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Mumbai held tearful memorials and police staged a show of strength on Thursday as India’s financial hub marked the first anniversary of militant raids that killed 166 people and ratcheted up tensions with Pakistan.

While emotionals onlookers waved Indian flags and banners with slogans such as “End The Violence,” police commandoes with new weapons and armored cars tracked the route the 10 gunmen took for an attack that stunned the country.

Other residents lit candles outside a Jewish center, one of several sites from luxury hotels to the city’s biggest railway station, that were targeted by the Pakistan-based militants in a rampage lasting three days.

At the Trident hotel, one of the targets, chefs and laundry boys gathered to remember the attacks. Outside, a black granite column read: “In memory of our guests and our staff.” A wreath of white lilies lay in front next to a glass case with burning candles.

“We just wanted to show our support and show that we care,” said Subir Kumar Singh, who was leaving a written message on a banner outside the Leopold cafe, a popular tourist spot that still has bullet marks from the attacks.

Someday, religions will no longer honor murder.




  1. John F says:

    You clearly don’t understand the meaning of the word “honor” if from this article you concluded that murder was being honored.

  2. sargasso says:

    #1. in Eideard’s defense, I believe he was referring in an oblique way to the Pakistan situation, and not the Indian predicament.

  3. moss says:

    Even on a slow day, it’s reassuring to note there are defenders of religion so dense, so thoroughly unable to step back and examine history and events – they remain incapable of discerning the role of religion in motivating a terrorist attack.

    Demented nationalism, of course. Nationalism defined by religious fealty? Certainly.

  4. Dr Dodd says:

    #3-moss-Demented nationalism…

    The only option to nationalism is a one world government or no government.

    How exactly is either better?

  5. John F says:

    I can’t help but wonder if moss’s comment was implying that I was defending religion. But no, that can’t be. No one is that stupid. I’m sorry for even thinking that of you moss. You must have be referring to some other poster.

  6. Amazing says:

    For the perpetrators I would not even refer to them as “animals”
    Animals do not act in any such manner
    Even when slaying animals a humane quality is employed
    Subhuman might be a better though not even appropriate label
    They are still rioting in the western world over cartoons
    Where is the rioting and horror in the moslem world
    I seem to have missed it

  7. Lou Minatti says:

    Edtard is afraid to say “Islam”.

  8. Greg Allen says:

    >> Someday, religions will no longer honor murder.

    Under Stalin and Mao, the atheists “honored” more than a few million murders, too.


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