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What do terrorists want?
Details : The blasts (in suburban trains) in Mumbai is a warning to the entire country that terrorism has not limited itself to Jammu and Kashmir.

The terrorists are now deciding which places to attack, when to attack and how to attack while we are standing and watching helplessly.

We need to develop a national will to defeat these terrorists.The leadership should stand up and take charge. Unfortunately, no such voices (against terrorist and terrorism are being heard.

Terrorism is not an issue of just one state. It has become a global phenomenon and co-ordination is needed to defeat it.

Most terrorist attacks these days are perpetrated without demands being enunciated. Bombs go off, planes get hijacked and crashed into buildings, hotels collapse. The dead are counted. Detectives trace back the perpetrators' identities. Shadowy websites make post-hoc unauthenticated claims.

An intention to change international policy can be seen as a motive: pulling "a Madrid" and getting governments to withdraw their troops from Iraq; convincing Americans to leave Saudi Arabia; ending American support for Israel; pressuring New Delhi to cede control of all Kashmir.

Terrorists openly declare this goal. The Islamists who assassinated Anwar el-Sadat in 1981 decorated their holding cages with banners proclaiming the "caliphate or death." A biography of one of the most influential Islamist thinkers of recent times and an influence on Osama bin Laden, Abdullah Azzam declares that his life "revolved around a single goal, namely the establishment of Allah's Rule on earth" and restoring the caliphate.

Although terrorists state their jihadi motives loudly and clearly, Westerners and Muslims alike too often fail to hear them. Islamic organizations, Canadian author Irshad Manji observes, pretend that "Islam is an innocent bystander in today's terrorism."

What the terrorists want is abundantly clear. It requires monumental denial not to acknowledge it, but we the people have risen to the challenge.

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