This post is part of the Global Voices coverage on the terror attacks in Mumbai, India on November 26, 2008.
Bloggers from the Middle East were quick to respond to the Mumbai terror attacks with shock and anger.
Israeli blogger Yael says the news has developed from “bad to worse” as the size of the calamity unfolded.
She further notes:
It is simply horrifying. We have words like evil and depraved but we really don’t have a vocabulary to describe the depths of depravity for acts like this where just soulless terrorists seek to kill as many innocent civilians as they can. We, who have experienced so many suicide bombings and terrorist attacks against our civilians, grieve with the family and friends of the victims. We grieve with the people of India and share your horror at these heinous acts. My heart is with the people of Mumbai tonight.
From Egypt, Zeinobia, writes:
I feel sad and angry for those terrible acts because I know that innocent people died for no reason and that my country can face such terrible acts.
Watching the terror unfold, she notes:
# This is highly orchestrated work with lots of planning.
# You need highly trained elements to carry out such operation in the same time with no mistake , it is more than 11 people for sure.You do not train them in mountains for sure.
# You need to have a hi-tech telecommunication network can’t be traced to orchestrate the work of these groups in different places.Check the CNN interactive map
#You need lots and lots of information so you choose the correct time and place.
Zeinobia further concludes:
You need an army to do such a dirty job not some Mickey Mouse organization never been heard before !!
From Palestine, The Angry Arab's Comment Section, posts a news link to the story – and one reader is quick to condemn the attacks.
This is simply awful.
from Israel a Jewish blogger from New York, US, initially reported that a Rabbi could be among those missing in Mumbai. The blogger later updated the post, saying that the story has been “changing rapidly.”
On the terror attacks, ChaimRubin notes:
Terrible news coming out of India tonight following a terrible terrorist attack, the worst in India’s history.
Stay tuned for more reactions from the Middle East – and the rest of the world, through Global Voices’ Special Coverage page on the attack here.