Mumbai Attack

At least 78 101 people have been killed and 250 have been injured in multiple shootings across Mumbai by terrorists. CNN is reporting that hostages including western tourists have been taken at the Taj Palace Hotel and the Oberoi Hotel. The army has been called in to deal with the terrorists holed up in several locations.  Three very senior police officers including the head of Mumbai’s anti-terrorism unit have been killed.

I have had contact with relatives who are currently in Mumbai who inform me that the situation is very tense.

The attack appears extremely well coordinated with eight ten sites frequented by western tourists being targeted by the terrorists. More later

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6 Responses to Mumbai Attack

  1. gsxr750gal says:

    One of my friends is a missionary. He is there right now, he left Alberta on Friday. So far, we have not been able to establish contact. Because he is on missions, there is no agenda, so we have no idea where he is. This is mortifying.

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  3. jeff says:

    Just a few questions:
    Why are Muslims being blamed again without any concrete evidence?
    Why only the police officers that were investigating Hindu terrorism in India for past few weeks were one of the first ones to be killed?
    Why Maharashtra was so open for alleged , “muslim terrorists”, when BJP has such a strong hold on the city of Mumbai that politicians like Raj Thackeray can butcher a birthday cake that had the word “Bhaiyya” (Bhaiyya is a word for Biharis in India) written on it publicly?
    Why authorities or media are not looking into other possibilities?
    Why are the terrorists keeping hostages and not identify themselves or start negotiations?
    Why are the terrorists not killing themselves just as supposed Islamic terrorists have done in the past?
    Why are Indian journalists talking about an “encounter” (term for killing suspects in police shoot out) instead of actually an attempt to “arrest” the perpetrators and investigate who they really are and what are their intentions?
    For those who target Muslims without answering all the above mentioned questions kindly learn to speculate, investigate, analyze and than come to a conclusion.

  4. AK says:

    Jeff, Answeres to your questions:-

    Q1: Why only the police officers that were investigating Hindu terrorism in India for past few weeks were one of the first ones to be killed?
    Asnwer:- It is true that the police officers investigating Hindu terrorism in India for past few weeks were one of the first ones to be killed, but this is due to the fact that since they belong to ATS(Anti Terrorist Squad) so they should be the first one to go to the place of operation incase of a terrorist attack. Unfortunately they fall victims to the bullets of terrorist. who were firing indiscriminately without being specific. Incase if the situation is found to be grave and it is found that police can’t hanlde it then Army / NSG commandos will be called. Here also its the same. Firstly police underestimate the gravity of the attack and thought it can be tackled by them. But after the killing of the top police officers and the way the terrorist were operating in a well planned manner did the police realise that it cant be tackled by them alone and army caves in.

    2. Why Maharashtra was so open for alleged , “muslim terrorists”, when BJP has such a strong hold on the city of Mumbai that politicians like Raj Thackeray can butcher a birthday cake that had the word “Bhaiyya” (Bhaiyya is a word for Biharis in India) written on it publicly?
    Answer: BJP does not have a strong presence in Maharastra as in case of Gujrat. Maharashtra is ruled by Congress. What Raj Thackrey did with north indians is a purely vote bank politics (remember he asked only North Indians to leave and not Muslims to leave Maharshtra)
    3. Why authorities or media are not looking into other possibilities?
    Answer:- There is no other area to look for as it is crystal clear that Pakistan backed Islamic militants are behind this attack as confessed by one of the captured terrorist (he is from Faridkot , Multan, Pakistan)
    4.Why are the terrorists keeping hostages and not identify themselves or start negotiations?
    Answer:- For your kind information, terrorist have not kept any hostages. People are trapped inside the buildings where terrorists had suddenly stormed and started to spray bullets. They are not coming out because of fear coz they dont know where the terrorists are hiding in the buildings.
    5.

  5. safwan says:

    Dear Mr. Ak

    Media announced terrorist as Pakistani within 5 minutes after capturing him. for your kind information, FARIDKOT does n ot exist in multan or Pakistan but an area in INDIA.

    It is better to collect some information & use sense rather than speeking out without proofs.

  6. FM Shah says:

    As a Pakistani, I too find it intriguing that only days ago, for the first time, the reach and influence of indigenous Indian terror groups was being registered for the first time, with the arrest of two serving senior Indian army officers with links to Hindu terror groups involved in major terrorism acts; acts that were blamed on Muslims. And now suddenly we have a spectacular incident, too sophisticated for any foreigner to execute without massive facilitation and support base, where allegedly Muslim terrorists have left behind an ID card and a cell phone with a SIM card originating in a ‘neighboring’ country. How convenient. They should have checked better since they could have also found an ISI staff card on one of the dead terrorists. There are close to 100 groups in India, of all shades, fighting the Indian state and people, including Hindu terrorist groups. India should get its own house in order before blaming ‘neighbors’. This coming from a country where close to 600 Christians were killed just a couple of months back by Hindu groups, and 2500 Indian Muslims were burned alive in the 21st century’s first incident of genocide, in 2002 and where Kashmiri, Dalit, and other minority women are raped everyday as part of Hindu religious oppression. Please read Zaid analysis given below and the attached report that exposes India’s extremism.

    ————————————————————-

    For the past many weeks, the biggest story in India was involvement of Indian Military Intelligence officers in orchestrated acts of terrorism against Muslims to create a Hindu-Muslim riot situation as well as to create a justification for war against Pakistan. Many Indian army officers were caught
    and Indian Police was forced to work deeper into finding more BJP, Bajrang Dal and RSS terrorists in Indian military and Intelligence setup. This story had created a serious panic in Indian military and their Fascist patrons in Hindu Zionists. Something had to be done to divert the attention of the world and Indian public from acts of terrorism by Hindu Hardliners. …..Then comes the Mumbai Massacre.

    Even when the shootings were going on in hotels, Indian media and army were blaming Pakistan for the attacks. The game is clear and sinister. The Indian Intelligence have diverted the global attention towards another issue where they would blame Pakistan for this slaughter and use Barack Obama’s doctrine of attacks on Pakistan to encircle Pakistan from both sides. It is such a shame that Pakistani media is not highlighting this issue and is only repeating what Indians want the world to see and
    believe.

    There is no such group in India as Daccan Mujahideen.

    In the coming days, Pakistan should prepare for a high risk threat response as Indians would go to any limit to open another front against Pakistan to divert the local and world attention from their internal fascist elements in Hindu Zionists and military intelligence. The enclosed document is a BT policy paper and explains the actual sinister game which Hindu fascists are trying to hide.

    May Allah protect Pakistan from all enemies.

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    The Hilarious Performance Of The Indian Government

    The Indian media is playing exactly the same role as the U.S. media did in 2001. Some Indian channels have begun showing the Indian flag and patriotic songs, all of which makes it look like as if this is yet another ‘well anticipated’ war against terror. Or against Pakistan. But the best part is the response of the Indian government and military. Simply hilarious.

    By ATIF
    Friday, 28 November 2008.
    http://WWW.AHMEDQURAISHI.COM

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan-I watched this drama all night on eight different satellite news channels and noticed how pathetic and incompetent Indian government and security really is.

    There is a total chaos in this city, Mumbai, and even the media doesn’t know what to tell the people. One minute they say, ‘they are all Pakistanis’, and then go, ‘Oh no! Wait, they are “Deccan Mujahedeen”‘ and then say, ‘Wait! It’s too early to say .’!

    Another bullshit you see is that the Taj Hotel perhaps has 1000+ rooms and is so huge surrounded by commandos and all security forces and yet 4 to 5 terrorists continue to hold it for so long.

    No mater how super these men might be, 4-5 people simply can not hold such a huge building hostage. So WHAT IS THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT HIDING?

    If the Indians admit that there are several dozen perhaps even hundreds of people involved in this then it would be very hard to sell this lie that these are terrorists and spy agents who came from Pakistan.

    I did not see a single helicopter in the air or any attempt by the Indian security forces to go on the roof and/or surround the hotel. Are they scared or is it that India simply does not have an air force?

    Indian commandos arrived. These commandos were disembarking from trucks, holding truck railings at the back and then jumping out, almost like old crumbled men. I saw few of them standing on one hip holding their hands, ome of them hiding behind blockades.

    So this was the level of Indian security and military response. Now about some other observations:

    HOSTAGE:

    Apparently foreigners and Jews have been taken hostage but this was not admit publicly to the media until 23 hours later. Why would suicide bombers and terrorists hold hostages? Why not simply finish them off if they have really come to die?

    India’s Mumbai is well known to be owned by the underworld, known in India as ‘bhai loag’ [roughly translated Brother People]. These terrorists are so good they managed to kill so many including top Anti-Terrorism Force official who happened to be an officer of RAW, the Indian intelligence agency.

    But the Indians are stupid. Instead of admitting their failure to control these gangs of smugglers and thugs they are blaming their usual and favorite scapegoats, A.K.A. Islamic Militants and Pakistan.

    The fact will be established eventually that there already appears to be a much deeper conspiracy in all this tragic event.

    But the Indian media is playing exactly the same role as the U.S. media did in 2001. Some Indian channels have begun showing the Indian flag and patriotic songs, all of which makes it look like as if this is yet another ‘well anticipated’ war against terror.

    Which in fact may turn into a war against Pakistan at its height or war against Muslims in India at the least.

    For how long will the world continue to fall in this trap?

    There are several gains Indian will get from this act:

    1- Election of Radical Hindu Nationalist Party
    2- Passage of an Indian version of Patriot Act (against Muslims)
    3- A Possible Indian attack on Pakistan [although the Indians don’t have the guts to go that far]
    4- Possibility of Indian lobby forcing United States to put sanctions on Pakistan by fabricating false evidence involving Pakistanis in this.

    Which is really easy for India. They can come up with a few Pakistanis from Indian jails, handing them weapons and produce dead bodies of Pakistanis from these places.

    Atif is an avid Pakistani blogger. He can be reached at atif98@yahoo.com

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