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The Dead Hand of Islam (Pakistan)

March 28, 2009

The seed of destruction of Islam is latent in Islam itself.

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Mijanur Rahaman

Who is responsible for the ghastly blast in a Mosque in Jumrad, Pakistan on 27th March ’09 that tolled more than 80 lives and critically injured over 150 Muslims. The unfortunate Muslims assembled in that mosque to pay the Jumma Namaz, Friday prayer, a most important weekly rituals of muslims as considered. That massacre is not done by any Hindu Zionist or Indian Military or US or the Christian or Jews.

Each and every genocide in the present world concerned the Kashmiri Hindus or the Bangladeshi Hindu Minorities or any non-muslim minorities any where in this world is caused by the Islamic Fundamentalist cum Terrorists or they are the seed cause. The fatal plight over the innocent Palestine Muslims by Israel is nothing but the reaction against the conspiracy of Muslim world to finish Israel.

We can blame the Jews or the Christians or the Hindus or the Buddhists for everything to blame them and to praise us dogmatically.

But in comparison they are much better than us in every respect of philanthropisity, humanity and practicability.

Islam is now termed as the Dead Hand of Islam.

Those who have committed such a sin as to kill men at prayer, are nothing but the incarnation of Iblish, the Satan.

The muslims consider the Jumma Namaz, i.e. Friday Prayer is most important and the greatest. But these Islamofascists are free to do any impermissible in the name of Islam. We should start to hate such Islam for ever. Denounce this murderous Islam to save the humanity.

They are the enemy of mankind. They are the beasts. They claim that Islam is religion of peace; they have turned this religion as a manifesto of terrorism. Down with these zealots.

Pakistani-Talibani-Deobandi-Saytani Murdabad.

These Islamic fanatics are most active in this subcontinent through the support of their Mosques, Madrashas and the school of Deobandis.

In Bangladesh the recent coup in Bangladesh Rifles, or the black Friday blast in Pakistan or the Mumbai attack in 26/11, all are caused by this pro-active fanatical school of Pan Islamists. They are the most dangerous threat to the humanity.

But, the seed of destruction of Islam is latent in Islam itself.

This Pakistani-Talibani-Deobandi-Saytani nexus against any reform in Islam should be exposed and we have to fight all out against this Mullah-tantra (Islamic network) at any cost.

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Blast in Friday Prayer made Pakistan as Napakstan

March 27, 2009

70 feared dead in attack on Pak mosque

WHO ARE THE RESPONSIBLE ? JEWS, HINDUS, CHRISTIANS ?? SHAME TO YOU TALIBANS…………….

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Suicide blast in Pak mosque claims 70 lives, injures over 100

Rezaul H Laskar in Islamabad and A. Ali in Landi Kotal
27 Mar 2009, 1633 hrs IST, Times of India, Hindusthan Times, Rediffmail and Agencies.

At least 50 persons in the proximity over 70 were killed when a suicide bomber struck a mosque packed with worshippers for Friday prayers in Pakistan’s restive north-west Khyber tribal region on Friday and the two-storey shrine also collapsed in the blast.

In one of the worst terror strikes in the country, the mosque situated in Jamrud area of Khyber tribal agency was targeted leaving at least 100 persons injured. About 300 persons were reported to be inside the mosque at the time of the attack.

Assistant political agent Fida Bangash of Khyber Agency told TV channels that at least 50 people were killed after a suicide bomber blew him up. Among the dead were 15 members of the local political administration and the Khasadar force.

Another source says that A bomb destroyed a mosque in northwest Pakistan during prayers on Friday, killing at least 70 people, a TV channel said. Over 50 people are reported injured.

“Forty-five to 46 bodies have been retrieved … up to 70 people could have been killed,” the top administrator in the Khyber region, Tariq Hayat Khan, said.

The attack site is near the Pak-Afghan border. Terrorist outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban, headed by Baitullah Mehsud is suspected to be behind the attack.

Officials said the toll could rise since some victims were believed to be buried in the rubble.

About 30 personnel from the local Khasadar militia were in the mosque, which caved in after the blast, and officials said they could have been the target of the attack.

Tariq Hayat, the political agent of Khyber Agency, said the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber. Other officials said the attacker had rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into the mosque, which is located near a Khasadar check post on the Pakistan Afghanistan highway.

No group had yet claimed responsibility for the strike.

Five security personnel were among the dead while the rest were civilians, witnesses said.

Image: People gather at the blast site near Jamrud in the Khyber agency tribal region, about 30 km from the Afghan border on Friday.
Photograph: Reuters/Ali Imam.

Covert ISI Support for Talibans :: Afghan Taliban gets Pakistan Help – U.S.

March 27, 2009

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COVERT ISI SUPPORT FOR TALIBANs
Afghan strikes by Taliban get Pak help, say US aides

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Washington, Islamabad & New Delhi, March 26: The shadowy “S Wing” of the ISI of Pakistan Government is directly backing the Taliban in Southern Afghanistan, senior Pakistani officers admit, explaining the nexus is meant not so much harm the US force as to offset Indian influence in Afghanistan.
According to US officials, the Taliban’s fight against Western forces has been made possible by support from Pakistan’s military intelligence agency. The support consists of money, military supplies and strategic planning guidance.
As New Delhi reacts that a new dimension is needed to repair the decaying Democracy in Pakistan at present, the conventional anti Indian stand is being adopted again to stay on the political scenario by both the parties in power and opposition in Pakistan. Tactfully, they are trying to switch over the situation into the Kashmir issue again, even taking the most dangerous help from the talibani and other Islamofascist group more active in Pakistan having its root in Afghanistan also.
The Taliban’s widening campaign in southern Afghanistan is made possible in part by direct support from operatives in Pakistan’s military intelligence agency, despite Pakistani government promises to sever ties to militant groups fighting in Afghanistan, according to American government officials.
The support consists of money, military supplies and strategic planning guidance to Taliban commanders who are gearing up to confront the international force in Afghanistan that will soon include some 17,000 American reinforcements.
Support for the Taliban, as well as other militant groups, is coordinated by operatives inside the shadowy S Wing of Pakistan’s spy service, the Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence, the officials said. There is even evidence that ISI operatives meet regularly with Taliban commanders to discuss whether to intensify or scale back violence before the Afghan elections.
Details of the ISI’s continuing ties to militant groups were described by a half-dozen American, Pakistani and other security officials during recent interviews in Washington and the Pakistani capital, Islamabad. All requested anonymity because they were discussing classified and sensitive intelligence information.
The American officials said proof of the ties between the Taliban and Pakistani spies came from electronic surveillance and trusted informants. The Pakistani officials interviewed said that they had firsthand knowledge of the connections, though they denied that the ties were strengthening the insurgency.
American officials have complained for more than a year about the ISI’s support to groups like the Taliban. But the new details reveal that the spy agency is aiding a broader array of militant networks with more diverse types of support than was previously known — even months after Pakistani officials said that the days of the ISI’ playing a “double game” had ended.
Pakistan’s military and civilian leaders publicly deny any government ties to militant groups, and American officials say it is unlikely that top officials in Islamabad are directly coordinating the clandestine efforts. American officials have also said that midlevel ISI operatives occasionally cultivate relationships that are not approved by their bosses.
In a sign of just how resigned Western officials are to the ties, the British government has sent several dispatches to Islamabad in recent months asking that the ISI use its strategy meetings with the Taliban to persuade its commanders to scale back violence in Afghanistan before the August presidential election there, according to one official.
But the inability, or unwillingness, of the embattled civilian government, led by President Asif Ali Zardari, to break the ties that bind the ISI to the militants illustrates the complexities of a region of shifting alliances. Obama administration officials admit that they are struggling to understand these allegiances as they try to forge a strategy to quell violence in Afghanistan, which has intensified because of a resurgent Taliban. Fighting this insurgency is difficult enough, officials said, without having to worry about an allied spy service’s supporting the enemy.
But the Pakistanis offered a more nuanced portrait. They said the contacts were less threatening than the American officials depicted and were part of a strategy to maintain influence in Afghanistan for the day when American forces would withdraw and leave what they fear could be a power vacuum to be filled by India, Pakistan’s archenemy. A senior Pakistani military officer said, “In intelligence, you have to be in contact with your enemy or you are running blind.”
The ISI helped create and nurture the Taliban movement in the 1990s to bring stability to a nation that had been devastated by years of civil war between rival warlords, and one Pakistani official explained that Islamabad needed to use groups like the Taliban as “proxy forces to preserve our interests”.
A spokesman at the Pakistani Embassy in Washington declined to comment for this article.
Over the past year, a parade of senior American diplomats, military officers and intelligence officials has flown to Islamabad to urge Pakistan’s civilian and military leaders to cut off support for militant groups, and Washington has threatened to put conditions on more than $1 billion in annual military aid to Pakistan. On Saturday, the director of the CIA, Leon E. Panetta, met top Pakistani officials in Islamabad.
Little is publicly known about the ISI’s S Wing, which officials say directs intelligence operations outside of Pakistan. American officials said that the S Wing provided direct support to three major groups carrying out attacks in Afghanistan: the Taliban based in Quetta, Pakistan, commanded by Mullah Muhammad Omar; the militant network run by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar; and a different group run by the guerrilla leader Jalaluddin Haqqani.
Dennis C. Blair, the director of national intelligence, recently told senators that the Pakistanis “draw distinctions” among different militant groups.
“There are some they believe have to be hit and that we should cooperate on hitting, and there are others they think don’t constitute as much of a threat to them and that they think are best left alone,” Blair said.
The Haqqani network, which focuses its attacks on Afghanistan, is considered a strategic asset to Pakistan, according to American and Pakistani officials, in contrast to the militant network run by Baitullah Mehsud, which has the goal of overthrowing Pakistan’s government.
Top American officials speak bluntly about how the situation has changed little since last summer, when evidence showed that ISI operatives helped plan the bombing of the Indian Embassy in Kabul, an attack that killed 54 people.
“They have been very attached to many of these extremist organisations, and it’s my belief that in the long run, they have got to completely cut ties with those in order to really move in the right direction,” Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said recently on “The Charlie Rose Show” on PBS.
The Taliban has been able to finance a military campaign inside Afghanistan largely through proceeds from the illegal drug trade and wealthy individuals from the Persian Gulf. But American officials said that when fighters needed fuel or ammunition to sustain their attacks against American troops, they would often turn to the ISI.
When the groups needed to replenish their ranks, it would be operatives from the S Wing who often slipped into radical madrasas across Pakistan to drum up recruits, the officials said.
The ISI support for militants extends beyond those operating in the tribal areas of northwest Pakistan. American officials said the spy agency had also shared intelligence with Lashkar-e-Toiba, the Pakistan-based militant group suspected in the deadly attacks in Mumbai and provided protection for it.
Zardari took steps last summer to purge the ISI’s top ranks after the United States confronted Pakistan with evidence about the Indian Embassy bombing. Mr. Zardari pledged that the ISI would be “handled,” and that anyone working with militants would be dismissed.
Yet with the future of Zardari’s government uncertain in the current political turmoil and with Obama officials seeing few immediate alternatives, American officials and outside experts said that Pakistan’s military establishment appears to see little advantage in responding to the demands of civilian officials in Islamabad or Washington.
As a result, when the Haqqani fighters need to stay a step ahead of American forces stalking them on the ground and in the air, they rely on moles within the spy agency to tip them off to allied missions planned against them, American military officials said.
Anyway , the experts on contemporary middle-east and Pakistan view that such supports from both sides in the matter of Jihadi-Talibani militancy can only expose the truth and must count down the de-regimentation of these terrorists forces, facing a hard challenge from the global community.

Mark Mazzetti reported from Washington, Eric Schmitt from Washington and Islamabad, Pakistan and M Rahaman from New Delhi

Courtesy :: NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE, THE TELEGRAPH CALCUTTA & ALERTPAKTIMES NEW DELHI

Pak Terrorists pace towards India to paralyse Parliamentary Election.

March 25, 2009

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Kashmir on alert amid fears of militant incursion: Police Chief

Wed, Mar 25 10:39 AM
Indian Associate News Services // Yahoo News Services.

Jammu, March 25 (IANS) Areas in Jammu and Kashmir bordering Pakistan have been put on ‘highest alert’ after reports that militants are getting together to penetrate into India ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, says the state’s police chief.
Director General of Police Kuldeep Khuda said after a brief ‘deceptive lull’, Pakistan has restarted pushing infiltrators into the state.
Security forces ‘have been asked to be on highest alert on the Line of Control (LoC) and the international border’ after reports that militants are grouping to infiltrate to this side, Khuda told IANS in an interview.
He said Pakistan continued to support militancy and push terrorists into Kashmir though there had been a drop in infiltration and ‘terrorist activities after the Nov 26 Mumbai attacks’.
‘I don’t find a change in the attitude of Pakistan as far as terrorism is concerned. Also there are indications that it (Pakistan) might gradually raise the pitch as per (its) convenience,’ Khuda said.
‘Pakistan resorted to cosmetic actions (after Mumbai attacks). But things reversed in no time,’ the police chief added, referring to increased movement of militants in the Kashmir Valley, particularly in the border district of Kupwara.
At least 19 people, including 11 guerrillas and eight army troopers, were killed in a long- drawn gun fight between militants and security forces in the Shamswari forests of Kupwara early this week.
The police chief still feels confident that the situation in the state is ‘well under control’ ahead of the five-phase parliamentary polls, which begin April 16 and end May 13.
‘Though there are terrorists still operating in the state, the situation is well under control,’ he said.
He said parliamentary polls threw challenges to the police like ‘atmosphere where people can come out freely to vote without any intimidation or threat of militants and separatists to boycott’.
The most important challenge, he said, was the security of candidates, public meetings, campaigners, political activists, polling booths and voters.
‘Prime requirement is to create a security atmosphere where people feel and participate in the electoral process and cast their votes.’
According to the police chief, there are about 700 to 800 militants operating in Jammu and Kashmir with ’40 percent of them (being) foreigners’.
‘Pakistani terrorists are taking initiative and carrying out major strikes while locals are being used as helpers,’ he said.
Khuda noted with concern the developments in Pakistan where the ‘establishment has virtually given up its role in Swat and Peshawar, thus giving boost to the morale of militants operating there. And if (militant) activities increase, it is a matter of concern not only for Pakistan but for us.’

About the reports that Taliban or Al Qaeda members may have sneaked into the state, the police chief said: ‘Taliban/Al Qaeda is no different from the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) or Al-Badr who are operating (in Jammu and Kashmir).
‘The common link between most of these terror outfits is support of ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence) and the (Pakistani) establishment. It does not matter whether Taliban or Lashkar is operating against us. So we are dealing with these outfits in any case.’

Pakistan has finished the Democratic Process there. The high rise of Islamist Force in various groups has already destroyed the democracy in Pakistan. The militants groups with the collaboration of ISI and some Political Parties there, now have fixed there destination to heart land India via Kashmir valley. This is turned as a big threat to the Indian contingent vowed to maintain all possible safety and security to the electorates to vote for the ensuing Parliamentary Election tagged with the world’s largest Democracy in India.
It is very alarming that Baitullah Mehsud , the most notorious Taliban Leader has already sheltered 20 Uzbek terrorist in Pakistan with deadly weapons and dirty bomb devices to send them India to destroy the entire electioneering in India, as the experts gaze on.

Binoo Joshi & Mijanur Rahaman

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Peace Process Punctured in Pakistan, Blast in Islamabad.

March 24, 2009

Suspected suicide blast kills over 10 in Islamabad on Pakistan Day

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Suicide bomber targets Pak police Special Branch
Unofficial sources said that casualties touched 35 with 150 injured

Islamabad, March 23 (Agencies): A suicide bomber killed a policeman who had stopped him at the entrance to a police station in Islamabad today on Pakistan Day, police said.
The police Special Branch operated from the station in the Sitara Market neighbourhood of the capital, police said.
The Special Branch is responsible for collecting intelligence on terrorism, sectarianism and political activities in the country.
“The bomber was on foot, and when the guards tried to stop him at the check post he blew himself up,” said Rana Akbar, a senior official in the city administration.
He said one policeman was killed. Five other persons, most of them policeman, were injured.
Witnesses said the bomber was accompanied by another person but his whereabouts could not be traced.
Waris Raja, a reporter from Islamabad reported in the Rajasthan Patrika , a prime Hindi Daily in India that unofficial sources estimate a casualties over 35, injuring another 150 . Some are very serious. The authorities want to suppress the severity of the blast to a lead story of success about the peace progress in this destabilized country tormented between terrorism and communalism.
Though Interior ministry chief Rehman Malik said: “ We were on high alert, but there is no way to detect a person who is determined to blow himself up.”
Malik said intelligence agencies had recently reported that five to six suicide bombers were likely to enter Islamabad to attack political leaders and rallies. Islamabad and other cities were on high alert, he added.
Police cordoned off the site, but an eyewitness described the scene.
“I can see human flesh scattered on the road and the damaged police check post at the gate,” Abdul Saboor said.
Taliban militants and jihadi groups linked to al Qaida have run a campaign of violence to try to destabilise nuclear-armed Pakistan.
Islamist militants are blamed for near-daily attacks in the Western-allied but increasingly unstable country, though little information on today’s bomber was available.
A suicide truck bomb attack on the Marriott hotel in Islamabad last September, tolled more than 50 and the assault by gunmen on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore this month were measures of the growing danger.
Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari called on Britain and the US earlier today to do more to help his government fight terrorism.
Zardari said his Pakistan People’s Party had brought democracy to the country after more than eight years under the military rule of General Pervez Musharraf, and the international community should now play its part.
Asked in an interview on Sky News television to outline his key message to Britain and the US, Zardari said: “The message is: You’ve got democracy, democracy is part of the solution — but … the second part of the solution is with you, so please give us the help that we need.

Red Alert in Pakistan Capital

Pak intelligence warns of terror attacks; security beefed up

24 Mar 2009, 1432 hrs IST, PTI

ISLAMABAD: Security was tightened across Pakistan on Tuesday following an intelligence warning that Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud had sent 20 foreign militants, most of them Uzbeks, to carry out terror strikes in major cities.

The move came after a suicide bomber struck at an office of the special branch of police in Islamabad last night, killing a policeman and injuring five others.

Officials said there could have been more casualties if the bomber was not stopped at the gate of the office.

The intelligence agencies had warned that terrorists could strike in Islamabad, Lahore, Rawalpindi and other major cities, a senior police official told the Dawn newspaper.

Adequate protective measures had been put in place, security around police installations had been tightened and patrolling had been increased. Vehicles and people are being randomly checked in Rawalpindi and Islamabad, he said.

Police teams are also checking hotels and had rounded up 36 “suspicious” people. A total of 79 motorbikes, 19 cars and two rickshaws have also been impounded, he said.

Police have also arrested 20 people on charges of committing crimes and seized weapons from them, the official said.

No Human Rights, No N.G.O.s, Only Talibans, This is Swat.

March 24, 2009

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Talibans have terrorized the N.G.O. and Human Rights activists to leave the Swat valley.

Human Right Activists, NGOs to leave Swat

The Taliban has told all NGOs working in the Swat Valley to pack their bags, saying their activities are un-Islamic. Even they declared to stop the Pulse Polio Programme in the valley as un-islamic.
In a recent broadcast on his illegal FM radio station, Taliban commander Maulana Fazlullah said: “All NGOs should leave Swat because they are creating problems for peace.”
Fazlullah has also described all Pakistanis working for NGOs as “enemies of the country”.
“They come and tell us how to make latrines in mosques and homes. I’m sure we can do it ourselves. There is no need for foreigners to tell us this,” Taliban spokesman Muslim Khan said.
The Taliban are currently engaged in peace talks with the Tehrik-e-Nifaz-e-Shariah Muhammadi, a group of religious hardliners that signed a deal with the North West Frontier Province government to usher in peace in Swat.
Since the signing of the peace deal, the TNSM has set up Islamic courts in Swat and appointed Qazis to preside over them. The TNSM has also said lawyers and civil judges will have no role in the Islamic courts.
Muslim Khan told IRIN, a news network run by the UN, that “NGO is another name for vulgarity and obscenity. They don’t want us to remain Muslims and want to take away the veil from our women.”
Another spokesman of TNSM told the media that so far Islam is concerned the ultimate peace will come through the Shariah and there is no need of so called human rights. Islam ensures all the human rights. So all the fake human right activists have to leave the Swat valley immediately. Other wise they may face the fate of Musha Khan Khel, the journalist of Geo T.V. and human right activist, shot dead by the suspected talibanis in the last month.

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Sachin Tendulkar & Sourav Ganguly are in Hit List of Pak Terror

March 23, 2009

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Pak terrorists plan to kidnap Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar

Pak based Islamic militants plot to kidnap Indian cricketers Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar

By Dean Nelson in New Delhi
Telegraph.co.uk, 19 Mar 2009

Fears over the threat to cricket posed by Islamic terrorism grew yesterday as it was revealed that two top Indian players were the targets of a kidnap plot hatched by Muslim militants.

A Pakistan-based Islamic group planned to kidnap the country’s former national cricket captain, Sourav Ganguly, together with legendary Test batsman Sachin Tendulkar.

A court in India has heard that a Pakistan-based Islamic group planned to kidnap the country’s former national cricket captain, Sourav Ganguly, together with legendary Test batsman Sachin Tendulkar.

The confession was made by Tariq Mohammed and Ashfaq Ahmed, who were members of the Harkat ul-Jehadi Islami (Islamic Holy War Movement), a Kashmiri separatist organisation which draws inspiration from Osama bin Laden and the Taliban.

US told it must hold talks with Taliban’s Mullah OmarThe pair told detectives that they had trained in Afghanistan and entered India from Bangladesh on a mission to kidnap the two cricket stars to force the release of two terrorist leaders being held in Indian jails.

Although the confessions were made in 2002, they have sent a chill through the Indian cricket establishment in the wake of the gun attacks on the Sri Lankan cricket team in the Pakistani city of Lahore at the start of this month.

Details of the plot emerged as the Indian Premier League dropped Delhi and Jaipur as host venues for the forthcoming Twenty-20 cricket tourmament, amid fears that terrorists might attack key matches or abduct top cricket stars.

Indian home minister, P Chidambaram, had voiced doubts over whether the tournament would go ahead at all. Officials are concerned that it coincides with campaigning for the Indian general election, and fear the country’s security forces and police will be dangerously overstretched if they have to protect both events.

British and American officials have voiced fears that another terrorist attack in the run-up to the election could cause a new war between India and Pakistan.

The latest Premier League fixture list has now dropped Delhi and Jaipur from the list of venues, and shifted key matches to Dharamsala, the Himalayan hill town known as the home of the Dalai Lama.

It is a fact that not only Sachin or Sourav, they can finish every icon of Indian Society, if Terror Pakis get chance.

But What is the reaction of Sachin & Sourav. Sachin is a typical Mumbaikar, but Sourav is a communist. Does Sourav know that he is compared with Kasav The 26/11 terroist ??

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Pakistani Peace Mission to India

March 21, 2009

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Pak soldier-turned-ultra sent to India for fomenting terror
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Al Badar Terror from Pakistan caught in ticket queue in Kolkata

KOLKATA, March 19: Officers of Kolkata police’s Special Task Force (STF) arrested a former Pakistani soldier in Fairlie Place this afternoon on charges of attempting to sponsor terrorist activities in India. Police said 27-year-old Sahabaz Ismail, had links with Al Badar, a Pakistan-based terrorist outfit.
Sahabaz entered India from Bangladesh through the porous border in Murshidabad yesterday on a “specific assignment” that was handed to him by senior Al Badar members. He had planned to move to Jammu and Kashmir by train. He came to purchase a railway ticket at Fairlie Place today. Acting on a tip off from the Border Security Force (BSF) authorities, STF officers rounded him up near Fairlie Place around 3 p.m. today, said STF chief Mr Rajiv Kumar.
Sahabaz, who used to work as a ranger with the Pakistani border force had left his job last year and joined a terrorist organisation. “During questioning, he confessed that he came to India for sponsoring terrorist activities in this country. He flew to Dhaka from Pakistan a few days ago and entered India through the porous border in Murshidabad yesterday,” Mr Kumar said. According to him, Sahabaz, a resident of Sumali village in Dera Ghazi Khan district in Punjab province of Pakistan, joined the Pakistani border force in December, 2004. His father’s name is Mr Golam Farooq, a resident of Tehsa area in Pakistan. Sahabaz was posted at an outpost in Sialkot last year following completion of his training. He had graduated in Arts from a college in Pakistan in 2003, police said. After reaching Dhaka, he surrendered his Pakistani passport to Bangladesh police and then came to India without any valid travel documents.
“A cellphone with a Bangladeshi SIM card and some papers were seized from Sahabaz. He will be produced in the Bankshall court tomorrow,” Mr Kumar said, refusing to comment on whether Sahabaz was involved in any blasts triggered in India. “He came to India yesterday for the first time. We are interrogating him to know if he has contacts in the city. He came to Kolkata from Murshidabad by a train this afternoon,” he added.

Jehadi Militants’ safe sanctuaries in Pakistan :: A Sunni-Deobandi Group is the main source of Pak Terrorism

March 18, 2009

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Military Supported Sunni-Deobanbdi Power Group is the Main Source of Pak Terrorism.

……………………… A Report of International Crisis Group, Belgium.

New Delhi, March 15, 2009 :: A very much powerful Sunni group of Deoband school is the main source and god father of all Pakistan based terrorist activities with in Pakistan and outside.
All the prime groups of action in the field of terrorist activities in Pakistan grossly rely upon the teachings of India’s Deoband based Dar-ul-uloom Deoband, an Islamic seminary over 100 years.

This Sunni-Deobandi Group had the history of the rise and rise from the eighties with the generous help and support of Pakistani Military force. Now the group is so powerful , they can control and influence the inner mechanism of Pakistan and even the international relationship of
Pakistan with India and Afghanistan including other foreign policies. This Group now operating from and outside Pakistan has the power to cast spell upon the Kashmir issue or various movements of the fanatic Islamist groups everywhere in the Indian sub-continent.

The above picture has been brought to light by a Belgian based research institute , the International Crisis Group in their latest paper on Pakistan. The report captioned as “PAKISTAN – The Militant Jehadi Challenge” says many a crisis over the democratic processes being experimented in Pakistan.

The Report also says that this rise of this Intellectual Group of Islamic Fanatics had their gradual growth record taking full support of the State under Military Regime and the situation on going. This Sunni-Deobandi Group has a close and intimate connection with the Talibanis and now they have spread their strong network beyond the territory of Pakistan. This Sunni group of Deobandi- Jehadis are operating many a numbers of communal conflicts, riots, separatism, explosions and genocides in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India. This Sunni groups are the most challenges for the peace process in Punjab, North West Frontier Province (NWFP), Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Baluchistan. The matter of Terrorist Jehadi activities of this fanatic Sunni-Deobandi group in those provinces and the rate of persecution upon the minorities in Pakistan and the opposition to the Snnis has made Pakistan as an offender to the international community.

The experts on Bangladesh Affairs now reports that the recent mutiny in Bangladesh Rifles had a very evident connection and instigation from the ISI and Jehadi groups under same Sunni-Deobandi school to dismantle a democratic process won over there.

Source : PTI , India under Attack , Agencies.

Militants’ safe sanctuaries in Pak must be eliminated: US Gen

Washington, Mar 18 (PTI) The safe sanctuaries of the militants in the tribal areas of Pakistan must be eliminated to achieve stability and security in the region, a top US military officer based in Afghanistan has said.
“Unless there is a resolution of the militant sanctuaries that exist across the border in the tribal areas of Pakistan, it’s hard for me to envision a degree of stability and security in this region,” US Commander in Afghanistan General David McKiernan told PBS news channel in an interview.

“So, I think that’s why there’s a regional outlook here, there’s an Afghan-Pakistan approach to this insurgency,” he said.

When asked about talks with Taliban, he said the ISAF and the US military favour the idea that if an insurgent wants to lay down the weapon, supports the legitimate constitution of Afghanistan, then that probably is a legitimate reconciliation that should be led by the Afghan government.

Gen McKiernan said he is not sure if the US ever should thought that it would win this war. “This is the region that sprung al-Qaeda operatives that attacked our country in 2001. Al-Qaeda still exists in this region,” he said.

“If we don’t have a successful outcome in Pakistan and Afghanistan that will allow a terrorist organization like al-Qaeda to continue to have effects globally. That’s why we’re still here. As part of that, we are committed to achieving a level of security and stability in the country of Afghanistan,” he added. PTI

Terrorism seen from Pakistani Window

March 18, 2009

Window on Pak Press: ‘Taliban fighters moving towards Islamabad’

Farzand Ahmed

As an old adage goes ‘you reap what you sow’, Pakistan is now terrified over the threat from Taliban. The News reported on Wednesday that the local Taliban leadership has decided to send its fighters to Islamabad as a reaction to the operations in Darra Adam Khel and Swat Valley and in this regard chalking on the walls of Islamabad are already appearing, forcing the Islamabad administration to whitewash these messages quickly.
Many religious scholars in Islamabad, the leading daily The News and Urdu daily Jang said, have also received messages from the Taliban that they have only two options, either to support the Taliban or leave the capital or they will be considered collaborators of the ‘pro-American Zardari government’ which, they claim, is not different from the previous Musharraf regime.
Taliban threat coincided with US President Barack Obama saying that he has sent his special envoy Richard Holbrooke to Islamabad with a message that the terrorists, who threaten the United States, also threaten Pakistan. In his first prime-time news conference as president, Obama sent forceful message to Pakistan: “Washington seeks a closer relationship with Islamabad, but there can be no compromise on the issue of terrorism.”
“There is no doubt that in the Fata region of Pakistan, in the mountainous regions along the border of Afghanistan, that there are safe havens where terrorists are operating,” he said.
“It’s not acceptable for Pakistan or for us to have folks who, with impunity, will kill innocent men, women and children,” he declared.
President Obama said that he has tasked his special envoy, now in the region, “to deliver a message to Pakistan that they are endangered as much as we are by the continuation of those operations.”
Besides, India asking Pakistan if it needed any help in the investigation into 26/11 Mumbai attack probe and Pakistan and the United States agreeing to jointly review the policy to counter extremism and terrorism to ensure peace in the region, dominated the Pakistan media on Wednesday. Several papers including Daily Times quoted India’s External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee criticising Pakistan on Tuesday for leaking reports to the media concerning its investigation into the Mumbai attacks, saying Islamabad should have communicated any information through official channels.
Meanwhile, The Nation on Wednesday morning said, “India, Pak keen on South Asia trade; mum on bilateral ties”. The paper said India and Pakistan came together on a SAARC platform, discussing ways to mitigate the impact of the global downturn on the South Asian region, even as the two neighbours have snapped bilateral trade talks after the Mumbai attacks. As the commerce secretaries of the eight-nation South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) met in New Delhi, officials from both India and Pakistan remained focused on giving a boost to the South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA), but remained silent on bilateral ties even on the sidelines.
“We are at the moment talking about SAARC. I think it is important to concentrate on the matters in hand … Multilateral forums are very important and we need to strengthen those,” Pakistan Commerce Secretary Suleiman Ghani said when asked about the fate of India-Pakistan trade ties.
Presiding over the meeting of the Committee on Economic Cooperation, Commerce Secretary G.K. Pillai said, “Our resolve to initiate the review of the sensitive list is a pleasant (happening) in a depressing regional environment.”
This is for the first time that trade officials from Pakistan travelled to India after the Mumbai attacks in November. Officials agreed to work on pruning their sensitive lists to enable increased trade flow under SAFTA.
Daily Times also reported that a three-member team of the Indian Crime Branch investigating the Mumbai carnage has left for the US to meet FBI officials and share details of their investigation, a private TV channel reported on Tuesday. The channel quoted an unidentified Indian police official as saying that the team headed by Additional Commissioner of Police Deven Bharti had left for the US on Monday night. “They will discuss and share the details of the probe and also take input from officials of the FBI,” he said. The police team is likely to spend a week in the US. Meanwhile, Daily Times said Hindustan Times quoted unidentified sources in the Indian Crime Branch as saying that the investigators would collect, analyse and finalise the evidence gathered on the Mumbai case by both agencies in order to compile a comprehensive chargesheet.
The News reported that Pakistan and the United States on Tuesday agreed to jointly review the policy to counter extremism and terrorism to ensure peace in the region. It was the crux of meetings of the visiting US Special Representative Richard Holbrooke with President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday.
Holbrooke agreed with Pakistan’s proposal to form a parallel group to review the new US strategy towards Afghanistan, Pakistan and terrorism. In the meeting held in the Presidency, US Ambassador Anne W Patterson, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Information Minister Sherry Rehman, Law Minister Farooq H Naek and Adviser to PM on Finance Shaukat Tarin were also present.
Besides terrorism and extremism, the meeting discussed the regional situation in the wake of the Mumbai incident, the Kashmir issue and the situation in Afghanistan. According to sources, during the meeting, President Asif Ali Zardari presented some new proposals for peace in the region. But it was the Taliban threat that attracted attention. The News went on to say that it was also surprising that the Taliban of Swat and Bajaur have included the names of some religious and Jihadi leaders, who are not ready to fight inside Pakistan against their own countrymen, in their hit lists.
The Taliban have accused some militant leaders of the tribal areas and some leaders of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba, Harkatul Mujahideen and Hizbul Mujahideen of trying to stop youngsters from fighting the Pakistani forces. Taliban have declared all these “pro-Pakistan” Jihadis as their enemies.
The names of Maulvi Nazir from South Wazirastan, Hafiz Gul Bahadur from North Waziristan, Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, Maulana Farooq Kashmiri and Syed Salahudin have been included in the hit lists of the Taliban, who have threatened some Hizbul Mujahideen leaders in Swat and Dir to leave the areas as soon as possible.
Another Taliban leader in the Mohmand Agency Maulvi Omar Khalid has threatened boys belonging to the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba to leave the tribal agency or face death. Omar Khalid has claimed that these boys are only interested in fighting against the foreign troops in Afghanistan or against India, which means that they don’t want an Islamic government in Pakistan.
“This complicated situation has forced the government to take some extreme steps against the Taliban in Darra Adamkhel and Swat, who had killed a Polish engineer as a reaction to the operations in their areas,” the paper said.
“Some diplomatic sources have revealed that initially Pakistan was ready to release some arrested Taliban fighters in exchange for the abducted Polish and Chinese engineers but the US authorities raised objections and a deal could not be finalised,” the paper said.
Courtesy : India Today // Feb 11 ,2009