Arundhati Roy is a writer, novelist and political activist from India. She has a Syrian Malabar Nasrani (Nazarean) Christian heritage. She won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her first novel, The God of Small Things.
She is known for her leftist politics, having written strident criticisms of American and Israeli foreign policy. She has recently expressed enthusiastic support for Islamic terrorist Mohammad Afzal, who was part of a brutal terrorist attack on the Parliament of India, and who presently stands ready to be hanged for his actions. Roy has evoked numerous Indophobic canards in her support for terrorists (India is among the most heavily targeted countries by Islamic terrorist groups), as evidenced by her diatribes in the English newspaper The Guardian  Her polemics have earned her significant criticisms from conservative groups in India and in the United States.
Her politics are known to lean towards an extremist left viewpoint ie extremely anti-American, anti-Israel, anti-India, anti-Hindu and borderline anti-Christian. Her screeds against conservative political movements in the United States and India and her numerous eulogies to Islamic terrorists betray her far-left biases.
Roy bolsters the propaganda disseminated by numerous Islamist groups and makes paranoid conspiracist allegations against India in Afzal's favor. Her polemics against the United States and India stand widely criticized despite her immense popularity among extreme leftist, liberal and radical Islamist circles.
Support for terrorism
According to Capt. Mark Doggett of the Australian army out of 7,800 prisoners being held in 2004 approximately 120 foreign jihadists were being held who entered to attack Iraqi civilians and coalition allies.
- "We have people in custody who have been involved in killing Americans and others from the coalition forces. I really cannot think of a worse crime than that: murder." Doggett added, "The most common things people are being detained for include attacking coalition forces or the Iraqi people, likewise for financing attacks on forces or the Iraqi people," or being "involved in the planning of attacks." Likewise "the manufacture of improvised explosive devices. That could mean everything from procuring the necessary materials for explosive devices, through to actually manufacturing the devices, to planting them." 
Roy told a meeting of the American Sociological Association in Berkeley in a 2004 broadcast on Democracy Now,
She has also said that the Islamic terrorists led by Mohammad Atta who perpetrated the September 11 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York are "heroes".
- India's shame, Arundhati Roy, The Guardian, December 15, 2006.
- Statement of Stanley Kurtz, Testimony before the Subcommittee on Select Education, Committee on Education and the Workforce, U.S. House of Representatives, June 19, 2003.
- Abu Ghraib inmates aren't 'helpless' - they're lethal, Deroy Murdock, The Daily Oakland Press, May 24, 2004.
- Transcript of Arundhati Roy Speaking to American Sociological Association, from Democracy Now