The Lashkar finds the Kerala wing of the IM to be the most dedicated and hence has chosen its cadres for Kashmir. link
Kerala terror module key in 11 accused for Bangalore blasts
In Kerala where 27 per cent of the population is Muslim, the police worry that an underground network of fundamentalist groups has managed to throw its web far and wide. Link
Jihadi Terrorism Training Camps in Kerala
Terror link: Keralite held in Hyderabad
M P Prashanth, 21 Jan 2009, KOZHIKODE: Sainudheen alias Abdul Sattar alias Sattar Bhai, believed to be the brain behind terrorist activities in India including the blasts at Bangalore and Gujarat, was arrested from Toly Chowk in Hyderabad on Tuesday.
Sainudheen, who was arrested jointly by the Counter Intelligence Cell with assistance from the Central Crime Station (CCS) and the Kerala police, belongs to Kondotty in Malappuram district.
Sainudheen, who is wanted by many states including Kerala, used to coordinate terror activities of SIMI and the Indian Mujahideen. Sainudheen is believed to be a major link in sending five youths to Kashmir for terror training. The youths had stayed with him in Hyderabad on their way to Kashmir.
Hamid, Kerala native arrested in Delhi, mastermind of Coimbatore Blasts
Coimbatore blasts mastermind arrested in Delhi
New Delhi | Friday, Dec 26 2008 IST
An Indian Mujahideen militant and one of the chief masterminds of the 1998 Coimbatore blasts, that killed 33 people and left more than 150 injured, was apprehended here today.
Living in Yamuna Vihar area of North-East Delhi for the past several years, Hamid was arrested by the Kerala Police sleuths, following a tip off by intelligence agencies, said Kerala Police sources, adding the militant was the South Zone commander of the IM and had links with the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT).
Kerala Black Pepper gardens – the center of Saudi sponsored Islamic terrorism in India – the secret SIMI connections
Balaji Reddy, Aug. 17, 2008
Saudis and oil rich tycoons of Islamic Middle East have for a long time targeted the Indian black peeper gardens for investments. They faced resistance. But they used Islamic terrorists groups to acquire the precious Tillacheri black pepper gardens.
The Jihad in God’s own country
“God’s Own Country,” as Kerala’s tourism advertisements call it, hasn’t seen a terrorist strike — an exception among the major southern States. But Islamist groups are gaining both followers and influence. Last year, the State government said SIMI now operates through twelve front organisations, mainly in the districts of Malappuram and Kondotty.
In the imagination of Kerala Islamists, SIMI-linked terrorists are inheritors of an unbroken line of Islamist resistance dating back to struggles against Portuguese imperialism. Recruits are told of Zayn-ad-Din, a Malabar coast resident who in his 1580 book, Tuhfat al-Mujahideen, called on “the Faithful to undertake a jihad against the worshippers of the Cross.”
Link Police sources tell NDTV that at least 200 men have been recruited from three different districts across Kerala. The strategy of the hardline militant groups appear to have been to target young men bellow the age of thirty, send them in batches to Hyderabad for religious studies and physical training and then push them onwards to the Line of Control. But the police say they don’t know how many men may have actually crossed over.In Kerala where 27 per cent of the population is Muslim, the police worry that an underground network of fundamentalist groups has managed to throw its web far and wide.
Link “The accused disclosed that from Kerala they went to Kashmir via Hyderabad, trained there for a couple of months and then returned to Kerala.
Intelligence Bureau sources told rediff.com that the Lashkar is short-staffed for its Kashmir battle and has been constantly preparing youth from Kerala. Over the past one year, nearly 100 youth — who form part of the IM module in Kerala — have been sent to train in Kashmir.
The Lashkar finds the Kerala wing of the IM to be the most dedicated and hence has chosen its cadres for Kashmir.”
Andhra group recruited Kerala terror suspects’
Express news service, Nov 27, 2008
Kerala Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Wednesday told the state Assembly that the suspected militants from the state were recruited by Hyderabad-based religious group Noorisha Tareekath. He was replying to an adjournment motion moved by Opposition member Aryadan Muhammed, who alleged that the state has become a safe haven for terrorists.
Kerala terror link worry police
Monday, October 27, 2008 9:42 PM (Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram)
In the Kashmir valley, the police are still in disbelief at the letters they have received from hundreds of miles away.
“If that’s my son who is involved in any such terrorist or separatist activity. I disown him and I don’t want the dead body of him to be brought here and burry here,” reads one.
From Kerala, the parents of two killed alleged terrorists have written to the Kashmir police, calling their sons traitors. The two men were among five killed trying to cross the Line of Control.
Security forces are alarmed at this new turn in the Kasmir insurgency. And they worry whether the Valley is being used as launchpad for a new kind of pan Islamic militancy. The police in the south echo their concerns.
Recent arrests have shown that the four boys who travelled from the south to the north and wanted to cross over into Pakistan were not an aberration.
Police sources tell NDTV that at least 200 men have been recruited from three different districts across Kerala. The strategy of the hardline militant groups appear to have been to target young men bellow the age of thirty, send them in batches to Hyderabad for religious studies and physical training and then push them onwards to the Line of Control. But the police say they don’t know how many men may have actually crossed over.
In Kerala where 27 per cent of the population is Muslim, the police worry that an underground network of fundamentalist groups has managed to throw its web far and wide.
Now, they have begun a massive search operation to see how many men have gone missing in these districts in recent months. As they join the dots, from Kerala to Kashmir, in a chilling new map of terror.
Islamic Terror Tentacles: Kerala Militants Fighting for Kashmir?
By Animesh Roul
Kerala State police succeeded in apprehending one Faisal on Oct 25 who recruited several youths and brainwashed them to fight and die for Islam and for so called ‘Muslim Land’. According to his confessions, as many as 300 youths (mostly with criminal records) from Kerala have been recruited by various terrorist groups; the recruited youths have undergone initial indoctrinations in Hyderabad (India) and Bangalore and then traveled to Pakistan for further training.
Cops find Kerala connection in terror attacks
10 Oct 2008, 0000 hrs IST, C Unnikrishnan, TNN
MUMBAI: Investigations into the Indian Mujahideen (IM) terror module recently busted by the Mumbai police have revealed a Kerala connection. The
police are now gathering details about the operatives being active in two districts of northern Kerala.
Sources said one of the districts is next to Mangalore, while the second, though has a significant Muslim population, was never on the terror map. The IM module has been active in Mangalore and the recent arrest of four members from the coastal belt adds credence to it. Two of the key persons in the IM module–Riyaz Bhatkal and his civil engineer brother Iqbal–belong to Mangalore, though they managed to escape the police dragnet.
Is Kerala Emerging as India’s New Terror Hub?
A. Vinod Kumar
August 22, 2006
Despite incriminating evidence of co-operation between Kerala based groups and major pan-Islamic terrorist organisations, there is general lethargy in the state police machinery and intelligence agencies to crack down on such groups owing to the political patronage they enjoy in Kerala. Many of these groups have openly allied with major political Fronts in recent years,
Kerala terrorists practice terorist skills on blade attacks on dogs
Kerala jihadis trained on dogs?
31 Oct 2008, 0144 hrs IST, Ananthakrishnan G, TNN
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A series of blade attacks on stray dogs in Nadapuram in Kerala’s Kozhikode district in late 2006 has now been traced to Islamic terror outfits that have found a convenient roosting space in the state’s tranquil environs.
Terror trail links Kerala with Kashmir
Men shot dead in Lolab among dozens who have trained with Lashkar-e-Taiba since 2001
Police believe they were part of a group from Malappuram, holed out with a Lashkar unit
A Kerala-based SIMI organiser visited Sopore to help send the group to a Lashkar leader