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  • Pakistan Taliban vow to attack Indian targets over Mumbai gunman

    11/22/2012 3:11:30 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thursday, November 22, 2012 | Uncredited
    Islamabad (Reuters) - Pakistan's Taliban movement threatened on Thursday to attack Indian targets to avenge the country's execution of Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, the lone survivor of the militant squad responsible for a rampage through Mumbai that killed 166 people in 2008. Kasab was hanged on Wednesday amid great secrecy, underscoring the political sensitivity of the November 26, 2008, massacre, which still casts a pall over relations between nuclear-armed rivals Pakistan and India. "We have decided to target Indians to avenge the killing of Ajmal Kasab," said Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan by telephone from an undisclosed location.
  • Op X-ecution: Kasab hanged, buried

    11/21/2012 10:01:30 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 14 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Wednesday, November 21, 2012 | Swatee Kher, Sushant Kulkarni
    Pune; Mumbai - Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab was executed and buried in Pune’s Yerawada Central Prison on Wednesday, five days before the fourth anniversary of the Mumbai terrorist attacks in which 165 people were killed. The Pakistani terrorist, the lone surviving 26/11 gunman, was hanged to death at 7.30 am, soon after The Indian Express reported in its print and online editions that President Pranab Mukherjee had rejected his mercy petition. Kasab was moved to Yerawada prison from Mumbai’s Arthur Road jail on Monday night as part of a top secret manouvre codenamed Operation X. “The transfer was done with...
  • (Terrorist) Kasab may be hanged by year-end if verdict not challenged: (Quick Indian Justice!)

    05/11/2010 3:27:11 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 10 replies · 361+ views
    Times of India ^ | 11 May 2010 | Times of India
    NEW DELHI: The government on Tuesday said that Ajmal Amir Kasab, who has been sentenced to death in the Mumbai terror attacks case, may be hanged by the end of this year provided there is no legal bar. "If there is no petition from him (Kasab) challenging the sessions court verdict in the higher court... he can be hanged by the year-end," Union home secretary G K Pillai told a news channel 22-year-old Kasab, a Pakistani terrorist, was awarded capital punishment on May six by a Mumbai special court which held him guilty of mass murder and waging war against...
  • Ajmal Kasab gets what he gave: Death

    05/06/2010 1:02:48 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 4 replies · 546+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 6 May 2010 | The Times of India
    MUMBAI: "You have been sentenced to death on four counts. You will be hanged by the neck till you are dead. Yeh hamara tareeka hai (This is our way)," judge M L Tahaliyani told Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab, bringing him to justice 17 months after he and his nine accomplices held Mumbai to a 60-hour siege and killed 166 innocent men, women and children. The mood in the courtroom was sombre. Kasab did not react. He kept his head down and was immediately whisked away after the pronouncement of the sentence. Throughout the afternoon, the baby-faced killer sat absolutely...
  • Mumbai attacks:(Pakistani terrorist) gets the death penalty [as MSM covers for Times Square bomber]

    05/06/2010 5:16:56 AM PDT · by libh8er · 2 replies · 203+ views
    Times of India ^ | 5.5.10 | Press Trust of India
    MUMBAI: Pakistani gunman Ajmal Amir Kasab was on Thursday sentenced to death for the Mumbai terror attacks by a special court, which said that keeping such a terrorist alive will be a "lingering danger" to the society and the Indian government. The special anti-terror court of M L Tahaliyani pronounced capital punishment for the 22-year-old terrorist on four counts of murder, conspiracy to murder, waging war against the country and committing terrorist activities under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. 166 people were killed in the carnage. Kasab was also awarded life imprisonment on five other counts including attempt to murder,...
  • Feeling good, but this can't heal our wounds: 26/11 victims on Kasab's death penalty ruling

    05/06/2010 5:56:02 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 1 replies · 171+ views
    Rediff ^ | 6 May 2010 | Rediff
    Their wounds may never heal but survivors and relatives of victims of the November 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai on Thursday voiced satisfaction that Pakistani gunman Ajmal Amir Kasab has been handed down the maximum punishment under law. "I am feeling good (after the verdict). But this cannot heal the wounds.... The decision has reinforced the faith in the judicial process of the country... the pain will always be there," said Ragini Sharma, widow of a chief ticket collector at the C. Shivaji Terminus who was killed on the fateful night by Pakistani terrorists, after Kasab was sentenced to death...
  • 26/11 victim prefers jail to death for Kasab [Mumbai Attacks]

    05/06/2010 2:49:01 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 6 replies · 239+ views
    CNN IBN ^ | 6 May 2010 | CNN IBN
    Chicago: As Ajmal Kasab awaits punishment after being held guilty in the Mumbai attacks, the widow of an American killed in the terror strikes says she does not favour death penalty for the Pakistani gunman and prefers him to be jailed for life. Kia Scherr, whose 13-year-old daughter was also killed in the 26/11 strikes, further said she is planning to visit India later this year and would especially like to meet "the families of those who lost their lives in the attack" in November 2008. "I have never favoured the death penalty. More killing does not solve anything. Kasab...
  • BREAKING: Mumbai attacks: Kasab gets the death penalty

    05/06/2010 1:39:32 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 40 replies · 1,433+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 6 May 2010 | The Times of India
    Judge M L Tahaliyani has awarded the death sentence to Pakistani terrorist, Ajmal Amir Kasab. The judge felt Kasab’s crime fell under the judicial definition of "rarest of rare" and death by hanging was well deserved. Kasab was given the death penalty on four counts. The court said there was no chance of Kasab reforming. Kasab will now set out on a long journey where legal and moral issues will be considered by authorities for years, even decades, before he is finally put to death. Immediately after pronouncement of the death sentence judge Tahaliyani will have to send his order...
  • Live Thread: Sentencing for Pakistani Terrorist Kasab (Mumbai) Life? or DEATH By Hanging??

    05/06/2010 1:05:09 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 19 replies · 1,141+ views
    The lone terrorist captured alive in the horrendous "26/11" Mumbai (Bombay) Pakistani-led Islamofascist mega-massacre (in which some American tourists also were gunned down)-- Ajmal Kasab, was found guilty two days ago in India. He will be sentenced in the next few hours or minutes and the atmosphere is one of extreme suspense (4 a.m. Eastern time Thursday).Under Indian law, Kasab will get either Life without Parole, or DEATH BY HANGING.One of the charges was "Crimes Against the Nation", in addition to seven direct murder charges, and conspiracy in the deaths of over 100 others who were in the wrong place...
  • Kasab's home village slams conviction

    05/03/2010 2:24:27 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 13 replies · 535+ views
    AFP ^ | 3 May, 2010 | AFP
    FARIDKOT, PAKISTAN: Farmers in the remote impoverished home town of the surviving gunman of the Mumbai massacre angrily denounced his conviction as a travesty of justice at the hands of "infidel" India on Monday. The town of Faridkot in the Pakistani farming belt of Punjab province has become notorious as the home of Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, convicted of taking part in the November 2008 bloodbath that killed 166 people in Mumbai. Power supplies were down due to Pakistan's dire electricity crisis, but the verdict was the talk of the town as people sat in shops and small restaurants along...
  • TERRORISM and COUNTERTERRORISM: News, INFORMATION & Analysis #2

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obama’s new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” explained Gates, then “the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.” Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...
  • KASAB Found GUILTY of 26/11 Mumbai Terrorist Massacre (BREAKING!) (Could Get Death Penalty)

    05/03/2010 2:22:47 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 32 replies · 1,629+ views
    Live Feed: NDTV (New Delhi TV) ^ | 3 May 2010 | AmericanInTokyo
    Just breaking now on Indian TV and radio. Most in India consider this attack an Act of War by Pakistan upon India.
  • India's 9/11: How it could happen again

    12/05/2009 12:36:10 PM PST · by thisisthetime · 6 replies · 401+ views
    The Woodward Report ^ | Stephen Tankel
    One year ago this Thursday, 10 gunmen wreaked havoc across Mumbai. The targets they attacked included two world-class hotels, a café popular with foreign tourists, the headquarters of India's Central Railways, and a Orthodox Jewish center. One hundred and thirty-eight Indians were killed in the attacks, and 28 foreign nationals lost their lives as well. It took almost 60 hours before commandos from India's National Security Guards killed the last of the remaining terrorists. One of the gunmen was captured in the early hours of the attack. Muhammad Ajmal Amir Kasab admitted to being a member of the Pakistani Islamist...
  • SEVEN INDICTED FOR PLANNING, AIDING MUMBAI ATTACK

    11/25/2009 11:37:00 PM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies · 636+ views
    DAWN.com ^ | November 25, 2009 | n/a
    DAWN.com: Rawalpindi - "SEVEN INDICTED FOR PLANNING, AIDING MUMBAI ATTACK" SNIPPET: "Anti-terrorism court judge Malik Mohammad Akram Awan charged Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, Abdul Wajid alias Zarar Shah, Mazhar Iqbal alias Abu Al-Qama, Hammad Amin Sadiq, Shahid Jameel Riaz, Jamil Ahmed and Younas Anjum with planning, arranging weapons and providing training to the attackers." SNIPPET: "The court decided to take up the case of Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving 'terrorist' being tried in India, separately under section 540-A of the criminal procedure code..."
  • Despite confession, Kasab remains 'gunman' for NYT

    07/26/2009 12:29:51 PM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 5 replies · 871+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 26 July, 2009 | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI: Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab was captured in a chilling photograph and now he has confessed his role in the Mumbai terrorist attacks, but he remains a 'gunman', rather than a 'terrorist', for the New York Times and other leading American newspapers. And with a reason. After his surprising and dramatic confession before a special court in Mumbai on Monday, Kasab is hogging headlines in the American media that is revisiting the semantic-ethical issue of which attacker qualifies as terrorist. For the New York Times and the Washington Post, Kasab is strictly a gunman. "Mumbai Gunman Enters Plea Of...
  • (Mumbai Attack) 26/11 Report Today; Govt May File Case Against 5 Pakistanis

    02/08/2009 2:43:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies · 506+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | 2/9/09 | Rezaul H Laskar
    Pakistan on Sunday said it will examine the findings of its probe into 26/11 on Monday as the media in Pakistan reported that the government will file cases against five Pakistanis, including lone captured terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab, for planning the Mumbai attacks. The interior ministry's report also states that the attacks were planned not in Pakistan or India but in a European country, Geo News channel quoted sources as saying. The conspirators kept in touch by using the internet, the sources said. The sources also said that cases would be filed against five Pakistanis, including Kasab, the lone attacker...
  • 'Kasab is our citizen', admits Pakistan [MUMBAI TERRORIST]

    01/07/2009 7:51:01 AM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 2 replies · 306+ views
    Rediff ^ | 7 Jan., 2009 | Rediff
    Ajmal Amir Iman Kasab, the lone terrorist captured during the Mumbai attacks on November 26 last year, is a Pakistani national, a Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman said on Wednesday.However, Pakistan Information Minister Sherry Rehman stated that Kasab was not linked to any official agency.Earlier in the day, Dawn News had reported on Kasab's Pakistani origins citing 'a preliminary investigation' conducted by authorities in Islamabad.An unnamed 'very senior government official' told Dawn News channel that a preliminary investigation carried out by Pakistani law enforcement agencies had established that Kasab was a Pakistani national.The government is yet to take a decision on providing consular...
  • Mumbai terrorists promised sex with virgin in heaven

    12/22/2008 7:24:44 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies · 1,370+ views
    newspostonline.com ^ | December 22, 2008
    New Delhi, Dec.22 (ANI): The lone surviving terrorist of the Mumbai terror attack Ajmal Amir Kasab has admitted that he along with his militant partners were lured into the terrorist camps by the Pakistan army officers as they were made to believe that the ‘Jehad’ in which they are going to take part will offer them a chance to put an end to their quest for ‘holy virgins’. The 10 Pakistan terrorists who attacked Mumbai were indoctrinated by the Pakistan terror establishment. Jehad-for Virgins Scam was used to cheat teenage muslims to become terrorist. During the training Pakistan Army officers...
  • Mumbai gunman's chilling confession sheds light

    12/13/2008 11:10:38 PM PST · by fishhound · 12 replies · 1,212+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 12/14/2008 | RAMOLA TALWAR BADAM
    MUMBAI, India – The gunman captured in last month's Mumbai attacks had originally intended to seize hostages and outline demands in a series of dramatic calls to the media, according to his confession obtained Saturday by The Associated Press. Mohammed Ajmal Kasab said he and his partner, who massacred dozens of people in the city's main train station, had planned a rooftop standoff, but abandoned the plans because they couldn't find a suitable building, the statement to police says. Kasab's seven-page confession, given to police over repeated interrogations, offers chilling new details of the three-day rampage through India's commercial center...
  • Kasab writes to Pakistani High Commission for legal aid [MUMBAI TERRORIST]

    12/13/2008 8:10:33 AM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 1 replies · 253+ views
    Rediff ^ | 13 December, 2008 | Rediff
    Mohammad Ajmal Amir Iman aka Kasab, the Pakistani terrorist who was captured alive during the terrorist attacks in Mumbai on November 26, has written to the Pakistan High Commission seeking legal help. Pakistan, however, continues to be in a denial mode.  Kasab's letter has been forwarded by the Mumbai police to the External Affairs and the Union Home Ministries for necessary action, Joint Commissioner of Police Rakesh Maria told media persons in Mumbai on Saturday. He said that Ajmal has also asked the Pakistan High Commission to take custody of the body of fellow terrorist Ismail Khan, who was killed...
  • "I want to see my mother": Kasab (Mumbai jihadist starts crying for Mommy)

    12/08/2008 5:12:29 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 58 replies · 2,978+ views
    Times of India Website ^ | 9 December 2008 | Times of India
    I want to see my mother: Kasab 9 Dec 2008, 0308 hrs IST, S Ahmed Ali, TNN Print Email Discuss Share Save Comment Text: MUMBAI: Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone terrorist in police custody, repents his act and wants to return to Pakistan. On Saturday night, he broke down in custody, police sources said. "Mujhe maaf kar do, mujhe apne desh Pakistan jana hai, meri emmi ke paas'' (Please forgive me, I want to see my mother, I want to go back to my country Pakistan)" Kasab is said to have told policemen interrogating him. "I want to live,"...
  • Pakistan arrests Mumbai mastermind, reports say

    12/08/2008 2:13:41 AM PST · by maquiladora · 18 replies · 1,095+ views
    The suspected planner of last month's Mumbai terror attacks has been arrested in a raid on a militant group in Pakistan, an official close to the extremist organisation said today. The official from Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), the charity and education arm of the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba, told Reuters that Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi was among four men taken into custody after a raid yesterday on a camp outside Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani Kashmir. Lakhvi, one of Lashkar's operations chiefs, was named as a ringleader in the Mumbai plot by Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone surviving gunmen captured after the attacks, according to...
  • Revealed: home of Mumbai's gunman in Pakistan village

    12/07/2008 9:38:05 AM PST · by mojito · 8 replies · 821+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 12/7/2008 | Saeed Shah
    Since the terrorist attacks in Mumbai 10 days ago, speculation has been rife about the birthplace of the lone surviving gunman, Ajmal Amir Kasab. India and Pakistan have clashed over reports that he came from the Punjab. Saeed Shah, after spending days travelling throughout the region, tracked down the killer's home - and his grandfather - and found conclusive proof of his identity. The little house was certainly that of a poor family, with a courtyard to one side and a small cart propped up in one corner. The old man and middle-aged woman who answered the door were not...
  • Lawyers refuse to take up arrested terrorist's case

    12/06/2008 7:25:28 PM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 23 replies · 895+ views
    Rediff ^ | 6 Dec., 2008 | Rediff
    Several criminal lawyers in Mumbai have refused to take up the case of Mohammad Ajmal Amin Iman alias Kasab, the sole man arrested in connection with last week's terrorist carnage here, citing ethical constraints. A resolution was passed unanimously by the Bombay Metropolitan Magistrate Court's Bar Association, which has more than 1,000 members, saying that none of its members will defend any of the accused of the terror attacks. Kasab was arrested on November 26, the day the terrorists struck at different locations in Mumbai. Senior criminal lawyer Majeed Memon said, "There are certain ethical restrains which may stop a...