November 26, 2008, - 11:01 pm
“Happy Thanksgiving”: Muslim Terrorists Target, Kill Americans, Britons in India; Also Jewish Community Center Targeted
By Debbie Schlussel
How do Muslims celebrate Thanksgiving?
By targeting Americans and Brits for death.
You knew that they’d do something like this. An Indian Muslim terrorist group, Deccan Mujahideen a/k/a “The Student Islamic Movement of India,” stormed hotels heavily armed and murdered 80 people thus far, injuring 250 others. They’ve also taken hostages. And they specifically targeted Americans and Britons, looking for anyone with an American or British passport and going after guests in hotels.
Reminds me of when Palestinian terrorists used to ask for Israeli passports and those bearing Jewish-sounding names:
That Was Then . . .
This Is Now . . .
Teams of heavily armed gunmen stormed luxury hotels, a popular tourist attraction and a crowded train station in at least seven attacks in India’s financial capital, killing at least 78 people and wounding at least 200, officials said Thursday.
Onlookers stand near the site of a bomb blast in Mumbai, India, Wednesday. Gunmen launched a series of attacks around the country’s financial capital, killing nearly 100 people and wounded hundreds more.
The gunmen were specifically targeting Britons and Americans and a top police official said the gunmen are holding hostages at two luxury hotels, the Taj Mahal and Oberoi hotels.
A media report said a little-known group, the Deccan Mujahideen, has claimed responsibility for the attacks. The Press Trust of India news agency said Thursday the group sent emails to several media outlets.
The gunmen also attacked police headquarters in south Mumbai, the area where most of the attacks, which began late Wednesday and continued into Thursday morning, took place.
“We are under fire, there is shooting at the gate,” said constable A. Shetti by phone from police headquarters.
Hours after the first attacks, A.N. Roy, a senior police officer, said police continued to battle the gunmen.
“The terrorists have used automatic weapons and in some places grenades have been lobbed, the encounters are still going on and we are trying to overpower them,” Roy said.
Johnny Joseph, chief secretary for Maharashtra state, of which Mumbai is the capital, said 78 people had been killed and 200 had been injured.
The motive for the attacks was not immediately clear but Mumbai has frequently been targeted in terror attacks, often blamed on Muslim militants, including a series of blasts in July 2007 that killed 187 people.
Gunmen opened fire on two of the city’s best known luxury hotels, the Taj Mahal and the Oberoi. They also attacked the crowded Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus station in southern Mumbai and Leopold’s restaurant, a Mumbai landmark.
A British restaurant-goer at the Oberoi told Sky News television that the attackers were singling out Britons and Americans.
Alex Chamberlain said a gunman, a young man of 22 or 23, ushered 30 or 40 people from the restaurant into a stairway and ordered everyone to put up their hands.
“They were talking about British and Americans specifically. There was an Italian guy, who, you know, they said: ‘Where are you from?” and he said he’s from Italy and they said ‘fine’ and they left him alone. And I thought: ‘Fine, they’re going to shoot me if they ask me anything – and thank God they didn’t,” he said. . . .
He managed to slip away from the group as they were forced to walk up the stairs, but said most of the group was still being kept hostage.
The Jewish Lubavitch Chabad House in Mumbai was also stormed by the Islamic terrorists, and a Rabbi and his wife were taken hostage.
“Religion of Peace”? Religion of Pieces.