Thursday, July 13, 2006

Horror in India

The train bombings in Mumbai, India two days ago were just horrible. People can't get on trains anywhere in the world without having to worry that some wackos want to kill them.

The verdict is still out on who did this terrible crime, although India has arrested two suspects with distinctly Islamic sounding names. And the whole operation has Islamic fingerprints all over it. Still, India has had problems with different segments of its multi-ethnic, multi-religious population, most notably the Sikhs, so I'm not going to jump to conclusions and say for sure that Muslims are responsible for this horror (but it sure smells like radical Islam).

If it turns out that Muslims are the culprits, these bombings will be a big headache to those in the West who say that American foreign policy is the cause of Islamic terrorism. After all, India isn't doing any of the things that Western "peace" advocates say is the cause of Muslims' anti-American/anti-Western rage. India doesn't have troops in Iraq; she doesn't have troops in Saudi Arabia. India isn't a big friend of Israel, nor a big supporter of corrupt, secular Arab governments. About the only thing going against India is that she's fighting Muslim Pakistan for control of Kashmir, but the fate of Kashmir is rarely, if ever, mentioned by radical Muslims in their railings against America and the West.

So, if Muslims did indeed bomb the trains in Mumbai on Tuesday, what are the "peace" advocates going to make of it? Gee, maybe they'll have to actually consider the possibility that maybe, just maybe, Islam causes Islamic terrorism. Now that's a radical idea!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Happy Birthday, America!

Happy Birthday, America! I hope everyone had a happy, fun-filled 4th!