Friday, November 28, 2008

Mumbai Terror Attacks - Who is behind it?

Mumbai terror attacks: Who could be behind them?
Some of the groups possibly behind the strikes
Maseeh Rahman in Delhi, Thursday November 27 2008

Deccan Mujahideen
Some six hours after the attack on Mumbai began on Wednesday night, Indian media organisations received an e-mail from an unknown group calling itself the Deccan Mujahideen claiming responsibility for the deadly, well-planned operation. "We want to warn the Indian government that they must stop the injustice against the Muslim community," the email warned.

Security experts however remained sceptical about the existence of the Deccan Mujahideen. Such emails have been issued in the past by other jihadi outfits that have attacked Indian cities. What was unusual this time was the fact that the message was written in Hindi, and not, as on all previous occasions, in English.

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Also See:
Experts, western media points finger towards Indian Mujahideen - Online
Behind the Mumbai Massacre: India's Muslims in Crisis - TIME
Indian forces storm Jewish centre - Sumantra Bose, BBC
India’s Suspicion of Pakistan Clouds U.S. Strategy in Region - New York Times

Quotable Quote from NYT article: Unless care is exercised, one of the apparent goals of the Mumbai attack will be achieved, said Moonis Ahmar, a lecturer in international relations at Karachi University. And the new American agenda of reconciliation between India and Pakistan will be sacrificed. “It’s a well-thought-out conspiracy to destabilize relations between the two countries,” Mr. Ahmar said.

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