Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Mumbai Under Attack

Mumbai has suffered a series of co-ordinated terrorist attacks which have left over 80 dead and hundreds injured. Yet another disgusting and cowardly act against innocent people. Let's hope that the the current crisis is resolved quickly and that the perpetrators are caught and punished severely.

British PM Gordon Brown:
"These outrageous attacks in Mumbai will be met with a vigorous response. I have sent a message to Prime Minister (Manmohan) Singh that the UK stands solidly with his government as they respond, and to offer all necessary help."

Brooke Anderson (Spokesperson for Barack Obama):
"[President-elect Obama] strongly condemns today's terrorist attacks in Mumbai, and his thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and the people of India. These coordinated attacks on innocent civilians demonstrate the grave and urgent threat of terrorism."

Russian President Dimitry Medvedev:
"We are concerned about the loss of life and consider that acts of terrorism of this type are harmful to the whole international order and are a challenge to humanity,"

Liberal MP Bob Rae:
"Arlene and I will be praying for a safe release of the hostages, and hope that the perpetrators of these horrendous acts of violence are brought to justice. Let me also extend my special concern to all Canadians -- my own family included -- who have a special place in their lives for India and her people."