Many in India and across the world saw last week's hostage situation as India's 9/11. Already this comparison is being debated, but it seems increasingly clear that the terrorist actions of last week could help define the way this rapidly growing country interacts with the world. The history of conflict between India and Pakistan and the rise in tension between the two countries gives cause for great concern.
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As I have watched the news unfold, I have been reminded of the statement that Sojourners released and over 5,000 religious leaders signed soon after 9/11. As our prayers go out to the entire country, may we also pray for wisdom for Prime Minister Singh and the Parliament, that they may act with prudence and learn from our country's mistakes.