Jews In India
One incomer was Sassoon. He did a runner from Baghdad. One of the Forty Thieves? Quite possibly.
Bombay Job 2008
Found a few more of them. They were operating in Bombay and now they are not. The attack went into two large hotels and the Chabad Lubavitch house. They went there for a reason and they killed for a reason so now there are five less of them.
Jacob Farj Rafael Jacob
Lieutenant General Jacob is a former governor of the Indian states of Punjab and Goa and Lieutenant General (Retired) of the Indian Army. He is widely known in India as one of the military masterminds behind India's successful liberation of Bangladesh in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. He is also a former member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Competent, one has to assume.
... was a prominent Bombay (now Mumbai) businessman and philanthropist of Iraqi origin. He was born in Baghdad into a family of Nasis, traditional leaders of the Jewish community. His father, Saleh Sassoon, was a wealthy banker and chief treasurer to the pashas, the governors of Baghdad, from 1781 to 1817. However, the Jews came under pressure from the Muslim Turkish rulers of Baghdad. Fleeing with his wife and family and a small part of the family's wealth, Sassoon arrived in Bombay in 1833.....
By the end of the 1850s, it was said of him that "silver and gold, silks, gums and spices, opium and cotton, wool and wheat - whatever moves over sea or land feels the hand or bears the mark of Sassoon and Company".
Role in the Opium War in China
In Bombay, David Sassoon established the house of David Sassoon & Co., with branches at Calcutta, Shanghai, Canton and Hong Kong. His business, which included a monopoly of the opium trade in China, (even though opium was banned in China) extended as far as Yokohama, Nagasaki, and other cities in Japan.
In 1836, the opium trade reached over 30,000 chests per annum and drug addiction in coastal cities became endemic. In 1839, the Manchu Emperor ordered that the opium smuggling be stopped. He named the Commissioner of Canton, Lin Tse-hsu, to lead a campaign against opium. Lin seized and destroyed 2,000 chests of Sassoon opium. An outraged David Sassoon demanded that China compensate for the seizure or Great Britain retaliate.
Sassoon was a Jew who did a runner. Why was he unpopular? The Wiki is evasive. He got away with it in Bombay.
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