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Islamofascist student arrested for terror email to kill Advani using suicide bombers

Posted by jagoindia on September 26, 2008

Law student behind threat mail to Advani
Indo-Asian News Service
Friday, September 26, 2008, (Shillong)Mominul Haq, a law student in Shillong, has confessed to sending the e-mail threatening to assassinate Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate L K Advani during his visit to the Meghalaya capital next week, officials said on Friday.

“Mominul Haq broke down after hours of interrogation and confessed to sending an e-mail in the name of the Indian Mujahideen to kill Advani. He said he did so because he felt that Muslims were being persecuted in the country,” a police official said.

An e-mail in the name of the Indian Mujahideen was sent to journalists in Shillong. It threatened to kill Advani using suicide bombers during his scheduled visit to Shillong September 29.

“We have also detained about seven to eight more other suspects and are now trying to verify if these people have any links with the Indian Mujahideen or other Islamist terror outfits or radical fundamentalist groups,” the police official said.

The e-mail was sent from a cyber caf in the Laban area of Shillong, a locality dominated by Muslims.

“We have vowed to kill Advani on his visit to Shillong on Sep 29. We have already convened a meeting of field commanders to decide as to how revenge could be taken,” the e-mail said.

The statement e-mailed to local journalists and newspaper offices in Meghalaya was received from a mail ID and claimed to be from Ali Hussain Badr, field commander of the Indian Mujahideen in the northeast.

Advani is due to arrive in Assam’s main city of Guwahati September 28 and then visit Meghalaya’s capital Shillong September 29.

The BJP leader is arriving in the northeast on a three-day visit as part of the party’s Sankalp Rally – a country wide campaign pledging to win the next general elections.

“Our main objective is to blow Advani into pieces. Our suicide bombers are ready for this prestigious assignment,” the statement said.

The statement accused Advani and the BJP for the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992 and the recent attacks on churches across India.

“Advani’s Hindutva demand seems to push India into a fascist mould and as is well known, the proclaimed and identified main enemies of the architects of Hindutva are the Muslims and the Christians,” it added.

Although the police has cracked the terror plot to kill Advani, the Meghalaya government is not taking any chances.

“We will continue to have tight security even though we have been able to arrest the person behind the e-mail,” Meghalaya Chief Minister Donkupar Roy said.
Terror email asks Christians to stay away from Advani rally
26 Sep 2008, 0030 hrs IST,TNN
SHILLONG/NEW DELHI: The email threat to kill L K Advani request “Christian brothers” to stay away from the leader’s sankalp yatra to be flagged off next Monday.

While claiming that it wants to avoid civilian casualties, the “IM” email uses violent language against Advani, stating “our main objective is to blow Advani into pieces…our suicide bombers are ready for this prestigious assignment…this will be history in the making when our suicide bombers rock Shillong.”

The BJP responded to the email by stating that the Leader of Opposition’s programme would not be altered. “Advani will address the rally as scheduled and the police will manage the security,” said state BJP organizing secretary Dipankar Chakravarty.

The attack on Advani for harming India’s “cultural plularism” is a departure from the hate-India invective in IM emails even though the authors are careful to single out other minorities as allies who have nothing to fear from the bombers. “Advani’s Hindutva demand seems to push India into a fascist mould and its main enemy are Muslims and Christians.

Apart from Babri masjid demolition and Gujarat massacre, there are recent attacks on churches in Orissa and Karnataka and some parts of Madhya Pradesh,” it says.

These references are intriguing as IM, with its jihadi moorings, has never shown any concern for other communities nor sought to build a common front against “majoritarian” oppressors as its philosophy sees all non-believers in the same light. In the IM’s world view, at least so far, there are just two points of view – the righteous path as defined by it and the rest who are classified as “enemies”. Police investigations could yield more information on this while it cannot be ruled out that the email was authored by people of a different denomination.

IG (special branch) S B Singh said, “The email was not a hoax. Investigation is on the right lines and some breakthroughs have been achieved. Certain facts have to be corroborated and correlated before making anything public.” He added that the police was conducting checks at various places across the city and while some people had been identified, the cyber cafe had also been traced.

The police is not ruling out the presence of IM in the north-east and chief minister Donkupar Roy said his government would ensure that Advani’s visit passed off peacefully.

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Kolkata: Is an Islamic terrorist attack imminent?

Posted by jagoindia on September 26, 2008

Sitting on a time bomb
26 Sep 2008, 0550 hrs IST, Caesar Mandal,TNN

The city’s underworld has suddenly gone quiet. Organized crime has dipped. But while police celebrate a success story, intelligence officials are spending sleepless nights. They fear that the next morning, everything will change in Kolkata. They fear a terrorist attack.

“The sudden disappearance of criminals indicates an uneasy calm. If they are not robbing houses or hijacking cars, what are they doing? Where are they getting their money from?” asked an intelligence official. Until a few months ago, whenever officers of intelligence agencies would meet to discuss the security scenario, they would all agree that Kolkata was comparatively safe from jihadi attacks. They felt it would be difficult to motivate Kolkatans to turn to terror, thanks to the social fabric.

But not any longer. The recent change in jihadi modus operandi and the background of home-grown cadres has alarmed security agencies. Kolkata is no longer safe, they realize.

Local criminals tapped

After the Ahmedabad blasts on July 26 this year, Gujarat Police suspected that a section of local criminals were involved in the attack. The suspicion turned true when Mumbai Police arrested a car thief who was allegedly among the five-member Indian Mujahideen (IM) team responsible for the serial blasts in Bangalore, Delhi and Ahmedabad.

The arrest corroborated police’s initial suspicion that hard-core terrorists are engaging local criminals to execute their plans, keeping themselves behind the curtain. “The local criminals don’t know the entire plan. They are assigned individual roles by the gamemakers and carry out the contract without knowing what it is for,” said a senior intelligence officer.

This IM thumbprint was the trademark of Asif Reza Commando Force and was seen in the abduction of Khadim boss Partha Roy Burman. Several local criminals were put to use while key players controlled the operation from a distance, say police. “The jihadis never use top rung gangsters. They prefer low-profile criminals on whom police do not keep close vigil – like car or bike thieves,” said an officer of Kolkata Police special branch.

Lull before storm
City police officers deny the link between the lull in crime and terrorist activity, claiming that the crime rate is low because most of the notorious criminals are cooling their heels in jail. But intelligence officials think otherwise. “Terrorists will not engage big-time gangsters like Gudda or Gabbar. Rather, someone like Seikh Binod is more useful to them as he has good connections among criminals of different statures,” said an Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer, pointing to the sudden fall in robbery and two-wheeler and four wheeler thefts in Kolkata.

IB officers are now hunting for local criminals who have disappeared from their trade in the last few months. “Why is crime not rising in proportion to the population or the increase in people’s wealth of late?” an intelligence official wondered.

Cloak of secrecy
Even as criminals are drawn unwittingly to the terror network, innocent people too are caught in the trap. Abdul Majid of Narkeldanga is said to be one such. He was arrested by Mumbai Police for the serial blasts but investigation revealed that he came in touch with four Bangladeshi youths at a marriage reception at his neighbour’s house. According to police, the four asked Majid to “escort” them to Mumbai for a pleasure trip, and while returning to their country, they requested Majid to keep their “luggage” claiming their visas had expired and they were trying to re-enter Bangladesh through the border. Months later, they returned to take back their belongings. Only after his arrest did he learn that the “luggage” was the RDX used in the Mumbai train blasts, police say.

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Godhra Sabarmati train fire: 1,000 Muslims shouted “set the train on fire and kill the Hindus”

Posted by jagoindia on September 26, 2008

Muslim mob attacked train: Nanavati Commission

Manas Dasgupta

GANDHINAGAR: The Nanavati-Mehta judicial inquiry commission has based its conclusion that the Godhra train carnage was a “pre-planned conspiracy” on the recorded evidence of over 100 witnesses, who claimed to having heard a crowd of about a 1,000 Muslims shouting “set the train on fire and kill the Hindus.” The report said “instigating slogans” were also made over loudspeakers from a nearby mosque to attack Hindus.

The evidence recorded by the commission also claimed that a mob of Muslims attacked the train and stoned the coaches so heavily that the passengers could not come out. This was to ensure maximum casualties when the S-6 coach of the Sabarmati Express was “set afire.”

The commission, in its 168-page report, said the “conspiracy” was hatched by some local Muslims at the Aman guest house in Godhra the previous night. The conspirators immediately made arrangements for collecting about 140 litres of petrol from a nearby pump on the night of February 26, 2002, the next day when the train arrived in Godhra, Hasan Lala, after forcibly opening the vestibule between coaches S-6 and S-7, entered S-6 and threw burning rags setting it on fire.

The report named Moulvi Umerji of the local mosque as the “mastermind” of the conspiracy. It said Rajak Kurkure, Salim Panwala, Saukatlal, Imran Sheri, Rafiq Batuk, Salim Jarda, Jabbir, and Siraj Lala were among those who participated in the conspiracy to “cause harm to the kar sevaks travelling in that coach.”

According to the report, setting fire to the train was part of a “larger conspiracy” to “instil a sense of fear” in the administration and create “anarchy” in the state. It, however, has not named the architects of the “larger conspiracy.”

The commission disagreed with the contentions of the Banerjee committee and the Jan Sangharsha Manch, which represented the riot victims before the commission, that alarm chains could not be operated from outside under the modified system introduced by the Railways in 1995. Quoting a railway officer of the carriage and wagon department, Ahmedabad, it said the alarm chain could still be pulled from outside. Quoting a number of surviving passengers, the commission said they had seen the mob outside the coach throwing stones and also some “burning rags” and some “inflammable liquid materials” through the windows. “The passengers had informed DSP Raju Bhargava at about 8.30 a.m. that the train was attacked by a mob and many passengers were injured and killed. Where was the time or reason for the passengers to concoct a false story,” it asked. “Considering the situation prevailing then, it is highly unlikely that the passengers had any discussion amongst themselves and they had decided to give a false version about the attack on the train,” it said. The report said the passengers immediately after getting down from the coach gave the same version of the mob attack and throwing of inflammable materials inside the coach to the District Collector.

Godhra station superintendent Katija, who was also present with the Collector, gave the same evidence, corroborated by assistant station master Rajendraprasad Meena, who was present at “A” cabin, near which the incident took place, and the railway protection force commandants.

The commission said the passengers of the train were attacked the second time some three hours after the stone throwing and burning incident when the train was being shunted to detach the two affected coaches. Two Muslim mobs of about 700 people started pelting stones on the passengers waiting on the yard for the train to reassemble and resume their onward journey to Ahmedabad. The police had to open fire, killing two persons and injuring one to disperse the violent mobs. This refutes the theory that the fire was accidental, it claimed.

The commission claimed that there was no evidence to justify the contention that the kar sevaks had been fighting with Muslim vendors at stations before Godhra as alleged earlier, though there were some minor scuffles with three Muslim vendors on the Godhra platform. But though there was no “reliable evidence” to show that any attempt was made by the kar sevaks to abduct Sofiabanu, Salim Panwala spread a “false rumour” to that effect to collect a mob that started pelting stones on the passengers.

The commission dismissed as “not worthy of any credence” the Manch theory that there was no crowd, except a small group of curious on-lookers, no stone-throwing and no conspiratorial setting of fire.

Without mentioning the Banerjee report, the Nanavati commission rejected the “accidental fire” theory stating that the reasoning that a fire was caused by the overturning of a burning stove used for cooking by some kar sevaks in the compartment or that it was set off by an electric short circuit was baseless. There was no space for anyone to light the stove in the over-crowded coach carrying more than 200 passengers and any spillover of kerosene from the stove, though out of the question, could not have caused such heavy fire and damage. Dismissing the short circuit theory, the commission said in such an event the passengers would not have climbed up to the upper berths to protect themselves as electric lines were going through the top of the coaches, and rather they would have climbed down on the floor. In such an event, the windows on the platform side of the coach would not have been closed or the windowpanes broken by stone throwing.

“The smoke before fire” did not necessarily mean electric short circuit as propounded by the Manch but because the fire was caused by some inflammable materials thrown on the floor from outside, it concluded.

It said the Centre or the Railways had not appeared before the commission to claim the fire to be accidental and on the contrary the railway officials and the government railway protection force personnel present on the spot had stated that the attack was by the Muslim mob and that the coach was set ablaze by petrol.

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Muslim terror threat to Tamil Nadu temples

Posted by jagoindia on September 26, 2008

Terror alert in major Tamil Nadu temples
Security has been stepped up in five major temples in Tamil Nadu following an intelligence alert of terror attacks.

The Meenakshi Temple in Madurai , Ramanathaswamy Temple in Rameswaram, Murugan temple in Palani, Kapaleeswarar Temple in Chennai and Sri Ranganathar Temple in Srirangam in Tiruchirappalli have come under a heightened security, following intelligence inputs that they could be the target of some banned organisations, waiting to expand their trail across the country after the Delhi blasts.

Highly-placed officials told PTI that the move was taken at a review meeting held in Chennai on Wednesday, headed by Chief Minister M Karunanidhi.

Security had also been beefed up at the office of Tamil daily Dinamalar following intelligence reports that the newspaper might also be one of the terror targets, they said.

The daily faced protests from Muslim groups recently after it carried a cartoon of Prophet Mohammed.

Besides these temples, commercial hubs in Chennai and elsewhere have also been placed under surveillance.

However, officials are wary about security arrangements in the temples, as they want the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments department that administers temples, to be more proactive and forthcoming in ensuring fool-proof security.

The state police headquarters had ordered the district administrations to tighten up the security arrangements.

The police was keeping a close watch across the state to look for sleeper cells of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India or the Indian Mujahideen [Images], a senior police official said.

“There is no specific information as regards sleeper cells,” Rajendran said, adding that the police were still going ahead with security drills and other preventive measures.

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Blinkered Indian Muslim organisations see US-style war in India

Posted by jagoindia on September 26, 2008

So what else is new?  The same humbug, awash with platitudes of conspiracy, blaming others, and then go on to demand this demand that crap. These slimeballs do know how to live in a peaceful, secular India.  Let them to to Pakistan and lead their Islamic lifestyles there!
Minorities see US-style war in India

New Delhi, Sept. 22: A conglomeration of Muslim organisations today accused the UPA of “duplicating the American war on terror” and put forward a charter of demands that included a probe into Friday’s encounter.

The Co-ordination Committee of Indian Muslims, set up recently to counter the “targeting of Muslims in the name of war on terror”, has also sought an immediate ban on the VHP and the Bajrang Dal and a probe into “all possible angles of terrorism”. It has also pressed for a high-level judicial inquiry into Friday’s Delhi encounter.

The conglomeration comprises the Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind, Jamaat-e-Islami, All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat, All India Milli Council and the Muslim Political Council of India.

“After the nuclear deal, the Manmohan Singh government is aping the American model of fighting terror to please Big Brother (the US). This is bad for the country,” said Mujtaba Farooq, the committee’s convener.

The panel is giving final touches to a sermon to be sent to imams across the country and read out on September 26, the last Friday before Id. Apart from explaining the circumstances behind the formation of the organisation, the sermon describes how the Congress-led Centre is targeting Muslims in the name of terror. It also includes a list of youths arrested on terror charges.

The committee will hold a rally in Delhi on September 26 where it will demand the dismissals of home minister Shivraj Patil and the chief of the Intelligence Bureau.

On the Jamia Nagar gunbattle, the leaders alleged the government had “sacrificed a good police officer… to save the skin of the home minister”.

The tenants of Batla House, the shootout scene, had placed all documents before police for verification, the leaders claimed, adding that the police could easily have avoided the incident if they had done their duty properly.

“We fail to understand why the alleged terrorists were not caught alive,” asked S.Q.R. Illyas of the Jamaat-e-Islami.

T.A. Rahmani of the Muslim Political Council appeared to echo him, saying “provocative” searches and encounters “smack of a pre-planned conspiracy and betrays the police’s inability or unwillingness to face courts”.

The committee has said that at least a third of the officers in a team combing a Muslim locality should be from the community and minority leaders from the area should be made part of the interrogation team.

“Such steps will restore some credibility to the discredited police and security agencies,” said Zafarul Islam Khan, president of the Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat.

A legal team of the committee has visited the shootout spot in Jamia Nagar and prepared a report that apparently points out a number of loopholes in the police story.

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