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Research reveals patterns in activities of terrorists preparing for an attack

Posted by jagoindia on July 20, 2008

Research reveals patterns in activities of terrorists preparing for an attack
Washington | July 20, 2008

Analysis of an extensive terrorism database housed at the University of Arkansas in the US has revealed patterns in activities of terrorists preparing for an attack, information that can be invaluable for law enforcement agencies seeking to prevent terrorist attacks.

The analysis was made by Brent L. Smith, director of the university’s Terrorism Research Center, along with colleagues Jackson Cothren and Paxton Roberts, and, Kelly Damphousse of the University of Oklahoma.

While law enforcement agencies know a great deal about the behavior of traditional criminals, until now little information has been available about how terrorists prepare for attacks.

The researchers found that in general, terrorists “think globally but act locally.”

While 44 percent of all terrorists lived within 30 miles of their targets, there was some variation by type of terrorists. International terrorists tended to live near the target while right-wing terrorists in the US lived in rural areas and chose targets in nearby cities.

Preparation for attacks included surveillance and other intelligence gathering, robberies and thefts to raise funds, weapons violations and bomb manufacturing.

Most such activities took place close to home and to the target, especially for “single issue terrorists,” such as environmental and anti-abortion extremists.

One study of environmental and international terrorists found that about half of the environmental terrorists and nearly three-fifths of the international terrorists lived within 30 miles of their targets.

Similarly, more than half of the environmental and international terrorists prepared for the attacks within 30 miles of the target, with some important exceptions.

“Major crimes to procure funding for the group – like thefts, robberies and burglaries – however are intentionally committed many miles away to avoid drawing attention to the group’s location and target choice,” according to the researchers.

The timelines for preparations varied among groups. Some environmental extremists use “lone wolf” tactics, which involve uncoordinated acts of violence by individuals, typically leading to spontaneous attacks.

International terrorists tended to take longer than six months to prepare for an attack.

Their acts involved a larger number of people, and they engaged in three times as many preparatory activities as environmental terrorists.

The researchers suggested that knowledge of local patterns “may be used by agencies to more efficiently patrol known, high-risk target areas and gather intelligence on suspected actions within a specific distance from potential targets.”

According to the researchers, “As we continue to deepen our understanding of the relationship among the location of the terrorists’ home, terrorist preparation activities and the target, this growing knowledge should help officers prevent and respond to attacks.” (ANI)

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In Taliban Kerala, Prominent Muslim Leader’s Film Scene Gets Deleted Due to Hue and Cry From Muslim MLAs

Posted by jagoindia on July 20, 2008

Ex-minister cut out from film
20 Jul 2008, 0446 hrs IST, Ananthakrishnan G,TNN

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A film-maker decided to delete a scene featuring a prominent Muslim leader because he thought Muslims acting in films was un-Islamic. This did not happen in Taliban country, but in India’s most literate state – Kerala.

At the centre of the furore is the yet to be released Malayalam movie ‘Chembada’ (red army) directed by noted filmmaker Robin Tirumala and his friend and senior Muslim League leader M K Muneer. The former Public Works minister, also a good singer, features in a dance and song sequence in the film.

On Friday, Robin announced he was pained by the controversy which was affecting Muneer and decided to drop the part from the movie. His was referring to the demands made by three Muslim MLA’s raising questions about Muneer’s role. Only a few days back, the legislators – K T Jaleel, P M A Salam and PTA Rahim – all of whom are Left-backed independents, had raised questions over the propriety of Muneer’s film role vis-a-vis Islam and asked him to clarify his religious stand.

Robin’s announcement came two days later leading to speculation that the Muslim League had prevailed on Muneer and the director to make the cut. But Robin denies this. “I consulted my producer and we decided to drop the scene on our own as we did not want a leader like Muneer to get caught in controversies like this. There was absolutely no pressure,” he told The Times of India. Muneer said he was pained by the allegations. “There was nothing obscene in it,” he said.

A doctor by qualification, Muneer is the son of former Kerala Chief Minister C H Mohammed Koya. Party sources said the League leadership was under pressure given the sensibilities in its constituencies in north Kerala. Muslim groups supporting the League were of the view that Muneer’s act was un-Islamic. However, senior ML leader and former education minister E T Mohd Basheer said the matter had not come up for consideration of the party at all.

The demand by the MLA’s came at a time when the state was witnessing heightened protests by the Congress led opposition of which MLA against school text books getting a communist tinge. A panchayat ruled by the League had even decided not to teach the book inviting sharp reactions from the Left government.

Jaleel admits that the strategy was to corner the Muslim League. Jaleel, Salam and Rahim had defeated heavyweights in the last assembly elections in the Muslim-dominated districts considered strongholds of the Muslim League. Many, however, feel the controversy could have been avoided. “Malayalam superstar Mammotty is a Muslim. His brother Ibrahim Kutty is also a film actor and leader of the Muslim League, but no questions are raised about that. This is only a political stunt,” exclaimed a movie buff.

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Indian Muslims in Malaysia want to be called Malays

Posted by jagoindia on July 20, 2008

Indian Muslims in Malaysia want to be called Malays
March 03, 2008, Indian Express

Kuala Lumpur, March 3: A section of the ethnic Indian Muslim community living in Malaysia want to be known as Malays rather than Indians and have petitioned the government to streamline the laws accordingly.
Members of the Malaysian Indian Muslim Youth Movement (Gepima) want to be known as Malays and not Indians since the the country’s constitution states that an Indian is a Malay “if he professes the Muslim religion, habitually speaks Malay and conforms to Malay custom”.

“I am a second generation Malaysian and I can safely say that from wedding rituals to the food we eat and the language we speak, we conform to Malay customs all the way,” said Gepima president Mohamed Kader Ali.

He said since these traits are widely practised by Muslims of Indian origin today, “Gepima is appealing to the government to streamline the laws and recognise Muslims born after independence as Malays in their birth certificate.”

“We have written several letters to the National Registration Department but it keeps saying that it can’t do anything about this,” Ali was quoted as saying by the New Straits Times online. “We have been facing this problem for the past 50 years.”

Ethnic Indians in Malaysia are mostly Hindus with origin from Tamil Nadu. They have become increasingly vocal with claims that they are marginalised in this multi-racial country.

Syed Osman Mohamed, Ali’s 24-year-old son, said we “feel uncomfortable to be known as Indians, because people automatically think we are Hindus when we are actually


Ali said our children do not even know how to speak Tamil. “They only converse in Malay and our wives wear baju kurung or kebaya nowadays, no more the saree,” he said.

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Pak lady TV producer aghast at ferocity of “good Muslims”

Posted by jagoindia on July 20, 2008

Saturday 19th July 2008 Issue 1549
Pak lady TV producer aghast at ferocity of “good Muslims”
Malaysia Sun, Thursday 17th July, 2008, (ANI)

Karachi, July 17 : A Pakistani lady TV documentary producer was aghast at the people’s behaviour immediately after she had finished shooting a talk-show in Karachi in which Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Baitullah Mehsud’s recent advances were being discussed by a group of fighters.

The fair-skinned extras, around 200 in number who appeared to be the supporters of Mehsud, gheraoed her car and banged her car’s windows demanding for the tape and yelling that the just recorded TV show had abused their extremist leader.

The News quoted Rana Shaikh as saying that they had just finished shooting and turned to leave when the extras surrounded them in the car. “They banged at my window, saying give us the tape. You have been abusing Mehsud,” Rana said. She tried explaining to them that they were repeating what had already been reported.

“I am hoping people realise that taking up guns will not solve the problem but will lead to more suffering and heartbreak,” the paper quoted her as saying.

“Will this country be fit to live in?” she said and added that Pakistani society had completely failed to bring up its children with the sensibilities that should have come post-Partition.

“We never thought we needed a strategy for identity, something that India understood so well by banning foreign items after 1947,” said Rana, and added: “It makes a difference to be surrounded by all things Indian. And, they built their academies, their movie halls. You could hear Bismillah Khan in a Delhi park for free. But, here and now, [our youngsters] can’t decide what Pakistani is; we have been swamped by other cultures, particular Indian movie culture.”

According to the paper, it was not just in Karachi that the crew encountered manifestations of the very topic of the film. Despite acquiring all the proper paperwork and authorisation, they ran into trouble at the Regent’s Park mosque as well. They were shooting a nikkah sequence with one of the mosque’s own clerics one day. All the girls were covered properly and Kirron Kher was present. A crowd of angry men burst in and hurled abuse at the crew, saying it was haram to film and a Hindu like Kirron Kher should not be inside such a holy place.

Thus, the making of the teleseries was a challenge. “It was at times depressing,” Rana admitted. “I kept saying to my young associates what a dark story it was. And ever since [we started work on it], I have been noticing more and more of [extremism] around us. I am alarmed at the ferocity of people who think they are good Muslims,” said Rana

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