The Mumbai train bombing was large, but it’s nothing new to India. Islamofascists have been attacking them for years. At the CT Blog, Walid Phares has a great article outlining the history, it’s well worth a read. I also recommend that you click “read more” and read the comment left by Viinod, it’s one of the most incisive analysis’ of the roots of Islamofascism in Pakistan that I have seen.
The troubling part about Pakistan is that they already have nuclear weapons, so we certainly would not want the government there to fall to the Islamofascists currently terrorizing India, shielding Bin Laden, and aiding the Taliban in Afghanistan.Â Al Qaeda and Bin Laden have issued fatwas and declarations against Hindu nations at least four times. From the article:
And finally, to bring it home, where is the American connection? Is there one? American diplomats, of course, must monitor tensions between the nuclear powers of India and Pakistan, as they already are. But U.S. Homeland Security must be aware of these strikes on Mumbai, for Laskar Taibe is not alien to our shores. Just three years ago, a jihad group known as the â€œVirginia Paintball cellâ€ was training to â€œextend support to Laskar e Taiba.â€ Indeed, 60 miles from downtown Washington, a number of American-born believers in jihad and followers of al-Qaedaâ€™s ideology were training in urban combat. Among them was one Ismael Royer of CAIR, now sitting in jail as part of a jihadist conspiracy against the infidels.***
*** Note that this particular piece of agit prop was later determined to be hyperbolic mischaracterization and scaremongering by known & extreme hard right liars in the clash of civilizations camp.