Indian Politician Calls for Hindu Suicide Bombers to Target Muslims

June 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Daily News

Wire Service: AP

A radical right-wing Indian politician called on Hindus to form suicide bomber squads and attack Muslim neighborhoods — a threat promptly condemned by political friends and foes alike.

Bal Thackeray, a Hindu extremist linked to past waves of mob violence in the western state of Maharashtra, has long advocated attacks against Muslims. He said suicide bombers, along with bombs planted in Muslim neighborhoods, were needed "to protect the nation and all Hindus."