Laskhar e Taiba

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Are you willing to take part in massive protests against LeT?

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  3. Only after the next terror attack

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  1. mehwish92

    mehwish92 Founding Member

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    I create this page to keep an update of all the threats and anti-India activities being done by Laskar e Toiba from Pakistani soil. I hope others will add onto this thread.


    On another note, I think its high time we all Indians get together and hold massive protests against Laskhar e Taiba, other Pakistan-based militant groups, as well as Pakistan itself (for not stopping terrorism from occuring). We need to make our voices heard.
     
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  3. mehwish92

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    Lashkar e Taiba or LeT is one of the largest and most active militant organizations in South Asia. It was founded by Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and Zafar Iqbal in the Kunar province of Afghanistan, and is currently based in Muridke near Lahore, Pakistan operating several training camps in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. Lashkar-e-Taiba members have carried out major attacks against India and its objective is to introduce an Islamic state in South Asia and to "liberate" Muslims residing in Indian-administered Kashmir. Some breakaway Lashkar members have also been accused of carrying out attacks in Pakistan, particularly in Karachi, to mark its opposition to the policies of former President Pervez Musharraf. The organization is banned as a terrorist organization by India, Pakistan, the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Russia and Australia. U.S. intelligence officials believe that Pakistan's main intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), continues to give LeT intelligence help and protection.

    The group reportedly conducts training camps and humanitarian work. These camps have long been trained by the Pakistan's powerful Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency because of their usefulness against India and in Afghanistan, though they have reportedly been told not to mount any operations for now.


    Goals:

    While the primary area of operations of the Lashkar-e-Taiba’s terrorist activities is the Kashmir valley, the outfit is also active in the Jammu region besides having undertaken isolated attacks in other parts of India. The LeT's professed goal is not limited to challenging India's sovereignty over Jammu and Kashmir. The group's aims include establishing an Islamic state in South Asia and uniting all Muslim majority regions in countries that surround Pakistan. The Lashkar-e-Taiba group has repeatedly claimed through its journals and websites that its main aim is to destroy the Indian republic and to annihilate Hinduism and Judaism. LeT has declared Hindus and Jews to be the "enemies of Islam", as well as India and Israel to be the "enemies of Pakistan". They see the issue of Kashmir as part of a wider global struggle.

    In a pamphlet entitled "Why Are We Waging Jihad?" the group defined its agenda as the restoration of Islamic rule over all parts of India.



    Alleged and Confirmed Attacks and Confrontations

    In March 2000, Lashkar-e-Taiba militants are claimed to have been involved in the Chittisinghpura massacre, where 35 Sikhs in the town of Chittisinghpura in Kashmir were killed. An LeT militant who was arrested in December of the year admitted to the involvement of the group and had no regret in perpetrating the anti-Sikh massacre.
    The LeT was also held responsible by the government for the December 23, 2000 attack in Red Fort,[29] New Delhi. LeT confirmed its participation in the Red Fort attack.

    The Indian government blamed LeT, in coordination with Jaish-e-Mohammed, for a December 13, 2001 assault on parliament in Delhi.
    2002 Kaluchak massacre 31 killed may 14, 2002. Australian government attributed this massacre to Lashkar-e-Taiba when it designated it as a terrorist organization.
    2003 Nadimarg Massacre 24 Kashmiri pandits gunned down on the night of March 23, 2003.
    2005 London bombings: Links to Lashkar-e-Taiba and Al-Qaeda involved.
    2005 Delhi bombings: During Diwali, Lashkar-e-Taiba bombed crowded festive Delhi markets killing 60 civilians and maiming 527.
    2006 Varanasi bombings: Lashkar-e-Taiba was involved in serial blasts in Varanasi in the state of Uttar Pradesh. 37 people died and 89 were seriously injured.
    2006 Doda Massacre 34 Hindus were killed in Kashmir on April 30, 2006..
    2006 Mumbai train bombings: The investigation launched by Indian forces and US officials have pointed to the involvement of Lashkar-e-Taiba in Mumbai serial blasts on 11 July 2006. The Mumbai serial blasts on 11 July claimed 211 lives and maimed about 407 people and seriously injured another 768.

    On September 12, 2006 the propaganda arm of the Lashkar-e-Taiba issued a fatwa against Pope Benedict XVI demanding that Muslims assassinate him for his controversial statements about Muhammad.
    On September 16, 2006, a top Lashkar-e-Taiba militant, Abu Saad, was killed by the troops of 9-Rashtriya Rifles in Nandi Marg forest in Kulgam. Saad belongs to Lahore in Pakistan and also oversaw LeT operations for the past three years in Gul Gulabhgash as the outfit's area commander. Apart from a large quantity of arms and ammunition, high denomination Indian and Pakistani currencies were also recovered from the slain militant.

    In November 2008, Lashkar-e-Taiba has been suspected but has denied being a part of the Mumbai attacks. The lone gunman, [Ajmal Amir Kasab], captured by Indian authorities admitted the attacks were planned and executed by the organization. US intelligence sources confirmed that their evidence suggested Lashkar-e-Taiba is behind the attacks.
    On 7 December 2008, under pressure from USA and India, the Pakistani Army launched an operation against LeT and Jamat-ud-Dawa to arrest people suspected of 26/11 Mumbai attacks.



    (Courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lashkar-e-Taiba)
     
  4. mehwish92

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    LeT plan to target Isro scientists
    4 Apr 2009, 0309 hrs IST, TNN


    NEW DELHI: In a clear sign of Pakistani terrorists attacking symbols of India’s growing power, the Lashkar-e-Taiba, it is learnt, plans to target
    senior scientists and engineers of the Indian Space Research Organization, especially those working on the space programme.

    The revelations came during the interrogation of Sarfaraz Nawaz, an LeT operative, by the Karnataka police in connection with the 2008 Bangalore blasts. Nawaz named a Pakistani terrorist, Jasim, as saying that the Lashkar planned to send terrorists to target the scientists, including Isro head G Madhavan Nair. Jasim also named a woman Muslim scientist from UP working on the Agni missile project as a potential target. P 13

    Pakistan’s officially backed terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba plans to target senior scientists and engineers of the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro), an arrested LeT operative has revealed.

    In revelations which are chilling because of what they tell of the mindset of the terror group, officials told TOI that interrogations of an LeT terrorist, Sarfaraz Nawaz, by Karnataka authorities showed that LeT was planning to despatch terrorists to assassinate senior members of Isro, specifically those involved in the space launch programme.

    Nawaz told interrogators that Jasim alias Tahsin, an LeT terrorist from Pakistan, had talked about targeting these scientists. Jasim apparently mentioned the names of 'Alex, Sajivnath, Suresh Kumar and a female Muslim scientist from UP (a lady scientist working in Agni missile project), apart from G Madhavan Nair, the head of Isro.

    This is not the first time LeT has targeted elements of India’s growing power. There have been attempts on Infosys and Wipro, an aborted terror attack at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. The attack on Jaipur targeted India’s tourism industry, while those in Parliament House targeted the seat of power. Of course, the biggest were the Mumbai attacks which targeted India’s commercial capital and its most potent symbols of soft power.

    Officials said Nawaz’s statement had detailed accounts of how the terrorists in Kerala operated on instructions from leaders in Pakistan and Gulf. Nawaz was brought to Bangalore recently from Muscat in connection with the probe into the Bangalore blasts of July 25, 2008.

    Police said, "Nawaz attended a meeting with Jasim and Ali, both members of LeT in Muscat. Things like how to carry out terror activities in India came up during discussions. This included attacks on top scientists. Nawaz told us that these things were at a discussion level during meetings in Muscat."

    Nawaz, who joined SIMI in 1995, had attended Nadwat-ul-Ulema in Lucknow and started working in the SIMI headquarters in New Delhi in 2000.

    (www.timesofindia.com)
     
  5. mehwish92

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    Taj gets fresh email threat from Pak
    3 Apr 2009, 0022 hrs IST, Mateen Hafeez, TNN


    MUMBAI: A fresh email threat, originating in Pakistan, was sent to the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower hotel on Tuesday. It threatened to blow up the
    heritage building which had suffered heavily in the 26/11 terror attack. The Mumbai hotel and another Taj property in Chennai had received threatening emails on Monday.

    Tuesday's email was forwarded by the hotel authorities to the Cyber Crime Investigation Cell of the Mumbai Police and to the cyber unit of the Anti-Terrorism Squad.

    "The fresh email was sent from the ID [email protected], and contained sentences very similar to those in Monday's mail. Even the internet service provider is the same. It seems that this mail account was created recently," an officer associated with the detection said. Tuesday's email originated in Rawalpindi.

    Monday's email, warning of terror strikes on the hotels, was sent from the ID [email protected]. The Cyber Crime Investigation Cell and the Anti-Terrorism Squad had traced the internet protocol (IP) address of that email also to Rawalpindi. The email ID was created in 2006.

    Police do not rule out the possibility that the email messages could be a prank, but say they cannot take any chances.
     
  6. mehwish92

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    Pak Lashkar e Toiba Hit Indian Election


    Five specific intercepts of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) are a pointer to the targeting of the general elections by Pakistan. The intercepts of the LeT’s “chatter” made available are a clear indicator of the looming threat. Sample this “Janaab public meeting sei accha koi mauka nahi hoga. Aap waha ja kei kaam kariye. Sara make-up (code for explosives) aap ko diya jaye ga” (Their will be no better opportunity than a public meeting. Go and do the work there).

    The Intelligence Bureau has already briefed the Union Home Minister, P Chidambaram and has also deputed the DIB, P C Haldar to brief the Election Commission.

    Says a senior official, “It is now obvious that Pakistan will go to any extent to ensure that our elections will be disrupted. It will be naive to expect anything else.”

    Contrary to Pakistan’s oft repeated claims of pulling the plug on the LeT, sources say it is alive and kicking and plotting mayhem against India.

    Sources say that strategic financing of the LeT undertaken by the ISI has almost increased 50 percent in the last two months in order to target elections 2009 in India.

    The LeT has also been given a list of high-profile leaders such as Congress President, Sonia Gandhi, Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Digvijaya Singh BJP leader, L K Advani, Narendra Modi to target. Two of the intercepts are specific in nature and refer to these leaders.

    Sources say that the techint (technical intelligence) has ensured that we are wise to the danger, but the agencies lack the humint (human intelligence) as there is simply not enough infiltration and information available on the LeT on the ground.

    The IB has repeatedly pointed this out to Home Minister Chidambaram and now plans are on the anvil to recruit more “assets’”.

    Says a senior official “We have shared the intercepts with the FBI and apart from taking our own precautions we hope the Americans whisper some words of wisdom into Pakistan’s ears.”

    Analysts say that with public anger, boiling over after the Mumbai outrage, will be hard to contain if Pakistan does not rein in the LeT.



    http://www.nhatky.in/pak-lashkar-e-toiba-hit-indian-election-12330190
     
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    Lashkar trying to sneak into Rajasthan, Punjab

    27 Mar 2009, 0231 hrs IST, Vishwa Mohan, TNN


    NEW DELHI: With security agencies focusing on the usual infiltration routes along LoC in Jammu & Kashmir, terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) is
    planning to sneak in its trained cadres through the `fenced border' in Rajasthan and Punjab — the stretch which is generally considered safe -- to carry out "some action" during forthcoming general elections.

    Though intelligence agencies have been getting such inputs for long, some specific information relating to LeT's plan forced home minister P Chidambaram to rush to both these states on Thursday to see the preparedness of BSF, which is deployed along the fenced border on the western front.

    A senior home ministry official said, "The LeT, which lost 17 of its cadre in an encounter with Army in Hafruda forest area of Kupwara district in J&K in the past few days, may try to push in its men through the fenced border — the way it did in Kanachak in Jammu sector last year. Their plan is to send small batch of jihadis for quick action in Rajasthan and Punjab, instead of focusing only on the Kashmir Valley."

    In the backdrop of such inputs, Chidambaram, who was accompanied by BSF chief M L Kumawat during his visit to K K Barrier post in Ferozepur sector in Punjab and Satpal post in Bikaner in Rajasthan, assured the BSF that the government would not divert any personnel from border duties as threats on these fronts had gone up substantially in the run-up to polls.

    The home minister, at the same time, asked BSF to take immediate care of areas where the border fencing was found to be in poor condition. He advised the force to deploy more personnel on such locations and asked it to quickly complete repair works and replacement of non-working floodlights.

    The heightened vigil on the western border, in the wake of recent inputs will, however, not affect the BSF's current level of deployment along the Indo-Bangladesh border.

    The official said, "The eastern border has, of late, thrown a different challenge following the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) mutiny. The BSF was already on alert mode due to the volatile situation across the border. Absence of any resistance to infiltrators from that side has made the task tough."

    The issue will be taken up with Bangladesh when new BDR chief Brigadier General Moinul Islam comes here for three-day talks with BSF, beginning on March 30. Besides infiltration, smuggling and narcotics trade will also come up for discussion.


    (www.timesofindia.com)
     
  8. Rage

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    Brilliant thread meh! Thank you for starting it. If you ever plan on hosting a protest either in the city / downtown, let me know. I'll spread the word around and get others to join in the worthy cause as well. Spreading awareness is an important first step towards eliminating scum like this entirely.

    Rage
     
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    Lashkar-e-Toiba 'Army of the Pure' Formation

    http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/countries/india/states/jandk/terrorist_outfits/lashkar_e_toiba.htm


    Lashkar-e-Toiba
    'Army of the Pure'

    Formation

    Formed in 1990 in the Kunar province of Afghanistan, the Lashkar-e-Toiba (also known as Jama’at-ud-Da’awa) is based in Muridke near Lahore in Pakistan and is headed by Hafiz Muhammad Saeed.

    Its first presence in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) was recorded in 1993 when 12 Pakistani and Afghan mercenaries infiltrated across the Line of Control (LoC) in tandem with the Islami Inquilabi Mahaz, a terrorist outfit then active in the Poonch district of J&K.

    1. Proscription

    The LeT is outlawed in India under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

    It was included in the Terrorist Exclusion List by the US Government on December 5, 2001. The US administration designated the Lashkar-e-Toiba as a FTO (Foreign Terrorist Organization) on December 26, 2001. It is also a banned organization in Britain since March 30, 2001.

    The group was proscribed by the United Nations in May 2005.

    The military regime of Gen. Pervez Musharraf banned the Lashkar-e-Toiba in Pakistan on January 12, 2002.

    2. Objectives/Ideology

    The LeT’s professed ideology goes beyond merely challenging India's sovereignty over the State of Jammu and Kashmir. The Lashkar's ‘agenda’, as outlined in a pamphlet titled Why are we waging jihad includes the restoration of Islamic rule over all parts of India. Further, the outfit seeks to bring about a union of all Muslim majority regions in countries that surround Pakistan. Towards that end, it is active in J&K, Chechnya and other parts of Central Asia.

    Hafiz Saeed, a scholar of Islam, has said that the purpose of Jihad is to carry out a sustained struggle for the dominance of Islam in the entire world and to eliminate the evil forces and the ignorant. He considers India, Israel and US to be his prime enemies and has threatened to launch Fidayeen (suicide squad) attacks on American interests too.

    The Lashkar-e-Toiba does not believe in democracy and nationalism. According to its ideology, it is the duty of every 'Momin' to protect and defend the interests of Muslims all over the world where Muslims are under the rule of non-Muslim in the democratic system. It has, thus chosen the path of Jihad as the suited means to achieve its goal. Cadres are drawn from the Wahabi school of thought.

    Jihad, Hafiz Saeed said during the All Pakistan Ulema Convention held on July 17, 2003, at Lahore, is the only way Pakistan can move towards dignity and prosperity.

    The LeT has consistently advocated the use of force and vowed that it would plant the 'flag of Islam' in Washington, Tel Aviv and New Delhi.

    3. Leadership and Command Structure

    The outfit’s headquarters (200 acres) is located at Muridke, 30 kms from Lahore, which was built with contributions and donations from the Middle East, with Saudi Arabia being the biggest benefactor.

    The headquarters houses a Madrassa (seminary), a hospital, a market, a large residential area for ‘scholars’ and faculty members, a fish farm and agricultural tracts. The LeT also reportedly operates 16 Islamic institutions, 135 secondary schools, an ambulance service, mobile clinics, blood banks and several seminaries across Pakistan.

    LeT publishes its views and opinion through its Website (http://www.jamatuddawa.org/), an Urdu monthly journal, Al-Dawa, which has a circulation of 80,000, and an Urdu weekly, Gazwa. It also publishes Voice of Islam, an English monthly, and Al-Rabat - monthly in Arabic, Mujala-e-Tulba - Urdu monthly for students, Jehad Times - Urdu Weekly.

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed is the Amir (chief) of Lashkar-e-Toiba. While Yahiya Mujahid serves as the spokesman of the outfit, Maulana Abdul Wahid is one of the senior leaders. Abdullah Muntazer is the ‘Spokesman for International Media’ and editor of the outfit’s Website. Saeed’s son Talha reportedly looks after the LeT activity at its base camp in Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan occupied Kashmir. Saeed’s son-in-law, Khalid Waleed, is reportedly part of the LeT office in Lahore.

    According to a November 2005 report of Rediff, the LeT leadership consisted of: Hafiz Mohammed Saeed (Supreme Commander); Zia-Ur-Rehman Lakhvi alias Chachaji (Supreme Commander, Kashmir); A. B. Rahman-Ur-Dakhil (Deputy Supreme Commander); Abdullah Shehzad alias Abu Anas alias Shamas (Chief Operations Commander, Valley); Abdul Hassan alias MY (Central Division Commander); Kari Saif-Ul-Rahman (North Division Commander); Kari Saif-Ul-Islam (Deputy Commander); Masood alias Mahmood (Area Commander, Sopore); Hyder-e-Krar alias CI (Deputy Commander, Bandipora); Usman Bhai alias Saif-Ul-Islam (Deputy Commander, Lolab); Abdul Nawaz (Deputy Commander, Sogam); Abu Rafi (Deputy Divisional Commander, Baramulla); Abdul Nawaz (Deputy Commander, Handwara); Abu Museb alias Saifulla (Deputy Commander, Budgam);

    Its cadres are organised at district levels with ‘district commanders’ in charge. Within Pakistan, the outfit has a network of training camps and branch offices, which undertake recruitment and collection of finances.

    It comprises cadres mostly from Pakistan and Afghanistan and a sprinkling of militants from Sudan, Bahrain, Central Asia, Turkey and Libya. Funded, armed and trained by the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISl, the external intelligence agency of Pakistan), it has presently a little over 750 cadres (this number keeps changing) in Jammu and Kashmir (a vast majority of the foreign mercenaries operating in the Valley).

    The policy making apex body consists of Amir (chief), Naib Amir (deputy chief) Finance chief etc. At the field level, it has Chief Commander, Divisional Commander, District Commander, Battalion Commander and down below on army pattern.

    4. Area of Operation

    While the primary area of operations of the Lashkar-e-Toiba is Jammu and Kashmir, the outfit has carried out attacks in other parts of India, including in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Varanasi, Kolkata, Gujarat, etc. It reportedly has cells in many cities/towns outside Jammu and Kashmir.

    The LeT has been able to network with several Islamist extremist organizations across India, especially in J&K, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat. LeT is actively engaged in subversive activities in the States of Maharashtra, West Bengal, Bihar, Hyderabad, Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh at the instance of ISI to expand the frontier of violence outside J&K by subverting fringe elements. Of all the Pakistan-based terrorist groups, the LeT is the only group with support bases across India.

    The Lashkar-e-Toiba has training camps spread across Pakistan and Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). Its camps, recruitment centres/offices are spread across the length and breadth of Pakistan and PoK in Muzaffarabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Karachi, Multan, Quetta, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Gilgit (in the Northern Area of PoK), etc. LeT reportedly has 2,200 offices across Pakistan.

    The LeT allegedly carried out the terrorist attack at the Indian Institute of Science campus in Bangalore on December 28, 2005, in which one person was killed; Earlier, on October 29, 2005, it engineered the serial explosions in New Delhi killing at least 62 persons; It is also suspected to have carried out the Varanasi attack on March 7, 2006 in which 21 civilians died and 62 others were injured; Three suspected LeT terrorists were shot dead during an abortive attempt to storm the headquarters of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a right-wing Hindu organization, at Nagpur in Maharashtra on June 1, 2006; The LeT, according to Mumbai Police, carried out the 7/11 serial bombings in Mumbai in which at least 200 people were killed.

    Arrests made during March-April 2004 near Baghdad brought to light links between the LeT and Islamist groups fighting the United States military in Iraq. In March - and possibly even earlier - United States forces detained Pakistani national Dilshad Ahmad and four others in Baghdad. Ahmad, a long-time Lashkar operative from the Bahawalpur area of the province of Punjab in Pakistan, had played a key role in the Lashkar's trans-Line of Control (LoC) operations, serving between 1997 and 2001 as the organisation's commander for the forward camps from where infiltrating groups of terrorists are launched into Jammu and Kashmir with Pakistani military support. Ahmad is believed to have made at least six secret visits to Lashkar groups operating in J&K during this period.

    5. Training and Operational Strategies

    The outfit provides training to both militant cadres and the Ulema (religious scholars). Its militant cadres are given two months training in the handling of AK series rifles, LMGs, pistols, rocket launchers and hand grenades. It also provides a 21-day training programme called Daura-e-Aam and a three months specialized training programme called Daura-e-Khas.

    The Ulema are provided with a 42-days course. At the time of induction, the young recruits are made to go through a fresher course called Bait-ur-Rizwan.

    Lashkar-e-Toiba is credited for having initiated the strategy of Fidayeen (suicide squad) attacks in J&K. It has formed two sub-groups called 'Jaan-e-Fidai' and 'Ibn-e-Tayamiah'. While the first group consists of highly motivated terrorists, the second comprises terrorists suffering from incurable diseases.

    Compared to other terrorist outfits in J&K, the LeT has commanded significant attention primarily due to two reasons. First, for its well planned and executed attacks on security force (SF) targets and secondly, for the massacres of non-Muslim civilians. After the Kargil war of May-July 1999, (when Pakistani troops and mercenaries, including those of the Lashkar, were forced to withdraw from peaks on the Indian side of the Line of Control - LoC), the outfit launched its Fidayeen strategy whereby small groups (2-5 members) of Lashkar cadres would storm a security force camp or base. In another frequently used strategy, groups of Lashkar cadres, dressed in SF fatigues, would arrive at remote hill villages, round up Hindu or Sikh civilians, and massacre them. These two strategies have been designed to achieve maximum publicity and extract public allegiance, mainly out of fear. On December 8, 2001, two LeT suicide squad cadres managed to penetrate inside a SF convoy and opened fire killing one soldier. They were able to generate adequate confusion to escape from the convoy after the attack but were later killed in an encounter with another SF unit.

    6. Links

    It is closely linked to the Inter-Services Intelligence, the Taliban and al Qaeda.

    India’s National Security Adviser M. K. Narayanan said on August 11, 2006, that the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba is part of the "al Qaeda compact" and is "as big as and omnipotent" as the international terror network. "The Lashkar today has emerged as a very major force. It has connectivity with west Asia, Europe....Actually there was an LeT module broken in Virginia and some people were picked up. It is as big as and omnipotent as al Qaeda in every sense of the term," he told a private news channel. Asked how significant the al Qaeda connection was in India, Narayanan said LeT was the "most visible manifestation" of the al Qaeda in India.

    LeT has an extensive network that run across Pakistan and India with branches in Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Bangladesh and South East Asia.

    The outfit collects donations from the Pakistani community in the Persian Gulf and United Kingdom, Islamic Non-Governmental Organisations, and Pakistani and Kashmiri businessmen. It receives considerable financial, material and other forms of assistance from the Pakistan government, routed primarily through the ISI. The ISI is the main source of LeT's funding. Saudi Arabia also provides funds.

    The LeT maintains ties to various religious/military groups around the world, ranging from the Philippines to the Middle East and Chechnya primarily through the al Qaeda fraternal network.

    The LeT has also been part of the Bosnian campaign against the Serbs.

    It has allegedly set up sleeper cells in the U.S. and Australia, trained terrorists from other countries and has entered new theatres of Jihad like Iraq.

    The group has links with many international Islamist terrorist groups like the Ikhwan-ul-Musalmeen of Egypt and other Arab groups.

    LeT has a unit in Germany and also receives help from the Al Muhajiraun, supporter of Sharia Group, (Abu Hamza Masari- of Mosque Finsbury Park, North London) and its annual convention is regularly attended by fraternal bodies in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Yemen, Bahrain, Oman, Kosovo, Bangladesh, Myanmar, USA, Palestine, Bosnia, Philippines, Jordan, Chechnya, etc.

    It also has links with the International Sikh Youth Federation (Lakhbir Singh Rode).

    7. Links

    The outfit collects donations from the Pakistani community in the Persian Gulf and United Kingdom, Islamic Non-Governmental Organisations, and Pakistani and Kashmiri businessmen. It receives considerable financial, material and other forms of assistance from the Pakistan government, routed primarily through the ISI. The ISI is the main source of LeT's funding. Funds also come from some sources in Saudi Arabia.

    Finances are also generated through Hawala transaction and through infiltrating groups and other conduits.

    According to Mohammad Omar Rana, the expenditure on its militia alone is around 35 crores of rupees per annum.

    8. Weaponry

    AK series rifles, LMG/HMG's, Hand Grenades, Rockets, Pistols, Mortars, Anti-tank mines, Anti personnel mines, Anti Aircraft Gun, Remote Control Device, explosive devices and sophisticated communication system.

    Incidents involving LeT
     
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    US blames Lashkar-e-Toiba for Mumbai

    http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24745014-2703,00.html


    US blames Lashkar-e-Toiba for Mumbai

    December 03, 2008
    Article from: Agence France-Presse

    MUMBAI: A senior US intelligence official has for the first time publicly blamed the Pakistan-based group Lashkar-e-Toiba for last week's deadly attacks in Mumbai.
    The development came as Pakistan offered to work hand-in-hand with India to track down those responsible for the attacks but declined to respond immediately to a demand that it hand over 20 terrorist suspects.

    Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi suggested setting up a “joint investigation mechanism” into the assaults, which left 188 dead.

    As tensions mounted between the nuclear-armed neighbours over the siege of India's financial capital, India demanded that Pakistan arrest and extradite the list of terror suspects.

    But Mr Qureshi did not respond to the handover request.

    US Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell today blamed Lashkar-e-Toiba, without naming them directly.

    “The same group that we believe is responsible for Mumbai had a similar attack in 2006 attack on a train and killed a similar number of people,” said Mr McConnell, speaking at Harvard University. “Go back to 2001 and it was an attack on the parliament.”

    LET has fought Indian rule in divided Kashmir and is notorious for a deadly assault on the Indian parliament in 2001 that pushed New Delhi and Islamabad to the brink of war.

    It is the first time a US government official publicly fingers the group as being behind the deadly Mumbai attacks, though Washington has been dropping hints for days.

    Pakistan outlawed LET after it was blamed for the 2001 attack on the Indian parliament - though Indian officials allege that Pakistan has not enforced the ban.

    Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari insisted overnight the militants who attacked Mumbai were "non-state actors" with no links to any government.

    Among the suspects is LET founder Hafiz Saeed.

    Pakistan's Prime Minister said his Government wanted proof of India's allegation that all the attackers were Pakistanis.

    CNN and other US networks reported that the US had warned India in October hotels and business centres in Mumbai would be targeted by attackers coming from the sea.

    One US intelligence official had named the Taj Mahal hotel, one of 10 sites hit in the 60-hour siege by gunmen, as a specific target, ABC television said.

    It said Indian intelligence officials intercepted a phone call on November 18 to an address in Pakistan used by the head of LET, revealing a possible attack from the sea.

    About 10 gunmen landed in rubber dinghies in Mumbai on Wednesday and wreaked havoc with automatic weapons and hand grenades, in an assault that killed 188 and injured more than 300. The dead included 22 foreign nationals, among them two Australian men.

    India's security and intelligence agencies have come under intense criticism over their handling of the incident.

    The names on India's list come from suspects originally put together by India after the assault on parliament.

    As well as Hafiz Saeed, they include Maulana Masood Azhar, chief of the Jaish-e-Mohammed rebel group, and Dawood Ibrahim, wanted in India on charges of masterminding serial bombings in Mumbai in 1993 that killed around 300 people.

    Pakistan has said in the past that it will not hand over any of its citizens to India and denies Dawood Ibrahim, an Indian national, is on its soil.

    The Wall Street Journal reported that Indian police believed a top member of LET named as Yusuf Muzammil had masterminded the attacks.

    Muzammil was identified as the brains behind the attacks by Ajmal Kasab, the only gunman who was captured alive, an unidentified senior police official told the US paper.
     
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    lashkar e-Tayyiba (LeT) associated groups

    http://www.investigativeproject.org/profile/136

    Terrorist Organizations and Other Groups of Concern
    Lashkar e-Tayyiba (LeT)

    From: "Chapter 8; Foreign Terrorist Organizations," Country Reports on Terrorism 2005, US Department of State, April 30, 2006.

    a.k.a. Al Mansooreen;
    Al Mansoorian;
    Army of the Pure;
    Army of the Pure and Righteous;
    Army of the Righteous;
    Jamaat ud-Dawa and Al Monsooreen;
    Lashkar e-Toiba;
    Lashkar-i-Taiba;
    Paasban-e-Ahle-Hadis;
    Paasban-e-Kashmir;
    Paasban-i-Ahle-Hadith;
    Pasban-e-Ahle-Hadith;
    Pasban-e-Kashmir

    Description
    LT began as the militant wing of the Islamic extremist organization Markaz Dawa ul-Irshad (MDI), which was formed in the mid-1980s. MDI changed its name to Jamaat ul-Dawa (JUD) in 2001, probably in an effort to avoid Government of Pakistan restrictions. The U.S. State Department designated Lashkar e-Tayyiba a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) in 2001, and Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf banned LT in 2002. The United Nations designated LT as an FTO in 2005. LT is led by Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and is one of the three largest and best-trained groups fighting in Kashmir against India. It is not connected to any political party. The Pakistani Government banned the group and froze its assets in January 2002. Elements of LT and Jaish-e-Muhammed combined with other groups to mount attacks as "The Save Kashmir Movement."

    Activities
    The LT has conducted a number of operations against Indian troops and civilian targets in Jammu and Kashmir since 1993. The LT claimed responsibility for numerous attacks in 2001, including an attack in January on Srinagar airport that killed five Indians; an attack on a police station in Srinagar that killed at least eight officers and wounded several others; and an attack in April against Indian border security forces that left at least four dead. The Indian Government publicly implicated the LT, along with JEM, for the attack in December 2001 on the Indian Parliament building, although concrete evidence is lacking. The LT is also suspected of involvement in the attack in May 2002 on an Indian Army base in Kaluchak that left 36 dead. India blames the LT for an attack in New Delhi in October 2005 and an attack in Bangalore in December 2005. Senior al-Qaida lieutenant Abu Zubaydah was captured at an LT safe house in Faisalabad in March 2002, suggesting that some members were facilitating the movement of al-Qaida members in Pakistan.

    Strength
    The LT has several thousand members in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan, in the southern Jammu and Kashmir and Doda regions, and in the Kashmir valley. Almost all LT members are Pakistanis from madrassas across Pakistan or Afghan veterans of the Afghan wars. The group uses assault rifles, light and heavy machine guns, mortars, explosives, and rocket-propelled grenades.

    Location/Area of Operation
    Based in Muridke (near Lahore) and Muzaffarabad.

    External Aid
    Collects donations from the Pakistani community in the Persian Gulf and United Kingdom, Islamic NGOs, and Pakistani and other Kashmiri business people. The LT also maintains a Web site under the name Jamaat ud-Daawa through which it solicits funds and provides information on the group's activities. The amount of LT funding is unknown. The LT maintains ties to religious/militant groups around the world, ranging from the Philippines to the Middle East and Chechnya, through the fraternal network of its parent organization Jamaat ud-Dawa (formerly Markaz Dawa ul-Irshad).
     
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    Pakistani government wants US to keep hands off its jihadi/terrorist component, ISI

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    Pakistani government wants US to keep hands off its jihadi/terrorist component, ISI

    Which is why the Pakistani government demands "unconditional aid" from the U.S. More on the Pakistani government's Taliban alliance.

    "Pakistan wants US to keep hands off ISI," from the Times of India, March 31:

    ISLAMABAD: Following the intense heat that the Pakistan’s investigative agency, Inter State Services (ISI) has come under from the US as well as Britain for its alleged links with banned terror outfits, Pak Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani is expected to make it clear to the United States that the ISI is a national security agency working to protect country’s national interests when a high-level US delegation arrives here to discuss the revamped US policy for Afghanistan-Pakistan next week.

    The Chairman US Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen and US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke are scheduled to arrive here on April six to discuss the intricacies of the new US policy with President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, and Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani.

    Washington, in recent times, has expressed concern over the reprehensible link between the Inter State Services (ISI) and the outlawed terror organizations such as Al-Qaeda, Lashkar-e-Taiba, and the Taliban.
     
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    LeT Training Westerners

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    LeT Training Westerners
    Friday, December 12th, 2008

    With the horrific attacks in Mumbai still in the air, word is that the Lashkar e-Taiba, who most likely carried out the attacks, may be training Westerners, including Americans. According to the LA Times, the LeT is one of the most dangerous terrorist organizations in the world, particularly for this reason:

    For years, Lashkar-e-Taiba has actively recruited Westerners, especially Britons and Americans, serving as a kind of farm team for Islamic militants who have gone on to execute attacks for Al Qaeda, a close ally. The Pakistani network makes its training camps accessible to English speakers, providing crucial skills to an increasingly young and Western-born generation of extremists.

    This is very scary, if it is true. Not only is the LeT a growing terrorist threat, but it may have a crucial advantage over other groups. English speakers can strike in the U.S., Britain, Canada, Australia, or many other parts of the world. Not only that, but native speakers would be able to train fellow extremists how to speak and understand the language.
     
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    Pakistan militant group builds web of Western recruits

    http://articles.latimes.com/2008/dec/08/world/fg-militants8


    Pakistan militant group builds web of Western recruits
    Lashkar-e-Taiba, an Islamic militant group blamed in the Mumbai attacks, has actively recruited U.S.- and British-born contacts who have gone on to execute attacks for Al Qaeda.

    By Sebastian Rotella
    December 08, 2008

    The Pakistani extremist group suspected in the Mumbai rampage remains a distant shadow for most Americans. But the threat is much nearer than it seems

    For years, Lashkar-e-Taiba has actively recruited Westerners, especially Britons and Americans, serving as a kind of farm team for Islamic militants who have gone on to execute attacks for Al Qaeda, a close ally. The Pakistani network makes its training camps accessible to English speakers, providing crucial skills to an increasingly young and Western-born generation of extremists.

    Briton Aabid Khan was one of them. When British police arrested him at Manchester International Airport on his return from Pakistan in June 2006, they found a trove of terrorist propaganda and manuals on his laptop that the trial judge later described as "amongst the largest and most extensive ever discovered." The haul included maps and videos of potential targets in New York City and Washington.

    One video, shot deep in Pakistani extremist turf, shows the then-21-year-old Khan with a grinning young man who says he's from Los Angeles -- a mysterious figure in a case that apparently illustrates Lashkar's dangerous reach.

    In August, a court here sentenced Khan to 12 years in prison on charges of possession of articles for use in an act of terrorism and making records useful for terrorism. As a hub of a cyber-constellation of extremist cells, the Briton organized training expeditions to Pakistan for his confederates, computer-obsessed youths who, whatever their mother tongue, communicated in the fractured English slang of the Internet and hatched plots against their homelands in the West, according to his trial and related prosecutions.

    "These camps are ideal for people who speak English," said Evan Kohlmann, an independent U.S. investigator who was a paid consultant for the prosecution team in the Khan case and was integral to building the case against him.

    "Newbie militants can make real contacts. They perceive that Lashkar-e-Taiba . . . are below the radar. They are less likely to attract negative attention. It's an easier ladder rung to reach. Lashkar is seen as a rung to get to Al Qaeda."
     
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    What protest? They should be hunted mercilessly that's all
     
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    The common man doesn't have the ability to do that. Us commoners do not have the weapons, the power, the authority to mercilessly hunt down these militants. That is the job of our politicians, our army. Now when they fail to do anything about these people, what should we do?

    The only option is to make our voices heard. Try to internationalize our cause. Publicly condemn any groups that kill innocent people because of their disgusting ideologies. I would love to go out on the streets and participate in massive demonstrations. I want to do the most I can do to make a difference.
     
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    There is no point in protesting we must be vigilant and see to it that next such terror attacks don't happen.
     
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    I disagree. To put it very plainly, I do not see the futility of organizing rallies and raising awareness of the Lashkar-e-Toiba, particularly in the West where there are very blurred notions of 'Islamist' militants and their variegated groups; and a tendency to immediately cluster the lesser-known among them into either the 'Taliban' or 'Al Qaeda'- if there exists a sense of cognizance about them in the first place- associating them thereby with their more prominent counterparts in the western media under the fallacious and concomitant assumption that they are being simultaneously dealt with. Greater media exposure and an awareness of these organizations, their ideologues and divergent political aims-- for they are divergent- and this I believe is at the core of the awareness issue that mehwish's suggestion wishes to address-- can only be of benefit. The LeT's stated objective is to introduce an Islamic state in South Asia (particularly the 'Indian-occupied' portion of the subcontinent), and to "liberate" Muslims residing in Indian-administered Kashmir- issues that are not immediately of importance to a western mindset, even though that denouement bears a no less exigent threat to them in the long run. What is however of relevance to them is the fact that investigations of email and computer data in the wake of the Mumbai attacks have revealed that the LeT has deemed to have determined 320 locations globally as potential terror targets, and has consistently professed to "annihilate the 'kufr' Hinduz and Jews".


    To remedy this lack of awareness and the concomitant apathy is a task that falls unto us as responsible members of civil society: whether with the powerful Indian political lobby in the United States and Britain or the diaspora of expatriate Indians in Canada, Australia, Europe and other nations, or even within India where ambiguity still surrounds the organization among the aam aadmi. And there is no reason why "being vigilant" must mutually exclude the equally valid and propitious task "to lobby and to educate". Today, it behooves the United States to provide 3 billion dollars in military aid and to triple non-military aid to $1.5 billion annually to Pakistan to replace infrastructural losses and attrition in the War on Terror. But are we not fighting a war on terror as well, albeit with a focus on different groups- who we now have evidence of constituting a security threat to not just the immediate region but worldwide?- even though this fact is relatively unknown in the Western world, and I daresay, even among ourselves. Therefore, are we not entitled to proportionate requital for our role in tackling groups like the JeM, the HuM, Al Badr, the Farzandan-e-Milat and the LeT and its progeny the Al Nasirin and Al Mansurin in Kashmir; and HuJI, the JeI and several of the former in our north-east? The task of combating the insurgents through warfare and all its appurtenances is that of the Army and the state. For those of us that are not armed and are members of civil society, the others are the least we can do.
     
  19. Rahul Singh

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    No point in protesting. 'Protest' is a word for organisations manned by humans not by drain roamming pigs. Lets crush these pigs under _ _ _ _.
     
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    Rage DFI TEAM Stars and Ambassadors

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    'Drain-roaming' they may be ('fact gutter-dwelling and cave-reeking in my opinion), but they are human whether you like it or not. And as such protest we must. :twizt:
     
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    no point.

    if at all we have to protest, then it must be against the soft approach of GOI.
     

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