Indecency in the Media: The Attempted Mumbai Whitewash

Caroline Glick’s article below cites a doctor in Mumbai speaking of the extreme torture of the six Jews shot in the Chabad House. As I was researching this, I came across another article in the Jerusalem Post that seems to negate this report. Whatever the truth, we know these innocents are now dead at the hands of Islamic terrorists.

Ms. Glick is Deputy Managing Editor of The Jerusalem Post and senior fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs at the Center for Security Policy in Washington, DC. She has been published by The Wall Street Journal, National Review, The Journal of International Security Affairs, The Boston Glove, The Washington Times, The Jewish press and Frontpage Magazine, among others.

In the article below, she shares her disgust at the shoddy work continually passed off as journalism…journalism that is intended to misrepresent, hide, distort, falsify, ignore, pervert and prevent the truth (all my words, not Glick’s).

I remember being dismayed at the news of a Jewish center held hostage, once it was finally reported. We knew about the hotels and the train station. How did we not know about this much earlier? Perhaps it had to be reported once the rescue commandos began landing on the rooftop.

Many of us rail at the indecency of the MSM. As a blogger, it is a part of my daily mantra, and my readers readily leave their raw and outraged opinions about the unfairness of our morally-deficient and conscience-devoid media. I hope readers will cancel their Time magazine subscriptions (if they have them) and inveigh the name of Fareed Zakaria as they do so.

Photos below inserted by Maggie’s Notebook. Warning – one is graphic, but it IS the real story.


Mumbai, India – the forgotten Bombay
Photo courtesy of OverSeas Property Mail

Our World: The jihadist-multicultural alliance
by Caroline Glick for the Jerusalem Post

Doctors at the Mumbai hospital who treated the victims of the past week’s jihadist attacks were rendered nearly speechless by the carnage. As two doctors explained to the Indian news website, violent gang wars and previous terror attacks didn’t hold a candle to what happened.

The bodies of the victims showed clear signs of preexecution torture. The worst tortured, they said, were the Jewish victims. As one doctor put it, “Of all the bodies, the Israeli victims bore the maximum torture marks. It was clear that they were killed on the [first day of the assault]. It was obvious that they were tied up and tortured before they were killed. It was so bad that I do not want to go over the details even in my head again.” India’s Intelligence Bureau revealed that a captured jihadist explained that they were instructed to seek out foreign and especially Israeli victims.

The blood of the slain innocents inside the Chabad House, adjacent to bookshelves of sacred Jewish texts
Israel new photo: Gur Ari, Zaka

In the aftermath of the Mumbai massacres, it is hard to imagine that there is anything as pernicious as the jihadists who sought out and murdered non-Muslims with such cruelty. But there is. Their multicultural apologists, who enable them to continue to kill by preventing their victims from fighting back, are just as evil.

The jihadists in Mumbai, like their counterparts throughout the world, were motivated to kill by their adherence to totalitarian Islam. Totalitarian Islam calls for the annihilation of the Jewish people and the subjugation of all other non-Muslims.

The jihadists in Mumbai, like their counterparts from Gaza to Baghdad to Guantanamo Bay, have been defended, and their acts and motivations have been explained away, by their allies and loyal apologists: Western multiculturalists. Multiculturalism is a quasi-religion predicated on both moral relativism and a basic belief in the inherent avarice of the West – particularly of the US and Israel. Multiculturalists assert that Westerners – or, in the case of India, Hindus – are to blame for all acts of violence carried out against them by non-Westerners. IN THE case of the Mumbai massacres, the jihadists’ multicultural defenders began justifying their actions while they were still in the midst of their torture and murder spree. In Newsweek, Fareed Zakaria hinted that Indian Hindus had it coming.

“One of the untold stories of India,” he explained, “is that the Muslim population has not shared in the boom the country has enjoyed over the last 10 years. There is still a lot of institutional discrimination, and many remain persecuted.”

Then too, the multicultural media suppressed the fact that the jihadists were targeting Jews. Outside of Israel, it took the media nearly two days to report that the Chabad House had even been taken over by the jihadists. And once they did finally report that Jews were being targeted, they made every effort to downplay the strategic significance of the jihadists’ decision to send a team off the beaten path simply to butcher Jews.

Emblematic of the Western media’s attempts to play down the story was The New York Times. Two days into the hostage drama, the Times opined, “It is not known if the Jewish center was strategically chosen, or if it was an accidental hostage scene.” JEWS WERE not the only ones who had their identity obscured. The jihadists did too. For almost an entire day, major news networks in the West suppressed the fact that the murderers were Muslim jihadists, claiming oddly, that they could also be Hindu terrorists. This was odd not because there are no Hindu terrorists, but because the perpetrators referred to themselves from the outset as “mujahideen,” or Islamic warriors.

Read more at Jerusalem Post

Four Americans are known dead at this time, Alan Scherr, 58 and his 13 year old daughter, Naomi, both from Virginia and staying at the Oberoi Hotel, and Rabbi Gavriel Holtzbers, 29 and his wife, Rivka, 28 – both of the Chabad House. In total, 195 died at the hands of Islamic terrorists who targeted Americans, Brits and Jews.

Thanks to Chicago Bungalow