Sunday, November 30, 2008

'"The Indian Jewish identity is the only one that hasn't been created by persecution," he said. "We've never felt scared. This is the first time we've been made to feel like Jews." That, to me, has been among the most tragic casualties of this terrorist attack. In a barrage of grenades and bullets, a part of the Indian dream that's 2,500 years old has now been buried in a pile of bloody concrete shards.'

Another reason I am shaking with rage. The full story here (H/t, Amitava Kumar).

I think this is part of what makes me keep thinking of the 2003 attacks on Istanbul, notwithstanding the differences in scale and method--the deliberate targeting of Jewish sites in a city once renowned as a place of refuge (despite the many failings of the Turkish Republic in that regard).
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