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Local Indian woman discusses attacks in Mumbai

Post by Sean Robinson / The News Tribune on Nov. 28, 2008 at 2:57 pm |
November 28, 2008 2:57 pm

Anita Walia, owner of the Bombay Bistro on 6th Avenue in Tacoma, gave a brief interview this morning regarding the terror attacks in Mumbai. We’ll have a full story in tomorrow’s paper.

She has family in India. She fought through jammed phone lines to reach her brother, who was all right. She has not been able to reach her parents or her sister – but they live a ways from the carnage. She believes they are safe.

She is angry at the terrorists and especially those who funded, backed and organized the attacks. She believes the organizers prey on young people, using their energy. She says we’re all citizens of the world, all human beings, and we can’t afford to look away.

Here’s a short video of Anita, discussing her reaction to the attacks.

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