Islamic terror strikes in India

While we’ve been obsessing over the election and nursing our collective Palin fever, Islamic terrorists have found better things to do with their time than discuss Sarah Palin’s hairdo or who insulted who first. There’s a whole world out there beyond the election, and it would be good to pay attention to what’s going on. Like this latest instance of Islamic terror:

A series of bombs exploded at a park and crowded shopping areas across India’s capital Saturday evening, killing at least 18 people and wounding dozens. Muslim extremists claimed to be behind the latest in a recent wave of attacks that has killed more than 100.

The bombs were clearly timed for maximum bloodshed and panic. Placed in jammed shopping districts, the explosives began to go off just before sundown — prime time for weekend shoppers in crowded, chaotic New Delhi — sending thousands fleeing in fear.

Home Minister Shivraj Patil said at least 18 people died in five explosions, but some media reports put the death toll as high as 25. Mayor Arti Mehra said at least 61 more suffered wounds.

”It’s a very cowardly act of violence,” Mehra told reporters near the scene of two of the explosions, in the M-Block market of the upscale Greater Kailash neighborhood. ”They want to break the spirit of Delhi. They have tried this in other places before and they have not succeeded and they will not succeed here. They will not scare us.”

Just who the attackers are remains unclear.

Emphasis added, with a dollop of derision on top. Because I think the AP answered their own question in this next paragraph:

A number of Indian media outlets received an e-mail sent just before the blasts warning that India was about to receive ”the Message of Death.”

”In the name of Allah, Indian Mujahideen strikes back once more. … Do whatever you can. Stop us if you can,” said the message.

Just one more instance of extremism in the religion of peace.

The rest of the article goes on to outline the many instances of Islamic violence perpetrated against innocents in India over the past year. Yet somehow, the attackers are unknown to the AP.

Really?

Back in the real world, this is just another example to show us that the threat of Islamic terror is not just going to disappear on its own… no matter how hard we pray to the Obamamessiah.

Hat Tip: Little Green Footballs

Cross-posted from Cassy’s blog. Stop by for more original commentary!

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