Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Excellent Christopher Hitchens Article on Mumbai Attacks

Hitchens points out that not only is India our strategic ally, but that it has succeeded as a fellow secular democracy with multiple religions and ethnicities while simultaneously mostly keeping religion out of its government, and has benefited greatly in recent years - a sort of mirror-America in Asia. Fareed Zakaria, whose Post-American World I wrote about recently, is from a Muslim family in Mumbai but describes himself as "not a religious guy" - a description that would have been much more unlikely had he been from Pakistan instead.

The choice for Pakistan should be a clear one. Refute these disgusting and desperate cowards, whether or not they have ties to the Pakistani military, and join the modern world as a growing and open society - or fall behind. Especially India.

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