The New Face of Terror.

MissMalini , 29 Nov 2008

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I cannot believe this boy is capable of such hideousness.
How did we get here? What is this world?
His face doesn’t leave my mind :(

I am stunned that the boy-terror Azam Amir Kasab (above) is still alive.

On the night of Wednesday-Thursday Kasab and his colleague opened fire at CST before creating havoc at Metro and then moving on to Girgaum Chowpatty in a stolen Skoda, and where they were intercepted by a team from the Gamdevi police station. Kasab shot dead assistant police inspector Tukaram Umbale.

But in that encounter Kasab’s colleague was killed and he himself was injured. He pretended to be dead giving rise to the news that two terrorists had been killed. However as the ‘bodies’ were being taken to Nair Hospital, the accompanying cops noticed that one of the men was breathing.

According to sources, the casualty ward of Nair hospital was evacuated and the Anti-Terror Squad moved in to interrogate him. Kasab who was tight-lipped initially, cracked upon seeing the mutilated body of his colleague and pleaded with the medical staff at Nair to save his life. “I do not want to die,” he reportedly said. “Please put me on saline.”

He is 21 and has cracked under pressure after a bullet was removed from his hand and 50 hours into this saga, revealing a plot to reduce the Taj to rubble and do a “9/11.” He speaks fluent English and was born in Pakistan, he says he was instructed to kill kill kill till his last breath..

How awful is it that I look at him and do not hate him? I feel like we could reason with him, that he is “just like us.” Is it because he speaks English? He has a decent haircut? He’s dressed like me? I would not feel the same sympathy for someone who looked the part of a terrorist spewing religious rhetoric as I have become accustomed to imagining.

I don’t know what this means. Or what it says about me.

I don’t know how I cannot connect him with the evil he has caused. I have first hand accounts of him laughing as he gunned down innocent men, women and children. I know what he has done.

But I wonder… Does he do this for 70 virgins in heaven? No. Can’t be. I think he’s angry, just like us and thinks he’s doing something about it. I shudder to think how many people of his faith will relate to him if I almost do…

I cannot believe this boy is capable of such hideousness.
How did we get here? What is this world?
His face doesn’t leave my mind :(

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