Striking Back

To judge by the boastful headlines, you might think Bombay's police had eliminated the city's terrorist threat at a stroke by killing a supposed bombing mastermind in the center of the metropolis last Friday night. "Black Monday's 'brain' shot dead," trumpeted the Indian Express. The truth may not be quite so heartening.

Indian police, who identified the victim only by his first name, Nasir, say he's the founder of the Gujarat Muslim Revenge Force, an extremist group started after Hindus killed some 2,000 Muslims in western India last year. Police blame the group for two bombings in...

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