Friday, November 28, 2008

Mumbai and Al-Qaida

The group claiming responsibility for the terrorist attacks in Mumbai (formerly Bombay) India is called Deccan Mujahideen. The plot thickens, however, as "Indian security authorities, however, believe the group is actually a front for the Muslim terrorist organization Lashkar a-Tayeb ("army of believers"), established in 1989 by Pakistani intelligence."

Indian security authorities came to this conclusion based on interrogation of nine of the captive terrorists (I don't know anything about Indian interrogation techniques, but it wouldn't surprise me if the terrorists had preferred waterboarding)!

Anyway, in the past, the Lashkar a-Tayeb group "had strong links to Osama Bin Laden, and its members trained in Al-Qaida camps in Afghanistan." One of the most senior Al-Qaida officials now being held at Gitmo was captured at a Lashkar a-Tayeb safe-house.

Read the full story at Haaretz (via Hugh Hewitt).

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