Indians threw off the yolk of British colonial rule peacefully, and then promptly adopted a parliamentary system modeled after Britain’s. Quite an enlightened bunch, the Indians have been. They established diplomatic relations with Israel in 1992, and in 2004, bought a $1 billion early warning radar system from the Jewish state — one of the biggest military contracts in Israel’s history. Indians have (slowly) embraced a free market economy. The arts flourish on the sub-continent.
58 years of independent, democratic rule? Pretty girls and dashing young men on TV? Punjabi rappers sparring with their New York counter-parts? Strong ties with the U.S. and Israel? Naturally, India has been the target of the Islamo-fascists.
On Saturday, the Islamists set off three bombs, killing 62 and wounding 200 innocent civilians in New Delhi, India’s capital. The terrorist cowards targeted a bus and two open-air markets, seeking the maximum carnage.
Some have speculated that the Islamists are trying to sour improving Indian-Pakistani relations, or that they are retaliating for India’s presence in Kashmir. Maybe yes; maybe no.
India is a target because it has chosen to integrate with the civilized world. The country is a cornerstone in the Anglosphere. As such, it is the target of pure Islamist hatred, and no amount of reasoning can justify the atrocities committed on Saturday.