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More from the Mumbai massacre: captured civilians were tortured before being killed, with special attention being paid to the Jews at Nariman House.

Asked specifically if he was talking of torture marks, [a doctor] said: "It was apparent that most of the dead were tortured. What shocked me were the telltale signs showing clearly how the hostages were executed in cold blood," one doctor said.

The other doctor, who had also conducted the post-mortem of the victims, said: "Of all the bodies, the Israeli victims bore the maximum torture marks. It was clear that they were killed on the 26th itself. It was obvious that they were tied up and tortured before they were killed. It was so bad that I do not want to go over the details even in my head again," he said.

Corroborating the doctors’ claims about torture was the information that the Intelligence Bureau had about the terror plan. "During his interrogation, Ajmal Kamal said they were specifically asked to target the foreigners, especially the Israelis," an IB source said.

(Emphasis added.)

They were, however, only following the example of Muhammad at Khaybar, and Muhammad is exalted as an perfect model of behavior for all Muslims.

LINKS: At The Belmont Club, a Marine officer reflects on the Mumbai terrorists’ tactics. Power Line has another entry about India’s test, this time with comments from a State Department official. Fausta wonders if Mumbai wasn’t a test-run for something bigger.

UPDATE: Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch reminds us of another Qur’anic injunction bearing on Jews, Hindus, and what happened at Mumbai:

Strongest among men in enmity to the believers wilt thou find the Jews and Pagans; and nearest among them in love to the believers wilt thou find those who say, "We are Christians": because amongst these are men devoted to learning and men who have renounced the world, and they are not arrogant.

Emphasis added. In Islam, Muslims are "believers." Hindus are "pagans," for they are not monotheists. The Muslim attackers at Mumbai were merely striking at those whom they see as their greatest enemies. As for the reference to the Christians, the apparent benevolence extends only to those Christians who accept Muhammad’s message, as the next two verses after the one quoted above show. If you don’t accept, well….

UPDATE II: This is a photo of Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife, Rivka, who were tortured and murdered by Muslim terrorists at Nariman House, for the "crime" of being Jews:

Holtzberg

(courtesy: Israel Matzav)

(hat tip: The Jawa Report)

 

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