Telegraph writer says Mumbai terrorists were ‘imitating’ the Prophet

Writing in the Daily Telegraph yesterday, Amir Taheri offered his own explanation for the terrible slaughter in Mumbai:

“…it looks as if the perpetrators were trying to imitate the tactic of ghazwa, used by the Prophet against Meccan caravans in his decade-long campaign to seize control of the city. The tactic consists of surprise no-holds-barred attacks simultaneously launched against a caravan or settlement with the aim of demoralising the enemy and hastening his capitulation.”

If you do not agree with Taheri’s explanation and believe that it is intended to portray Islam itself as being inherently violent then do let the editor know by writing a short letter to

ENGAGE, 29 November 2008