Chopra Blames Mumbai Attacks on US Policy

And Rabinowitz finds guru's mantra on CNN anti-American
By Gabriel Winant,  Newser User
Posted Dec 1, 2008 1:13 PM CST

(Newser) – What was Deepak Chopra, New Age philosopher and feel-good guru, doing holding forth on the Mumbai terror attacks on CNN this weekend, Dorothy Rabinowitz wants to know. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Rabinowitz airs her outrage at Chopra's reflexive blaming the United States for an attack perpetrated neither by nor on America. Chopra said in repeated interviews that US policy fuels Muslim anger and frustration, resulting in such assaults.

He also repeatedly pointed out the sheer number of Muslims, and the fact that
most of the terrorism in the world comes from Muslims, suggesting that the US should undertake a Marshall Plan for Muslims. “Nowhere in this citation of the root causes of Muslim terrorism was there any mention of Islamic fundamentalism,” Rabinowitz notes. Allowing a foolish faux-expert like Chopra on CNN isn’t just uninformed, she says. It’s anti-Americanism with a friendly face.