Tuesday, July 18, 2006

A week since India’s 7/11

Today marks a week since the awful Mumbai train blasts.

From New York’s September 11, to Madrid’s March 11 to India’s July 11. Is this a pattern? Does it have the signature of a certain terrorist group? Well, some people have their suspicions….

Last week, in the Indian financial capital of Mumbai (previously known as Bombay), a series of several explosions brought the city to a standstill.

Apparently, the explosions were co-ordinated with remarkable efficiency and went off within minutes of each other during rush hour in a commuter rail system.

Nearly 200 people were reported dead while 400 people were severely injured.

The latest reports are that yesterday, Indian police officers were looking for suspects in Mumbai’s slums and largely Muslim ghettos. There are no breakthroughs yet.

However, a number of minority Muslims have been questioned, but no arrests have been made thus far. Indian officials say that Pakistan-based Islamist militant group; Lashkar-e-Taiba and Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) are the prime suspects.

My heart goes out to all the families who have gone through a tremendous amount of trauma this past week. No one deserves to die by another human’s hand.

Today, a week since the awful July 11 Mumbai blasts, let’s remember all those who were killed, and let’s pray for a safe recovery for all those injured.

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