http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home ... 839338.cms
Slightly OT since it is about the Paris attacks, but still relevant:
A particularly egregious example of the latter sort of chorister is Hari Kunzru, an Anglo-Kashmiri novelist. Writing in The Guardian the day after the murderous assault on the offices of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo, Kunzru delivered a pompous, maundering meditation on "self-dramatizing young men who prefer the abstraction of death to living a meaningful life"—a preening euphemism for terrorists. Kunzru declares that he wants "to hear nothing about barbarism," or "the caricature of the jihadi as a medieval throwback," and states, instead, that "serious repression by the French state will complete the circuit of the Charlie Hebdo attack." The Nigerian-American Teju Cole, writing in the New Yorker, strikes a similar chord: "France is in sorrow today, and will be for many weeks to come. We mourn with France. We ought to. But it is also true that violence from 'our' side continues unabated." The moral equivalence between the West and Islamist jihadis is presented to the reader as an unquestionable truth. There is something deeply corroded and flaccid about the Left now. It is clapped out, morally. It cannot be the custodian of Western civilization any longer.
The same is true for our intellectuals like MSA who start with "But what about.....". Some even mourned for Kasab, called his hanging as state-sanctioned murder*. Some characterized him as a poor mislead youth.
The West faces a disconcerting crisis. How are cities like Paris and London and Brussels, Amsterdam and Berlin and Copenhagen, to protect themselves from attacks from within, carried out by religiously inflamed "sleepers" whose ranks now include battle-hardened jihadists who have been to Iraq or Syria and returned to Europe with the skills and the hunger for mayhem? The political politesse of these societies has disabled their own defenses. Bien-pensant liberals sniff, still, at harsh pre-emptive measures— some of which are, or will be, uglier than the West's business-as-usual— and warn instead of a "backlash" against Muslims.
But fears of such a backlash need not be an alibi for paralysis, and the longer it takes for the West to find ways to combat the Islamist cancer in its cities, the harder it will be for the vast majority of law-abiding Muslims who live in the West to distance themselves from the poison of a rabid few.
Applies to us as well.
*It bears repeating that murder at a large scale is punishable by death. It is easy to see why such a law exists. This law has been written, published for a long time. Kasab was given due representation, right to appeal and a right to appeal that if denied. He was treated well and humanely in custody. It was proven beyond doubt that he indulged in murder at a massive scale. Then what is this state-sponsored murder nonsense? There is a reason I have written up such an obvious thing in great detail. Usually debates are one sided. The idiots, keep repeating their nonsense "Kasab's hanging is state-sponsored murder" and the smart ones think that the counter argument is so obvious that it doesnt merit stating it. Soon what happens is that the thing that is repeated often becomes the truth and widely accepted belief.