The United States has warned American hotels to raise their alert after saying that Al-Qaeda is planning a Mumbai-style massacre in London. At the same time it was announced that James Bond will return to Mumbai three years after the terrorist attack on local hotels and the Chabad House.
The November 2008 attack in Mumbai targeted major hotels and cafes in the financial capital and claimed 174 victims. Six Jews, including Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivka, were murdered at the Chabad House, which they directed. Their nanny rushed their little child Moishe out of the building unharmed, and she later moved to Israel to care for him as he grows up with his grandparents.
U.S. authorities uncovered evidence of a planned Al Qaeda strike after reviewing material discovered when one of the terrorist group’s masterminds, Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, was killed last week. He was behind the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in East Africa.
Fox News reported last week that Al-Qaeda is in the process of planning to set fire to the fancy Ritz Carlton Hotel in London. Federal official said they had a responsibility to inform the American hotel industry of the warning in Britain.
Despite the ever present danger of terror, media in Mumbai and India are excited that a James Bond film will be shot in Mumbai and the surrounding area, nearly 28 years after Octopussy was filmed there,
The opening scene will start off with an “explosive chase” in South Mumbai.