Wednesday, November 18, 2015

We Won’t Possibly Forget.

Friday’s attack on Paris was likely to have been modeled after an attack on Mumbai in 2008, in which an Islamic militant group killed 171 people across the city. The first target was the Leopold Café and Bar, an English pub in downtown Mumbai, where they killed six customers and two waiters.

When I was in Mumbai in August, my friends and I had drinks at the Leopold. Over my friend Tom’s shoulder is a bullet hole from the attack. Here’s another:

The place has become a shrine of defiance against terrorism. Every time you see the reaction to any attack, it’s an unquestionable reminder: the terrorists will never win.

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