The Lack of Religion in the Indian Mujahideen

Great article from Praveen Swami in The Hindu in which he argues that the Indian Mujahideen is much more about jihadi cool and political grievances than anything to do with conservative or fundamentalist religion:

Bored by the religious polemic, though, Bashar’s students turned instead to Anurag Kashyap’s movie Black Friday — a riveting account of just how a group of hard-drinking, womanising gangsters carried out the 1993 serial bombings in Mumbai to avenge the anti-Muslim riots that that tore apart the city after the demolition of the Babri Masjid.

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