Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Sick numerology, death, and Islam in Mumbai

What do we know about the horrific commuter train attacks in Mumbai, fka Bombay? We know that the death toll is now approaching 150.

We know that Islam is involved, do we not? How?

Well, we know that we have the murder of innocent civilians. We have an attack on commuter trains, which sounds a lot like the jihadi modus operandi in Madrid and London. Plus, there was the thwarted attack on the subway system in New York.

We look at the date ... The attack occurred at 6:30 p.m. local time on Tuesday, 7/11. Sounds like other now infamous dates -- 3/11 (Madrid), 7/7 (London), and, of course 9/11.

These jihadis are sick.

We didn't know that India had a consistently pro-Israel foreign policy. Oh, they don't. I guess Indonesia didn't, either.

But we do know that Islam was involved. In India. When can we call this a world war? Perhaps when we know who is on the respective sides.

We all knew Islam was involved when we heard the news. India is an American ally in the war on Militant Islam.

Some argue that Arabs are the problem. No. Apparently, Pakistani jihadis were involved.

Here is what we know: Not all Muslims are terrorists. But all of today's terrorists are Muslims.

The world doesn't want to face these facts and discuss their ramifications. To do so would cut against the relativistic template that all religions are equal. Whatever floats your boat, man ... All faiths are equally harmless and vapid ... All have equal potential for good and to change lives, etc..

But this is not so.

There is evil.

And there is truth.

When will the world face it?