Tuesday, December 16, 2008

What, Jews died?

From the Times of India:

Two-year-old Moshe Holtzberg tugs at your heartstrings, crying for his mother who was brutally killed by Pakistani terrorists at Nariman House in Mumbai during the three-day terro ttacks. In many ways, Moshe is the face of the trauma that wracked the city. Moshe's Israeli parents, Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg, 29, and his pregnant wife, Rivkah, 28, were killed along with other hostages.

...The Indian government, however, has remained completely immune to all this. In a display of crass insensitivity as well as an enduring sign that the government continues to pander to the politics of the Muslim-Jew divide, minister of state for external affairs E Ahamed did not mention the Nariman House attack in his statement to the UN Security Council last week. And this from an India which officially maintains that terror has no religion and all victims are equal.

No sleepless nights here for the PM. Yesterday Kanchan Gupta had pointed out the same asking Closet Islamists in PMs team?

On December 9, Minister of State for External Affairs E Ahamed read out a statement in the United Nations Security Council, pleading India’s case for action against Pakistan-based terrorist groups. Here is an excerpt from the official text of the statement: “A group of ten terrorists from the global terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Tayyeba reached Mumbai in the evening of 26th November 2008. The group divided themselves into four smaller groups and proceeded to pre-selected targets which included a cafĂ©, popular with Indian and foreign tourists, and two major hotels.” There was no mention of, or allusion to, the fourth group’s pre-selected target, Chabad House, and the fact that the Jewish centre was attacked by the jihadis for obvious reasons. It’s almost as if nothing happened at Chabad House, that no Jews were tortured and killed by the terrorists for the simple reason that they were Jews. What makes the omission stand out like a sore thumb is the global outpouring of Jewish support for India, the outrage in the West over the targeted killings which we have used to our advantage, and the Israeli Government’s unequivocal endorsement of the tough commando action.

So, basically, nothing has changed. Time to write The Chronicles of NarNIA: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.


Anonymous said...

Or mebbe Sonia - the lion, witch and the wardrobe :)

lion = singh
witch = you know who
wardrobe = s patil

Anonymous said...

The NDA had shamlessly open hinduvtawadis in its Govt

milieu said...

I would say that the govt. action is a sane step. Everyone in the world (i.e. the west) knows about the Chabad massacre and we all know they are going to be sympathetic about it. But this was primarily an attack on India. There was no need to omit it but at the same time no need to use it to get Israeli and Western support for our cause against Pakistan.
A hated figure for Indians is Pakistan said that a superpower does not have any friends just agents. And we should be wise to heed the advise of the "enemy"

Anonymous said...

just wondering why the list of attacked spots doesn't mention CST? More people were killed there than anywhere else ..

milieu said...

And here is another take on this Jewish reactions

Neelakantan said...

Yes, good point. The CST attack was also not mentioned. I did not see that, so I guess this is more of a conspiracy theory...but let me check.

Anonymous said...

Kanchan has a follow up, must read:


milieu said...

I didnt read any further than the first two paragraph of Ms. Kanchan Sharma's follow-up because the first two paragraph are based on seriously flawed way of looking at things.
For a representative of Indian Govt. cannot or atleast should not go to an international body and distinguish between its own citizen based on their religion. So I think Mr. Ahamed did the right thing in not specifically mentioning seperately the Hindu and Muslim Indian body count.

milieu said...

Oops...it was Mr. Gupta. The mistake was unintentional.