Terror in Mumbai

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Terror in MumbaiMurder may be most foul when random and arbitrary, partly because the murderers may thus be imagining themselves God's equals, entitled to administer the ultimate in verdicts. Such was the character of a callous outbreak of killings in India by Pakistan-based terrorists, a hellish episode masterfully reconstructed by Terror in Mumbai, an HBO documentary.

The group's leaders have chosen an insanely profane name for themselves: The Army of the Righteous, a terrorist faction whose leaders openly aspire to increasing the amount of fear in the world. They are not connected with al-Qaeda, they say, but they share much of its jargon and degraded desires.

They would also like to be as widely reviled as al-Qaeda; how's that for lofty ambition? Professing no interest in noble goals, some young men opt instead for the lowliest imaginable. As documented by HBO's one-hour report, the killings were reprehensible in the extreme - a callous demonstration of raw and arrogant evil.

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  • knowledgeizpower

    This is sickening killing all those people for what WHY? These people were evil just purely wicked thats really all i can say after watching this.

  • BeardHero420

    Islamic fundamentalists are just like Christian fundamentalists; they take their agenda much too far. It doesn't matter what faith you hale from - crazy is crazy, plain and simple. Don't tell me you've already forgotten about Anders Behring Breivik.

    The vast majority of Muslim people are good and have a decent heart.

    Never thought I'd hear something so hateful from a dead-head. Ignorant maybe, but not hateful.

  • hpthoroughbreds

    this made me sick to my stomach and angrier than i've felt in a long time...how do we , the people of the world, start to understand this insanity? i have absolutely no sympathy for these animals..but we must not demonize an entire group of people...i am a us citizen .. one of the many thoughts running through my head ten years ago on 911 was "what the hell has the government been doing over there now that would incite this incredible act against our country...i do not in any way condone violence, terror, or war for that matter...i've always thought the war/povery , invasion/refugee result was a great black cauldron of disenfranchised people bereft of not only their homes and property but of even the basic neccesities of life and their own dignity. if you ask a ten year old boy or girl or their family , or anyone ,for that matter in that situation something like... "do you want to get back at the people who put you here? do you want a pair of new boots, clean clothes, food for you and your family? do you want hope or dispair?? do you want to stay here in this squalor or do something to help yourself and your family,your country, your people??" please think about it and tell me what your answer would be.. again i DO NOT condone this behavior but i can see how easy it would be for people in that situation to be manipulated . especially if you throw in some zealous religious "reward for their acts and martyrdom" to boot. i have always just naively hoped for no more war. i really think most wars are based at the very heart at rich vs poor. greed vs. need. and just for kicks throw in the religion.. please try not to be angry at a religion..trust me i know it's hard. just try to remember, which ever one it is, that it is always a miniscule amount that take it to extremes dragging everyone else into something they don't believe in....peace

  • rihad nita

    I don't have words to describe such things really, such actions can only be carried out by some sick and mentally ill people like these cowards. how on earth can this be justified? Islam is against violence. I myself am a MUSLIM and cant understand this. So for those people like ''dead_head'' said please this has nothing to do with ISLAM and you can't generalise an entire group because of the actions of a few, and if you are promoting that idea then thats not fair because MUSLIMS also got killed in the incident. so the question is do they represent MUSLIMS as a whole? NO.

  • lex lexich

    it is always good to see how policemen risk their lives, but only when they beat unarmed kids or so, it is the same old story everywhere in the world... 20 policemen hiding while 2! youngsters kill 50 + ppl and injure 100 more, ten to one, right, they should totally wait for reinforcements

  • lex lexich

    shut up! who can beat the christians? oh yes, it is different because we do it in a civilised manner with a-bombs, b-52's, and plane-carriers

  • lex lexich

    maybe you should ask your government who is really responsible for 911, because sure as hell it weren't the muslims who 'pull' the wtc 7

  • http://www.facebook.com/vitanovich Petar Vitanovich

    How do you say it has nothing to do with islam, when your quraan tells stories of the infidels who don't believe in the prophet, have to be expelled. It's in your book, not mine. And considering India's neighbor is one of the most populous islamic nations, Pakistan, who as a country has done piss poor on spreading the "peace" found in islam, how can you be angry at people who are the victims in "this case", when your own people keep letting it happen. Thats the real problem with "the war on terror" and all this bullshit, it shouldn't be americans and westerners giving up their lives for it, it should be you and the rest of the islamic community putting their lives on the line to get rid of these "so called" few who give islam a bad name. If not to save face, to save the integrity of the religion. Thats the day I won't be a hypocrite.

  • morsie2

    Poor lads. They're indoctrinated at an impressionable age. They were like walkie talkie robots, doing their controller's will. What other youths wouldn't want to fantasise over meeting up with 60 virgins in heaven.

    I wonder if the Indian police carry guns.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Swoveland/100002780364063 Michael Swoveland

    What a stupid comment. Everybody know that it is Christians and western powers that slaughter civilians on a industrial scale. Look at Iraq, Vietnam, Dresden, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, El Salvador, Guatemala, Colombia, Nicaragua, Panama, Chile, Laos, Cambodia, Algeria, Zimbabwe, South Africa... etc. How many Islamic countries can you name DEAD STUPID where the armed forces of democratic nations were used with the consent of the people to massacre people from the air. Just because you don't see on TV doesn't mean it doesn't happen it just means that your government covers the bloodshed up. It's people like you that allow people like George Bush to come to power.

  • Guest

    a little rough, but quite a bit of truth in the last 3 lines.
    az

  • Yavanna

    Spoken like a true mor*n. Those poor youths..... You sicken me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pete-Leclair/100001393091664 Pete Leclair

    Bravo and well said.Would be nice if the people who state how loving and peaceful they are when a dastardly deed is done.We only see after the carnage.When the Islam people go on television and glorify how they are of peace to all.It is always after the death and carnage.When has anyone ever heard of a Muslim turning in one of his Islamic Brothers to the law.Never,ever,murder should be prevented and for Muslims to justify how the kooran is a book of worship and peace,prove it,Not after the slaughter,but before the carnage.I really believe the World of Christianity is becoming fed up with the these statements that are made after the carnage.You want me to love you regardless of race,creed,ethnicity.Then prove it bye showing some bravery and stopping the mass murders that are seeminly overwhelming the peace of the world.Don't pass the buck about Infidels.As far as i am concerned.The Holy Bible states that to Murder in the name of God,especially innocent women and children is Blasphemy.No one will ever convince me that Allah says it is perfectly ok to murder.Never,ever.Finally as for the Virgins,wine and streets of gold u are promised bye committing murder in the name of the ALMIGHTY,Think again your streets are 20 thousand miles down in the gold fire pot that the devil and his demons prepare for you.I will never ever change my faith in "GOD" Never.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pete-Leclair/100001393091664 Pete Leclair

    Excuse the English but Whenwas the last time you heard of a Christian fundamentalist strapping on a bomb every single day after day and blowing up innocent women and children while completely stoned out of their skull on usually opioids.As well the vast majority of Christians a far greater number who are good people.Don't let one two hour doc pull you yo a side u know nothing about.Did you pay attention to the Jews that were slaughtered or maybe all jews are bad too.

  • davy11

    this doc is not working

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M6F3RJVEWJ24QKMCHFNVK7ADVE Winston Smith

    Not to condone any such of inhumanity such morally indefensible axts...as any terrorist act involves but one could easily argue that Christian Bush (who believes that god speaks with him) rushing the US off into two illegal and immoral wars based on the lies of 9-11 and WMD's in Iraq as much worse. What is it, 80 or 90% of the causalities in these conflicts have been innocent civilians? I know its an astonishing number of dead civilians..hundreds of thousands killed, maimed men women teens and children,, all in the name of corporate profits. Millions displaced - their lives ruined. Nothing against Jews or Christians -but that all religion at this point in history is an affront to humanity. I completely support Israel's rights to exist peacefully within her borders but watch Occupation 101, look at the work done by Anna Baltzer (Anna in the Middle East) and others and to get the reality on the ground there. Read the Russell Tribunal Report, or the Goldstone Report on the horrendous crimes against humanity that took place during the 2008 OPERATION CAST LEAD. Critical of Israel's apartheid state it maintains in the the west bank and Gaza. Get the FACTS of what our media does and does not convey (inform) with regard to these issues in particular; otherwise you will only ever be partially informed and generally misguided. (Banking and finance is another area where we get half the story or none of it). There's an excellent video on youtube that covers how our media fails to cover these Israeli issues properly as well/ Something like

  • idealpointer

    have they arrested that guy on the phone yet?

  • Chakso

    I think the difference with Bushes wars and this is that it was never Americas goal to go out and murder civilians.
    Its the difference between trying to bomb someone you think is a combatant and blowing up 20 innocent people either through your incompetence or indifference towards them,
    And intentionally targeting, holding hostage and then blowing up 20 innocent people.
    Of course the result is still 20 dead people, and both actions are immoral. But I still think there is an important distinction here

  • anon88

    Bottom Line.. Paks are 8@stards! Musharif looks like a doggie that needs to be shagged followed by the ISI

  • Polaris

    It was very difficult to listen to these dogs of hell on their mobiles. Very ignorant people who represent more ignorant people. They are disgusting.

  • RubberDuckie

    Quran stated these exact words all over it's verses: Anyone is allowed to live in muslim land unharmed, believers or nonbelievers, you aren't allowed to harm anyone who hasn't harmed you. Even when it comes to fighting there are tons of rules on how to treat the enemy and not to harm women, children and elderly.

    Of course because of scum like these the image of Islam is ruined (and that's probably the purpose of the group that hired these mercenaries) and people suddenly jump into marking assumptions about how violent the religion is and suddenly make up sources and twist verses from the Quran.

  • Just_sayin

    Very very disturbing documentary of how these evils perpetrated the crime...May the victims souls rest in peace.....the souls of the murderers and their masterminds rot in hell!

  • ashutosh

    There will be a time when Islam will be an abuse...

  • Raj_

    People need to understand that there is no such thing as religion it was maliciously put into place somewhere in history and most of the so called holy scriptures have been altered many times from the original text. The world really needs to start waking up to these things as its all put into place to divide people. I'm just reading the replys from others and you see everyone's divided exactly what they want this s*it deeper than you can imagine WAKE UP

  • Dan

    Does anyone know where I can purchase a copy of the "Terror in Mumbai" documentary?