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May 28, 1991 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Funerals, it is said, are reunions, tragic yet social affairs that bring together a wide assortment of friends, family, and colleagues whose worlds seem to intersect only at the point of one individual's death. So it was last Friday at the cremation site called Shanti Sthal on the banks of New Delhi's Yamuna River, where thousands of presidents, politicians and public worshipers from throughout the world came together to witness the spiritual departure of slain Indian leader Rajiv Gandhi.
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April 9, 1995 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Muhammad Jalal, 23, is a grocery store clerk, one who learned how to shoot a G-3 rifle with the Pakistani army. Now he daydreams not of inventory but of jihad--making Muslim holy war. Where and against whom, it is clear, is secondary. "I'd be ready to go fight in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Tajikistan, Kashmir. Anywhere for the sake of the faith," proclaims the young Pakistani with the toothbrush mustache.
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April 9, 1995 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Muhammad Jalal, 23, is a grocery store clerk, one who learned how to shoot a G-3 rifle with the Pakistani army. Now he daydreams not of inventory but of jihad--making Muslim holy war. Where and against whom, it is clear, is secondary. "I'd be ready to go fight in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Tajikistan, Kashmir. Anywhere for the sake of the faith," proclaims the young Pakistani with the toothbrush mustache.
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May 28, 1991 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Funerals, it is said, are reunions, tragic yet social affairs that bring together a wide assortment of friends, family, and colleagues whose worlds seem to intersect only at the point of one individual's death. So it was last Friday at the cremation site called Shanti Sthal on the banks of New Delhi's Yamuna River, where thousands of presidents, politicians and public worshipers from throughout the world came together to witness the spiritual departure of slain Indian leader Rajiv Gandhi.
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