At least 124 people have been killed and 284 wounded in the attacks in the attacks on India's financial hub and Indian officials say the death toll could rise.
Indian commandos on Friday stormed the Jewish center, killing two suspected Islamist gunmen but failing to save five hostages. It was unknown if any of the hostages in the Jewish center were American or dual Israeli-U.S. citizens.
Separately, the New York office of the Chabad-Lubavitch Jewish group, said a Brooklyn-based rabbi and his wife were killed in the siege on a Jewish center in Mumbai as part of the coordinated attacks that have killed at least 124 people. The rabbi is a dual U.S.-Israeli national and his wife Israeli, the group said.
The Virginia-based Synchronicity Foundation said on its Web site that Alan Scherr and his 13-year-old daughter Naomi, Americans who were in India as part of a meditation program, had died in the attacks.
Beyond all that could be said about this (the obvious), it brings up something else I've never understood.......all of the Western gentiles going to India 'in search of enlightenment'.
I mean do these people leave their $250,000 air conditioned -wall-to-wall carpeted- homes in the first world....travel all the way to the third world....wade out into the middle of some sewage infested street in the midst of some post-apocalyptic looking ghetto, with poverty all around them, disease at every corner and the stench of death and civilizational rot in the air and think to themselves, "Truly these are a people from whom great wisdom can be learned"?