Islamic Terrorism in India

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Online Muslim jihadists congratulate Lashkar-e-Toiba on Mumbai massacre, now target US, UK and Israel

Posted by jagoindia on December 14, 2008

Popularity of LeT zooms on jihadi websites, chatrooms
13 Dec 2008, 0152 hrs IST, TNN

NEW DELHI: One man’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter. Even as Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), alongwith its parent body Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), battles international sanctions, its popularity in Al Qaida chatrooms and websites seems to have shot through the roof after the Mumbai terror attacks.

These chatrooms have been flooded by complimentary messages for LeT with some even describing it as a force on par with Al Qaida in waging global jihad. Not surprisingly, many of those who have exchanged such messages in online debating rooms have no qualms about describing themselves as wannabe LeT terrorists and exhort the outfit to carry out more such attacks. These messages are also marked by vituperative utterances against the US, UK and Israel, according to the Washington based SITE Intelligence Group.

The monitoring agency has also reported about a `jihadist’ who has exhorted Muslims to use networking site Facebook for propaganda. This plea was apparently made on a blog protected by password.

The way LeT has been eulogised in these messages would suggest that it is no longer a regional organisation bogged down by Pakistan’s strategic interests in J&K. Some of these electronic terrorists, who also dole out information on how to join LeT, urge the outfit for similar strikes in the US and UK. Ajmal Amir Kasab and the nine others involved in the Mumbai attack are described as heroes.

According to reports in the US media, the contents have led to fear among security agencies that similar attacks can be carried out there too. In fact, so much so, that the New York Police Department has sent three of its officers to Mumbai to study the attacks in detail to prevent such attacks there.

It’s well known that Al Qaida operates a network of websites which are used for general training, recruitment and indoctrination. Previously, LeT never managed to occupy much space in these websites because the outfit never managed to fire the imagination of gullible Muslim youths in the Middle East and adjoining areas. The Mumbai attacks, however, have clearly helped LeT emerged out of the shadows of Al Qaida as evident by the flurry of complementary messages on these websites.

2 Responses to “Online Muslim jihadists congratulate Lashkar-e-Toiba on Mumbai massacre, now target US, UK and Israel”

  1. […] 15, 2008 That’s what’s being said according to the blog Islamic Terrorism in India is stating.  The group responsible for the Mumbai massacre known as Lashkar-e-Toiba used a small organized, […]

  2. Deepesh said

    Why India ? guess, here are some clues

    some points of Union Cabinet meeting held on 16 December 2008 (according to TOI)

    1. “On the whole, the Cabinet appears to have juggled the new urgency on terror post-Mumbai with its political anxiety about the potential misuse of tough laws. ”

    misusing or preventing ? ;)

    2. “The proposal of a special anti-terror law, hinted of by law minister H R Bhardwaj on Saturday, did not find favour with senior ministers, with railway minister Lalu Prasad and steel minister Ramvilas Paswan speaking of the fear of a tough law being misused against minorities, tribals and others. ”

    enemies are not form out side. :(

    3. “The Cabinet also rejected a proposal for preventive detention of terror suspects, following apprehensions of misuse raised by ministers. In this case, even law minister H R Bhardwaj was not sure of the measure passing judicial muster.”

    Now terrorists may feel free to do whatever they want, just by taking advantage of doubt.

    So the final conclusion about the action that our great congress government has taken after 26/11 is

    “Minority appeasement must be on top in any condition, even after attack on parliament and other national symbols”

    deep frustration :(…no hope…

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