October 30, 2005


Three Blasts in New Delhi Kill at Least 55: Pakistan Strongly Condemns Attacks (Muneeza Naqvi, 10/30/05, The Washington Post)

Analysts told news agencies that the blasts were possibly linked to groups opposed to the peace process between India and its chief rival, Pakistan.

"It is very likely that the attacks were conducted by a terrorist group opposed to the peace process between India and Pakistan," Rohan Gunaratna, the head of research into terrorism at the Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies in Singapore, told Agence-France Presse.

Immediately after the attacks, Pakistan's Foreign Ministry issued an unusually strong condemnation. "The attack in a crowded market place is a criminal act of terrorism," the ministry said in a statement.

Didn't work in Palestine.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 30, 2005 8:41 PM

Nothing works in Palestine - since there isn't such a country and never was.

Posted by: obc at October 30, 2005 8:58 PM

There aren't 100 million Muslims in Israel. There are in India (probably even more - I don't remember the total offhand), and they are the ones who might pay the price.

Posted by: ratbert at October 30, 2005 9:01 PM

obc. Right you are. Whenever I say that, people look at me as if I were crazy. The msm/public school curriculum/leftwing moonbats are very effective in spreading misinformation.

The gazillion Muslims in India and elsewhere neednít fear retaliation if they would just denounce terrorism and live with their neighbors in peace. So simple, yet apparently, so difficult.

Posted by: tefta at October 31, 2005 7:47 AM


Muslims living peacefully in India are not infrequently attacked and massacred by militant Hindus.

Posted by: oj at October 31, 2005 8:27 AM

the attacks on muslims in India are 1:1 with the muslim acts of terorism in that country. coincidence ? i think not. i believe the figure is around 150M muslims there. wonder why they didn't leave during partition.

Posted by: Mahatma Kane Jeeves at October 31, 2005 10:39 AM

The violence in India is not driven by politics or groups like Al Qaeda (at least, not until now). It is primarily localized religious clashes over shrines, temples, inter-marriage, and the like. 300 Hindus are killed, 600 Muslims are killed, and then people go home and tremble.

Violence from the outside (i.e., driven by Arabs) is new. It will be a test for both Hindus and Muslims in India.

Posted by: jim hamlen at October 31, 2005 11:46 AM

150M vs 850M == 850M, if you catch my drift.

Posted by: Mahatma Kane Jeeves at October 31, 2005 6:57 PM