October 29, 2013

Group Behind Mumbai Massacre Openly Raising Money in Pakistan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:26 PM | Comments |