Islamic Terrorism in India

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Lashkar chief, Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, the man behind Mumbai terror

Posted by jagoindia on December 5, 2008

Lashkar chief is key motivator: Kasab
Thu, Dec 4 03:05 AM

Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, the amir (chief) of Jamaat-ud-Dawa, is the key motivator of Lashkar-e-Tayyeba recruits, captured terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Mohammed Amir Kasab has told investigators. Lashkar is the militant wing of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa.

Kasab, the 21-year-old Rawalpindi thief-turned-terrorist, the only survivor of the terror squads that attacked Mumbai, has cast new light on the Lashkar’s methods. Saeed, who has denied links with the Lashkar, visited its training camps in Rawalpindi, Muzaffarabad and Kotli regularly and gave inflammatory speeches, he told investigators.

Kasab, who along with Mohammed Ismail Khan attacked Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, said it was a Saeed speech at Rawalpindi and a meeting with Lashkar co-founder Abu Waleed Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi that drew him to the terror outfit. Saeed is among the 20 men that India has sought from Pakistan.

Once at a Jamaat-ud-Dawa camp, Saeed convinced Kasab that Lashkar and its suicide missions were for the glory of the religion. He told investigators Lakhvi kept referring to Saeed.

Police sources said the Lakhvi-Saeed link dates back to 1990 when they formed the Markaz al-Dawa wal Irshad with the help of Al-Qaeda operative Sheikh Abu Abdel Aziz. Lakhvi, a trained Afghan-Arab terrorist, then scouted for cadres in and around Pakistan.

But Lashkar got a boost only after Pakistani dictator Zia-ul-Haq gave Saeed 200 acres of land near Muridke. Kasab said Lakhvi was the key plotter.

Kasab, who finished his training last year, trusted the Jamaat-ud-Dawa after his family was pulled out of abject poverty. Lakhvi also promised to give his family Rs 1.5 lakh if he agreed to go on the operation.

Kasab said he was given weapons training for six months, while training for tactics and explosives lasted four weeks at two different camps in Rawalpindi and Kotli. Later, handpicked cadres were taken to Mangla Dam in Muzaffarabad for eight weeks of marine and commando training.

3 Responses to “Lashkar chief, Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, the man behind Mumbai terror”

  1. Rupali said

    There is no “holy war.” You can not kill people to get peace when you die. By killing innocent people, you are imposed disgrace to your community and to your “Allah.” I want to be a social worker and help the world but by all this I would not be able to help people in Islamic countries because of the terror generated by you people. Please understand there is no religious discrimination in this world. I have seen people from around the world in US who come together and leave happily. But see what you are doing!

    No doubt in the end there will be no one to see this world because of your terror. Then call your Allah to see this “ruined” place and enjoy your freedom.
    Shame on this “holy war”

  2. IndianCitizen said

    What we need is Israel type MOSSAD intelligence agency to nip these terrorist and masterminds at their den. Meaning these cowards need to be eliminated at their own place in order to save hundreds and thousands of people rather than waiting for the politicians to act. Politicians are the same everywhere. Indian politicians are filthy useless idiots who have no guts and money suckers with no real courage to take on terrorists but to talk politics everywhere. You can depend on sniff dogs but not our politicians who are filthy waggy tail dogs which live with pigs. They should be taught a great lesson in coming election.
    Btw, we need MOSSAD like counter intelligence encounter squads to go wherever in the world and eliminate without mercy and in a preemptive manner. Our RAW is another idiotic and laggard organization which has neither political backing nor the guts to act. Let’s look at Israel’s long experience to eliminate these terrorists at nip where they are trained and funded.
    We need action not the same old election promises! All politician idiots – do you hear this finally and wake up, if not you’ll never win your parliament seat next time, understand that
    — a humble Indian Citizen

  3. I think India government (especially, Sonia govt.) does not have the political or international acumen to deal with this scenario. India is a soft nation and so can be easily pushed around. Look at the terror attacks one after the another. The latest example is Mumabi.

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