I notice that the people of India after having suffered the horrors of not just the Mumbai attacks but the series of multiple bombings that have gone on all year in India, the attack on the Indian Embassy in Afghanistan and countless assaults on India her people and institutions by Muslim militants actually get to vent their frustration on the appropriate symbol set.
By the crescent moon and star there is no doubt in these peoples minds who exactly or what is causing their suffering. What I find interesting is the sharp contrast to western peoples reaction to similar acts of horror. Instead of Tony Blair claiming that it wasn’t Muslims committing these actions but people ‘defaming’ Islam and then importing five thousand more halal butchers and hundreds of thousands of more Muslims mostly from Pakistan to prove his point or George Bush after 911 insisting that Islam is the religion of peace and we should not look unfavorably on Islam or Muslims the people of India seem to have it about right. Could it be that they are not yet completely crippled by political correctness? Or could it be their proximity to Pakistan and other Islamic states makes it hard to deny what the problem is.
One thing is a safe bet. Had American or especially British people reacted like this after attacks on their civilians, (also without warning or cause) the demonstrators would be arrested by the state for hate crimes and in the UK likely killed by their grateful Islamic immigrants.
(The images here are all newly released ones from The Times of India. A great source to follow the events Post Mumbai.)
Perhaps its because the people of India took it personally, as it was meant to be, when these horrors where vested upon them. Below is a small sample of some of the images recently released. These are not suitable viewing during dinner. But if you don’t know what you are fighting, how can you summon the will to fight it? In that spirit I repost. do be warned they are graphic.