Middle East: Shock and Anger at Mumbai Terror Attacks

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.

Moyhabin writes:

This is simply awful.

Life-of-Rubin, 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.


  • William Lindfors

    The creator of all of us, whatever his name may be; must surely cry when he sees things like this done in his name!

  • bbd


  • Indianpatriot

    I’m totally shocked & at a loss for words…
    I’m upset & angry with the developments.I never imagined something of this magnitude to happen…it’s straight out of a Hollywood flick(I’m not trying to be funny here…).
    The entire system is totally screwed up in India…what with the intelligence & government failing to protect us & ensure safety…which is after all our fundamental right….in world’s largest “democracy”..
    This attack immediately calls for a new order in Indian political scenario…
    Political Parties should set aside their vote bank politics as well as as communal/religious agenda & work towards a new law to curb terror…tough measures should be taken against extremist groups…India could take a leaf out of the measures taken by EU nations & US of A to curb terrorism

  • Indian

    I am proud of India………all those terrorists are from pakistan have failed in their mission to destabilise our country……….HAIL INDIA…………I LOVE MY INDIA…………ALL INDIANS ARE ONE

  • Rama

    India should upgrade the intelligence networks ASAP. If it needs billion dollars, so be it. It can’t afford to wait for another tragedy to initiate the moves.
    For the great majority Muslims, its high time you condemn the cowardly act whole heartedly to prove that Islam means peace.
    My heart is with the family of the victims. Long live India

  • Solo

    My thoughts are with Mumbai. The roots of terrorism lie within us all, so do the solutions.

  • mak

    more agreement with kgc

  • devraj iyer

    Terrorism is aimed at weakening a country and drive away potential prosperity and the traders from that nation.I want all to think who is gaining by this act against India.Only some power feeling uneasy on Indian growth. CHINA?????

  • dbs

    I think it is time for all the politicians to get together and workout on hitting back at the terrorist camps inside or outside the country. Its time for people to stand up and make sure that all the lives that are taken, civilian or government personals, are not discounted for once again as in past. They are only remembered for a couple of days after which everything is forgotten, and awaiting another deadly day like this. It would be better for the countries along the globe to act on this cowardly act together. On this i would say that in particular india and pakistan forces should have co-ordinated efforts in flushing out these terrorist, and showing the true power of Hindustan rather than INDIA OR PAKISTAN. We were born from our Mother HINDUSTAN. So lets just pray for the people who are still held captive and hope the situation is soon under control.

    Jai Hind!!!!

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