Terrorism

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India

Is democracy dead?

In the Annual predictions for 2018 [https://www.drishtikone.com/annual-predictions-for-india-pakistan-and-the-us-for-2018/], we had said that by the end of that year, credible voices will start asking if “Democracy is really relevant” anymore.  Given the spate of books that have come out recently by mainstream voices, the question that needs to

26 Jul 20 10 min read
India

Another Pulwama style Terror Attack averted in Kashmir

This is the stuff of spy thriller stories.  In a remarkable intelligence victory, Indian forces neutralized a 2019 Pulwama style attack once again in Pulwama thus preventing a major bloodbath in a CRPF convoy of over 400 personnel. On 14 February 2019, a CRPF convoy was attacked by Adil Ahmad

28 May 20 3 min read
India

Amir Khusrau: The Sick Bigoted Psychopath

Over the years, Indians have been subjected to a remarkable form of brainwashing and intellectual warfare.  Those who worked hard to destroy the land and its people have been carefully and gradually hoisted as the paragons of the greatest human virtues.  We have discussed about the Sufis [https://www.drishtikone.

17 Apr 20 7 min read
Corona

Delhi police trace Nizamuddin Markaz Chief Maulana Saad

The Chief of Nizamuddin Markaz, Maulana Saad was absconding [https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/nizamuddin-markaz-chief-maulana-saad-absconding-manhunt-in-up-delhi-1662436-2020-04-02] after an FIR was lodged against him.  He has now been found in Zakir Nagar.  And, he wants to be under self-quarantine. > The Chief of Nizamuddin Markaz Maulana Saad Khandalvi has been traced by

08 Apr 20 1 min read
India

Is Moeed Yusuf a Pakistani Mole shaping American policies for Pak-Afghan region?

The blitzkrieg of media opinion pieces from Pakistan’s narrative in many publications and sites in US for Kashmir has been unprecedented.  While there are many who surely have joined hands with Pakistan to help their cause (including some may say, Congress Party [https://www.drishtikone.com/who-is-helping-pakistanis-in-the-anti-modi-and-anti-india-propaganda/] ), it is

08 Oct 19 6 min read
India

Supreme Court of India pulls up anti-abrogation Article 370 petitioners for spreading lies

A five-member Supreme Court of India’s Constitution bench [https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/supreme-court-to-hear-pleas-challenging-abrogation-of-article-370-from-today-1604974-2019-10-01] of Justices N V Ramana, S K Kaul, R Subhash Reddy, B R Gavai and Surya Kant heard pleas related to Abrogation of Article 370.  There were, in all, 11 pleas against abrogation of

01 Oct 19 1 min read
India

Truck in Kathua Seized with Arms and Ammunition!

Today due to quick action by the J&K police, a major attack by Pakistani Jihadis was averted.  A truck carrying arms and ammunition has been recovered in Kathua. Major attack by Pakistani Jihadis averted in Jammu and Kashmir with seizure of a truck in Kathua laden with ammunitions. #KathuaTruck

12 Sep 19 1 min read
India

Pakistani trained commandos for underwater ops have entered Gulf of Kutch

We had earlier mentioned how the Indian Navy Chief had announced that Jaish-e-Mohammad’s underwater group [https://www.drishtikone.com/jaish-e-mohammad-preparing-for-underwater-attack/] was preparing for attack on India and the Navy was ready. Now the confirmation and the threat is becoming more specific and real.  Snehesh Philip, Senior Associate Editor @ThePrintIndia

29 Aug 19 1 min read
India

Kashmir Lies – When Liberals and Media become Errand Boys of Islamic Jehadis

Pakistanis are openly asking for Muslims to kill Hindus in Kashmir [https://in.news.yahoo.com/kashmiris-should-kill-hindus-settling-in-their-territory-tariq-pirzada-080708834.html] on their national TV.  Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan openly goes on a Hinduphobic tirade [https://tribune.com.pk/story/2033036/1-kashmir-nazi-inspired-rss-will-suppress-muslims-india-target-pakistan-pm-imran/?amp=1] in his interviews and speeches.  Both Army and

16 Aug 19 3 min read
India

Article 370 revoked as India Embraces Kashmir as it’s own

Sometimes the victims do not know what they are being subjected to.  Their entire life is traded by the unscrupulous by building their emotions and they have no idea that what could have been theirs in prosperity was collectively lost in anger and revenge. The Kashmiri Muslims have had that

05 Aug 19 3 min read
News

Yet Another Jaish commander gunned down in  Anantnag 

The terrorist from Jaish-e-Mohammad who killed the Station House officer in Anantnag has been killed by the security forces, along with his associate.  He had attacked the CRPF personnel on June 12th this year and killed 5 CRPF personnel along with the SHO, Arshad Khan. Another Jaish commander has been

31 Jul 19 2 min read
News

Urban Naxal Gautam Navlakha was liaising with Hizbul Mujahideen

Pune Police has found during its investigation that Gautam Navlakha was liaising with Hizbul Mujahideen organization on behalf of the Naxals.   Letters written by one of the Naxals Sai Baba brought this out. Aruna Pai, Pune Police’s counsel has stated categorically [https://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-activist-gautam-navlakha-was-liaising-with-hizbul-on-behalf-of-naxals-says-pune-police-2775458] in front

24 Jul 19 1 min read
India

Detailed Video Report of Balakot Strike – who was there and in which room

There were a lot of speculations on how much did the Indian intelligence know about how many folks and who all were in the Balakot facilities when the bombs were dropped [https://www.drishtikone.com/which-devastating-bomb-incinerated-jaish-terrorists-in-balakot-a-detailed-analysis/] by the IAF pilots.  We were given a figure of close to 300 (including

25 Mar 19 1 min read
India

More proofs of Balakot strike and its impact – Urdu press reports and Pakistani Army officer saying 200 mujahids have been killed

Senge Hasnan Sering is an activist from Gilgit in the United states.  He has said that there were reports [https://www.theweek.in/news/india/2019/03/13/after-iaf-strike-bodies-were-moved-from-balakot-gilgit-baltistan-gilgit-activist.html] in the Urdu press that bodies have been moved from Balakot to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. More proofs of Balakot strike and

13 Mar 19 2 min read
India

7 Amazing Facts about the #IndianAirforce strike in Pakistan!

12 Mirage 2000s hit targets in Pakistan and Pakistan Occupied Kashmir at 3.30 am on the night between February 25 and 26th.  The bombs hit targets which housed the Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists like Yousuf Azhar, brother-in-law of Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood.  It was described as “non-military”, “pre-emptive” air strike.The targets

26 Feb 19 5 min read
Daily Bytes

How Modi Government is Beating Naxals and Left Wing Terrorists

Modi Government is putting the squeeze on the Naxals these days.  A multi-disciplinary group has been created to fight the Naxal terrorism.  The group is headed by Additional Secretary and has people from How Modi Government is Beating Naxals and Left Wing Terrorists @narendramodi #KarnatakaElections2018 [https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?

08 May 18 1 min read
India

History of Rohingya Terror – Nothing Humanitarian About it!

As the White Supremacism rises in the US and cops killing the minority victims are constantly let go scott-free, the feeling of persecution enters the mindset of minorities, specially the Muslims and some of them take up arms against the “excesses of the Government”. Such that the violence by the

22 Sep 17 9 min read
Islam

The Deeper Fight between Human and Islamic Identities

Even before anyone had showed himself on the door, Bella – our lovely dog – started barking.  If that moment someone had asked her as to what she experiences in her vicinity, she would have named that friend of mine as well.  Had I been asked the same question, I couldn’t

30 Oct 16 4 min read
India

Why is Pakistan Denying the Surgical Strikes by India?

To understand the very basis of where Pakistan’s reaction on Surgical Strikes is coming from, you have to understand how they react to all the wars. Starting from the 1948 Kashmir invasion, they have lied to the world even when their own officers and intellectuals have written about how

04 Oct 16 3 min read
India

Hot Pursuit: Indian Commandos kill and injure 200 in Pak Occupied Kashmir as India Hits Back!

Barely a few months into power Modi Government faced a rather stark situation.   A deadly ambush [http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/06/soldiers-killed-convoy-ambushed-northeast-india-150604105017265.html] by Tribal guerrillas had attacked Indian Soldiers killing 20 brave men using rocket-propelled grenades and detonating improvised explosive devices in Manipur.  The guerrillas, as was

21 Sep 16 3 min read
India

Complete Truth on Kashmir’s Plebiscite and the UN Resolutions

A lot is said by the Pakistanis on Plebiscite in Kashmir.  Taking the cue from their baseless and ill-informed propaganda, many Indians also feel that plebiscite is a genuine logical next step.  None of them have read the UN Resolutions of course and processed them.  It is therefore extremely important

20 Sep 16 2 min read
Religion

A Muslim Rule is Worst for Muslims Because it IS Muslim!

In January 2016, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr – a Shi’a cleric was executed [http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/01/nimr-al-nimr-saudi-arabia-shiites/422670/] in Saudi Arabia for speaking out on behalf of his group. Shi’as constitute only 10-15% of Saudi Arabia’s population. And are mostly persecuted. As Mohammad Taqi

22 Aug 16 5 min read
Terrorism

A Mind Seeped in Islam is a Loaded Gun #OrlandoShooting

LGBT Muslim Girl @YxxngHippieA young Muslim girl – who is a Lesbian as well – shared some tweets which have become viral.  She introduces herself as “Muslim, Feminist, Desi, Bi+, Disabled, Trans* (they/them), Writer, Speaker, @NUS_LGBT+ officer-elect, Mum to Kitty“. Her tweets below show her confused state of mind and

14 Jun 16 6 min read
India

The month that was, while Drishtikone was in Transition

We have been off air on Drishtikone for the new transition to complete. In this time, a lot has happened – in India and the world. India: IPL Betting controversy:Led by the Indian Pacer Sreesanth, players and bookies have been caught cheating on teams and throwing matches to get pay

07 Jun 13 4 min read
Pakistan

Pakistan’s youth wants Shariah not democracy as Imran Khan rises

There is a tremendous upsurge in Pakistan in the recent days for Imran Khan and his party – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI), just before the national elections.  Although there have been issues, but PTI and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) have been working on seat adjustments [http://ahmadiyyatimes.blogspot.com/2013/04/pakistan-tehrik-e-islami-and-jamaat-e.html] for

03 Apr 13 2 min read
Terrorism

Massive Ethnic Cleansing of Hindus going on in Bangladesh after purging in Pakistan is almost complete

After Pakistani Hindus have been ethnically cleansed by the Muslims there, now it is the turn of Bangladeshi Hindus.  Many temples and hundreds of houses of Hindus have been vandalized and destroye [http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/Bangladesh/Bangladesh-Hindu-temples-homes-attacked/Article1-1025762.aspx] d. > Bangladesh Puja Udjapon Parishad, a group which looks

13 Mar 13 3 min read
Technology

US student designs a Drone-Proof City

A law student Asher Kohn, 25 has come up with a futuristic design for a city [http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2277618/A-city-designed-foil-drones-U-S-student-creates-stir-concept-community-built-response-UAVs.html] to counter and foil drone attacks.  It uses the sci-fi type of design on Middle Eastern architecture.  It uses a number of ways to confuse

13 Feb 13 3 min read
Religion

Iranian Girl Band to Kashmiri Girl Band, Pragaash: Our Mullahs not as bad as yours; we can do music!

It is always interesting when victims of one tyrannical society mock the helplessness of victims of another. In this case, an Iranian Girl Band has expressed shock [http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Fatwa-on-Kashmir-girls-band-stuns-Iran-musical-group/articleshow/18358800.cms] , not only at how the Kashmiri Girl band was hounded into silence, but

06 Feb 13 2 min read
Religion

Burkha for Babies: Fatwa by Saudi Cleric

Close on the heels of one cleric raping his 5 year old daughter and then killing her by breaking her skull, back injuring and burning her, comes the news of another cleric in Saudi Arabia who has the right cure for such incidents.   Babies to wear Burkha. What’s next?

05 Feb 13 2 min read
Religion

Guaranteed Success formula for Protesting in India: Play Aggressive-Victim, Gather numbers, threaten to blow up the city with riots

The whole country was up and backing the protesters of Delhi Gangrape.  They were peaceful, persevering, and principled.  Yet, the Government went ahead and attacked them with water canons and a lathi charge injuring several.  Aggressive, derogatory statements and bullying by all and sundry from the Government and Congress party

29 Jan 13 2 min read
India

By the way, why was Salman Khurshid the Defense Lawyer – and sympathizer – for SIMI, now Indian Mujahideen?

This was Union External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid’s remark on “Saffron Terror” and the BJP. > External affairs minister Salman Khurshid today backed home minister Sushilkumar Shinde’s statement on “Hindu terrorism” saying it was based “entirely on facts” made available by investigative agencies. He, however, said that terror has

24 Jan 13 6 min read
India

After 60 years of Khalistani and Islamic Terror against Hindus because of Congress policies, 10 Hindus commit crimes means LACK of Saffron terror not its presence!

For last 65 years of India’s independence, India has been mainly governed by Congress and its allies for most part.  Kashmir issue was created by Congress.  Its mess was perpetuated by Congress under Nehru, Indira Gandhi and then Rajiv Gandhi. Khalistan problem was also created by Congress. In the

23 Jan 13 3 min read
India

Pakistan Planting Landmines inside Indian Territory: Army only releases pictures; Nation Awaits a “Plan of Action”!

Not only did the Pakistanis enter Indian territory and behead two soldiers in violation of the Geneva convention and the Cease fire agreement (Read this [http://www.patheos.com/blogs/drishtikone/pakistani-soldiers-sickos-enter-indian-territory-behead-two-indian-soldiers-and-carry-ones-head-with-them-as-trophy/] . this [http://www.patheos.com/blogs/drishtikone/indian-jawans-beheading-by-pakistani-army-ill-informed-indian-tv-anchors-ill-prepared-debaters-and-aggressive-but-lying-pakistani-media-s

16 Jan 13 2 min read
Pakistan

How Pakistani Kids Are Turned Into Suicide Bombers

The industry of Suicide Bombing in Pakistan is pretty institutionalized.  It is an art that has been perfected.  It is used for outside of Pakistan and inside.  Basically anyone that Taliban or the other Jehadi forces – LeT, JuM and ISI – don’t like, suicide bombers are unleashed on them. In

15 Jan 13 2 min read
India

Solutions are needed in India, not Outrage!

A country is not a one-celled animal that it can only focus or do one thing at a time.  Nor is a human being so.  A country needs to have an organizational ability (through its Executive, Administrative, Legislative, and Judiciary) to tackle many fronts at the same time. Lately, we

13 Jan 13 8 min read
India

Indian Jawans’ Beheading by Pakistani Army

Two Indian soldiers have been beheaded [http://www.patheos.com/blogs/drishtikone/pakistani-soldiers-sickos-enter-indian-territory-behead-two-indian-soldiers-and-carry-ones-head-with-them-as-trophy/] .  As we discussed this is an extremely barbaric act and an inhuman behavior.  Even animals can do better than that.  I have put two videos at the bottom of the post which you should view.  One is

09 Jan 13 7 min read
India

Zakir Naik and Peace TV: the Jihadi Devil gets the boot!

Agniveer is a Hindu educational organization, which does detailed analysis of Vedas and scriptures.  It presents things in a very scientific way. It also spearheaded the campaign against Zakir Naik and his Peace TV. Thankfully Peace TV has been banned in India now!  Here is something that this website – Agniveer

22 Dec 12 3 min read
India

Rehman Malik is a proxy of ISI and Pak Army: Hamid Mir

We have talked about how stupidly has Rehman Malik been speaking [http://www.patheos.com/blogs/drishtikone/rehman-maliks-weather-remark-on-capt-kalia-may-the-bhasmasur-of-pakistan-bless-that-nations-head/] around in India.  Here is a discussion, where Hamid Mir, who was recently targeted by a bomb attack, speaks out where Rehman Malik’s sympathies lie.  The “Establishment” Hamid is talking about

16 Dec 12 1 min read
India

Will Egypt become the next Pakistan or India?

Three weeks ago, the prime minister of India appointed Syed Asif Ibrahim as the new director of India’s Intelligence Bureau, its domestic intelligence-gathering agency. Ibrahim is a Muslim. India is a predominantly Hindu country, but it is also the world’s third-largest Muslim nation. India’s greatest security threat

16 Dec 12 1 min read
Terrorism

Map of the shootings in the US since 2005: an Epidemic?

Daily Beast has an interactive map of all the shootings they could lay their hands on from the news reports.  This is what the website says: > Through media reports, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, a nonprofit lobbying group, has compiled a list of 431 shootings with more than

15 Dec 12 1 min read
China

Over 400 Chinese sites hacked by Pakistani hacker

Couple of things for perspective on this news item: * Pakistanis [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Pakistan] cannot tire themselves calling China [http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=39.9166666667,116.383333333&spn=10.0,10.0&q=39.9166666667,116.383333333 (China)&t=h] as their all-weather friend.

07 Dec 12 2 min read
India

Kasab Hanged: Justice served, but lets not rejoice please

Ajmal Kasab is dead.  Hanged until death in a secret execution which was completed in 15 minutes.  The decision to hang Kasab was taken on Nov and within two weeks, it was executed.  Pakistan was informed of the hanging, but as is its tradition, the country’s Government made no

21 Nov 12 5 min read
India

History of Islamic Genocide In India

Genocide is the worst crime against humanity. Girish Karnad once went after the author VS Naipaul at the Mumbai LitFest and argued why it was wrong to honor Naipaul with the Lifetime Achievement award. History of Islamic Genocide In India #Islam #Jihad [https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?url=https%3A%

11 Nov 12 16 min read
India

For Kasabs to go, the cost of even Oblique interest in Jihad by ordinary Muslims has to be made exorbitant!

Kasab: Brainwashed Pawn or Young Sadistic Jihadi?Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab is suffering from fever – possibly dengue – and undergoing treatment [http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/Mumbai/Kasab-down-with-dengue-being-treated-in-prison/Article1-954751.aspx] in the high security Arthur Road jail in Mumbai.  He currently lives in a bomb proof, egg-shaped cell in that jail.

04 Nov 12 2 min read
Pakistan

Please stop eulogizing Malala while the system rots!

On Tuesday (Oct 9), in Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai, a 14 year old girl from the Mingora town of Swat District in NWFP was shot by Taliban.   She has been fighting for women’s rights and specially girls’ right to education since 2009.  She had been writing a blog for BBC

12 Oct 12 3 min read
India

Was Osama Operation a Payback by India for 26/11?

In a very influential online magazine, there is an interesting article on the Operation Neptune Spear – where the US Navy Seals killed Osama Bin Laden.  This is what the article says [http://www.redstate.com/2012/09/10/india-abbottabad-and-osama-bin-laden-did-new-delhi-assist-the-u-s-on-operation-neptune-spear/] : > The fourteenth page of images in No Easy Day contains a

11 Sep 12 2 min read
Religion

Islamic Extremists have infiltrated US Military

Since Maj Nidal Hasan shot down 13 fellow soldiers, the US agencies have stepped up the surveillance of those related to US Defense.  It has now come to light that over 100 “Islamic Extremists” are being investigated within the military community.  This includes the active soldiers, but those with access

25 Jun 12 1 min read
Pakistan

Is Pakistan taking on US in a high stakes gamble?

Pakistan seems to be digging a greater hole for itself. It has played its hand way over its “pay grade” by going after US and snubbing them openly. First it was a snub to Obama – where the US President had given an invite to Pakistan’s Zardari at the last

23 May 12 3 min read
AfPak

Taliban Shoots down 15 Pakistani Soldiers in Revenge

A Taliban commander comes on and after saying he is going to shoot his captives as a revenge for his people having been killed by the Government. Then he shouts “Allah-o-Akbar” (Allah is Great) and shoots 15 military personnel down. Taliban Shoots down 15 Pakistani Soldiers in Revenge #Jehad [https:

22 Jan 12 2 min read
India

Local Congressman remembers 26/11 massacres

As the Americans take off for the Thanksgiving, I just got an email from Congressman Pete Olson (Pete Olson’s website [http://www.olson.house.gov/index.html]), who represents the Sugarland district in Texas (Houston area).  He has been becoming part of the Indian community occassions and celebrations more

22 Nov 11 2 min read
Terrorism

As I remember it: The day of 9-11 by Anindita

I was a new immigrant to America, just barely two years old, trying to assimilate into the culture, still trying to comprehend the significance of my skin color and my place in society, but still fully conscious that I was indeed a ‘resident alien’ – that this was not just my

15 Sep 11 3 min read
Politics

Liberals in Fai’s crosshairs

While many Congressmen are in the cross-hairs of being recipients of money from Ghulam Nabi Fai, the front man for ISI in Washington DC; many Indian liberals are also in the list of the beneficiaries who received hospitality of these guys.  As Gurumurthy lists out, here are some of the

30 Jul 11 1 min read
Pakistan

Whither Goes Pakistan?

In the past one week or so – after the operation to eliminate Osama Bin Laden – a strange response, belligerant and one removed from reality has come forth from Pakistani analysts and the estbalishment.  DItto from most common people as well. The response is a combination of denial of Osama’s

16 May 11 3 min read
Pakistan

Osama has bin laden!

Osama has finally bin laden.  Pardon the pun, but he has been finally laid to rest. The most notorious terrorist of the 20th century – the guy who carried out some daring attacks and inspired the sickest mindsets the world over of many a faithful, is dead [http://news.blogs.cnn.

02 May 11 1 min read
Religion

A Tale of the Two 911s in US

911’s have a strange tryst with US. A hundred and seventeen (117) years ago one person came with a vision unparalleled of introducing to US a brand of spirituality that it had not since until then.  On the morning of September 11 in 1893 at the World Parliaments of

26 Sep 10 4 min read
India

Today's updates from Deganga

Interestingly the background of the situation in Bengal got coverage on Fox News with the serious comment that had not happened in any of the Indian media.  This is what Phyllis Chesler [http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2010/09/09/phyllis-chesler-hindu-human-rights-muslim-islamic-terrorism/] says in the article that is relevant to the

10 Sep 10 3 min read
Religion

Muslims run rampage in Deganga, WB during Ramadan

I have an issue with the national press of India.  They are biased and politically correct to the point of criminality. Deganga in North 24 Paraganas is in a mess with looting, killing and destruction of many temples.  Information from that area is being sent out in emails to people

08 Sep 10 5 min read
Religion

Kafir-ology, Pakistan, and Mankind

Tarek Fatah, a leading Pakistani journalist, who lives in Canada wrote a note on his wall titled “Why are most terrorists Pakistani? An insight into the Pakistanis’ obsession with ‘Kaafirs'”. That note was basically the article written by Amir Mir in Outlook India. Amir Mir, in ostensibly a well meaning

30 Aug 10 3 min read
Religion

Zakaria's GPS: Moderate and Fanatic Islam

Generally speaking, I like Fareed Zakaria’s GPS program aired on CNN every Sunday.  He addresses issues which are important with a depth that others don’t.  But on some issues – relating to Islam and Muslims – one can clearly see his bias and prejudice. Two things stood out on today’

09 Aug 10 4 min read
India

How Pakistan’s ISI Worked With Al Qaeda Behind Americans’ Backs

Zahid Hussain, a Pakistani journalist, wrote this in 2008 about an incident in 1999. Since then, a lot of attacks have happened including 9-11, 7-7 and 26-11. Interestingly, all could have been anticipated and even pre-empted. But none were. > The extent of Taliban / ISI / jihadist cooperation was revealed during the

02 Aug 10 5 min read
India

Islamization of Northeast India no Coincidence

By Dr. Richard Benkin, reprinted with permission(Dr. Benkin is the author ofA Quiet Case of Ethnic Cleansing: The Murder of Bangladesh’s Hindus [http://www.amazon.com/Quiet-Case-Ethnic-Cleansing-Bangladeshs/dp/8188643394/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1453239924&sr=8-1&keywords=A+Quiet+Case+of+Ethnic+Cleansing] ) On February

07 Jul 10 3 min read
Politics

Iran's Brilliant Coup with Brazil and Turkey as US looks on

Something has gone horribly wrong with the Nuke World.  While all the way from 1970s to 90s, US literally handheld and shielded Pakistan so they got their Nuke technology and later weaponize it with support from China and Missiles from North Korea (also of Chinese vintage); the Governments have turned

19 May 10 2 min read
India

Maoist threat and India's ability to Self Destruct

Although Naxals have been active in the Eastern states for quite sometime, they have gained prominence in the last few months.  In these months, they have pulled off some horribly spectacular killings including the 73 CRPF men killed in Dantewada. (See List of attacks at the bottom of the post)

19 May 10 5 min read
Creative

My Name is Khan and lessons for Pakistan

(Ali Chisti is from Karachi and an anti-terrorism expert from Pakistan.  He has graciously allowed his article to be posted on Drishtikone) “Let those who love Pak-lover, SRK watch My Name is Khan”, Thackeray and what happened next day would change India for-ever; heading at almost all newspapers in India

15 Feb 10 3 min read
Terrorism

US had warned of attack in Pune, Mumbai

Top intelligence sources have confirmed that days before US defence secretary Robert Gates’s visit to India last month, the US had warned New Delhi that al-Qaida-influenced elements were likely to carry out an attack in Pune and Mumbai. The US agencies, however, failed to give any real reason for

14 Feb 10 1 min read
Terrorism

Headley had stayed close to Chabad Houses

David Coleman Headley, the US-based Laskhar jehadi terrorist who intelligence agencies believe was here to help Lashkar plot multi-city attacks on Israeli and Jewish targets, always stayed closer to Chabad Houses — prayer house of Jews — while travelling within India. Union home secretary G K Pillai on Saturday confirmed that he

13 Feb 10 1 min read
Terrorism

Lawyers of Hindutva leaders next on underworld's hit list?

Authorities are concerned about the safety of lawyers representing Hindutva leaders as well as those accused of “Hindu terror”, fearing they may be targeted by underworld elements to avenge the killing of Shahid Azmi, counsel for the 26/11 accused Fahim Ansari, in Mumbai. Suspicion is that Azmi, who was

13 Feb 10 1 min read
Terrorism

Nine killed, 45 injured in Pune terror attack

In the first major terror strike in India after 26/11, nine people were killed and 45 injured when a high-intensity bomb exploded at the German Bakery at Koregaon Park, Pune, on Saturday evening. One victims is a foreigner; the identity of the rest had not been ascertained till late

13 Feb 10 1 min read
AfPak

Militants part of Pak arsenal against India: US to its Senate

As Western powers look to reorient their engagement strategy in the AfPak region with the help of Islamabad, the US intelligence community has conveyed to its Senate that Pakistan regards some militant groups as part of its “strategic arsenal” to counter India and this, in their assessment, will “limit” Pakistan’

09 Feb 10 1 min read
Terrorism

’93 blasts plotter Tiger Memon in Pak, works for ISI

Ahead of the proposed peace talks between India and Pakistan, fresh revelations made to Indian security agencies by a recently arrested aide of don-turned-terrorist Dawood Ibrahim strengthen fears about resuming a dialogue while Pakistan continues to shelter Indian terror suspects. After 16 years on the run, a former small-time Mumbai

09 Feb 10 1 min read
Pakistan

Pak stoops to new low, says we forced India to talk

Hours after India proposed dates for Foreign Secretary-level talks, Pakistan has claimed that it was New Delhi which had blinked not Islamabad. Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that it was India which had talked about breaking their “relationship” with us and their turning their back on us. “But

09 Feb 10 1 min read
Terrorism

Case of Geert Wilders and Bastardization of Truth

Here is one guy who takes the case of Geert Wilders and speaks out the truth finally…(first seen on Atanu Dey’s blog Deeshaa [http://www.deeshaa.org/2010/02/06/geert-wilders-is-a-maladjusted-person/]) Why is what is said here by this guy is important?  Because of this –

06 Feb 10 1 min read
Pakistan

Jehadi meet in Pakistan as India extends hand for talks

Its called Deja vu and also as Idiocy when you turn back and look at the Indian Government. While Indian Government extends its hand of friendship, hard-core Jehadis meet openly in Pakistan for an anti-India discussion, where a major declaration was made and plans hatched for more such meets.  I

04 Feb 10 1 min read
Terrorism

Its about saving Dara Shikoh, ShahRukh!

On 24th September, 2007 at the Wanderers, India and Pakistan faced each other in the T20 Finals.  Ramadan was on in those days and the match was on a Friday so the Pakistani players believed with complete religious fervour that they will be the “rightful” winners. In the pre-match interview,

04 Feb 10 5 min read
Terrorism

Violence and Deception as Strategic Weapons in Islam

It is interesting that there are a few people in this world who are getting it “right’ beyond and despite the utter deception that goes on in the name of Islam and dialog of “peace” by the moderates – WITHOUT addressing the central tenets in Islamic scriptures which target non-Muslims.  You

30 Jan 10 1 min read
Pakistan

Jandullah, Jamaat and Jehadis – how Jandullah became Al-Qaeda

Guest post by Ali Chisti Recently, the Karachi Police had found an organization named, “Jandullah” for the terror attack cum bombing on the Moharram Ashura procession killing more than forty-five people in Karachi. The name Jandullah was previously linked to a similar organization based in Baluchistan who had carried out

27 Jan 10 5 min read
Pakistan

Jandullah, Jamaat and Jehadis – how Jandullah became Al-Qaeda

Guest post by Ali Chisti Recently, the Karachi Police had found an organization named, “Jandullah” for the terror attack cum bombing on the Moharram Ashura procession killing more than forty-five people in Karachi. The name Jandullah was previously linked to a similar organization based in Baluchistan who had carried out

27 Jan 10 5 min read
Terrorism

Zakir Naik, Shekhar Gupta and how their walks talk!

Someone asks a question of an Islamic preacher who has been referred to as a “Rock Star” and a person who preaches “Modern Islam”.  He is asked, “If the Muslims can contruct their places of religion in Non-Muslim countries, then why aren’t Non-Muslims allowed to construct Churches and Temples

24 Jan 10 2 min read
Terrorism

Zakir Naik, Shekhar Gupta and how their walks talk!

Someone asks a question of an Islamic preacher who has been referred to as a “Rock Star” and a person who preaches “Modern Islam”.  He is asked, “If the Muslims can contruct their places of religion in Non-Muslim countries, then why aren’t Non-Muslims allowed to construct Churches and Temples

24 Jan 10 2 min read
Love

Righteousness of Intolerance

I recently had a very interesting exchange on facebook.  Spirituality and Love, are concepts, that have been so bastardized by people and are handled on just the surface… the moment one tries to explore these concepts a little deeper one realizes that all that was said was said with a

11 Dec 09 11 min read
Religion

Disturbing traits of Nidal and its larger implications

Some new and disturbing news has come out about Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist who killed his comradesin Fort Hood last week.  What one sees is very disturbing and wonders how come authorities did not get it before the shooting. But, what is even MORE disturbing to me is

08 Nov 09 2 min read
Terrorism

US Army Carnage and troubling questions

In one of the worst shooting in Army history today in the US, a US soldier – psychiatrist – shot 12 of his colleagues and injured over 30, some seriously at Fort Hood in Texas. His name was Nidal Malik Hasan and he was, according to his local Masjid’s imam “a

06 Nov 09 2 min read
Terrorism

Jehadis and their magnanimity!

David Rohde was in captivity unless he ran away from Taleban.  His account in NYT is very interesting.  While it shows the human side of some of his captors… it also shows clearly why the Jehadis and the Taleban have made the society what it is today in Pakistan and

23 Oct 09 1 min read
Terrorism

Shahrukh's Sad Whinning!

Shahrukh Khan feels humiliated.[1]  Why?  Because, at the Newark airport, the guys did not really recognize him and took him out for questioning and he had to wait for 2 hours to get through.  According to him, he was singled out because of his Muslim name.  The authorities have

16 Aug 09 2 min read
India

Causeless Terrorists of Dr. Singh

Dr. Singh says at NAM: > “There should be no safe havens for terrorists because they do not represent any cause, group or religion. Extremism, intolerance and terrorism are our antitheses; they seek to destroy and our Movement, which respects each other’s path.” I know.. I know.. these terrorists are

18 Jul 09 1 min read
Terrorism

Slave trade of Kid Suicide Bombers by Taliban

There is a slave trade going on in kids for killing them by Taliban.  But its not new.  Such slave trade – in just better holier-rhetorical has been conducted by the Pakistani Government and their allies, the Jehadis for over two decades now. The going price for a young Pakistani child:

02 Jul 09 4 min read
Terrorism

The Iran Crackdown at Baharestan

Today there was a big protest at the Baharestan Square – which is a very important place for commerce in Tehran.  According to the some eyewitness reports, there were 500 police/armed Government men came armed with sticks and guns and started shooting and beating the protestors.  Many were thrown over

24 Jun 09 2 min read
Asia

Prabhakaran is Dead – Violence and Ahimsa

Humanity demands fairness and goodness. Even in war civility is the way for a more peaceful world. That’s what our instincts say and that is what is most ethical. However, when one goes back to history, one sees that those who were ruthless and not shy of completing a

19 May 09 3 min read
Religion

Mohallel: a religion-sanctioned "One Night Stand"?

How ridiculous can customs get can be understood from this rather strange custom followed in Islamic societies based on some Islamic law. There is a clause in the religious laws on marriage according to which: if a man divorces his wife, he cannot marry her again unless another man marries

27 Apr 09 2 min read
Pakistan

History Lessons: Intriguing Circle of Jehad from Pakistan

The small town in Afghanistan, Khwaja Bahauddin, is a place which was named after the 17th in the chain of transmission of Naqshbandi order (starting with Prophet Mohammad) – one of the major tasawwuf tariqa (orders) of Islam – which is known for its “sober” and silent dhikr or remembrance/meditation of

22 Apr 09 6 min read
Pakistan

Sikhs in Pakistan pay Rs2 crore in Jizya for their safety

The Shariat followers and the Islamic rulers (from Mughals, except Akbar, to Taliban) have always subjugated the non-Muslims.  Any discussion of Islamic “love” for non-Muslims somehow does not bear itself out in practice in practical governance around the world. Now, that Pakistan is under Taliban in the Swat and NWFP

16 Apr 09 2 min read
Terrorism

Musharraf & Madani exchange

I had written about [https://drishtikone.com/?q=blog/back-indian-muslims-musharraf] this exchange before between Musharraf and Madani.  Here is the video now.  Musharraf’s face is worth looking at!

28 Mar 09 1 min read
Pakistan

US surveillance shows ISI directly supporting Taliban and Jehadis

Reports in Wall Street Journal and New York Times suggest that US and Pakistani officials are drawing up new list of targets to neutralize with drone attacks. More and more US administration officials now believe that Taliban and Jehadis are DIRECTLY helped and supported by Pakistani Intelligence agency ISI. > The

27 Mar 09 1 min read
Pakistan

Officers in Pak Ministry of IT were Phone Guides of Mumbai Attackers

In the 26/11 chargesheet, India has pointed specifically to a serving Colonel rank Pak Army official and a civilian with operation of the VoIP communication that guided terrorists along.  They are Colonel R. Saadat Ullah and Khurram Shazad  – both with Special Communication Organisation operating under Pakistan’s Ministry of

25 Feb 09 1 min read
Pakistan

Taliban with Pakistani Nukes … and global aims?

Colonel Dr Anil Athale (retd), a former joint director, war studies, ministry of defence, and co-ordinator of the Pune-based Initiative for Peace and Disarmament, writes in a rediff article about the impending Talibanization of Pakistan.[1]  He of course, has not mentioned how Taliban has almost solidified their hold of

20 Feb 09 3 min read
Terrorism

Beheading in Buffalo and the Lunatic Fringe!

Muzzammil “Mo” Hassan came to the police station to tell them that his wife had died at their home.  When they went there they saw that her body was in the hallway and her head was lying near by.  She had been beheaded! Mo Hassan runs Bridges TV with the

18 Feb 09 2 min read
Terrorism

Palestinian Fanaticism and Israeli bombings

Israel is attacking Hamas and Palestinians in Gaza.  Many are angry and predictability, the Islamic world is characterizing it as a “crime”.  In my personal view, nothing could be further from truth! Now, let us put the – for a moment, although its not in fashion – onus on the Hamas, Palestinians

02 Jan 09 2 min read
Terrorism

Constructive and Destructive societies

> After the two blocs finished infighting after the cold war, the Soviet Union faded away in the late 80s and that created a vacuum. So in steps China that is clearly going to take the place of the Soviet Union and I think the second one is India partly because

25 Dec 08 2 min read
India

Doesn't anybody in Pakistan just "get it"??

Day after day it seems more and more obvious that Pakistani Government just doesn’t “get it”!  Mumbai Attacks were not just ANOTHER bomb attack.. it was an act of war and you don’t get away with it so easily.  Someone has got to pay for that.  And as

21 Dec 08 2 min read
India

Is Evidence Displaying a "Blame Game"?

Ek to chori.. upar se seena-zori? (after the theft .. thief acts like the aggrieved) (75% of all terror plots [http://www.rediff.com/news/2008/dec/14mumterror-terror-plots-originate-in-pakistan-says-uk-pm-brown.htm] originate from Pakistan says British PM) All the evidence gathered by FBI, Indian intelligence, British intelligence and forensic stuff from the scene

14 Dec 08 2 min read
Pakistan

Hamid Gul: Terrorist Mind that should be neutralized

This man is Hamid Gul or rather Lieutenant General Hamid Gul,Sitara-e-Jurat is a retired Pakistani general famous for heading the Inter-Services Intelligence, Pakistani intelligence agency, after the Soviet-Afghan War, and for instigating the Kashmir insurgency in 1989 with the support of mujahideen that fought in the Soviet-Afghan war. He

10 Dec 08 1 min read
Pakistan

What is "Pakistan" and the Disease of Divinity

In a very interesting article, Economist.com [http://www.economist.com/daily/columns/asiaview/displaystory.cfm?story_id=12717756] raises the very important question on Pakistan based on the interview of Asif Ali Zardari with an Indian TV channel.  What does a Pakistani politician (or a common man) mean when

06 Dec 08 3 min read
Terrorism

Dawood Ibrahim's Interpol page

Here is the complete set of particulars on Dawood Ibrahim as they appear on Interpol website [http://www.interpol.int/public/Data/NoticesUN/Notices/Data/1993/93/1993_14193.asp?HM=1] .  Go check out that link.

03 Dec 08 1 min read
India

Muslim Body of Mumbai refuses burial to 9 killers (#mumbai)

We know that Pakistan is making it out as if the entire Mumbai Attack was an “internal affair” done by “dejected Muslims”.  Well, same so-called “marginalized Muslims” have at this time refused to bury [http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Muslim_body_refuses_to_bury_9_killers/articleshow/3777954.cms#write]

01 Dec 08 1 min read
India

Bravery of the Commandos and the Soldiers

We all need to understand that the bravery of all the people- the police, the NSG, MARCOS, the Army etc etc needs to be saluted. But in the process of saluting the bravery of these men and women, we should not forget to highlight the total ill preparedness of the

01 Dec 08 4 min read
India

They were heavily drugged and started from Rawalpindi (#mumbai)

The terrorists included two UK-born Pakistanis and one was a Yemeni national.  They were heavily drugged and used Blackberry to communicate.  The group numbering 12 travelled from Rawalpindi to Karachi and them from Karachi to Mumbai. The Anti-terrorism squad (ATS) now believes that Dawood Ibrahim was involved in this attack

29 Nov 08 1 min read
India

My Imaginary dialog with Barkha Dutt (#mumbai)

I had written of the idiocy of the media and specially the nonsense that Barkha Dutt [https://drishtikone.com/?q=blog/barkha-dutt-and-ndtv-terrorists-dream-come-true] , in particular and NDTV in general was dishing out!  There was this defining moment, among other things, that made many mad!  This guy, whose wife was caught inside

29 Nov 08 1 min read
India

One guy caught.. now talking like a canary

Here are startling things that are coming out: Use of Google Earth [http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Kasab_killed_Karkare_Salaskar_and_Kamte_Police/articleshow/3773792.cms] and preparation of Mohammad Ajmal Mohammad Amin Kasab – who killed Hemant Karkare, encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar and Additional Commissioner of Police Ashok Kamte. > According

29 Nov 08 2 min read
India

How should India Retaliate?

Many things are very clear from the Mumbai attacks: 1. Terrorists came from International waters 2. They were prepared like commandos of an Army 3. 30-40 of them is like a platoon (with sophisticated equipment) of a foreign Army attacking Bombay in broad daylight 4. They FIRST asked for US

28 Nov 08 1 min read
India

Two Pakistani vessels caught in Indian sea (#mumbai)

Two Pakistani merchant vessels [http://www.rediff.com/news/2008/nov/27mumterror-two-pak-vessels-apprehended-off-gujarat.htm] have been apprehended by the Indian Coast Guard and Navy personnel > The Indian ships apprehended both the cargo ships, which were identified as MV Alpha and MV Al Kabir. Officers of the three forces were ascertaining the

27 Nov 08 1 min read
India

Deccan Mujahideen (#mumbai)

A friend – VK – reports something interesting on Deccan Mujahideen: >untypoed: Ever since we heard of Deccan Mujahideen, guess what showed up? >http://deccanmujahideen.com/ #mumbai Nice info. God I hate being a virgin. >18 minutes ago · Reply · View Tweet Apparently, some wise desi guy promptly went and registered the website

27 Nov 08 1 min read
India

How the Attacks were planned and executed (#mumbai)

Ok, now the Union Government is getting some information [http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Terrorists_did_recee_set_up_control_rooms_in_luxury_hotels/articleshow/3766449.cms?TOI_latestnews] .  And it is going to do the same thing.. keep debating along with the Human Rights lobby and the others on how

27 Nov 08 1 min read
India

Lists of Dead and Injured.. (#Mumbai)

Lists of the dead and injured: Part I [http://mumbaihelp.blogspot.com/2008/11/list-p1-expand-to-view.html] . Part II [http://mumbaihelp.blogspot.com/2008/11/list-p2.html] . Part III [http://mumbaihelp.blogspot.com/2008/11/list-p3.html] . Part IV [http://mumbaihelp.blogspot.com/2008/11/list-p4.html] . Part V [http://mumbaihelp.

27 Nov 08 1 min read
India

Live TV feeds of Mumbai Attacks on Internet

Want to catch free and live Video feeds?  Get it from these links… CNN’s live Flash based stream [http://edition.cnn.com/video/flashLive/live.html?stream=stream3] of its sister channel in India, CNN IBN: CNN IBN’s Windows Media based MMS stream [http://ibnlive.in.com/videos/

27 Nov 08 1 min read
India

Terrorists talk on Phone to the TV Station

Just listen to the terrorist and you know clearly that the two guys who are talking.. one is VERY clearly a Punjabi from Pakistan (he in fact asks the other guy “Kee Maang hai”) and then the other one is clearly from the North West Frontier province or Afghani kind

27 Nov 08 1 min read
India

Mumbai Attack Updates

Some more updates: The threat of terrorists coming via sea [http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Govt_warned_of_terrorists_entry_to_city_through_sea_Police/articleshow/3764556.cms] to Mumbai was there for a long time!  In fact the Govt. had warned of such an entry 6 months ago. > Intelligence

27 Nov 08 1 min read
India

IMPORTANT NUMBERS for MUMBAI HELP

J J Hospital Blood Bank: Contact Person : Dr.Ganesh , Dr.Nair — 022 – 23739400 Bombay Hospital: Contact Person : Ms.Purohit — 22067676 extn 216 Cama Hospital Blood Bank : 022-22611648 St. George Hospital Direct Blood Bank: Contact Person: Tarun — 022 – 22620344 US State Dept Call Center for Americans concerned about U.S. family/

27 Nov 08 1 min read
Food

THRITEEN CENTURY TIME TRAVELLING —–PART TWO

YEAR 1,222 today’s date. Place: your city or town of your choice. The main purpose of this simple exercise is to really appreciate all our current everyday blessings. Please try to see, listen to, smell and touch in your imagination the following: 1.-One very famous person. 2.

10 Nov 08 1 min read
India

Blasts in Assam – same politics . same apathy for citizens

The Indian Government is a complete failure when it comes to Internal national security!  Yesterday, in as many as 11 bomb blasts 48 people were killed and 300 injured in Assam!  In Guwahati (Ganeshguri area, Panbazar, Fancy Bazar and Paltan Bazar) alone 25 people were killed at least!  11 people

30 Oct 08 1 min read
India

Indian Mujahideen techie turns approver

Now, the Yahoo employee – Mohammed Mansoor Asghar Peerbhoy – who was the brain behind the hacking and sending of emails prior to the Delhi and Ahmedabad bomb blasts is turning approver [http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Terror_techie_wants_to_turn_approver_Police/articleshow/3642936.cms] . > Rakesh Maria, Joint Commissioner Mumbai police

26 Oct 08 1 min read
India

Kashmiri militants are terrorists: says Zardari

This has got to be a first!  From the inception of Pakistan, when in 1948 Army regulars were used with tribals to try and annex Kashmir from Raja Hari Singh, which drove him to come to India, using people from outside Kashmir as a strategy has been the central piece

05 Oct 08 2 min read
India

New face of terrorism and the coming storm!

In yet another example of using the technological infrastructure in India to hurt it, the terrorists used a computer in Khalsa College’s computer lab – which was connected to internet (Wi-Fi connected) but was not password protected.  So, they used this computer [http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Latest_terror_email_traced_

24 Aug 08 2 min read
Pakistan

After Musharraf, terrorist organizations are back in Pakistan

The terror organizations are back in the open within Pakistan.  Lashkar-e-toiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad have reopened their offices. LeT was renames Jamaat-ud-Dawa after being banned had an office in Karachi at Salman Terrace in Gulshan-e-Iqbal near National Stadium while JeM had an office in Manghopir.  LeT had opened a new office

21 Aug 08 1 min read
Terrorism

What is SIMI and how it was formed

Here is another very good graphic of what is SIMI [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Students_Islamic_Movement_of_India] and how it goes around hurting the innocent citizens because of its professed goal of setting up an Islamic society.  I think just catch them and send to any of

17 Aug 08 1 min read
India

Steps to solving the Gujarat blasts case

Here is a very informative graphic from HT [http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/specials/popup/17_08_case1.htm] on how the Gujarat blasts case was cracked.  I had brought more details earlier [http://www.patheos.com/blogs/drishtikone/?q=blog/gujarat-blast-case-solved-village-mufti-and-software-professional-were-masterminds] . When I had first reported about the blasts,

17 Aug 08 1 min read
India

SIMI's ban lifted a week after it bombed the heck out of India

August 6, 2008: Well, finally Supreme Court has slapped the ban back on SIMI [http://www.rediff.com/news/2008/aug/06simi2.htm]. ============   ============ Masochism taken to a new level.. truly! Here is another example of how the current Government has been functioning COMPULSIVELY CRIMINAL!  Everyone knows that Students Islamic Movement

05 Aug 08 2 min read
India

Why Human Spirit has little future in India

This guy is one, who is the most loathed of the terrorists (if there could be a classification) by the Kashmiri Pandits. Why? You will know that automatically when you listen to this interview. Just listen to the answers and the information he gives to one of the most renowned

31 Jul 08 1 min read
India

Explosive defused on route of Amarnath

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Lord_Amarnath.jpg] Image via Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Lord_Amarnath.jpg] And now, a bomb was found on the route of Amarnath pilgrimage [http://ia.rediff.com/news/2008/jul/31jk.htm]. I just find the entire deal just sickening.

31 Jul 08 1 min read
India

And the world remained silent Part II

This is part two of the same movie. It is made by Ashok Pandit, a known film maker. Technorati : Pakistan [http://technorati.com/tag/Pakistan], Terrorism [http://technorati.com/tag/Terrorism]

31 Jul 08 1 min read
India

And the world remained silent! Part I

Sometimes it sickens me when certain communities keep justifying their “violent streak” on the difficulties and the “atrocities” they face. And in India, such a fantastic “business of sorrow” to reap violent harvests has become an art and a “right”. I have believed that two communities that our country needs

31 Jul 08 1 min read
India

Minds behind Indian Serial Blasts

The masterminds behind the bomb blasts are Rasool Khan Parti and Mohammad Sufiya Ahmed Patangiya – both, currently residing in Karachi (Farahan Arcade Gulistan). They are originally from Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh. Both were from Harkat-ul-Jihad-al Islami, but found Students Islamic Movement of India to be the best hiring ground. They

31 Jul 08 2 min read
India

Analysis of the Bomb terror in India

Three more bombs were found in Surat. With that the number of bombs found is now 23 and two explosive laden cars! There were 16 bomb blasts in Ahmedabad. At least 9 blasts happened in Bangalore. So, around 50 bombs were used at least! Now, behind each bomb is at

31 Jul 08 6 min read
India

Now, Ahmedabad attacked!

Indian Mujahideen The IB believes the outfit was floated by youth from Hyderabad, as a faction of the Students Islamic Movement of India. With the arrest of SIMI’s top leaders in Indore, the Indian Mujahideen has been given the responsibility of carrying out terror strikes. Although the outfit is

26 Jul 08 4 min read
Religion

Bangalore attacked!

Nine serial blasts took place in Bangalore (Bengaluru). Two people have died and 6 got injured. The blasts reportedly took place within about 12 minutes at around 1-30 pm, that is after the Friday’s mid-day namaz in the local mosques. The blasts took place in two intervals of one

25 Jul 08 2 min read
India

The Bad … and the good of Kashmir

Kashmir is a strange place. It has seen unseen bloodshed. The Pandits were killed and thrown out of their houses and made refugees. It was a sad period for many. It showed the apathy of the rest of India and the shallow definition and scope of the Human Rights activists

04 Jul 08 3 min read
Poverty

Olympics, Mia Farrow and Darfur – what to do

PBS-TV recently carried two programs (can watch one online [http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/darfur/]) reporting how the govt of Sudan is sponsoring horrific ethnic killings and rape-as-warfare in its Darfur region, shielded primarily from international sanctions by the Chinese government. China buys oil from Sudan in exchange

03 Jul 08 1 min read
Terrorism

Blasts in the "Most Favored Nation"

A short story by Suresh Naig ******** ********* After the serial bomb blasts and carnage, in a walled city, one person was heard conversing on a satellite phone, oblivious of the surrounding in a casual manner. His conversation without any fear or inhibition, proved his careless attitude. He was calling, presumably his

18 May 08 2 min read
Health & Medicine

Smoking and Terrorism

A post by Suresh Naig ======================== Contrast with the ban on smoking scenes in Indian cinema by the health minister and a host of measures to wean people away from smoking, during a major part of past century, smoking was a fashion statement. Winston Churchill seldom appeared in public without his

13 May 08 2 min read
China

Olympic torch, Tibetans, and Indian celebrity reactions

To run or not to run is the question. The Olympic torch will go through India and some people have been invited to take the torch and run.  The reactions are different for the same sentiments 🙂  While Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia [http://www.rediff.com/sports/2008/apr/01bhutia.

01 Apr 08 4 min read
Terrorism

Prisons, US, Human Rights and Hypocrisy.

> Another prisoner has a broken ankle. He can’t crawl fast enough so a guard jabs a stun gun onto his buttocks. The jolt of electricity zaps through his naked flesh and genitals. For hours afterwards his whole body shakes. Where do you think this scene [http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/

16 Feb 08 1 min read
News

Iraqi Mother and her son

There are many heart breaking pictures I have seen, but this is surely one of the most livid!  I can feel the pain of that lady, I can see (and feel) the breath of the son go away… into eternity while his Mother looks helplessly at the nonsense of this

08 Feb 08 1 min read
Technology

Mystery of the Undersea Cables & Internet future

Given our earlier discussion [http://www.patheos.com/blogs/drishtikone/?q=content/undersea-cable-disruption-it-terrorist-attack] on the cutting of the internet cables earlier, today the news came that a 5th cable [http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/02/06/1431206&from=rss]was cut off (or powerd off?) and entire

06 Feb 08 2 min read
India

Nurturing the Extremist Monster

Just found this article on TOI site by Swami Aiyar.  It explains the genesis, life and end of Khalistan mess very well and paints parallels with the situation in Pakistan.  I agree with him completely!  Whenever anyone has raised monsters, you ultimately get eaten up by it.  Indira Gandhi, Rajiv

14 Nov 07 2 min read
India

Nurturing the Extremist Monster

Just found this article on TOI site by Swami Aiyar.  It explains the genesis, life and end of Khalistan mess very well and paints parallels with the situation in Pakistan.  I agree with him completely!  Whenever anyone has raised monsters, you ultimately get eaten up by it.  Indira Gandhi, Rajiv

14 Nov 07 2 min read
Religion

Ajmer Sharif: Take my Blood…

This is Arshad – 8 years old – who died at Ajmer Shareef. A poem from another angle of this entire terrorism game…. but the sentiments seem equally true here as well! Death Poem > By Jumah al-Dossari > Take my blood. Take my death shroud and The remnants of my body. Take photographs

12 Oct 07 1 min read
Religion

Terrorist Strike at Ajmer Shareef!

This is really sad – this shrine is revered by all – Hindus, Muslims and others as well. To have a terrorist strike [http://www.rediff.com/news/2007/oct/11ajmer.htm] here is just downright pathetic! Would be intrigued as to who the potential protagonist is? > Terror struck the highly reverred

12 Oct 07 1 min read
Religion

Taliban hang a kid for possessing US Dollars!

Are we seeing a return of the Taliban fundamentalism – a revival of the 1980-90s era??  With Iraq now a quagmire.. and Iran being brought into the equation by the US, and Afghanistan back to its old times (Bamiyan Deja vu), the world threat from the idiots in the US administration

02 Oct 07 1 min read
Creative

Airport Security: Photo of the month!

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Morning in America [http://www.flickr.com/photos/cjd/1418632004/], originally uploaded by cjdavis [http://www.flickr.com/people/cjd/]. What a picture!  I would have called it “When the robes collide”! One

23 Sep 07 1 min read
Humour

Best Terrorist Award!

Nothing to say.  The Cartoon [http://www.cagle.com/caglecards/main.asp?image=http://cagle.slate.msn.com/working/070719/lane.gif] says it all. Powered by Qumana [http://www.qumana.com/]

26 Jul 07 1 min read
Religion

Epidemic of Rape of Unveiled Women by Muslim Immigrants

There is an "epidemic" of sorts in Europe (and Australia).  More and more Muslim men are being convicted of rape (often Gang-rape) of European women who dare to stray into Muslim dominated areas unveiled or less than veiled. This barbarism is not just a European issue.  Remember Australia’s highest

25 Jul 07 5 min read
Politics

Suicide Attack on Pak Army – pointer to the future?

Is this attack [http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/13_Pak_soldiers_killed_in_suicide_attack/articleshow/2203547.cms] a harbinger of things to come in Pakistan?  I think Musharraf and his men did not completely evaluate the full potency of the beast that they had carefully nurtured all these years.  The

14 Jul 07 1 min read
Politics

Pakistan Army or Group of Mercenaries?

I never had any doubt that the Pakistani Army was highly unprofessional.  But this assertion [http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/US_renting_Pak_army_for__100_million/articleshow/2202810.cms] from a top US diplomat in South Asia regarding the payments being made to the Pak Army and “RENTING” it for

14 Jul 07 1 min read
Religion

How a Muslim-turned-Hindu was tortured in Malaysia!

This is a rather bizarre case [http://www.newsvine.com/_news/2007/07/06/821177-muslim-born-woman-seeks-life-as-hindu] .  A girl in Malaysia born to ethnic Indian Muslim parents was named Siti Fatimah.  She was registered as a Muslim.  However, she was raised by her grandmother as a Hindu!  In 2001, her name was

06 Jul 07 2 min read
Politics

Long term Implications of Lal Masjid Siege in Pakistan

Like I discussed [http://www.patheos.com/blogs/drishtikone/?q=rebellion_in_pakistan] on my blog this week that things in Pakistan are not looking too great as the Lal Masjid students had fought with the Pakistani Army right there in the capital itself. Now the things are getting worse.

06 Jul 07 2 min read
Politics

US cutting a deal with the Taliban!

I have got to blog this!  US is at it again!  It just doesnt want to do anything worthwhile where the problem is…. but goes around killing innocent civilians and then howling that those poor folks with no power are not taking "charge" of their country!! US earlier helped the

20 Jun 07 1 min read
India

Terrible Scenarios in Pakistan that could become reality!

In this very interesting analysis [http://www.rediff.com/news/2007/jun/14guest.htm], Col. Athale now talks about the scenarios that can unfold pretty soon given the tense situation in Pakistan.  With Musharraf in jeopardy, Osama still at large, and religionists still pushing… chips could fall in any direction!

15 Jun 07 1 min read
History

Stop Equating Kashmiri Terrorists to Bhagat Singh!

Hizbul-Mujahideen [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hizbul_Mujahideen] is one of the worst terrorist organization in the world. Syed Salahuddin is their chief. Everyone who knows them knows how close they are to Al Qaeda and Pakistan’s ISI. But these idiots keep trying to confuse the world. Be that

08 Jan 07 2 min read
China

The Inescapable Ditch for the World sponsored by the US

“We need to keep the terrorists from entering our borders and deal with them where they are…” Bush and his coterie kept saying something to this effect time and after time for last so many years!  Did they? Instead, if you were to carefully look – the villain of middle east

15 Nov 06 2 min read
India

Terrorist Training Camps in Pakistan: How it all works!

Here is how it all happens [http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1751410,000900010002.htm?headline=Lashkar-e-Taiba's~Arabian~nights] – the Terrorist Training Crash Course! What I cannot fathom is when Indian Intelligence has even the names of the teachers and Professors, then why cannot the Americans force these Jehadis to

24 Jul 06 2 min read
India

Mumbai: All Bombs on stations near Muslim Dominated Areas

Ashok Row Kavi – a firebrand gay activist – gave his experience [http://mumbai.metblogs.com/archives/2006/07/personal_observations_of_local.phtml] . This one line got my attention!! > The TV is showing the bombed bogeys. What is curious is that all the bombs were placed on the western suburban line;

12 Jul 06 1 min read
India

Torturing of Soldiers by Islamic Jehadis!

The remains of the two American soldiers [http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5498870] have been found in Iraq.  Apparently, they were tortured before they were killed.  It is not quite apparent what kind of torture they underwent.. but it would have been fairly brutal. > The military

21 Jun 06 2 min read
Asia

Balance of Views, Expression and Violence

The current controversy on the Prophet cartoons ceases to stop. And as it grows on around the world – more property and lives are lost. The debate on the range and intensity of response takes on a life of its own in all fora. I have been to at least two

06 Feb 06 2 min read
South Asia

Pak's Double Game of Terrorism!

This is the “inside story” of what the members of cabinet have come to know about the recent Delhi blasts. Sherlock Holmes says to Dr. Watson in one of the stories: “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however impossible, has to be the truth!” Is a turnaround of

01 Nov 05 1 min read

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