Islamic Terrorism in India

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Mumbai terrorist came from Pakistan, local villagers confirm

Posted by jagoindia on December 7, 2008


Mumbai terrorist came from Pakistan, local villagers confirm
Saeed Shah in Faridkot, near Depalpur
The Observer, Sunday December 7 2008

An Observer investigation has established that the lone surviving gunman caught by Indian police during last week’s terrorist attacks on Mumbai came from a village in the Okara district of the Pakistani Punjab.

Ajmal Amir Kasab, interrogated in custody after last month’s attacks, which killed 163 people, reportedly told Indian security officials that he came from a place called Faridkot in the Punjab province. His father was named as Mohammed Amir, married to a woman named Noor. During the past week, Pakistani sources have cast doubt on the authenticity of the leaked information, which has had a predictably explosive impact on relations between the two countries.

The Observer has obtained electoral lists for Faridkot showing 478 registered voters, including a Mohammed Amir, married to Noor Elahi. Amir’s and Noor’s national identity card numbers have also been obtained. At the address identified in the list, a man identifying himself as Sultan said he was the father-in-law of Mohammed Amir.

A villager, who cannot be named for his own protection, said the village was an active recruiting ground for the banned militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba. ‘We know that boy [caught in Mumbai] is from Faridkot,’ he said. ‘We knew from the first night [of the attack]. They brainwash our youth about jihad, there are people who do it in this village. It is so wrong,’ he added.

According to the villager and other locals, Ajmal has not lived in Faridkot for about four years but would return to see his family once a year and frequently talked of freeing Kashmir from Indian rule.

The truth about Ajmal’s origins are key to the ongoing investigation of where the attackers came from and will have a profound impact on relations between India and Pakistan. Islamabad has repeatedly said that no proof has been provided to back Indian accusations that all the gunmen came from Pakistan. The terrorist outrage has pushed the two nuclear-armed countries to the brink of confrontation but, until now, there had been no solid evidence that any of the militants were from Pakistan.

On Friday, police arrested two Indian men accused of illegally buying mobile phone cards used by the gunmen in the Mumbai attacks, in the first known arrests since the bloody siege ended. Security officials demanded the release of one of them, Mukhtar Ahmed, yesterday, claiming he was a counter-insurgency police officer who may have been on an undercover mission.

Police said another Indian citizen, Faheem Ansari, who was arrested in February in northern India carrying sketches of hotels, the train terminus and other sites that were later attacked, was being brought to Mumbai for renewed questioning.

Rakesh Maria, a senior Mumbai police officer, said he believed there was a connection between Ansari and the Mumbai attacks. ‘Ansari was trained by Lashkar and sent to do reconnaissance,’ Maria said.

One of the arrested men, Tauseef Rahman, allegedly bought Sim cards by providing fake documents, including identification cards of dead people, senior police official Rajeev Kumar said yesterday in the eastern city of Calcutta. Rahman, of West Bengal state, later sold them to Ahmed, Kumar said. Both men were arrested on Friday and charged with fraud and conspiracy.

Police said they were still investigating how the 10 gunmen obtained the Sim cards. Most large Indian cities, including Calcutta, where the Sim cards were purchased, have thriving black markets for Sim cards and cheap phones.

Ahmed was from the Indian portion of Kashmir, the disputed Himalayan region at the root of much of the tension between India and Pakistan, Kumar said. According to an unnamed police official in Srinagar, Kashmir’s biggest city, Ahmed was a local police officer.

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One Response to “Mumbai terrorist came from Pakistan, local villagers confirm”

  1. khadim said

    Religious extremism is pushing the world towards the ever biggest disaster. Muslim Mullahs are the real culprits behind all it. Usually, it is said that only few extremist Mullahs attribute terrorism towards Islam otherwise Muslim Scholars at large practice and preach Just, Peaceful and Logical Islam.

    But you will be astonished to know that Mullah’s danger in not limited to some Taliban type of Mullahs. Rather vast majority of Muslim Scholars holds extremist & barbaric doctrines. Even an Indian citizen & the world’s most popular Muslim Scholar, who is famous for his moderation and enlightenment, is also preaching barbaric doctrines in the name of Islam. And he is doing it all in India as well without being questioned. Following videos Dr. Zakir Naik & Dr. Israr Ahmad exposes the so-called moderate Islam of these Mullahs.

    a) Non-Muslims will NOT have equal human rights – They will NOT be allowed to preach their religion & to build their places of worship in an Islamic State”!

    In this video you will watch the most popular Muslim scholar & debater Dr. Zakir Naik denying the basic human right of “Freedom of Speech” for the Non-Muslims living in the an Islamic State – The State for which these Mullahs are striving for. All the Mullahs demand that they must be allowed to preach their religion & to build mosques all over the world. But on the other hand these so-called visionary Mullahs do not accept the same right for the Non-Muslims living in an Islamic state. Dr. Zakir Naik is enjoying all sorts of freedom to preach Mullah’s brand of Islam in India but he refuses the same right for the Non-Muslims living in an Islamic State. Is there any difference between the psyche and mental level of Dr. Zakir Naik & the Taliban? Watch the video and decide yourself !!!

    Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jYUL7eBdHg

    & http://www.real-islam.org/audio/#naik_taliban1

    b) Those who will dare to leave Mullah’s Brand of Islam will be Punished with Death Penalty in an Islamic State!

    In this video you will watch the most popular Muslim Scholar Dr. Zakir Naik advocating “Death Penalty” for the Apostates. These Mullahs enjoys freedom of getting the converts to Islam in India & all over the world. But they themselves teaches & demands “Death Penalty” for all those born or newly converted Muslims who dare to disagree with their faith & accepts any other religion. Is there any difference between the psyche and mental level of Dr. Zakir Naik & the Taliban? Watch the video and decide yourself !!!

    Video Link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMAZR8YIhxI

    & http://www.real-islam.org/audio/#naik_taliban1

    c) Is Osama Right or Wrong? {English} [Zakir Naik Supporting criminal activities of Ossama Bin Laden]

    In this video you will watch world’s most popular Muslim Scholar Dr. Zakir Naik supporting criminal activities of Ossama Bin Laden.

    Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2OYSqxjWF8

    & http://www.real-islam.org/audio/#naik_taliban1

    d) Mullah World Order [Key features of Ideal Islamic State for which moderate considered Mullah’s are striving for]

    Dr. Israr Ahmad, A moderate & visionary considered Mullah who quite frequently visits India on Dr. Zakir Naik’s (IRF’s) invitation, describes the key features of an Ideal Islamic State for which these Mullahs are striving for. These key features of Ideal Islamic (Mullah) state includes following golden rules.

    i)Non-Muslims will be Second Grade Citizens.

    ii)Non-Muslims will not be allowed to preach their religion.

    iii) Non-Muslim could not attain high civil & military ranks despite their ability.

    iv) Ideal Muslim state will present three option to all the Non-Muslim countries a) Either accept Islam & enjoy equal human rights as Muslims do b) Or Surrender to Islamic State & accept to live as Second Grade Citizen under Islamic Rule c) Otherwise be ready for the Jihad (The Holy War).

    Video Link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umsESfsgoKw

    & http://www.real-islam.org/audio/#naik_taliban1

    e) Mullah advocating Killing of those who dare to disagree with them!

    Dr. Israr Ahmad describing Superb Justice! According to these so-called moderate, just & logical Mullahs Everyone must be allowed to convert to Islam BUT if a Muslim (including a recent convert) accepts any other religion or reverts to its previous religion then Mullahs must be given all the rights to kill such a person.

    Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTz6EPjqgZU

    & http://www.real-islam.org/audio/#mwo

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