The horrific terrorist attack in Paris has been described as the copycat version of the 2008 Mumbai assault by security experts here who believe that the incident will be a game changer for how the West looks at the threat terrorism presents to all.
Over 120 people were killed as terrorists attacked sites throughout the French capital and at the stadium where the soccer match was underway.
John Miller, Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counter-terrorism of the New York Police Department told CNN in an interview, that the Paris attack resembles the Mumbai terrorist attack in terms of low-cost low resources and carried the various features of the 26/11.
Bruce Hoffman, head of the national security programme at Georgetown University, in an interview to the popular National Public Radio referred to a call given by al Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden, five years ago to carry Mumbai-type attack across Europe.
“The attacks show a level of sophistication we really haven’t seen in an urban area since 2008 in the attack in Mumbai,” Michael Leiter, former director National Counterterrorism Center, told NBC News.
“This will be a game changer for how the West looks at this threat,” Leiter said.
In an interview to Newsmax TV, retired Air Force General Michael Hayden said the Paris violence was “certainly a terrorist attack” and that “our fears have been realised” because the assaults greatly mirror the 2008 terrorism in Mumbai.