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in response to reader comment: India not included ??

Submitted by Anon (United States), Nov 29, 2015 at 11:33

Dr Pipes regarding "This analysis is only about the West, where the Muslim presence is recent."it does not make sense to include the Bali bombings then. The Bali bombers targeted a nightclub to maximize Western casualties. Likewise the Mumbai massacre chose targets that maximized the deaths of Jews and Westerners.

It is unfortunate that even in the West there seems to be an ambivalence regarding classification of terrorism. India has suffered thousands of deaths and an ethnic cleansing of Hindus in Kashmir but it is still seen as not linked to international terrorism. Its the same idea at work so what difference does it matter that the victims are brown or Hindu in one case? This is unfortunately also a way to say "maybe there is something legitimate about the slaughtering of Hindus in Mumbai or Kashmir". Hard to see why anybody would omit the Mumbai attacks otherwise.

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Bali was directed against Westerners. India is another story and not one I generally cover.

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