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Mumbai rampage

The Mumbai gunmen rampage catch the headline of the news today. It also catch the attention of everyone in the office. Our company outsource to India and many in the team had traveled to India, so any news in India has great interest among us. Today some Muslim extremist launch multiple terrorist attacks in Mumbai. Gunmen take over the railway terminal and two luxury hotel. They had killed over 100 people and injured over 400. They also single out and kill foreigners from US and UK. The most scary part is I dined out a lot at those two luxury hotel chains in Bangalore. Mumbai is not like Kashmir, it is the business center of India, like New York to US. If terrorist attack can happen in Mumbai, it can also happen to Bangalore, the high tech center of India. The security in Bangalore is not very assuring and it had bomb attacks only a few months ago. It is quite dangerous traveling to India now. Oh! My boss is still in Bangalore, maybe he should cut his trip short and come home earlier.

I have been thinking how can we stop terrorist attacks from Muslim extremist. The ideal solution is either catch them and lock them up or simply kill all of them. Too bad that it is almost a mission impossible in a country with large amount of Muslims. You just can’t tell the good Muslims apart from the bad Muslims. In ancient time, before the government is constraint by human right regulations, the emperor can threaten to retaliate by killing everyone in the village the terrorists came form. This strategy works well against normal citizens under dictatorship in the old communist Russian and ancient China. However, this strategy may not work on Muslim extremists even we can ignore human rights. The Muslim extremists all prepare to die for Allah. If they decide to throw away their own lives, how can we expect them to take the life of their fellow villagers into consideration. Maybe they will think the villagers die as martyrs and going to join them in heaven.

If we want to threaten the Muslim extremists, we must hold something dear to them as the target of retaliation. Muslim extremists attack us because of religious causes. We must ask what is the most important thing to the Muslim religion? It is the holy city, Mecca, of course. Here is the perfect solution. If the Muslim extremists won’t stop their terrorist attacks, we should threaten to drop nuclear bomb on Mecca. Given enough warning for evacuation, wiping out Mecca would not have any causality nor loss of lives, so it does not violate any human rights. The Muslim extremists must learn violent will not solve anything, it will only hurt them more at the end.

4 comments to Mumbai rampage

  • bomb mecca wouldn’t work. they’ll just find another symbol to worship. in fact, the bombed site may well become extra sacred for them……

  • Horace – stop it!!!!
    You sound so much like Americans who try to stop a war by starting one.

    Read my book on ‘Applied Behavioral Analysis’ on your computer table.
    What brings peace to a place in people’s hearts is by bringing goodness.

    Stop thinking about why the extremists are attacking.
    Just think of how we can stop it at the present.
    Then, we think of what we do in the future to bring the lives of these dysfunctional people to function properly again!

    I have a family who has a Muslim religious belief too.
    However, they are amongst the best families that I have ever worked with… Grandma is soooooo KIND!!!! She knows what is the best for the family. She is the fundamental MUSLIM in the household! Trust me, anger only escalates and destroys. What is important than living a healthy life?

    Yes, I definitely agree that after talking with this Muslim family, I wish that you don’t have to go to work in India again. Remember? Just be kind and nice, Horace.

    *HUG* – from your wife

  • uncleray

    Lucky you are not in there when this happened.

    I think the only solution to end this is to lock up all Muslims, no matter good or bad. This is to be save than sorry.

  • Hope that people learn that there is morality and justice in the world.
    Sometimes, they don’t come by human means…
    A judge does what is best for the situation for making peace in the situation (not by punishing or compensating any one).

    I know that this is hard.
    Time will prove why.
    (If you know my personal experience, you will get what I mean)

    Stop storing guns and making them accessible with an improper mind.
    That’s why extremists exist in this world!
    They use any instruments accessible to be ‘forceful’ on a situation that they cannot emotionally control!!

    If you’re planning to take ‘philosophy of ethics’, I’d like to hear what your prof says in answering your quest of ethical codes for engineer’s minds!

    – from your wife

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