Wired PR News.com – New Age philosopher Deepak Chopra was stated to have expressed in an interview with CNN his view that the recent terrorist attacks on Mumbai, India were in part the fault of United States foreign policy. As reported by Newser, the feel good guru also proposed that Muslims perpetuate the majority of terrorist acts throughout the world, and there should be a Marshall Plan for people of Muslim faith. Angered by Chopra’s comments, Pulitzer Prize winning Wall Street Journal editorial board member, Dorothy Rabinowitz shot back with a recent editorial in the Opinion Journal section of the popular newspaper.
As quoted of Rabinowitz in the Wall Street Journal article “How the ebullient Dr. Chopra had come to be chosen as an authority on terror remains something of a mystery.” Rabinowitz further stated in regards to Chopra’s remarks about Muslims, “Nowhere in this citation of the root causes of Muslim terrorism was there any mention of Islamic fundamentalism — the religious fanaticism that has sent fevered mobs rioting, burning and killing over alleged slights to the Quran or the prophet. Not to mention the countless others enlisted to blow themselves and others up in the name of God.”
Rabinowitz also noted in her commentary that Chopra failed to express any sorrow towards the victims of the Mumbai attacks in his discussions with the media.
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