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Is A R Rahman a Muslim fanatic?- Only Allah, no Ishwar says Rahman’s mom

Posted by jagoindia on February 24, 2009


“A lot has been talked about Rahman’s conversion to Islam. In fact the quiet music composer even received a lot of flak for the same. It was in the year 1989 that Dileep Kumar and his family converted into Islam. It wasn’t a very difficult decision to make as his mother Kareema Begum belonged to a Muslim family. Also, in 1988, one of his sisters fell seriously ill and in spite of the family’s effort to cure her, her health deteriorated by the day. They happened to meet a Muslim Pir – Sheik Abdul Qadir Jeelani or Pir Qadri. His prayers and blessings did wonder for his sister who made a miraculous comeback to life. Thus began the journey of A.S.Dileep Kumar to A.R. Rahmansource

Is AR Rahman and his family becoming  Muslim fanatics.  Leaving the gentle Hindu religion and embracing terrorist Islam, will they be turned into rabid Hindu haters, and supporters of Islamic fundamentalism.

We don’t know, but you can read some of his thoughts here Don’t miss the comments.

Is Rahman a religious fanatic?- Only Allah, no Ishwar says Rahman’s mom

Just before the programme’s telecast, Rahman’s mother called up seeking the deletion of the famous song Sankara nadasareerapara of the hit Telugu musical Sankarabharanam from the programme. Incidentally, the programme was about the favourite songs of Rahman scored by other music directors. Rahman’s mother was apparently miffed that her son, a Muslim, could list a ‘Hindu’ song as one of his favourites.

As the song was not deleted from the programme, Rahman’s mother has now stalled the telecast of its second episode. This has obviously put the journo in a financial fix for the sponsors will pay him only after the telecast of the second part.

He’s the same person who had no qualms about doing the job work of converting Sankarabharanam’s songs into DAT (Digital Audio Tape) format from the spool format way back in 1991 (DAT is the master for making CDs). Or is it that religion was not a criterion to be considered because he was only a struggling keyboard player at that time? And now that he’s a name to reckon with in the music field he can probably let his religious bigotism show through. Even worse is his mother bulldozing him about his choice of songs as it sends a rather ominous signal.

To begin with, it casts an ugly shadow of doubt on his secular credentials. And religious fundamentalism or its tolerance is hardly expected from the maker of the record-breaking album Vandemataram, in which he eulogized the nation singing Ma tujhe salam. Or was the salam guided more by market compulsions than real patriotism?

When patriotism and secularism are the consistent themes of his music, one is inclined to question why duplication of any non-Islamic devotional music is banned at the duplication unit run by his sister Kanchana? Is it the ‘converted’ status which makes Rahman and family overzealous in reaffirming their religious identity like this?

Read rest here

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The story of Indian Mujahideen founder Ismail Shahbandri aka Riyaz Bhatkal

Posted by jagoindia on February 24, 2009


According to terror expert Praveen Swami, so called Gujarat “pogrom”  provoked this Islamic terrorist.  What is the excuse for those Muslims who have destroyed temples, kidnapped Hindus, terrorized Hindus  in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Afghanistan.

Politics of hate gave birth to top terror commander
The Hindu, Monday, Feb 23, 2009
Praveen Swami

Fugitive Indian Mujahideen operative Shahbandri’s story

- IM was responsible for a series of urban bombings
- The operatives used crime to fund jihadist operations

MUMBAI: 17, Kardar Building, looks out over the industrial bustle of west Kurla, a grimy monument to the grimly struggle of millions in the city to build a better future.

Hundreds of kilometres to the south lie the gracious traditional mansions and beautiful beach-front villas of the small town of Bhatkal: built, in the first case, by centuries of Indian Ocean commerce, and the second, by Gulf remittances.

Both these worlds helped make Mohammad Ismail Riyaz Shahbandri: the fugitive who, by the alias Riyaz Bhatkal, has become known to newspaper readers across India as a key commander of the Indian Mujahideen networks responsible for a series of urban bombings which have claimed hundreds of lives since 2006.

Gujarat pogrom
Ismail Shahbandri, Shahbandri’s father, left Bhatkal more than three decades ago to set up a leather-tanning factory in the Kurla. He earned enough to ensure his son was able to study at local English-medium schools and later earn a degree in civil engineering from Mumbai’s Saboo Siddiqui Engineering College. Soon after, in 2002, Riyaz Shahbandri was married to Nasuha Ismail, the daughter of an electronics store owner in Bhatkal’s Dubai Market.

But, soon there was a turn in this typical middle-class story.

Infuriated by the Gujarat communal pogrom, Riyaz Shahbandri took a job very different from that his parents had envisaged: engineering the birth of the Indian Mujahideen.

Radicalisation
Shahbandri’s anger was likely given political form by two close kin. First among them was his brother, Iqbal Shahbandri, a cleric and Unani practitioner who introduced several future Indian Mujahideen men to the neo-fundamentalist Tablighi Jamaat. While the Tablighi Jamaat focuses on pietism instead of politics, its teachings have often proved the catalyst for south Asians’ journeys into jihadist groups.

Just as important was Nasuha’s brother, Shafiq Ahmad, who lived in the family’s Kurla home and later went on to become the head of the Students Islamic Movement of India’s Mumbai chapter. Riyaz Shahbandri began to spend time at SIMI’s offices in Mumbai around 2001, much of it with men who would play a key role in the development of the jihadist movement of India. Among them were Abdul Subhan Qureshi, a co-founder of the Indian Mujahideen; Ehtesham Siddiqi, who is now being tried for his alleged role in the bombings of the city’s suburban train system in July 2006; and Rahil Sheikh, who recruited dozens of Maharashtra jihadists.

Around this time Riyaz Shahbandri also appears to have made contact with Asif Raza Khan, a gangster killed in a 2002 encounter with the Gujarat Police. Just how the two men met is unclear, but the two men hit on the idea of using crime to fund their jihadist operations.

Mumbai Police records show criminal proceedings were first initiated against Riyaz Shahbandri in 2002 for the extortion-related attempt to murder Kurla businessman Deepak Farsanwalla.

Later, Asif Raza Khan’s brother, Amir Raza Khan, set up the Asif Raza Commando Force, a jihadist group dedicated to the memory of his brother. Amir Raza Khan, linked to a welter of jihadist operations including an attack on the United States of America’s consulate in Kolkata, is thought to have provided passports and funds to facilitate the training of several Indian Mujahideen members in Pakistan.

In May 2003, Mumbai Police investigators say, Riyaz Shahbandri and Siddiqi held the first of a series of meetings to discuss the prospect of using Nepal as a base to train jihadists. Nothing came of this plan, but Riyaz is alleged to have used Amir Raza Khan’s funds to send several terror operatives for training in Pakistan.

Among them, the police say, was Sheikh Mohammad Ali, who is alleged to have been among the perpetrators of the 2006 bombings.

It seems probable that Riyaz’s political radicalisation was a response by events in Bhatkal.

Back in April 1993, not long after the demolition of the Babri Masjid, Bhatkal saw a succession of communal riots which dragged on for the best part of nine months, leaving 17 people dead and another 90 injured. Hundreds of homes and shops were burned down. Since then, Bhatkal has often seen skirmishes between the cadres of the Bajrang Dal and Islamists.

For Bhatkal’s Muslims, the violence was a rude shock. Known as ‘Navayaths,’ the community traces its origins to Arab traders who ferried spices across the Indian Ocean.

The Navayaths, who benefited from educational institutions built by religious revivalists early in the last century, are well integrated into India’s political system: Karnataka’s former Finance Minister S.M. Yahya is just one of many eminent products of the community. But the riots appeared to show to some young people that neither prosperity nor political influence could ensure peace.

In recent decades, Bhatkal saw the dramatic expansion in the influence of the Tablighi Jamaat, a phenomenon of which Iqbal Shahbandri was a particularly extreme manifestation. Just in January, a Tablighi Jamaat congregation, led by the preacher Qasim Qureshi, drew thousands of adherents from around the area.

At the heart of the Indian Mujahideen story, Riyaz Shahbandri’s story once again demonstrates, lies communal hatred — a tragic tale his eventual arrest or killing will do nothing to bring to an end.

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Anti Hindu film Slumdog Millionaire wins 8 Oscar

Posted by jagoindia on February 23, 2009


When will Danny Boyle make a movie on Hindus suffering at the hands of Islamofascists? Will he? Why will he not?  He will definitely not.  Because if he shows the Muslims as aggressors there is every chance he may have to confront violent Muslim mobs baying for his blood. It is far easier to target the gentle Hindu as the evil one.  Here is the fate of one courageous film maker who made a film critical of Islam

11/2/2004
Dutch filmmaker Vincent van Gogh, shot and stabbed by Muslim for making movie critical of Islam

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — A filmmaker who was the great-grandnephew of the painter Vincent van Gogh was shot and stabbed to death on an Amsterdam street Tuesday after receiving death threats over a movie he made criticizing the treatment of women under Islam.
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Slumdog’ claims 8 Oscars

Slumdog Millionaire: Another Husain?

Here is a interesting comment in above article

With everyone singing hosannas to Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire, let me offer an alternative perspective. This film targets the easiest target: the placid Hindu. The hero is a Muslim in India, whose mother is burned to death by Hindu mobs. No need for subtlety in dialogue or depiction, the Hindu mob says: “They are Muslims. Let us hit them,” and the hapless Muslims cry as they flee in terror: “The Hindus are coming! The Hindus are coming.” To make sure his point about Hindu devilry is not missed, Boyle has a shot of a child dressed as Rama, one of Hinduism’s most cherished gods. Imagine the outcry if Boyle had reversed the above & shot a child dressed as Mohammed or Jesus as Muslims/Christians hurried off to persecute members of another faith! But Boyle seems well on his way to awards and accolades.
Vivek

Anti Hindu movie Slumdog source

A magnificent Mumbai slum, two Muslim brothers, a Hindu mob killing innocent Muslim women, criminally amputated children singing Surdas”s songs, Hindu policemen torturing an innocent Muslim boy and a diabolic Hindu game-show host who hands his Muslim contestant to his Hindu police which hates the Amnesty international, and voila, you have all the ingredients for a “secular” potboiler which is on the road to the Oscars! You might argue that it”s not realistic but only fantasy since there is greater probability of winning the jackpot on a lottery ticket without being abused by the police than winning the top prize on a quiz show with 15 unique questions.

But then you can be kidding with the graphic depiction of blood curdling anti Muslim riot in which a Hindu mob slits the children”s mother, the Indian policeman electrocuting the Muslim suspect or the gory scene of the amputation of the street children by the mafia who are then forced to sing Surdas”s bhajans. The book by Vikas Swarup has the main protagonist named as Ram Mohammad Thomas who was conveniently transformed into a Muslim boy, Jamal Malik who lost his mother to a Hindu mob to make it sound in the author”s own confession more “politically correct.”

When was the last time in Indian History when an unprovoked Hindu population took to violence? For the record the Mumbai riots were incited by fanatical Muslim mobs in the face of the Baburi Masjid demolition. Moreover, it beats me how the consequent Mumbai bomb blasts triggered by local Muslim gangs can be disassociated from the Mumbai riots? And the much maligned Bombay Police recently lost sixteen of its bravest men while defending the city”s freedom of speech and expression against Islamist zealots who wanted to replicate in India, a 7th century Arabia.

More disturbingly, you have the depiction of the blue bodied Rama whom Hindus consider as Maryada Puroshottam [the best among men] threatening to terminate the existence of the innocent Muslim children. To a question on with which weapons is Lord Rama depicted with in popular iconography, Jamal Malik the protagonist does not remember the grand Ram Lilas which happen across the country or Ram Kathas on televisions. Instead, a Hindu kid dressed like immaculately like Lord Rama stand in the mid of a slum in a threatening pose. And one cannot miss the hatred being portrayed in the face and looks of that young Hindu kid, younger than even Jamaal. Even a 5 year old Hindu kid is a communal bigot and Rama is responsible for all the communal crap. Muslims are seculars and victims by definition. And we need one white director to tell these things to the whole world. Not only this we have forcibly amputated children singing Surdas”s bhajan pining for a glimpse of illusory Krishna? This insensitive jaundiced anti Hindu view is reminiscent of Indian leftist cinema where Hindu male characters are black and Muslims white! Remember, Mr and Mrs Iyer where a Hindu mob was searching for circumcised dicks and didn”t even spare a Jew in true Nazi fashion! Never mind that in world history, Hindus are the only people who don”t carry an atom of anti-Semitism, but the director”s flight of “secularist” fancy won critical acclaim. Buddhadeb Bhattacharya in his film Uttara shows a band of Hindu goons burning a Christian church made in service of the lord”s lepers and raping an orphan girl in the process. Expectedly, this rather original gruesome way of story-telling won him the national awards! In the Tamil hit, Dasavathaaram, we find an anti-historical situation fantasizing Shaivite intolerance against Vaishnavs where Ramanujam”s disciple is shown fighting Kulothunga Chola. Based on a solitary description of Chola antagonism in Ramanujam”s writings, we discover the Chola fanatic stealing the idol of Vishnu from Srirangam, ironically the same temple complex which was plundered at least five times by Islamic armies. Similarly, Kamal Hassan in his movie “Anbe Sivam”, shows a pious Shiva devotee injuring the hero who is rescued by a group of benevolent Christian nuns. Previously, in the 70s when anti-Brahmana movement in Tamil Nadu was at its peak, we had Brahmana priests routinely paraded as rascals in Tamil movies.

“Islamic” sensitivities have extracted book bans from both British and Congress governments. Girja Kumar in his “Book on Trial” has reproduced dozens of cases where Hindu books critical of Islam or the Prophet were banned, and the authors faced arrest or were killed. Salman Rushdie”s flight and Taslima Nasrin”s plight is well known. Lajja almost faced a ban because she had exposed the genocide against Hindus in Bangladesh. Movies on the state of Kashmiri pundits, victims of Islamic genocide against Hindus of Bangladeshis, the Hindu victims of the North East against Christian separatism and also the historical crimes by the armies of Islam and inquisitory Christianity are taboo in a “secular country” They cannot see the light of the day because they are inimical to communal harmony and hurt minority sentiments.

This ostentatious display of anti Hindu sentiment is of course lost on the jingoists or those ABCDs who go gaga over such pernicious cinema. Sincere critics questioning the dumb plot where a slum boy grows up into a sophisticated leftist JNU product with a flawless English accent are censured by appealing to the authority of the Golden globe awards. They keenly forget the film was precisely designed for that, appeal to the racial sensitivities of those who really matter! Therefore, even the liberation of Jamal is not through out of any indigenous worth, but through an internationally funded poverty alleviation game show [Kaun Banega Crorepati recedes into its international avatar, Who wants to become a millionaire].

Saurav Basu

Slumdog is about defaming Hindus

Kanchan Gupta

Similarly, Danny Boyle has made a film that portrays every possible bias against India and structured it within the matrix of Western lib-left perceptions of the Indian ‘reality’ which have little or nothing in common with the real India in which we live.

Therefore, it is not surprising that Boyle’s film is about a slum where extreme social exclusion, political suppression and economic deprivation define the lives of its inhabitants. He has made every effort to shock and awe the film’s audience by taking recourse to graphic and gory portrayal of bloodthirsty Hindu mobs on the rampage — the idiom that defines India as it is imagined by the lib-left Western mind — laying to waste Muslim lives (a Hindu is shown slitting a Muslim woman’s throat in an almost frame-by-frame remake of the videotape that was released by the killers of Daniel Pearl) and property. There’s more that makes you want to throw up the last meal you had: Hindu policemen torturing Muslims by giving them ‘electric shock therapy’, street children being physically disfigured and then forced to beg, and such other scenes of a medieval society where rule of law does not exist and every Hindu is a rapacious monster eager to make a feast of helpless Muslims.

Nor is it surprising that Boyle should have cunningly changed the name of the film’s — as also the book’s — protagonist from Vikas Swarup’s Ram Mohammad Thomas (a sort of tribute to the Amar Akbar Antony brand of ‘secularism’ which was fashionable in the 1970s) to Jamal Malik. The name implies a Kashmiri connection, and we can’t put it beyond Boyle suggesting a link between Jamal’s travails — it is his mother whose throat is shown as being slit by a Hindu — and the imagined victimhood of Kashmir’s Muslims who, the lib-left intelligentsia in the West insists, are ‘persecuted by Hindu India’. Asked about the protagonist’s name being changed, Swarup is believed to have said that it was done to “make it sound more politically correct”. There is a second hidden message: The Hindu quizmaster on the ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?’ show has doubts about Jamal, who gets all the questions right, not because he is a ‘slumdog’ but because he is a Muslim; so he sets India’s Hindu police on the hapless boy. Swarup did not quite put it that way in his book, but the film does so, and understandably the critics in Hollywood who sport Obama buttons are impressed.

The last time depravity was portrayed as the Indian ‘reality’ was when Roland Joffé did a cinematic version of Dominique Lapierre’s City of Joy. In that film, the Missionaries of Charity were shown as the saviours of an India trapped in filth, squalor, poverty and Hindu superstition. Some two decades later, Boyle has rediscovered Joffé’s India and made appropriate changes to fit his film into the Hindu-bad-Muslim-good mould so that it has a resonance in today’s America where it is now fashionable to look at the world through the eyes of Barack Hussein Obama.

In her review of the film, “Shocked by Slumdog’s poverty porn”, Alice Miles writes in The Times: “Like the bestselling novel by the Americanised Afghan Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Slumdog Millionaire is not a million miles away from a form of pornographic voyeurism. Slumdog Millionaire is poverty porn.” Commenting on the BBFC’s decision to “place this work in the comedy genre”, she says, “Comedy? So maybe that’s it: I just didn’t get the joke.” It’s doubtful whether most Indians, Hindus and Muslims, would get it either if they were to watch Slumdog Millionaire.

kanchangupta@rocketmail.com

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Left moots pension for Madrassa teachers to please Muslims

Posted by jagoindia on February 23, 2009


KOCHI | Sunday, February 22, 2009
Left moots pension for Madrassa teachers to please Muslims

Pioneer News Service | Kozhikode

The CPI(M)-led LDF Government in Kerala are planning some quick pre-poll measures to regain the trust of the minorities, especially Muslims, which has been affected of late by moves like the one by the Law Reforms Commission which has suggested strict controls on polygamy.

Local Administration Minister Paloli Muhammad Kutty, who had headed a panel for studying the possibilities of implementing the Sachar Committee recommendations in Kerala, announced on Saturday that the Government wanted to implement a programme for providing a handsome pension to those who retired as full-time Madrassa teachers.

At a function organized here to announce the formation of a welfare fund for the Madrassa teachers, Paloli said the plan was to give a sum of at least Rs 4,000 a month as pension to those who had completed at least ten years’ service as full-time Madrassa teachers.

He also said that the Government was also considering to institute 5,000 scholarships for students from the minority community. There was also a plan to provide Rs 1,000 towards hostel fee for minority students in the higher education sector. Centres would be started for imparting training to minority candidates for preparing for civil service examinations, he said.

The Paloli-headed committee appointed to study the ways to implement the Sachar Committee recommendations in Kerala had in February 2008 last suggested that all Muslim children below poverty line should be given all the educational concessions presently enjoyed by those in the scheduled tribes. The committee’s report had said special scholarships of up to Rs 2,000 should be given to these children on the basis of an income ceiling.

The report had also asked for a hike in the grant for children living in orphanages (Yateem Khanas) from the present Rs 175 to Rs 250 per month and for increasing this by Rs 25 every year. The LDF Government, disregarding the serious concerns and criticisms raised by leading political parties and community organizations in the State, had on April 30 last decided to implement the report of the Paloli committee. Various organizations had complained that the CPI(M) effort to implement the report was part of its efforts to win the Muslim vote-bank even by jeopardizing the religious harmony in the State.

The report had recommended creation of a Muslim Development Corporation, establishment of an Arabic university and more government schools in Muslim majority areas, etc. The committee also recommended constitution of minority cells in the district level. It also suggested starting of more educational institutions in the Government or aided sector in places with higher density of Muslim population.

Paloli’s new announcements have come just when several Muslim outfits, including Jama’at-e-Islami and the Sunni sect led by Kanthapuram AP Aboobacker Musliar, have indicated that they could not support the Left in the coming elections. Jama’at-e-Islami’s Kerala Amir T Arifali had recently said that they might reconsider their association with the CPI(M)-led LDF.

Meanwhile, violence re-erupted at Veliyamkode, Ponnani in Muslim-majority Malappuram district on Saturday afternoon between activists of the CPI(M) and Popular Front, the new organization launched by Islamist outfit NDF. Tension had been prevailing between CPI(M) and Popular front in Veliyamkode, a coastal village, for the past few weeks.

The house and a car of a Popular Front activist were set afire in Saturday’s violence. The attack was suspected to be a retaliation for hacking a CPI(M) activist earlier.

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Indian Muslim Raziuddin Naser’s 18-month, multi-location terrorist training programme in Pakistan

Posted by jagoindia on February 23, 2009


Our Internal Insecurity
Ashok Malik, Hindustan Times
February 19, 2009

On the morning of January 11, 2008, at Honnali on the Hosur-Hubli road in Karnataka, a policeman stopped two young men riding a motorcycle. One of them was not wearing a helmet. The usual questions followed, papers were demanded and it was found that the motorcyclists were carrying several number-plates, ostensibly assigned in several states.

The two men were arrested. One of them, Raziuddin Naser, originally from Hyderabad, turned out to be a key operative of the Students’ Islamic Movement of India (Simi) — later to metamorphose into the Indian Mujahideen (IM) — somebody the Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat Police had been seeking.

Naser and his accomplice were on their way to Goa, as he told interrogators, to “conduct serial blasts… to kill Israeli and American tourists“. If that mission had gone well, he was due to travel to Bangalore to attempt to bomb installations of IT companies. Naser’s statement before the Karnataka police makes for fascinating reading. In the context of the rather pointless debate about whether the ten Pakistani terrorists who attacked Mumbai on November 26, 2008, had “local support” or did not, it is worth revisiting what Naser told his questioners about the methods and motivational protocols of domestic jihadists.

Of course, no single interrogation or piece of evidence can reveal the entire truth. Yet, from what intelligence and anti-terrorist agencies have gathered over the past year — the Anti-Terrorist Squads (ATS) in Lucknow, Mumbai and Gandhinagar, in particular, are sitting on a mine of information, as are police officers in locations as far apart as Bhopal and Hyderabad — the different, disparate pieces of the jigsaw begin to fit. It becomes obvious that the interoperability of and relationship between groups such as the IM and external agents recruited in, say, Pakistani Punjab and trained in Lashkar-e-Tayyeba (LeT) camps, are neither absolute nor completely absent.

Naser is the son of a religio-political preacher called Mohammed Naseeruddin. Secretary of the Hyderabad-based Tehreek Tahfuzz Shaeer-e-Islam, the father was once arrested by the local police for terror-related activities. In October 2004, he was arrested by the Gujarat Police in the Old City of Hyderabad, in an operation that was hindered by massive crowds and led to firing in which a local youth was killed. By then, Naser and at least one of his brothers — now also in the custody of the Karnataka Police — were already converts. Naser explained that after 9/11, he had been much taken with the idea of joining the jihad against America in Afghanistan.In August 2005, he travelled to Saudi Arabia, a trip facilitated by a Hyderabadi friend whose brother, Abdul Samad, lived in Jeddah. Samad sent Naser for what eventually became an 18-month, multi-location training programme in Pakistan.

It is here that the story gets interesting. Naser describes different types of training in different cities. From Karachi, he is driven to Gwadar (Baluchistan), where he is introduced — along with others — to the use of assault rifles that include AK-47s, light-machine guns, “Bren machine guns…. Austrian Styre sniper rifles” and so on.

At the LeT complex of Markaz Tayyabah, near Lahore, he is taught horse riding. In Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, in Muzaffarabad and Manshehra — where one of his co-trainees is a Maldives national called ‘Abu Zaid’, who Naser says was later killed in the Kashmir Valley — and in a “mountainous” training centre he learns about “guerrilla warfare, ambush, hideout, raid, camouflage, recce…” In Rawalpindi, he learns of the “use of satellite phones… [and] disadvantages of using mobile and land lines”. In PoK again, he mixes hydrogen peroxide with rice, dal, mehndi and tobacco, and produces explosives. When Naser was arrested, he was on his way to waylay a truck that he knew was carrying hydrogen peroxide — a chemical that has industrial uses but is also present in cosmetics. He was to carry a part of his loot to Goa and execute the bombings. The use of hydrogen peroxide, easily available and not as difficult to source as say RDX, was seen as a cheap, low-cost terror mechanism.

It is worth noting that the 2008 terror bombings in, for example, Delhi and Ahmedabad also used commonly accessible chemicals. Earlier, two suspected terrorists had been arrested in Goa — in an incident unrelated to Naser — while working in a beauty parlour, attempting to pilfer cosmetics and hydrogen peroxide.

On January 1, 2008, in preparation for the Goa mission, a contact called ‘Aslam’ had visited Naser in Hubli and gave him two fake student identity cards — of BVB College of Engineering, Hubli, and of St Aloysius College. Ironically, the terrorists who attacked the Taj Mahal and Oberoi Hotels in Mumbai also carried student identity cards related to Karnataka-based colleges. Is this suggestive of a local link, admittedly a low-level and possibly non-lethal one, or is this a mere coincidence?

Was the intensive, sometimes commando-style training Naser got indicative of his recruiters identifying him for a high-profile urban guerrilla-style attack and then deciding he wasn’t up to it and demoting him to the less sophisticated, hydrogen peroxide type bombings? Do the 26/11 attacks and the dozen-odd bombings that major Indian cities experienced in 2007-08 form a continuum? To the UPA government, have these become inconvenient truths?

(Ashok Malik is a Delhi-based writer)

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LeT’s plan to black out India, six states warned of strikes against power grids and hydro-electric projects

Posted by jagoindia on February 22, 2009


LeT planned to black out India?
19 Feb 2009, Times Now

NEW DELHI: In times of terror comes the revelation that the Intelligence agencies had warned at least six state governments of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) strikes against power grids and hydro-electric projects across the country.

TIMES NOW has acquired an exclusive copy of a letter sent by the Intelligence Bureau (IB), which states that the LeT may strike grid stations across the country and that the outfit had recently collected information regarding the stations.

The letter is different from the routine warnings sent out by the IB, as it highlights the following:

1) The letter has been marked secret

2) It has been sent to the chief secretaries /home secretaries, DGPs and other top police officials

3) It was sent four days after the November 26, 2008 Mumbai terror attacks

4) The letter has warned states that the LeT had collected information regarding grid stations in the country and are planning attacks

Sources have told TIMES NOW that the IB has more evidence on the LeT’s plan of action and their research work on our country’s hydroelectric power projects.

The document also cautions the state governments to take necessary steps to thwart any such attempts. But what is causing serious concern is the fact that many states have dismissed this letter as a mere routine warning leaving these vital installations vulnerable.

PS Prashanth, Kerala state secretary, electricity employees confederation said, “After the Mumbai attacks, we know that our grid stations are also highly vulnerable. At present the security arrangements are not up to the mark. We need more security only then will we be able to safeguard our hydroelectric projects.”

Kerala alone has 29 hydroelectric power projects. For instance, if Moolamattom station in the state’s Idukki district is striked, 4 major districts of Kerala will submerge in water. There are many more hydroelectric projects that may cause serious destruction if attacked, and in this scenario, the low security in the grid stations is a major cause for concern.

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Muslim passenger from Pakistan abuses Hindu in Malaysian Airlines flight:- ‘She’s a Hindu, I cannot sit beside her

Posted by jagoindia on February 22, 2009


orror flight on board MH161

Radhika Iyer-O’Sullivan | Jan 20, 09 3:55pm
I am a Malaysian currently residing and working in Dubai. On Dec 25, 2008, I flew with Malaysian Airlines flight MH161 to Kuala Lumpur to visit my parents. I was in seat 36H (an aisle seat) and the seat next to me, 36K (window seat) was vacant. The flight stopped over at Karachi for an hour.

In Karachi, more passengers boarded the plane. One male passenger boarded, showed his boarding pass to a stewardess and she pointed to seat beside me (36K). The man looked at me and said, ‘She’s a Hindu, I cannot sit beside her.’ The stewardess responded, ‘So what? What’s wrong with Hindu?’ The man then began to yell and shout that he would not sit next to a Hindu.

The crew insisted that he had to because there were no other seats available because the plane was full. Then this passenger sat down but began to verbally abuse my faith and the crew members. I sat in my seat but was physically cringing away from him. The flight supervisor was summoned and until then the man was still seated next to me. Imagine my shock, horror and fear in being next to a hostile, abusive person.

One steward did stand next to me but did not offer any help and I did not feel safe or reassured. I reached out and told that steward that I did not feel safe anymore. I said this to him softly in English and he told me to sit and wait. He then walked off and a female crew member took his place. All this time I was under the impression that this hostile passenger beside me was a Pakistani.

I then told the stewardess in Malay that this man should not be seated beside me after what he had said about me. There were other Malaysian passengers sitting in the same area and all of them heard me. She smiled and merely nodded.

Finally, the flight supervisor, ‘SB’, approached the passenger and after an angry exchange, the passenger said, ‘Move her then!’ and SB replied, ‘Yes, we will move her’. More angry words were exchanged and it was revealed that the passenger was actually a Malaysian. When this news was revealed, the passenger actually stood up with his fists up, ready to be physically violent. I was then hauled out of my seat and taken to the back of the plane. I was kept in the kitchen.

By this time I had gone into shock and was crying uncontrollably. I was shaking with rage because I was in a position where there was nothing I could do to defend myself. No one else seemed to be doing anything too.

I could not see what was happening from the rear of the plane but I did see uniformed security personnel approaching my original seat. I could not hear or make out what was happening as there was a group of people standing around my original seat. Eventually, the group left and it was announced that the plane would be taking off.

All this time I was in the kitchen, shaking and crying. All that was done for me was crew members taking turns to ask me if I was okay and offering me Coke and water! The plane began to taxi and I was then taken to another seat (42H). As I sat down, I asked the steward, ‘Is he off the plane?’ and the answer was, ‘No.’ I was appalled.

After the plane took off, the flight supervisor, SB, came and sat beside me. He explained to me that they could not put him off the plane because he was a deportee and if they had insisted on putting him off, then the plane would not have been cleared for take off. I was still crying at this point. I asked, ‘Why am I in a different seat? He should be!’ but my question was not answered.

The plane was not full. There were eight seats vacant in the rear, four on the right aisle and four seats on the left. Seat 42H, where I was put, was one of those vacant seats in the rear. If the MAS crew knew there was a deportee boarding, should they not have made arrangements to place him at the rear of the plane? What kind of airline policy allows a deportee to sit beside a female passenger travelling alone?

I spent the next five and a half hours on the flight in tears. I was not able to sleep because I knew that a hostile passenger was only six rows down from me. I was not afraid but in rage. My friends who are reading this would know the kind of person I am. I have always stood up for my rights and for the rights of people whom I love. I would not usually tolerate such abuse and I would not have hesitated in defending myself.

What stopped me was knowing that I was on a plane, in a confined space and that there were other passengers around me too, women and children. The abusive passenger was not removed from the plane and when we landed at KLIA, he disembarked like a normal passenger and was not escorted or arrested. I also disembarked knowing that I was now in the same terminal, on my own, as this hostile passenger.

I am very disappointed with the way MAS dealt with the incident. That passenger should have been taken to the rear of the plane and restrained. I was the victim of the incident yet I lost my chosen seat that I had paid for. Apart from offers of water, Coke and some verbal reassurances, the crew did not do anything else for me.

I have contacted other major airlines and this is how they would have dealt with the matter: I would have been moved to Business/First Class and I would have been escorted into the terminal until I safely exited the airport. MAS did not do anything for me. First of all, they jeopardised my safety and well-being by forcing the passenger to sit beside me knowing that he was hostile towards me and then they did nothing else to keep me safe.

I was in the same cabin as that passenger, wondering if he was going to walk by or pass me. I spent the entire five and a half hours in tears because I could not stand up for my rights and also because I had to keep my own rage pent-up.

Once I landed, I rang my husband in Dubai and related the events to him. He took immediate steps to contact MAS but to no avail. I stayed for one week in Malaysia and every single day, I tried to call their Customer Complaints Department. All I got was a voice mail. I left numerous messages but no one called me back. No one contacted my husband in Dubai. It is only after he put it up on the MAS blog that we have received some kind of response. Fourteen days after the incident, someone from MAS called me to offer an apology.

My husband also received an email from someone who has offered me 25 percent discount on a return flight from KL to Dubai and actually referred to that abusive passenger as a ‘fellow customer’! She also clearly stated that measures taken were to prevent that passenger from getting angrier. So in other words, they do admit that.

These are the questions I posed to MAS:

Why force a passenger who is racially abusive and hostile to my appearance and faith to sit beside me? There were other seats available at the rear as I discovered later.This was not a passenger who was merely fussing about his seat, this was a passenger who was potentially a threat to another passenger.

Why did the flight supervisor immediately give in to his demands and agree to move me? I was not the passenger causing trouble.

Upon retrospect, I think I was lied to. I do not think the passenger was a deportee. It was a lie told to me to keep him on the plane and keep me quiet. If a lie was told, that means that the crew took measures to protect the hostile passenger and themselves but not me, the victim. If so, then the MAS crew perpetuated the racism and discrimination initiated by the passenger.

If this is the case, then the entire crew participated in jeopardising my safety and appropriate action should be taken against them. If the passenger was truly a deportee or an INA (inadmissible because of visa) then the plane captain should have documents about him. If a deportee or INA caused trouble on a flight, the captain should have been informed immediately.

Why was the captain not informed and if he was, why did he not come to see me? I have been informed that KLIA security had been called but there was no one waiting when the plane landed. The abusive passenger disembarked like any other normal passenger. Why was he not nabbed or restrained? Why did not the crew ensure my safety in the terminal too?

I am demanding a formal, written apology from Malaysian Airlines. I want a truthful, reasonable explanation for all the five points I have listed above. I want some compensation for what I suffered. So far, I have only received an e-mail informing that the matter is under investigation.

Horror flight: MAS regrets incident

Disappointing response from MAS

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Muslim diplomat in New York charged with beating his wife for more than 15 hours, tells told police his “wife was a dog and he was going to treat her like a dog”

Posted by jagoindia on February 20, 2009


“During the attack, Fagirad bit, slapped, choked and beat the 22-year-old woman with a belt, pushed her down a flight of stairs and sat on her chest, prosecutors said. At one point, prosecutors said, Fagirad threw his wife up against a wall, held her there by the neck and then let her drop to the floor, where he beat her with a belt.

Afghan diplomat was charged Friday with beating his wife “like a dog” for more than 15 hours in their Queens home, prosecutors said.

Afghan diplomat Mohammed Fagirad charged in all-day wife beating
BY Nicole Bode
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

February 14th 2009,
An Afghan diplomat was charged Friday with beating his wife “like a dog” for more than 15 hours in their Queens home, prosecutors said.

Mohammed Fagirad, 30, a vice consul at the Afghanistan Consulate, brutalized his wife inside their Flushing home from about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday until nearly midnight, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.

During the attack, Fagirad bit, slapped, choked and beat the 22-year-old woman with a belt, pushed her down a flight of stairs and sat on her chest, prosecutors said.

At one point, prosecutors said, Fagirad threw his wife up against a wall, held her there by the neck and then let her drop to the floor, where he beat her with a belt.

Fagirad told police his “wife was a dog and he was going to treat her like a dog,” prosecutors said.

When Fagirad left the home, his wife fled and went to the 109th Precinct stationhouse, where she filed a domestic violence report, prosecutors said. She then returned home.

When Fagirad returned, he demanded his wife’s cell phone and called police to file a counterclaim, prosecutors said.

The woman, who was not named, was hospitalized for bruises and scratches to her neck and back.

Prosecutors said Fagirad’s limited diplomatic immunity only covers work-related infractions.

He was awaiting arraignment last night in Queens Criminal Court. End

Also click this link  Muslim cleric explains wife beating

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Pakistan’s slumdog jihadis

Posted by jagoindia on February 20, 2009


Slumdog Jihadis In Pakistan, the under-15 population is 37 per cent of the total. Given the poor education, health and skills of this youth, they are fodder for jihad and little else. With the mullahs constantly drumming that all of Pakistan’s ills are due to the evil Hindu India/Zionist Israel/Christian America troika, Pakistan’s biggest export for a long time is likely to be terror. Slumdog Jihadis: The Dawn on December 18, 2008, quoted the Pakistan Planning Commission’s Deputy Chairman Sardar Asef Ahmad Ali that poverty had skyrocketed to above 40 per cent in the country, leaving millions helpless. It is these poor/unemployed/uneducated people that are cannon fodder for the jihadis. The interrogation of the lone surviving Mumbai terrorist Ajmal Kasab’s  story fits the bill. There are such 48 million Ajmals waiting in Pakistan to be primed against India.

Read all here and here

Pakistan’s Jihad’s Factories
by Ben Barber
Afghanistan’s Taliban studied in the madrasahs-the Islamist religious schools-of Pakistan, where some 1.75 million students are currently preparing to fight for Islam around the world.

In a few moments chatting with them, I quickly learned that their major topic of study was jihad, or holy war. The nearly 2,000 students expect to fight infidels in Chechnya, Afghanistan, Palestine, or Indian Kashmir once they complete their studies at the madrasah, located inside the walls of the old city of Lahore.

About 1.75 million students are enrolled in the schools, though it is not clear how many of the academies are devoted to preparing their students for jihad. Some may focus only on religious studies. It is certain, however, that each time the repressive Islamic Taliban regime in Afghanistan needs to mount a spring offensive against its rebel opponents, tens of thousands of students from Pakistani madrasahs pour over the border in trucks to join the jihad, according to reports in the Jane’s defense publications. Thus, the system of madrasahs has become a hatchery for tens of thousands of Islamic militants who have spread conflict around the world. Incidents in the Philippines, Indonesia, Russia, Central Asia, and at New York’s World Trade Center have all been linked to graduates of the madrasahs. Indeed, Pakistan is terrorism’s fertile garden.

Khuddamuddin is run by Mohammed Ajmal Qadri, leader of one of the three branches of the fundamentalist Jamiat Ulema Islam party, who told me that nearly 13,000 trained jihad fighters have passed through his school. At least 2,000 of them were in or on their way to Indian-held Kashmir.

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Bangalore blasts planned in Kerala, 9 Islamic terrorists arrested: Police

Posted by jagoindia on February 19, 2009


Bangalore blasts was conspired in Kerala

BANGALORE: The investigation into last year’s Bangalore serial blasts revealed that a meeting between Abdul Sattar and Riyaz Bhatkal, who is still at large, took place at Aiswarya Tourist Home in Ernakulam. The room was booked by Sattar and the entry was made in his own handwriting. Here, they hatched the conspiracy to prepare micro chip-based timer devices to be used for IEDs.

Their mission was ‘Shock Bangalore’
8 Feb 2009, TNN

Bangalore : It is official. A group of radicals, alleged to be involved in crimes including an attempt to murder former Kerala chief  minister E K Nayanar, were behind the Bangalore blasts on July 25, 2008. All they wanted to do is `shock’ Bangalore. The reason: the city’s economic prosperity and BJP romping home to power.

Speaking to the media on Saturday, police commissioner Shankar Bidari said: “The first stage of investigation is over but we are still continuing probe as terror networks are complex. We need to coordinate with several national agencies.”

He added the gang did not mean to cause huge damage and chose less crowded places to plant the bombs. The serial blasts in eight locations killed one — Sudha, 35, from Arasikere, wife of Muniraju — and injured eight. The police have arrested nine persons so far, and four other accused died in an Army encounter in Jammu and Kashmir.

RECAP

* Eight blasts shook the city on July 25 last year, between 1.30 pm and 2 pm

* All the blasts occurred on the roadside, from Madiwala check-post to Kengeri on Mysore Road

* An unexploded IED was found near The Forum mall in Koramangala on July 26 and diffused by a bomb disposal squad

* An explosion at Channapatna near Ramanagaram on July 24 came to light later. A large quantity of ammonium nitrate mixture was found in a steel trunk, along with detonators and a steel pipe, near a toy shop

* On July 26, 21 serial blasts in Ahmedabad killed 56 and injured 200. Twenty-eight IEDs were found in Surat on July 26 and 27

INVESTIGATION

A police team comprising joint commissioner Gopal B Hosur, ACPs Jitendranath and Omkariah, inspectors Badrinath, Pooviah and others was in charge of the investigation. While Indian Mujahiddin (IM) had claimed responsibility for the blast in other places, there was no word on the Bangalore blasts. The only clue was the similarity between IEDs found in Surat and Bangalore. Interaction with police and investigation agencies revealed IM was not behind Bangalore blasts.

The breakthrough came when Mumbai police arrested some IM members in Mangalore, who spilled the beans about `Shahbuddin Gowri Brigade’, the name that was mentioned in IM’s e-mails. Besides, explosive material were sourced from Kerala.

KERALA CONNECTION

Four persons from Kerala, who were killed in an Army encounter at Jammu and Kashmir, threw light on the case. Police recovered BMTC bus tickets from the deceased. They were found to have travelled frequently on a particular route on Hosur Road.

With the Kerala angle coming to fore, Bangalore police camped there for weeks and gathered information. They found Abdul Sattar of Mallapuram was the brain behind the microchip-based timer devices. Sattar had prepared the devices on the request of mastermind Riyaz Bhatkal for the Surat blasts, through an intermediary based outside the country.

After coming to know Sattar was hiding in Hyderabad, the city police, with the help of their Andhra Pradesh counterparts, nabbed him. Police also came to know Sattar had given shelter to Riyaz when he was in Hyderabad.

Kerala police had arrested five youths who were induced to go across the border for terrorist training. These were Abdul Jabbar, 35, Mujeeb, 26, Abdul Jaleel, 35, Faizal, 24 and Badruddin, 28. The city police took their custody from Kannur jail for interrogation.

CONSPIRACY

During Sattar’s interrogation, the police learned he had met Bhatkal on April 13, 2008, at a hotel in Kuttipuram, Ernakulam. The room was booked by Sattar, stating the purpose as `meeting’. Here, they are said to have planned how to prepare micro-chip based timer devices to be used as IEDs.

Another accused Mujeeb was married and settled down in Bommasandra. When the blasts plan was finalized, the gang brought material like ammonium nitrate, nuts and bolts, printed circuit boards and tool wires from Kannur, and stored it at Mujeeb’s house. They had also purchased plastic and steel tiffin carriers, buckets, English newspaper bundles, empty plastic containers and a bag of cement. Flower pots were prepared using nuts and bolts as projectiles.

After the preparation of bombs, the gang conducted a recce on July 23 and 24 to select the places. They left for Kerala via Mysore.

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