Saturday, June 09, 2007

Al-Qaida Declares Holy War on India

Al-Qaida Declares Holy War on India
Associated Press

A group claiming to represent the al-Qaida terror network declared a holy war on India over its partial control of the divided Himalayan region of Kashmir, Indian officials said Saturday.

A statement and video was sent Friday to the Current News Service, in Srinagar, the main city of India's Jammu-Kashmir state, in which a masked man standing next to an automatic weapon read the declaration.

"We declare righteous holy war against India on behalf of God the great in which Jammu and Kashmir will be the launch pad for holy war in India," said the statement signed by Abu Abdul Rehman al-Ansari, purportedly the chief of al-Qaida Fil Hind or al-Qaida in India.

While this is the first time the group has been heard from since it announced its establishment in July, police said they were taking the threat seriously.


It seems the west is not the only one being targeted... Considering that the Kashmir--despite it's beef with Pakistan--has remained relatively stable, it's a real shame Al Qaeda has to meddle. They're the one force that could easily precipitate blowing the lid off this powder keg; both India and Pakistan have nukes (and China could well be dragged into it, too.)

Al Qaeda may get more than it bargained for.


Blogger The Merry Widow said...

I sincerely hope the Indians are less pc in dealing with these mohammadins!


5:02 PM  
Anonymous catfleas said...

Yes, this area is a powder keg. Isn't this where we ask, "Can't everyone just get along?" I guess the answer is "no." There is always some jackass that thinks it's their life's work to meddle. I think I would call that a borderline personality.

7:34 PM  

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