Jihad in India

Thomas Lifson
Global Islamist terror is indeed global. In the media focus on the Great Satan (America) and the Lesser Satan (Israel), we often overlook the jihadist terror directed at India. Nothing at all to do with Israel or the Palestinians. Just the stubborn failure of Hindu India to embrace Islam.

The Hindu, a major newspaper in India, carries an account  of a jihadist communication regarding a recent terror incident there. The next time a Ron Paul or a Noam Chomsky attempts to blame American policy in support of Israel for the hatred Islamists express toward us, remind them of the jiohad against India.

Ever since newspaper and television stations received an e-mail from the terrorists who carried out the Jaipur serial bombings, commentators have busied themselves searching for messages hidden amidst its text.

In fact, the e-mail couldn't be more transparent: as its authors assert at its outset, the document mailed to the media quite simply is the "Indian Mujahideen's Declaration of Open War Against India."

Given the stark fact that the bicycles shown in the video attached to the Indian Mujahideen e-mail were those used to execute the Jaipur serial bombings, there can be little doubt the message is credible.

It would be misleading, though, to understand the e-mail only as a claim of responsibility. Like a similar document issued by the Indian Mujahideen after the bombings of three trial-court buildings in Uttar Pradesh last year, the e-mail is - despite its crude style and poor spelling - a political manifesto.

Hat tip: N.S. Rajaram

Global Islamist terror is indeed global. In the media focus on the Great Satan (America) and the Lesser Satan (Israel), we often overlook the jihadist terror directed at India. Nothing at all to do with Israel or the Palestinians. Just the stubborn failure of Hindu India to embrace Islam.

The Hindu, a major newspaper in India, carries an account  of a jihadist communication regarding a recent terror incident there. The next time a Ron Paul or a Noam Chomsky attempts to blame American policy in support of Israel for the hatred Islamists express toward us, remind them of the jiohad against India.

Ever since newspaper and television stations received an e-mail from the terrorists who carried out the Jaipur serial bombings, commentators have busied themselves searching for messages hidden amidst its text.

In fact, the e-mail couldn't be more transparent: as its authors assert at its outset, the document mailed to the media quite simply is the "Indian Mujahideen's Declaration of Open War Against India."

Given the stark fact that the bicycles shown in the video attached to the Indian Mujahideen e-mail were those used to execute the Jaipur serial bombings, there can be little doubt the message is credible.

It would be misleading, though, to understand the e-mail only as a claim of responsibility. Like a similar document issued by the Indian Mujahideen after the bombings of three trial-court buildings in Uttar Pradesh last year, the e-mail is - despite its crude style and poor spelling - a political manifesto.

Hat tip: N.S. Rajaram