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  • Mumbai Court pardons David Headley, makes him approver in 26/11 case

    12/10/2015 1:14:31 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 1 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Thursday, December 10, 2015 | PTI
    From the order of the US court, which convicted Headley for his role in 26/11 conspiracy, it can be seen that the plan could not have reached its logical end without his involvement, the judge noted, saying this was one of the aspects to be considered while tendering pardon to Headley. Mumbai - A Mumbai court on Thursday pardoned Pakistani-American LeT operative David Headley, who had surveyed targets for the 26/11 attacks, and made him an approver in the case, a move that may unravel the conspiracy behind the brazen terror assault. "Accused David Headley is tendered pardon as per...
  • Pakistani man gets 40 years for NYC subway terror plot

    11/27/2015 5:16:07 AM PST · by csvset · 18 replies
    CBS ^ | November 24, 2015 | Jane Rosenberg
    A Pakistani man was sentenced to 40 years in prison Tuesday for his role in a failed al Qaeda bomb plot targeting sites in Europe and the United states, including the New York City subway system. Abid Naseer, 29, is the eighth defendant to be charged in this case, CBS News' Paula Reid reports. Prosecutors say the planned attack was directed and coordinated with senior Al Qaeda leaders in Pakistan and also involved other targets in Europe. "I know you're not what I'd say, for any lack of a better word, a 'typical' criminal. Not in any sense of the...
  • 26/11: India tells US to hand over Headley 'temporarily' for a year

    06/02/2013 8:33:12 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 8 replies
    Zee News ^ | June 2, 2013 | Zee News
    New Delhi: India has asked the US to "temporarily" hand over LeT terrorist David Headley for a year and extradite his accomplice Tahawwur Hussain Rana to get more information about the conspiracy hatched to carry out the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. In its fresh efforts to get access to the Pakistani American terrorist, India has conveyed to the American interlocutors to "temporarily" hand over Headley for a year after the US expressed its inability to extradite him. The request was made during the Indo-US Homeland Security Dialogue held in Washington between May 20-22. "The US interlocutors assured us to actively...
  • Awesome! 100 Armed Feds RAID US Halal Plant!

    11/24/2012 8:20:43 PM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    Logan'sWarning ^ | 11/24/2012 | Chris Logan
    My biggest complaint on this issue, is that non-Muslims of West has been far too soft on those who want to impose Sharia on us whether we like or not. (That is not a call to violence). But once again we are getting some good news! In the last article here at Logan’s Warning we saw French youth’s rising up against Islam. Tonight the good news is here at home. Where a halal plant in Illinois was raided. Hopefully this is just the beginning of a country wide crackdown on the enemy within. 100 Armed Feds Raid Muslim Meatpacking House...
  • Ex-DEA Informant Was Terrorist Mole, Plotted to Kill Lockheed Martin Chief (David Headley)

    06/01/2011 8:37:45 AM PDT · by decimon · 7 replies
    Daily Tech ^ | June 1, 2011 | Jason Mick
    Pakistani terrorist helped carry out deadly attacks worldwideIt's not easy being the chief of one of the U.S. Department of Defense's largest contractors. At the trial of accused terrorist David Coleman Headley, he revealed that he plotted with al-Qaida and local Pakistani terrorists to assassinate the head of Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT). I. A Troubled PastDavid Headley grew up as Daood Sayed Gilani. The son of a U.S. government radio broadcaster and diplomat at the U.S. Pakistani embassy in Washington D.C., Mr. Gilani was immersed in American culture. But when his parent's marriage fractured in 1960s Mr. Gilani was dragged...
  • Jury clears Chicago businessman in Mumbai attacks

    06/09/2011 5:04:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 9, 2011 | SOPHIA TAREEN
    CHICAGO (AP) -- A federal jury convicted a Chicago businessman on Thursday of helping plot an attack against a Danish newspaper that printed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad but cleared him of the most serious charge accusing him of cooperating in the deadly 2008 rampage in Mumbai. The jury reached its split verdict after two days of deliberations, finding Tahawwur Rana guilty of providing material support to terrorism in Denmark and to the Pakistani militant group that had claimed responsibility for the three-day siege in India's largest city that left more than 160 people dead, including six Americans.
  • BREAKING: Ilyas Kashmiri ‘killed’ in US drone attack [Osama bin Laden's replacement]

    06/04/2011 1:32:36 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 114 replies
    Dawn ^ | June 4, 2011 | Dawn
    PESHAWAR: According to a BBCUrdu report, Ilyas Kashmiri, a Pakistani terrorist leader with ties to al Qaeda, was among those killed in the latest drone strikes in South Waziristan. The report quoted locals as saying that Kashmiri was killed in the strike that killed at least nine militants. Kashmiri was the chief of the Harkatul Jihad al-Islami (HJI), an organisation affiliated with al Qaeda. He is widely believed to have masterminded the attack on the PNS Mehran naval base in Karachi. A government official in Peshawar told BBCUrdu that although he had been receiving information regarding the death of Kashmiri...

    06/24/2010 2:59:51 AM PDT · by Cindy · 43 replies
    SNIPPET: "Al Qaeda commander continues to pose a threat to U.S. and South Asian security as Pakistan’s military and intelligence services look the other way” IPT News June 22, 2010 SNIPPET: “Top Al Qaeda commander Ilyas Kashmiri poses a major threat to U.S. interests both at home and abroad. Described by intelligence agencies “as the most effective, dangerous and successful guerrilla leader in the world,” Kashmiri heads Al Qaeda’s military operations wing. He figures prominently in two recent high-profile terrorism indictments issued in Chicago. But Kashmiri remains free in South Asia and in control of a renowned Al Qaeda terror...
  • Gain from Headley bargain: Watertight case against Lashkar

    03/19/2010 2:30:00 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 1 replies · 233+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 19 March, 2010 | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI: The agreement between David Coleman Headley and US authorities, under which he pleaded guilty to being part of the 26/11 plot in order to dodge the death sentence and extradition to India, has considerably abated the fear here that the Americans would let off Headley aka Daood Gilani, a suspected "double agent", lightly. It also marks a big boost to New Delhi's efforts to expose Pakistan's propaganda to project Lashkar as a group focused on J&K. Details of the "guilty" plea made by Headley validate India's claims about the Lashkar leadership masterminding 26/11, and suggest that the American...
  • Headley had 'hatred' towards India: WikiLeaks US cable

    12/20/2010 9:29:13 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 14 replies · 1+ views
    PTI ^ | December 20, 2010 | PTI
    NEW DELHI: American-born Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist David Headley, accused of plotting Mumbai terror attack in 2008, had "hatred" towards India and warned that he would stop helping the probe if his admission of guilt was linked to cooperation with New Delhi. According to a secret US embassy cable made public by WikiLeaks, this was conveyed by FBI director Robert Mueller during his meeting with home minister P Chidambaram in February this year. "Noting that the process of Headley's proffer of evidence is nearing a critical stage, Mueller observed that Headley has expressed hatred toward India and may clam up if his...
  • Indian Government Officials Provided Access to Terror Defendant David Headley

    06/11/2010 3:35:06 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 313+ views
    US - ^ | June 10, 2010 | n/a
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 10, 2010 Indian Government Officials Provided Access to Terror Defendant David Headley As part of the cooperation and partnership between the United States and India in the fight against international terrorism, Indian law enforcement officials were provided direct access to interview David Coleman Headley, the Justice Department announced today. Mr. Headley and his counsel agreed to the meetings and Headley answered the Indian investigators’ questions over the course of seven days of interviews. There were no restrictions on the questions posed by Indian investigators. To protect the confidentiality of the investigations being conducted by both...
  • Access to Mumbai terrorist creates rift between India, U.S.

    03/26/2010 12:46:27 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 4 replies · 356+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 26 March 2010 | Emily Wax
    NEW DELHI -- India is demanding unfettered access to David Coleman Headley, an American citizen who pleaded guilty in a U.S. court last week to scouting targets for the 2008 terrorism attack in Mumbai. New Delhi's interest in interrogating Headley is causing a diplomatic rift between the United States and India. American diplomats have offered conflicting signals on whether Indian investigators will be able to question Headley, 49, a Pakistani American who has agreed to provide the United States with intelligence about possible future terrorist targets. Authorities have described Headley as one of the most dangerous terrorist operatives apprehended on...
  • The deal that saved Headley's life

    03/19/2010 7:00:37 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 4 replies · 258+ views
    Rediff ^ | 19 March, 2010 | Rediff
    Pakistani-American Lashkar-e-Tayiba operative David Coleman Headley, accused of plotting the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and conspiring to target a Danish newspaper, pleaded guilty on Thursday before a United States court. Headley, 49, who was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's joint terrorism task force on October 3, 2009, told US District Judge Harry Leinenweber that he wanted to change his plea to guilty, in an apparent bid to get a lighter sentence and escape the death penalty. Headley has reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, which ruled out the death penalty and extradition to India, Pakistan and Denmark,...
  • Chicago Resident David Coleman Headley Pleads Guilty... [Re: Mumbai, India, Let, Denmark]

    03/18/2010 3:27:38 PM PDT · by Cindy · 16 replies · 574+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, March 18, 2010 Chicago Resident David Coleman Headley Pleads Guilty to Role in India and Denmark Terrorism Conspiracies Admits Conducting Surveillance for Lashkar e Tayyiba in Planning 2008 Mumbai Attacks David Coleman Headley, a U.S. citizen of partial Pakistani descent, pleaded guilty today to a dozen federal terrorism charges, admitting that he participated in planning the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, as well as later planning to attack a Danish newspaper. In pleading guilty to all 12 counts that were brought against him in December and were...
  • Headley pleads guilty to terror charges

    03/18/2010 2:13:32 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 23 replies · 510+ views
    Rediff ^ | 18 March, 2010 | Rediff
    In a volte-face, Pakistani-American Lashkar-e-Tayiba operative David Coleman Headley, accused of plotting the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and conspiring to target a Danish newspaper, pleaded guilty on Thursday before a US court in Chicago.  49-year-old Headley, who was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's joint terrorism task force on October 3 2009, told US District Judge Harry Leinenweber that he wanted to change his plea to guilty, in an apparent bid to get a lighter sentence than the maximum death penalty.  Headley, charged on 12-counts, admitted guilty in all of them. Headley, son of a Pakistani diplomat and a Philadelphia...
  • Headley escapes death, extradition; but India to have access

    03/18/2010 2:55:54 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 5 replies · 300+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 18 March, 2010 | The Times of India
    WASHINGTON: Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley aka Daood Gilani has avoided extradition to India and a possible death sentence in the Mumbai terror case, but New Delhi can have access to him in the United States under a plea bargain he has reached with federal authorities. Shacked and wearing an orange prison jump suit, Headley, 49, pled guilty on Thursday to 12-count indictment in a Chicago court. But according to the plea deal reached between him and US authorities, he must "... when directed by the United States Attorney's Office ...fully and truthfully testify in any foreign judicial proceedings held in...
  • Concerned India discusses Headley case with US [Chicago Jihadi]

    03/18/2010 11:30:27 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 1 replies · 160+ views
    The Times of India ^ | March 18, 2010 | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI/CHICAGO: India on Thursday said it was concerned that Mumbai terror suspect David Headley was to change his plea to guilty, even as New Delhi awaited his statement in a Chicago court. Home Minister P. Chidambaram met US intelligence chief Dennis C. Blair to convey New Delhi's concerns. If Pakistani-American Headley pleads guilty, it would affirm the suspicions of many in the security establishment in India that Headley was a double agent who worked for the CIA. Headley, arrested by the FBI in October last year, has moved a plea bargain at a Chicago court which will come up...
  • Opinion: US won't let truth regarding Headley come out [Chicago Jihad]

    03/18/2010 3:55:10 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 4 replies · 515+ views
    Rediff ^ | 18 March, 2010 | Rediff
    Unless one is naive beyond redemption, it was clear from the beginning that the Obama Administration and its FBI were trying frantically to prevent the truth regarding Headley from coming out, writes B Raman.  Ever since the case of David Coleman Headley broke out in October 2009, I have been repeatedly pointing out the following in my articles and TV interviews: Headley was a quadruple agent, who was working for the USA's Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Lashkar-e-Tayiba (LET). The FBI has already reached a plea bargain with him in order...
  • Headley may rat on Lashkar aide to escape death

    03/17/2010 3:52:21 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 1 replies · 278+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 18 March, 2010 | The Times of India
    WASHINGTON: Pakistani-American terror suspect David Coleman Headley aka Daood Gilani, accused of scouting targets that led to the Mumbai terrorist attack of 26/11, will plead guilty to charges, in what is seen by Indian officials as a deal with the US authorities which may help him dodge death sentence in exchange for information on fellow Lashkar terrorist Tahawwur Hussain Rana. Headley, 49, an LeT operative who had pleaded not guilty to the 12-count superseding indictment filed against him on January 14, has moved for a "change of plea" hearing on Thursday before US district judge Harry Leinenweber, the court said...
  • 'Any leniency to Headley a matter of concern': India [Chicago Jihadist]

    03/17/2010 11:08:28 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 3 replies · 207+ views
    Rediff ^ | 18 March, 2010 | Rediff
    Concerned over reports that Mumbai terror suspect David Headley may enter into a plea bargain with prosecutors in Chicago, Indian security establishment feels that it would lend credence to suspicions that he may have been working for the Americans. Indian officials, who have been watching the progress in the case at Chicago in US, are worried about reports emanating from US that Pakistani-American Headley would be pleading guilty in an attempt to get lighter sentence. Headley, who has been charged with hatching conspiracy in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has sought plea bargain under...
  • US Suspect Headley To Plead Guilty In Mumbai Bombings

    03/17/2010 1:47:30 PM PDT · by ranabutt · 6 replies · 247+ views
    Trend PK ^ | 18/03.2010 | RanaButt
    Mumbai bombing suspect David Coleman Headley is set to change his plea to guilty in a US court on charges of helping to plan the deadly 2008 attacks, court records showed Tuesday. Headley, 49, is accused of being a scout for two different Pakistan-based terrorist groups who used a friend’s immigration company as a cover for surveillance activities in India and Denmark. Headley, who has been cooperating with prosecutors since his October arrest, was to appear in a Chicago federal court Thursday for a change of plea hearing, court documents showed.
  • Breaking : SHOOTOUTS IN MUMBAI [A lot of people killed and injured]

    11/26/2008 9:39:53 AM PST · by Indian_Fighter_Kite · 2,960 replies · 102,348+ views
    CNN IBN ^ | Wed, Nov 26, 2008
    Mumbai: At least 15 people have been injured in gunfights between two groups in at least three places in Mumbai on Thursday night. Details are sketchy but it is believed that two gangs fired at each other at outside CST Railway Terminus, Hotel Oberoi and the popular Café Leopold restaurant in Mumbai. The first shooting took place near the CST police station

    03/03/2010 9:47:40 PM PST · by Velveeta · 532 replies · 5,882+ views
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  • Chicago man to plead guilty in 2008 Mumbai terror attacks

    03/17/2010 2:35:29 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 459+ views
    SUN ^ | March 16, 2010 | By NATASHA KORECKI Federal Courts Reporter
    SNIPPET: “Chicagoan David Headley — a key figure in the ongoing investigation into the November 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, India — plans to plead guilty this week. Headley, 49, is scheduled to change his plea Thursday before U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber in Chicago, according to court records. Among the charges facing Headley, an American of Pakistani descent, is conspiracy to bomb public places. That charge carries a possible death sentence.”
  • 5 Muslim AMERICANS [VA] Arrested in Pakistan: Wanted to Wage Jihad (AMER Muslim terror incidences)

    02/18/2010 4:35:57 PM PST · by BIOCHEMKY · 12 replies · 653+ views
    Security Management ^ | Dec. 10, 2009 | Matthew Harwood
    12/10/2009 - Five young Muslim American men were arrested in Pakistan yesterday after police raided a house with alleged ties to Islamic militants, according to various media reports. Their discovery in Pakistan yesterday is one more piece of evidence that radicalized American Muslims are traveling overseas for training in their desire to wage jihad. The men, ranging in age from their late teens to their mid 20s, vanished from their Northern Virginia suburbs in late November. When they arrived in Pakistan, according to The New York Times, the five men went searching for extremist contacts in an effort to reach...
  • Tahawwur Rana and David Headley Indicted for Alleged Roles in India and Denmark Terrorism...

    01/14/2010 3:49:28 PM PST · by Cindy · 12 replies · 594+ views
    NOTE: The following text is a quote: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, January 14, 2010 Tahawwur Rana and David Headley Indicted for Alleged Roles in India and Denmark Terrorism Conspiracies Ilyas Kashmiri & Retired Pakistan Major Charged in Denmark Plot A federal grand jury today returned a superseding indictment adding three defendants, including Tahawwur Rana, to charges filed last month against David Coleman Headley, alleging that they and others participated in conspiracies involving a planned terrorist attack against a Danish newspaper and the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, that killed approximately 164 people, including six Americans. The 12-count...
  • Chicago terror suspect is Pakistani army deserter

    01/11/2010 1:54:32 AM PST · by Cindy · 7 replies · 883+ views ^ | Wednesday, January 06, 2010 | Chuck Goudie
    Note: Photo included. # SNIPPET: "January 6, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- The Chicago businessman used the so-called 'deserter defense' in a motion filed in federal court, as he renewed his effort today to be freed on bond. Rana is seeking release as he awaits trial on charges that he took part in a plan to attack a Danish newspaper over cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad that offended Muslims."
  • Chicago immigration agency a front for terror plot, federal probers allege

    01/02/2010 3:58:29 PM PST · by Cindy · 30 replies · 2,004+ views
    CHICAGO ^ | January 3, 2009 | Antonio Olivo
    “Chicago immigration agency a front for terror plot, federal probers allege U.S. probe targets operations of First World Immigration” By Antonio Olivo Tribune reporter January 3, 2010 SNIPPET: “Federal prosecutors charge that the Immigration center served as a front in a Chicago-based terror plot to bomb a Danish newspaper that in 2005 outraged Muslims worldwide when it published unflattering caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. First World’s owner, Tahawwur Hussain Rana, also knew in advance of plans for the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, India, which killed 172 people, federal prosecutors allege. Randall Samborn, spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office in...
  • U.S., U.K Angry at New Visa Rules Introduced by India

    12/23/2009 4:25:03 PM PST · by cold start · 14 replies · 780+ views
    Digital Journal ^ | 23 DEC 2009
    New visa rules introduced by India following the arrest of David Headley, the Pakistani-American said to have been involved in the attacks on Mumbai in November 2008, have been criticized by the U.S. and U.K authorities. Nationals from 14 countries able to obtain long-term visas for India, long-term being five or ten years, were previously required to leave the country for a brief period every 180 days. AFP explains that often individuals affected by the 180-day rule would make a short visit to one of India's neighbors, such as Nepal, before returning to the country where they had previously been...
  • India wants tapes from FBI to identify 26/11 handlers

    12/20/2009 8:05:01 AM PST · by cold start · 2 replies · 435+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 20 December 2009
    NEW DELHI: India is looking forward to getting from FBI the voice recordings of the phone conversations between David Headley and his Pakistani handlers to ascertain the identity of those who sent out instructions to the perpetrators of 26/11. Sources said that Indian agencies want to compare them with the voice recordings of the 26/11 masterminds to find out if these men indeed were Headley's handlers too. The US agency has in its possession recordings of Headley's conversations with LeT member A, not yet identified, and individual A identified by the FBI as Abdur Rehman Hashim Syed alias Pasha. Pasha...
  • David Headley: quiet American with alleged links to Mumbai massacre

    11/21/2009 8:25:43 AM PST · by 444Flyer · 14 replies · 1,190+ views
    TIMESONLINE ^ | 11-21-09 | Jeremy Page
    In almost every way, David Headley was the perfect neighbour. When the 49-year-old American citizen began renting an apartment in Mumbai last year he charmed his landlord, treated his laundry boy with respect, and befriended Bollywood figures at a local gym. He told them that he was Jewish, and running an immigration agency from a respectable part of town. “Sweet and charming,” said his landlady. “Down to earth,” said his personal trainer. Not until the past few days did they learn of his alleged other identity — and of quite how close security figures claim India may have come to...
  • Thanks to Chicago Terrorists, India Changes Visa Rules

    12/16/2009 5:33:55 AM PST · by cold start · 6 replies · 541+ views
    NBC ^ | 16 Dec 2009
    (Chicago-based terrorist causes India to revise its visa rules with U.S.) India is taking some precautionary measures after the arrest of Chicagoan David Coleman Headley as a terror suspect in the 2008 Mumbai attacks. The Asian country has revised its tourist-visa regulations, affecting those with long-term tourist visas, the India Times reports. “Americans with five- or ten-year tourist visas will no longer be allowed to enter India within two months of their last departure from India if their last visit was longer than 90 days or if they have stayed longer than 180 days during the past year,” an advisory...
  • India's suspicion about US caginess over Headley deepens

    12/15/2009 3:50:38 PM PST · by cold start · 18 replies · 1,055+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 16 December 2009
    NEW DELHI: India's suspicion that US was not coming clean on David Coleman Headley, the US-based Lashkar jehadi who facilitated 26/11 by providing Ajmal Kasab and others with precise information about their targets, has deepened. The growing disquiet in the government here which believes that Headley was a US agent who went rogue was expressed by a senior government official. "It is very strange that the US did not inform us of Headley's visit to India in March this year when he, by their own account, had been under their surveillance since at least September 2008," the official said, pointing...
  • India may tighten visa norms for citizens of Pakistani origin

    12/13/2009 10:51:20 PM PST · by cold start · 7 replies · 608+ views
    DNA ^ | 13th Dec 2009
    New Delhi: Concerned over the increasing number of Pakistani origin citizens living in the West being attracted to terrorism, the government is contemplating to tighten the visa approval norms for such persons visiting India. Home ministry sources said that the government was particularly concerned over the recent reports of five young Americans -- two of them Pakistani-origin -- arrested in Pakistan for links with Al-Qaeda. The arrests came in the wake of busting of the Lashker-e-Taiba plot, in which the Pakistan-based terror group was planning to use David Coleman Headley, whose father was a Pakistani national, to launch terror attacks...
  • Arrests Raise Fears of American Jihad

    12/12/2009 5:43:09 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 23 replies · 1,324+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 12, 2009 | Evan Perez
    U.S. counterterrorism officials say 2009 has turned into the year of homegrown jihad, with the unmasking of the most serious suspected terror plots involving Americans in about five years. U.S. investigators are still trying to determine what drew five young Americans to travel last month to Pakistan, where local authorities allege they had sought to join extremist groups that have attacked U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. U.S. investigators have interviewed some of the men, but haven't verified the information Pakistani officials have released on the case. The surge in alleged terror cases has raised concerns among counterterrorism officials. Some officials say...
  • Terror: A Global War

    12/07/2009 5:28:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 314+ views ^ | December 7, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY staff
    GWOT: The arrest of a Danish cartoon terror plotter for an even more lethal role in 2008's Mumbai terror attack reminds us the war on terror is global. So why is this being treated as a mere law-enforcement matter? David Copeland Headley, 49, a Pakistani-American resident of the north side of Chicago, was arrested in October for plotting the terror-killings of the editors of Jyllands-Posten, a Copenhagen-based newspaper that ran unflattering cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed in 2006. A month later, the public learned it wasn't his first time. Headley, 49, a failed businessman and convicted drug dealer who'd changed...
  • Chicagoan Charged with Conspiracy in 2008 Mumbai Attacks in Addition to Foreign Terror Plot...

    12/07/2009 5:33:31 PM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies · 653+ views - DOJ Press Release ^ | December 7, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Chicagoan Charged with Conspiracy in 2008 Mumbai Attacks in Addition to Foreign Terror Plot in Denmark Additional Charges Unsealed Alleging Retired Pakistani Major Conspired in Danish Plot New federal charges filed today allege that a Chicago man, who was arrested in October for planning terrorist attacks against a Danish newspaper and two of its employees, also conducted extensive surveillance of targets in Mumbai for more than two years preceding the November 2008 terrorist attack on India’s largest city that killed approximately 170 people, including six Americans, and injured hundreds more. The defendant, David...
  • Breaking, Fox News, Chicago Man charged in Mumbai murders.

    12/07/2009 10:38:27 AM PST · by machogirl · 69 replies · 3,119+ views
    Fox News ^ | Dec 7, 2009 | Mike Levine
    American Charged in Mumbai Terror Attacks December 7, 2009 - 12:59 PM | by: Mike Levine A Chicago man who was arrested in October for allegedly planning terrorist attacks against a Danish newspaper has now been charged for his alleged role in the Mumbai terrorist attacks that happened a year earlier, in November 2008, and claimed the lives of nearly 170 people. David Coleman Headley, 49, was charged in a 12-count criminal information with six counts of conspiracy to bomb public places in India, to murder and maim people in India and Denmark, to provide material support to foreign terrorist...
  • Headley used women as cover in India

    12/05/2009 1:09:34 AM PST · by Cindy · 3 replies · 663+ views ^ | December 04, 2009 15:31 IST | n/a
    Thanks to a special freepmailer for pointing to this link. # SNIPPET: “”We are trying to ascertain whether the Moroccan was one of the women who could have helped guide the Mumbai terrorists during the attacks. Our investigations show that this woman had visited Mumbai on two occasions and met Headley during his stay here,” said an IB source.” SNIPPET: “Indian investigators say that Headley was not a womaniser but used women as a perfect cover for his operations. The IB says that this is contrary to the image Headley portrayed during his interrogation by the FBI. He came across...
  • US shares info with India on Headley's ISI links

    11/29/2009 1:54:21 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies · 514+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | 11/22/2009 | Indo-Asian News Service
    The US Saturday disclosed to India new information linking the anti-terror plot hatched by expatriates David Coleman Headley and Tahawuur Rana with some elements in the ISI and said it will reveal the name of a key Pakistani national linked to the Mumbai carnage in a week's time. The disclosure came when National Security Adviser MK Narayanan held talks with CIA chief Leon Panetta in New Delhi on Saturday, reliable sources said. The new information given by the US reinforces Indian investigations that have pointed to links between Headley and Rana, who were arrested by the FBI in Chicago last...
  • A Terror Suspect With Feet in East and West

    11/21/2009 6:20:52 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies · 892+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 22, 2009 | Ginger Thompson
    The trip from a strict Pakistani boarding school to a bohemian bar in Philadelphia has defined David Headley’s life, according to those who know the middle-age man at the center of a global terrorism investigation. Raised by his father in Pakistan as a devout Muslim, Mr. Headley arrived back here at 17 to live with his American mother, a former socialite who ran a bar called the Khyber Pass. Today, Mr. Headley is an Islamic fundamentalist who once liked to get high. He has a traditional Pakistani wife, who lives with their children in Chicago, but also an American girlfriend...

    11/16/2009 2:25:22 PM PST · by Cindy · 26 replies · 1,259+ views
    (REUTERS) via GLOBAL SECURITY ^ | Monday, November 16, 2009 | n/a
    Security Increased at Indian Nuclear Sites Over Possible Attack Monday, Nov. 16, 2009 SNIPPET: "Security at nuclear power facilities in India has been boosted following indications that the sites might face a terrorism threat, Reuters reported today (see GSN, Aug. 17). New Delhi put its nuclear sites on alert following reports that a U.S. citizen, arrested Oct. 3 in the United States in an unrelated case, had visited Indian states with nuclear facilities, the Press Trust of India reported. "The step is precautionary in nature," said an Indian Home Ministry official. "The states have been asked to increase the vigil...
  • HEADLEY MAPPED ALL '26/11 TARGETS' -U.S. Suspect Posed as Jew: Police

    11/15/2009 3:16:49 PM PST · by Cindy · 27 replies · 1,976+ views
    TELEGRAPH ^ | November 14, 2009 | SAMYABRATA RAY GOSWAMI
    SNIPPET: "Mumbai, Nov. 14: David Coleman Headley personally visited every target site of the 26/11 terror strikes last year, carrying out a recce on behalf of the Lashkar-e-Toiba, a police source said today. Posing as a Jew, he even visited Nariman House, the Jewish Chabad centre, in July 2008. The Mumbai police today carried out raids in Bandra, its adjoining suburb Khar and BPO hub Goregaon in search of Headley’s local acquaintances and contacts. “He (Headley) mapped the Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus, Taj and Trident hotels and Nariman House. We are interrogating (filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt’s son) Rahul to find out when...
  • Headley at the Taj, Rana across India

    11/14/2009 10:12:05 PM PST · by Cindy · 3 replies · 538+ views
    INDIAN - Express News Service ^ | Posted: Saturday , Nov 14, 2009 at 0927 hrs | n/a
    SNIPPET: “With the National Investigation Agency registering a case, officials have begun a sprawling investigation into rail, air and phone records to track the trail in India of US national David Coleman Headley and his Canadian associate Tahawwur Hussain Rana, the two men arrested by the FBI last month for allegedly plotting terror strikes. While preliminary investigations are expected to go on for at least six weeks, sources said there is evidence to show that Headley checked in at least twice in Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and Towers more than a year before it was targeted by the Lashkar’s...

    11/12/2009 1:27:37 PM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 530+ views
    INTERNET-HAGANAH ^ | November 12, 2009 | n/a
    12 November 2009 RANA AND HEADLEY: SMART, BUT NOT WISE The case of Rana and Headley, currently in Federal custody in Chicago, provides a number of examples of good tradecraft. I'm not sure it's so much terrorist tradecraft as it is spycraft in the service of terrorism, but in any event, these two gentlemen and their colleagues get an "A" for effort. That they ultimately failed has to do with their lack of appreciation for the capabilities of their adversaries. Their efforts did little to keep them safe, and now those efforts will be used as evidence of their guilt....
  • U.S. cites al-Qaida DVDs in pressing for suspect's detainment

    11/10/2009 1:26:27 AM PST · by Cindy · 2 replies · 712+ views
    CHICAGO ^ | November 10, 2009 | By Jeff Coen
    "U.S. cites al-Qaida DVDs in pressing for suspect's detainment Chicago man allegedly plotted to attack Danish newspaper, target in India" SNIPPET: "A federal judge could decide on Nov. 19 whether to release Rana, owner of a Chicago Immigration business and a Grundy County meat processing plant, on bond pending trial." SNIPPET: "Last week prosecutors alleged that Rana and Headley, also of Chicago, had discussed targeting the National Defense College in India, a military school. Rana also allegedly told an associate of the Pakistani terror organization Lashkar-e-Taiba how to use loopholes in U.S. Immigration procedures to get others into the country...
  • Headley ran visa agency in Tardeo before 26/11

    11/08/2009 9:08:47 AM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 976+ views
    DNA ^ | November 8, 2009 2:38 IST | Josy Joseph/DNASunday
    Thanks to a special emailer for pointing to this article: “He” Josy Joseph / DNASunday, November 8, 2009 2:38 IST SNIPPET: “New Delhi: The two terror suspects arrested in the US for plotting to strike targets in Denmark and India spent significant time in Mumbai before the 26/11 attacks, authoritative sources have told DNA. While one of them operated a visa agency in Mumbai for almost two years until the latter part of 2008, the other suspect spent 10 days in the city just days before the terror strike last November.” SNIPPET: “According to available information, David Coleman Headley, the...
  • Top Pak diplomat knew US Lashkar operatives: FBI

    10/30/2009 2:08:32 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 526+ views
    TIMES OF INDIA ^ | PTI 30 October 2009, 01:02pm IST | n/a
    SNIPPET: “WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s Consul General in Chicago personally knew both David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Hussain Rana, nabbed by the FBI for planning to carry out a major terror attack in India at the behest of LeT, the US authorities have claimed. The FBI in its revised chargesheet filed before a Chicago court said the Consul General of Pakistan in Chicago personally knows both Rana and Headley alias ‘Daood Gilani’, as all three of them are from the same high school. According to the website of the Pakistan Embassy here, Dr Aman Rashid is the Consul General in Chicago. “On...
  • FBI raid at meat processor believed tied to immigration irregularities [UPDATE:TERROR PLOT -ARRESTS]

    10/21/2009 12:39:00 AM PDT · by Cindy · 162 replies · 5,266+ views
    CHICAGO ^ | October 20, 2009 | Tribune staff report
    SNIPPET: "Search at Grundy County plant called part of ongoing probe" SNIPPET: "But a source said the owner of the plant, which processes lamb and goat, was taken into custody at his home in Chicago. Documents and records were taken from the plant and from a Chicago travel agency on West Devon Avenue, also owned by the same person, the source said."