Mumbai Attacker's Photo Haunts Commentator
STEVE INSKEEP, Host:
We are in the third day of military operations in the streets of Mumbai, India's commercial capital. The attacks on five-star hotels there have gotten commentators Sandip Roy thinking about the hotel's symbolism, and he's been captivated by one picture.
M: The post-mortem of the act, its political fallout, its connections to the war on terror, will surely come later. But the image of the young man in the T-shirt in five-star Mumbai haunts me. I don't know who he was. He might be an Islamic militant from Pakistan. He might be a frustrated, small, city boy shut out of the IT economy. He might be a village boy who trained in a terror camp somewhere. It doesn't really matter because his message was loud and clear. He said to booming India, pay attention to me.
INSKEEP: Commentator Sandip Roy is an editor with New American Media and host of New America Now on KALW in San Francisco. You're listening to Morning Edition from NPR News.
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