I apologize for my inability to be a good host to foreigners living in my country. I am sorry that I could still find time to say my prayers before rushing to the scene or to the hospital where the wounded were being treated. I realize now, that I was being insensitive to the cries and tears of the bereaved family members of the deceased and the injured victims in the hospital.
I apologize for finding it more important to take pictures, rather than helping Holcim Indonesia President Timothy David Mackay. Indirectly, or indirectly, I stand responsible for his death. I am sorry for sharing those pictures on television amidst giggles.
I am sorry for allowing our children to be brainwashed and trained as suicide bombers. I apologize for not being vigilant enough toward people spreading hatred in the name of religion and education.
I also apologize for my unwise remarks, finding scapegoats for the incident, rather blaming my own incapability in securing my neighborhood. I now realize that this incident was very carefully planned, and perhaps for months. I can see a clear pattern connecting this with the hotel siege in Mumbai some time back.
I am sorry, so very sorry.
Anand Krishna (Indonesia)
The writer is a spiritual activist, author of more than 120 books.