Syndicated Columnist Mark Steyn challenges the wisdom of some post-Mumbai terrorist attack discussion. Specifically, Steyn points out media reluctance to invoke words like "Islamist" to describe the terrorists who killed a least 163 people and the folly of arguing that the attack on Mumbai's Chabad center could have been anything but a deliberate jihadi attack on Jews.
The New York Times, Steyn wrote incredulously, wondered whether the Jewish center was a target or the scene of violence by happenstance:
"Hmm. Greater Mumbai forms one of the world's five biggest cities. It has a population of nearly 20 million. But only one Jewish center, located in a building that gives no external clue as to the bounty waiting therein. An `accidental hostage scene' that one of the `practitioners' just happened to stumble upon? `I must be the luckiest jihadist in town. What are the odds?'"