Thoughts on South African and international politics and culture

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Mumbai Bombings
It seems that nowhere is immune from terrorist attacks as India falls victim to another huge attack in one of their cities. This would naturally bear the hallmarks of the Kashmiri separatists who have undertaken a number of attacks in India over the decades, but this patently marks a step up from their usual attacks. It's interesting how the method of multiple bombings delivered almost instantaneously has become the Al-Qaeda inspired modus operandi for Islamic terrorist groups, regardless of region.

These attacks are horrific, with almost 200 civilians killed. No matter how desensitised we become to these now regular civilian killings from Islamic extremists around the globe, it still remains emphatically inexplicable to me how any cause can warrant attacks on innocents. There is simply no moral argument that can justify their deaths.