Human Rights

Mumbai blast: the “Mossad” connection

By Saeed Hamid
Mumbai: Role of Israel and its agents particularly its secret agency MOSSAD in Indian affairs has always been suspected. It is generally believed that MOSSAD agents, in the guise of tourists, regularly visit different cities of India. At the time of terrorists attack in Mumbai on 26 November 2008 there were about 17 Israeli citizens in Mumbai, in addition to six Israelis in Chabd House near Nariman House. No information was given by government about the 17 Israelis who were there at the time of terrorists attack as to who they were, where were they staying, what were they doing etc. But a couple of days after the attack, Israeli government had declared that no information was available about the 17 Israelis. Many tourists had also come and were staying in different 5-star hotels of Mumbai but nothing could be known about them also but neither Indian nor Israeli government said any thing about them.

Attention was focused on Israeli rubbis who were killed in Chabad House and one minor boy who had mysteriously escaped from there. However, there is no denying the fact that Israeli and European Jews were coming regularly along with MOSSAD agents and indulging in mysterious activities.

An important thing to note is that the number of Jews in Mumbai, Goa, Pune and other cities is extremely small but the number of synagogues in these cities is very large in proportion to their number. After Independence, large number of Jews in Mumbai and other cities had migrated to Israel after its formation. That is why the number of Jews was reduced but the number of their places of worship remained the same. The question now arises why in spite of this, centres of Jews like Chabd House were opened in cities like Mumbai, Pune, Goa and why they were getting  money from foreign countries? In view of all this, doubt arises whether MOSSAD agents on the pretext of staying in centres like Chabd House were engaged in their subversive activities secretly.

Several synagogues are in Muslim populated areas like Nagpara, Madanpura, Agripara etc. There are big synagogues also in which some local rubbis worship even today. Muslims had taken out protest demonstrations in the past when incidents of desecration of Al-Aqsa Mosque were reported. But never was there any danger or damage to these synagogues from Muslims. There are some English medium schools also along with these synagogues and in these schools almost 80 per cent boys and girls are from Muslim community, but there was never any sort of Muslim-Jew tension or conflict.

Another important thing to note is that though there are many Chabad Houses set up by Jews of foreign countries in Mumbai, Pune, Goa etc, surprisingly, common people in these cities and also Muslims had no knowledge about them. Under the circumstances, it is intriguing how the terrorists who had allegedly come from Pakistan had come to know about these Chabad Houses which are in narrow, complicated and congested lanes and by-lanes of Kolaba? And why these terrorists ignored large synagogues situated in South Mumbai and targeted Chabd House. This is a mystery which Mumbai police must unravel.

It is equally surprising that government, media and security agencies of government cry wolf and become very alert about ISI and its agents but do not raise any alarm and maintain silence at the activities of MOSSAD, CIA and FBI agents. This is a serious and deliberate act on the part of government. Ignoring the nefarious aactivities of these foreign secret agencies is to compromise with the interests and security of the country. (Translated from Rashtriya Sahara Urdu daily, Delhi, 1 March 2010)

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 March 2010 on page no. 11

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