UPDATED 1:31 PM: CONFIRMED that Rabbi Gavriel Noach Holtzberg and his wife, Rivka were killed (NY Post)
So let me understand this, Muslims are allowed to murder Jews in cold blood because we are Jews, but it is a crime to insult Islam. Turkish couple let off by terrorists for being Muslims
MUMBAI: The bodies of five hostages were found in Nariman House while the National Security Guards (NSG) killed two terrorists during the gunbattle there, NSG Director General JK Dutt said on Friday.
UPDATE: SEE BELOW:Three bodies found on the 2nd floor of the Nariman House. The terrorists killed the hostages before moving on to the next floor. They killed two more hostages on the 4th floor. Third floor is the only floor remaining, commandos are there. It is just a matter of time.(hat tip Randall)
Israeli Jewish men pray for the well-being of their friends Rabbi Gabriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivka, who are being held hostage by suspected gunmen in Mumbai, India, at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site in Jerusalem's Old City,Thursday,
"Terrorism" the big lie used to club the minds of free men into confusion. This isn't terrorism. This is war, holy war.BTW, ever hear of Jews killing imams? (not that that matters, right)
Unconfirmed: Chabad Rabbi and his Wife Murdered in Mumbai
Fears have grown that the Chabad rabbi and his wife in Mumbai has been killed. Indian helicopters dropped commandoes on the roof of the Chabad House in Mumbai early Friday morning, and a battle is continuing at this moment. Three blasts were heard inside the building, where four terrorists remain. One was killed in an earlier battle. It is thought that no more hostages are being held inside.
An Indian newspaper has reported that Chabad-Lubavitch emissary Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivka were murdered by Muslim terrorists who held them hostage.
The Chabad couple's two-year-old son Moshe was taken out of the building by his babysitter shortly after the siege began Wednesday night.
David Bogner over at Treppenwitz who was just there last week, and ate at the house of the Jewish couple that was held hostage and murdered (unconfirmed)
Early in the reporting from India it became clear that the attacks were centered on tourist centers, with two luxury hotels and Mumbai's largest train terminal bearing the brunt of the attacks. And most of the reports seemed to fixate on the disturbing fact that Americans and Britons seem to have been singled out by the terrorists.
Yet, seemingly unremarkable to the media, also among the targets singled out for attack was a house in a mixed residential/commercial area that is well off the beaten track. From the outside it is rather non-descript, and in fact if you didn't have good directions, you would never know it for what it is; the home of one of Mumbai's few orthodox Jewish families (I know, having eaten there several times last week).
Yes, of course they reported it... but the attack on Nariman house/Beit Chabad didn't strike them as odd... or at least no more odd than the rest of the coordinated attacks.
Here's why it should have.:
Mumbai is a city of over 18 million people, yet there are only about five thousand Jews living there. And of those, only a few dozen are identifiably Jewish outside of the synagogue.
Heck, the entire country of India - with a staggering population of over 1.1 billion people - has only about 15 thousand Jews! I'm not so good at math, but I think that if you try to express the Jewish population as a percentage of the overall Indian population, you're going to end up with a lot of zeros to the right of the decimal point.
So isn't it weird that nobody seems to be talking about how statistically odd it is that this Muslim terror group sought out and attacked an unremarkable home containing one of India's only identifiably orthodox Jewish families.
Apparently the breaking news from Mumbai has demonstrated anew that targeting Jews is not unusual... even when just finding Jews in India to attack is harder than finding Samoans in Iceland.
So why is that unremarkable? And more importantly, why does the rest of the world continue to push us to understand and excuse murderous Muslim aggression against us... even when they hound us to the end of the earth? Yet we're the racists.
The answer is that attacking us - even in a country where just finding us is like finding a needle in a haystack - is considered completely unremarkable... just part of the natural order. "
Randall points out The percentage of Jews in India is 0.00136% or just over one thousandth of one percent.
It seems that Jews are 73,333 times as important as the average citizen in India!
A commando fires at suspected terrorists holed up in a house owned by Israelis in Colaba, Mumbai, India, Friday, Nov. 28, 2008.
The Muezzinoglus, however, found themselves in a hostage situation, along with a group of foreigners. That night, they shared a room with three foreigners - all women. Two machine-gun-wielding terrorists stood guard over them the whole night.
All the hostages were asked to reveal their religion. When the Muezzinoglus said they were Muslims, their captors told them that they would not be harmed. The other three Caucasian women were removed from the room next day, and the terrorists informed the Muezzinoglus that they had been shot.
Arpaciouglu kept in touch with his friends all through the hostage crisis, up until the time they were released the next day. While the hostages allowed the couple to make one phone call to Arpaciouglu at 3am, for the rest of the day, they relied on text messages. The couples' final messages read: `Soldiers are here now. Soldiers found us'.
These folks in the below pics were not so ..... Muslim
Hospital attendants place the body of a victim of Wednesday's shootings on a stretcher at the St. George hospital in Mumbai November 27, 2008. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Thursday the attacks in Mumbai that killed more than 100 people were well planned and probably had "external linkages". Singh was speaking as witnesses in the Indian financial capital said commandos were preparing to storm the Taj Hotel, the Trident-Oberoi and a Jewish centre, where militants have trapped or taken hostage scores of people.
Bodies lie near the swimming pool of the Taj Mahal hotel after shootings
By MM Online Bureau Posted On Friday, November 28, 2008
7.05pm: Fresh firing at Taj. Reports that there might be more than one terrorist holed up in Taj. Two unidentified bodies recovered from the Hotel
6.57pm: J K Dutt: Three bodies found on the 2nd floor of the Nariman House. The terrorists killed the hostages before moving on to the next floor. They killed two more hostages on the 4th floor. Third floor is the only floor remaining, commandos are there. It is just a matter of time.