Group Behind Mumbai Massacre Openly Raising Money in Pakistan

In keeping with today's theme: why Pakistan needs to be nuked:

Pakistan’s government appears to have relaxed its enforcement of a 5-year-old United Nations ban on the Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist organization, which incurred the sanctions because of its militants’ alleged involvement in the November 2008 rampage in Mumbai, India, that killed 166 people.

Two of Lashkar’s front organizations openly raised money this week as the Muslim festival of Eid al Adha got underway. No authorities made any effort to stop them – not a surprise, perhaps, because the groups have been known to work with the government when natural disaster strikes....

Lashkar’s black-and-white striped flag was clearly displayed on banners flying just 200 yards outside the residential suburb of Korang Town. Emblazoned across the banners were the addresses and phone numbers of mosques affiliated with Lashkar’s Jama’at-ud-Da’wah proselytizing sister organization. The U.N. banned the Jama’at, too, after the Mumbai attacks, and Pakistan took similar action that same day, Dec. 11, 2008.

The banners advertised a timely service: animals for sacrifice at a price much lower than one would find in local livestock markets. Goats, Pakistan’s favorite source of meat, were available for 13,000 rupees – about $124 – about half the market price.

The gist is that Pakistan only cracked down on the terrorist organization so long as the cease-fire with India held. Now that the border dispute has become hot again, Pakistan willlook the other way since the terror group generally targets India.

Which, in my book, makes the Pakistani government itself responsible for mass murders like what happened in Mumbai, in 2008. As a refresher, recall that Lashkar-e-Taiba militants killed 156 innocents and wounded over 500 more.

Posted by: Rusty at 02:26 PM


1 Nuke em. Kill them all.

Posted by: adam at October 29, 2013 06:33 PM

2 There is no difference between the Lashkar e Toiba and the Pakistani Army. They're both terrorists and even people in Pakistan admit the Lashkar-e-Toiba is almost like the fourth division of the Pakistani Army. Oh well keep those drones attacking Pakistan, so that their army gets also attacked by the islamic terrorists from the Pakistani Taliban, who want revenge. Basically we killed two birds with one stone, as the Pakistani army and the islamic terrorists are on the same coin as they say !!

Posted by: Birbal Dhar at October 30, 2013 05:29 AM

3 In related news, the Master of Ceremonies (OBL) will not be able to make this years parade.... again.

Posted by: Barry at October 30, 2013 01:12 PM

4 I'm guessing that the Indians have their act together regarding the response to such an attack better than the last time.
I might also hazard a guess that they would put a few words in the right ears about possible aftereffects.

Posted by: irish19 at October 30, 2013 10:57 PM

Processing 0.0, elapsed 0.0033 seconds.
15 queries taking 0.0023 seconds, 12 records returned.
Page size 7 kb.
Powered by Minx 0.7 alpha.