Islamic Terrorism in India

Most Muslims are not terrorists, but most terrorists are Muslims

Mumbai terrorists, hold hostages, demand all Mujahideens to be released

Posted by jagoindia on November 27, 2008

We want all Mujahideen released: Terrorist inside Oberoi
27 Nov 2008, 0948 hrs IST, AGENCIES

MUMBAI: A militant holed up inside Mumbai’s Oberoi Hotel told a news channel on Thursday that seven attackers were holding hostages inside the  luxury establishment.

“There are seven of us inside hotel Oberoi,” the man identified as Sahadullah told the channel. “We want all Mujahideens held in India released and only after that we will release the people.”

“Release all the Mujahideens, and Muslims living in India should not be troubled,” he said.

Fresh firing erupted early on Thursday in Taj hotel as commandoes moved in to flush out terrorists holding some foreigners hostage after a night of terror targeting ten places in Mumbai.

Smoke was seen billowing from the new building of the Taj Hotel — which stands next to the old building where terrorists are holed up.

While NSG operation was on in the old building, fire brigade personnel were trying to douse fire in the new wing.

Army commandoes moved into the luxury Oberoi and the Taj Mahal hotels to flush out terrorists holed up hours after an unspecified number of heavily armed gunmen went on a rampage in ten places in South Mumbai killing 101 persons and taking some foreigners hostage.

Fire and smoke was seen billowing from the hotel as firemen struggled hard to rescue over 100 people still trapped inside.

Five suspected terrorists were killed in two separate incidents overnight including two during a gun battle in the country’s iconic landmark Taj hotel, police said.

Maharashtra deputy chief minister R R Patil said nine suspected terrorists have been arrested. Schools and colleges were ordered to be closed.

Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh said five police officers including Anti Terrorism Squad chief Hemant Karkare were killed in one of the worst terror strikes in the country’s financial capital that in all claimed the lives of at least 11 police personnel.

“The operation (by security forces) is still going on,” he said. Besides army commandoes, naval commandos and Rapid Action force personnel joined in the operations to rescue those stranded in the two hotels. Five columns of Army and 200 NSG commandoes have been rushed. Two sten guns have been recovered by police so far, he added.

Deshmukh said it was not immediately known how many terrorists were involved in the audacious attack in ten places that shook the western metropolis. The chief minister said the Taj and Oberoi are not in control yet. He said there are no terrorists in Cama hospital which was also targeted by gunmen.

Police reported that some hostages were still being held at the Taj Mahal and Oberoi with eyewitnesses saying the gunmen had targeted foreigners after they kept shouting: “Who has US or UK passports?” Several guests were also stuck.

Fire was still raging in the old wing of Taj hotel several hours after it was rocked by five to six blasts and enormous clouds of black smoke rose from the century-old edifice on Mumbai’s waterfront.

2 Responses to “Mumbai terrorists, hold hostages, demand all Mujahideens to be released”

  1. Don Parker said

    Terrorist: A sad little coward who attacks women and children instead of Government and Military interests. Ther hands fight a war with their own masculinity hidden in the toilet of their soul. What a pity that the human race is capable of producing such a foul being.

  2. acnedaily said

    India has had several of these attacks over the last few decades. These guys are mostly Muslim youths from all over the world (mostly Pakistan) and domestic, terrorising innocent Indians. When killed, nobody wants them back. What does India do? Provide them a decnet burial and place them on Indian soil for years to come. Why? This only encourages more to come. Let them be cremated, sprinkle gangajal for moksha and flush the ashes in the gutter. Let them know that when they terrorize innocent Indians, there will be no peace for them as well. We do not need them posted on Indian soil. If Muslims protest, ask them where were they when these guys were planning their activities. Need courageous action. I know majority of Indian Muslims are decent and love our country and will sympathize with this course of action.

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