Posted by: KG | Saturday, November 29, 2008

Black and white

If accounts such as this are indeed true, it shows these attacks belie black and white causal analyses such as the statements below from this BBC article.

If reports that the gunmen specifically looked for American and British citizens to take hostage are true, it would suggest that this terrorist spectacular had little to do with the prejudice and discrimination many Muslims do encounter in India.

Not to suggest right away that the discrimination against Muslims is a major factor. Just that such simplistic causal analyses don’t seem right.

I also don’t see how this event can be viewed in isolation (from the spate of attacks in the past couple of decades) and an independent causal (de-)attribution made to it.


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