in and around Mumbai's commercial...
  • Pakistan moves on Mumbai accused

    12/11/2008 11:22:09 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies · 505+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, 11 December 2008 17:53 GMT, | BBC Staff
    Pakistan moves on Mumbai accused Hafiz Mohammad Saeed founded Lashkar-e-Taiba Pakistan has put the founder of an Islamic militant group accused of having links to the Mumbai attacks under house arrest.Cleric Hafiz Mohammad Saeed set up the group Lashkar-e-Taiba, which India says planned and carried out the attacks. Pakistan is also closing offices of Mr Saeed's Jamaat-ud-Dawa charity, after it was put on a UN blacklist. Pakistan has denied any involvement in the attacks, which killed at least 170 in Mumbai (Bombay) last month. Pakistan's Interior Ministry told the BBC that Jamaat-ud-Dawa buildings would be shut across the country immediately....
  • Inconvenient Truths [Hitchens on Bombay media bias]

    12/08/2008 10:56:43 AM PST · by swordfishtrombone · 8 replies · 1,315+ views
    Slate ^ | 12.8.08 | Christopher Hitchens
    The obvious is sometimes the most difficult thing to discern, and few things are more amusing than the efforts of our journals of record to keep "open" minds about the self-evident, and thus to create mysteries when the real task of reportage is to dispel them. An all-time achiever in this category is Fernanda Santos of the New York Times, who managed to write from Bombay on Nov. 27 that the Chabad Jewish center in that city was "an unlikely target of the terrorist gunmen who unleashed a series of bloody coordinated attacks at locations in and around Mumbai's commercial...
  • Revealed: home of Mumbai's gunman in Pakistan village

    12/07/2008 9:38:05 AM PST · by mojito · 8 replies · 821+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 12/7/2008 | Saeed Shah
    Since the terrorist attacks in Mumbai 10 days ago, speculation has been rife about the birthplace of the lone surviving gunman, Ajmal Amir Kasab. India and Pakistan have clashed over reports that he came from the Punjab. Saeed Shah, after spending days travelling throughout the region, tracked down the killer's home - and his grandfather - and found conclusive proof of his identity. The little house was certainly that of a poor family, with a courtyard to one side and a small cart propped up in one corner. The old man and middle-aged woman who answered the door were not...
  • Post-Mumbai: Trauma, panic attacks, depression

    12/06/2008 12:21:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 705+ views
    India News ^ | December 6, 2008 | Sreya Basu
    Kolkata, Dec 6 (IANS) The tremors of the terror attacks in Mumbai were felt across India, with live television coverage of the 60-hour carnage. The terrorists have been vanquished but the imprints that the horrific scenes left on people's minds have led to a sharp rise in cases of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, say psychiatrists. 'I got my first case on Nov 28, when security forces were still battling terrorists in Mumbai. Professional ethics don't allow me to name her so all I can say is she was having frequent panic attacks and was emotionally numb,' city-based psychiatrist...
  • Terrorists may have survived Mumbai attack: US experts

    12/05/2008 4:18:58 PM PST · by angkor · 11 replies · 638+ views
    The Economic Times (India) ^ | 5 Dec 2008, 1149 hrs IST | Economic Times/Reuters
    WASHINGTON: Several attackers may have survived the three-day siege of Mumbai that killed 171 people last week, analysts said on Thursday. "I think there are more. My sources say (there were) at least 23 of the gunmen," said Farhana Ali, a former CIA and Rand Corp counterterrorism analyst and expert on militant networks. Ali, who most recently visited India and Pakistan last month before the attacks, said her information came from Pakistan, but declined to further identify the source. "If that's true, that makes one wonder why we haven't seen more attacks. Are they lying low?" she said "I think...
  • Vanity: Pakistan-Sanctioned Terrorists Killed Americans; Shouldn't US Prohibit Paki's from US Entry?

    12/05/2008 3:01:49 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 36 replies · 1,168+ views
    AmericanInTokyo (vanity) | 6 December 2008 | AmericanInTokyo
    Tonight (Friday a.m. US time) Pakistan gave its official answer to India on the request to turn over to India ASAP Islamic terrorists based on Pakistan soil and operating out in the open. Our friend and good ally India has ramped up the pressure and now banned the entry of Pakistani nationals into it's country by land, sea or air.The massive terrorist attack in Mumbai had a strong element of not only India being targeted, but the United States as well. Our fellow Americans were sought out, and some were killed.All intelligence points to Pakistan as the base for these...
  • The 'Islamophobia' canard after Mumbai

    12/04/2008 11:33:37 PM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies · 858+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 05, 2008 | Joel J. Sprayregen
    Saudi King Abdullah has been urging the United Nations to pass a universal law prescribing imprisonment for criticizing Islam. Some skeptics, including myself (notwithstanding that I twice enjoyed the King's generous hospitality in Riyadh), have suggested he start instead by establishing religious liberty in his own country,where all religious observance other than Wahabi Islam is banned.Two events occurring last week -- the hideous carnage in Mumbai, accompanied by shameful proceedings at the U.N. -- convinced me it is urgent for His Majesty to radically alter his plans. Sincethe U.N. actions were less publicized,let mebegin there. A key U.N. committee passed...
  • India has proof ISI trained Mumbai attackers: Sources

    12/04/2008 6:35:54 AM PST · by maquiladora · 139 replies · 7,985+ views
    NDTV ^ | Thursday, December 04, 2008 5:46 PM (New Delhi)
    India has proof that the Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI was behind the deadly Mumbai attacks. Sources have told NDTV that ISI trained the attackers.The names of trainers and the places where meticulous training took place are also known to the government, the sources said. The United States is believed to have even more evidence some of which it has shared with India, they said. The US has told Pakistan that they have proof of terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba's role and sought the arrest of its chief Hafeez Sayeed. Sources added it is hard to imagine that Pakistan army was not aware...
  • Pakistans Frankenstein - Kashmiri terrorists mean trouble for New Delhi and Islamabad.

    12/04/2008 2:50:19 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies · 438+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Dec 4, 2008 | Updated: 3:33 p.m. ET Dec 4, 2008 | Michael Moran, Council on Foreign Relations
    India's has accused "elements inside Pakistan" of orchestrating the late November terrorist attacks on high-profile targets in Mumbai. While such accusations often follow attacks inside India, the scale of these attacks put them in a new category. Daniel Markey, a CFR Senior Fellow, was until last year a South Asia expert on the State Department's Policy Planning Staff. He says India's accusations may be based on hard evidence, but cautions that Pakistan's government may be unable to control the "Frankenstein's monster" it created when it helped train terrorists to infiltrate and fight against Indian rule in the disputed Kashmir region....
  • Details emerge on CIA terror plot warnings

    12/04/2008 1:19:13 PM PST · by angkor · 13 replies · 989+ views
    The Hindu (India) ^ | 05/12/2008 | Praveen Swami
    Details emerge on CIA terror plot warnings Praveen Swami MUMBAI: Indian intelligence sources have confirmed to The Hindu that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) delivered two warnings of an impending terror attack on Mumbai in September. The first one was delivered through the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) on September 18. The sources said the information was of general nature, suggesting that the Lashkar-e-Taiba was planning to attack Mumbai. The sources said that on September 24, the CIA provided further details in response to a request from the RAW. In this second warning, the U.S. agency expressly stated that the...
  • Massacre in Mumbai

    12/04/2008 1:06:20 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies · 728+ views
    News Herald (Panama City, FL) ^ | December 2, 2008 | Staff Editorial
    There's a nagging question about the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India: Why doesn't this happen more often? It was a relatively low-tech operation - as few as 10 men armed only with guns and grenades - aimed at soft targets - two hotels, a train station and a Jewish center - that produced spectacularly bloody results: nearly 200 killed, more than 300 wounded and dozens of hostages over three days last week. This was indeed terrorism, but at its most basic level it was mass murder, similar to a shooting spree at a school, restaurant or post office. However, instead...
  • US sets stage for strikes if Pak does not act

    12/03/2008 9:42:20 AM PST · by Xth Legion · 138 replies · 7,534+ views
    WASHINGTON: The United States has set the stage for punitive internationally-backed strikes by India against terrorist camps in Pakistan if Islamabad does not act first to dismantle them by rejecting President Zardaris alibi that non-state actors were responsible for the last weeks carnage in Mumbai. The game-changer, outlined by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, among others, robs Islamabad of the fig leaf that Zardari used in his interview on Larry King Live that ''stateless actors'' are holding the whole world hostage and Pakistan was not to blame. Rice said in effect that the excuse does not absolve Pakistan responsibility for...
  • The Life-and-Death Cost of Gun Control

    12/03/2008 12:27:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 932+ views ^ | December 2nd, 2008 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Banning guns is in the news. India practically bans guns, but that didnt stop the horrific Muslim terrorist attacks this last week. A football player concerned for his safety violates New York Citys tough gun control regulations by carrying a concealed handgun, and people call for everything from banning NFL players from carrying guns to demanding that the athlete serve many years in jail. Where is the sympathy or debate in either case over letting people defend themselves? Given that the terrorists smuggled their machine guns in with them, would anyone argue that Indias extremely strict gun licensing and artificially...
  • Mumbai Police Home In on Attack Mastermind

    12/02/2008 10:12:37 AM PST · by Chicago Machine · 36 replies · 3,328+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/2/08 | Geeta Anand
    A senior police official said that, in all, the names and numbers of five members of the Pakistani group's leadership were contained in a satellite phone left behind by the terrorists on a fishing vessel they hijacked then abandoned before reaching Mumbai. Records from the phone show calls had been made from it to these five men. Among them: Yusuf Muzammil, head of Lashkar-e-Taiba's terrorism operations against India. The senior Indian police official said he was identified as the mastermind of the attacks by the only terrorist captured alive, Ajmal Kasab, or Qasab. The police official said two of Mr....
  • President Bush Writes Condolence Letter to Chabad

    12/02/2008 11:33:39 AM PST · by Cinnamon Girl · 10 replies · 414+ views
    Yeshiva World News ^ | Dec. 1, 2008 | President Bush
    The White House Washington December 1, 2008 Laura and I send our condolences to the Chabad-Lubavitch family and all those honoring the lives lost in this tragedy. The compassionate individuals of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement dedicate their lives to sharing G-ds teachings with people throughout the world, offering strength, hope and guidance in the unique spirit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of blessed memory. Through countless acts of love and kindness, the lost members of the Chabad-Lubavitch community in Mumbai represented the best of the human spirit, and their memories will live on in the hearts and souls...
  • Kill Hell Boy (video of mob on Azam, Mumbai)

    12/02/2008 4:40:54 AM PST · by angkor · 20 replies · 2,107+ views
    The Sun (London) ^ | 2 Dec 2008 | NICK PARKER
    Kill Hell Boy From NICK PARKER Chief Foreign Correspondentin Mumbai Published: 01 Dec 2008 A FRENZIED lynch mob tried to kill sole surviving Mumbai terrorist Azam Kasav, dramatic new video footage revealed yesterday. Baby-faced Kasav, 21, was caught with another gunman after a Skoda they had hijacked was halted at a road block. Armed cops opened up on the car, killing Kasavs comrade instantly. A passer-by captured the unfolding scene on video using his mobile. It shows cops suddenly realising blood-spattered Kasav with a bullet-wound to his hand had been playing dead. He is seen crouching in a...
  • The Mumbai atrocity is a wake-up call for a frighteningly unprepared world

    12/02/2008 3:22:06 AM PST · by Alia · 41 replies · 1,019+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 12/02/08 | Melanie Phillips
    Around the world, people have reacted with horror to the vile atrocities in Mumbai. For three days, our TV screens transmitted images of carnage and chaos ... Despite the fact that Western citizens were caught up in the attacks, there is nevertheless a sense that this was nothing to do with us a horrible event happening in a faraway place. Among commentators, moreover, there has been no small amount of confusion. Were these terrorists motivated by the grievance between Muslims and Hindus over Kashmir, or was this a broader attack by Al Qaeda? If British and American tourists were...
  • India claims Mumbai gunman tied to Pakistani group

    12/01/2008 2:01:45 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies · 555+ views
    BreitBart ^ | Nov 30 05:21 PM US/Eastern | RAVI NESSMAN Associated Press Writer
    MUMBAI, India (AP) - The only gunman captured after a 60-hour terrorist siege of Mumbai said he belonged to a Pakistani militant group with links to the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, a senior police officer said Sunday. The gunman was one of 10 who paralyzed the city in an attack that killed at least 174 people and revealed the weakness of India's security apparatus. India's top law enforcement official resigned, bowing to growing criticism that the attackers appeared better trained, better coordinated and better armed than police. The announcement blaming militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, threatened to escalate tensions between India...
  • Mumbai attacks - city fears five terrorists are 'missing'

    12/01/2008 2:05:17 AM PST · by maquiladora · 13 replies · 850+ views
    At least five terrorist gunmen have evaded capture in Mumbai and could make a secondary strike on India's financial capital, it was feared this morning. Indian security forces are officially claiming that just ten militants nine of whom were killed and one caught alive were behind a co-ordinated terror attack that claimed nearly 200 lives. However, the hijacked Indian fishing boat used by the gunmen to approach Mumbai, the crew of which were also slaughtered, had equipment for 15 men on board when it was discovered adrift off the city shore suggesting that several gunmen could still...
  • Our Friends in Bombay - We must stand by our most important ally - Hitchens

    12/01/2008 9:21:44 AM PST · by angkor · 23 replies · 902+ views
    Slate ^ | 1 Dec 2008 | Christopher Hitchens
    I hope I am not alone in finding the statements about Bombay from our politicians to be anemic and insipid, and the media coverage of the disastrous and criminal attack too parochially focused on the fate of visiting or resident Americans. [snip] Not to romanticize it overmuch, it is a huge and officially secular federal democracy that is based, like the United States, on ethnic and confessional pluralism. Its political and economic and literary echelons speak English better than most of us do. [snip] It would be good to hear from the president and the president-elect that we regard attacks...
  • The Ideologies of South Asian Jihadi Groups (Laskar-e-Taiba)

    11/30/2008 10:38:57 PM PST · by mojito · 4 replies · 2,432+ views
    Hudson Institute ^ | 5/19/2005 | Hussain Haqqani
    The most significant jihadi group of Wahhabi persuasion is Lashkar-e-Taiba (The Army of the Pure) founded in 1989 by Hafiz Muhammad Saeed. Backed by Saudi money and protected by Pakistani intelligence services, Lashkar-e-Taiba became the military wing of Markaz al-Dawa wal-Irshad (Center for the Call to Righteousness). Saeed created a large campus and training facility at Muridke, outside the Pakistani metropolis of Lahore. After the U.S. froze Lashkar-e-Taibas assets and called for it to be banned, Saeed changed his organizations name in Pakistan to Jamaat-ul-Dawa (the Society for Preaching). Pakistani authorities have been reluctant to move against either Lashkar, which...
  • Pakistanis wary of Mumbai claims ( "Why do they always blame us?" )

    11/30/2008 10:05:59 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies · 838+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, 1 December 2008 04:59 GMT, | Barbara Plett
    BBC News, Islamabad Some Pakistanis have rallied against claims of links to the Mumbai attackers Indian media reports detailing Pakistani links to the audacious Mumbai attacks have been met with deep scepticism in Pakistan."Why do they always blame us?" said an airline worker in the port city of Karachi, from where some of the gunmen are alleged to have set off for Indian shores. "Any time something happens in India, they say Pakistan is behind it, but they don't come up with any proof." A boutique owner agreed. "Everybody's out to get us," he said as his customers expressed fear...
  • US, India face Pakistani blackmail on terror

    11/30/2008 12:53:39 PM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 20 replies · 902+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 1 Dec 2008, 0054 hrs IST | The Times of India
    WASHINGTON: The United States and India face tactics bordering on blackmail from a militarized Pakistan - where civilian control is still very dodgy - as they coordinate efforts to eliminate terrorism in the region, according to analysts and officials on both sides. In what is turning out to be an elaborate chess game in the region, Islamabad on Saturday made its "Afghan move" to counter the US-India pincer, telling Washington that it will have to withdraw some 100,000 Pakistani troops posted on its western borders to fight the al-Qaida-Taliban and move them east to the Indian front if New Delhi...
  • India has tell-tale evidence of Pak connection, say agencies [Sat Phone Linked to Pak's ISI]

    11/30/2008 3:07:07 AM PST · by Xth Legion · 47 replies · 2,004+ views
    NEW DELHI: Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday promised to help India unearth the hand behind the Mumbai attack. Well, he will not have to work hard. For, Indian agencies have managed to lay their hands on evidence which has ripped apart Islamabad's perennial denial about the involvement of Pakistan's quasi-state actor in the terror campaign against India. Sources said a satellite phone recovered from one of the rafts that the 10 jihadi desperados used to enter Mumbai on that fateful Wednesday night has yielded tell-tale evidence of the direct involvement of top hierarchy of ISI-backed Lashkar-e-Toiba in...
  • Next 48 hours are very important, India threatens Pakistan of dire consequences...

    11/30/2008 8:52:04 AM PST · by maquiladora · 187 replies · 4,148+ views
    RT Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: India has threatened of dire consequences to Pakistan after Mumbai terror attacks and the coming 48 hours are very important, military sources said on Saturday. According to the ARY report the war can not benefit any side but if India imposed war Pakistan will go to the last limit for its defence, the sources said. In case of war no weakness will be shown at the western border, the sources added. On the other hand President Asif Ali Zardari warned India Saturday against any over-reaction after the militant attacks in Mumbai and vowed the strictest action...
  • Pakistan makes troops threat over India standoff

    11/30/2008 7:10:20 AM PST · by RouxStir · 12 replies · 719+ views
    Times Online ^ | November 30, 2008 | Jeremy Page and Rhys Blakely
    From Times OnlineNovember 30, 2008 Relations between India and Pakistan were on a knife edge today as Indian authorities combed through the wreckage of last week's attacks on Bombay and interrogated the one Pakistani militant captured. A senior Pakistani security official has warned that Pakistan would pull back troops fighting Islamist militants on the Afghan frontier if India builds up its forces on Pakistan's border, as it did after an attack by Pakistani militants on India's parliament in 2001. He said the next 48 hours would be crucial for the two nuclear-armed neighbours, which have fought three wars since winning...
  • Report: Mumbai Terror Attack Aimed to Kill 5,000 People

    11/30/2008 6:50:59 AM PST · by nuconvert · 28 replies · 1,331+ views
    Indian police have heard the first full account of what led up to the devastating attacks in Mumbai from the only terrorist captured alive, who told authorities that he was ordered to kill "until the last breath," the U.K.'s Daily Mail newspaper reported Sunday. Azam Amir Kasab, 21, the only terrorist to survive a raid by Indian commandos, told authorities that the attacks included 10 terrorists in a heavily orchestrated plan devised six months ago, that hoped to kill 5,000 people targeting mostly "whites, preferably Americans and British,"
  • An idea lost on fanatics: Those behind the Mumbai attacks will never fathom religious liberty

    11/30/2008 1:20:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 938+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | November 29, 2008 | Tim Rutten
    There are many facts remaining to be discovered about the atrocities in Mumbai this week, but we already know what we really need to know. The physical institutions targeted and the individuals singled out for particular attention by the killers -- Americans, Britons and Jews -- are signatures of the fanatic Islamists we've come to know as jihadis. The sites of their attacks may vary -- New York, London, Madrid, Nairobi, Mumbai -- but the object of their quarrel with history remains the same: modernity. Mumbai was selected not simply because it was a so-called soft target but because it...
  • Mark Steyn: Its Not the Cold War - Updating strategy to fight the ideology.

    11/29/2008 7:37:50 PM PST · by neverdem · 39 replies · 1,500+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 29, 2008 | Mark Steyn
    November 29, 2008, 9:00 a.m. It’s Not the Cold WarUpdating strategy to fight the ideology. By Mark Steyn When terrorists attack, media analysts go into Sherlock Holmes mode, metaphorically prowling the crime scene for footprints, as if the way to solve the mystery is to add up all the clues. The Bombay gunmen seized British and American tourists. Therefore, it must be an attack on Westerners! Not so, said Newsweek’s Fareed Zakaria. If they’d wanted to do that, they’d have hit the Hilton or the Marriott or some other target-rich chain hotel. The Taj and the Oberoi are both...
  • Taj Majal Hotel owner: We Had Warning

    11/29/2008 5:32:18 PM PST · by nufsed · 40 replies · 1,485+ views
    CNN Online ^ | 11/29/2008 | CNN News
    The Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai, India, had been warned of a possible terrorist attack before a deadly rampage hit the iconic landmark this week, the chairman of the company that owns the hotel said Saturday. The Taj was one of nine sites attacked by gunmen in a 60-hour wave of terror that killed at least 183 people and injured hundreds more before it ended in a standoff at the hotel Saturday morning. Before the attacks, the hotel had heightened security because of a warning it received, Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata said in an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria...
  • Indians claim terrorists took orders from Pakistan

    11/29/2008 2:12:43 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 47 replies · 1,383+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | November 30, 2008 | Dean Nelson, Mumbai
    THE Indian authorities yesterday claimed to have proof that the Mumbai terrorists were receiving instructions from Pakistan and discussing tactics with their handlers during the three days of attacks in which they killed at least 195 people. The claims threaten further to embitter relations between the two nuclear powers. Tensions have been high since confirmation that the only captured gunman was a 21-year-old Pakistani. It has also emerged that India had been warned that terrorists were planning an attack in Mumbai. Up to 22 foreigners were among those killed in raids by 10-15 terrorists on sites across the city, including...