One has to remember though that the hallmark of an Al-Qaida attack are simultaneous assaults, something of which this terrorist operation in Mumbai had in full.
Hämeen-Anttila also poo-pooed the idea that Pakistan government was involved, “India is always blaming the Pakistan government no matter what happens.” He also defines these examples of Islamic terrorism within a domestic context only, not within the international global jihadi movement, because if the opposite were true, it would undermine his version of Islam. His anlaysis can be shown to be WAY OFF BASE, due to the fact that some of the terrorists were known to be British citizens of Pakistani origin, which makes it an international terrorist attack.
Yes other extremist groups exist, but none of them have any grander ideas outside of their own immediate vicinity, that’s what makes Al-Qaida the chief suspect here, and once again, Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila will be proven wrong again. KGS
Atlas Shrugs has more as well: Fears have grown that the Chabad rabbi and his wife in Mumbai has been killed. Indian helicopters dropped commandoes on the roof of the Chabad House in Mumbai early Friday morning, and a battle is continuing at this moment. Three blasts were heard inside the building, where four terrorists remain. One was killed in an earlier battle. It is thought that no more hostages are being held inside.
An Indian newspaper has reported that Chabad-Lubavitch emissary Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivka were murdered by Muslim terrorists who held them hostage. The Chabad couple’s two-year-old son Moshe was taken out of the building by his babysitter shortly after the siege began Wednesday night.
UPDATE: They’re dead, murdered in cold blood, but if they happened to be Muslims, well, they would have been spared. Atlas has gave the link to the NY Post story.