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Indische Muslime gegen den Terror

Von 9. Dezember 2008 um 06:44 Uhr

Es hat einige kleinere Demonstrationen von indischen Muslimen gegen den Terrorismus gegeben, wie die NYT berichtet:

The cluster of banners all around him, held aloft by marchers, seemed to bear out his point. Some read “Our Country’s Enemies are Our Enemies,” others, “Killers of Innocents are Enemies of Islam.” A few declared, in uncertain grammar, “Pakistan Be Declared Terrorist State.”

There were also slogans defending against the charge often made by right-wing Hindus that Muslims constitute a fifth column, easily exploited by terrorists. “Communalist and Terrorist are Cousins,” one sign read.

Ein Autor des Blogs “Indian Muslims” findet, das ist nicht genug:

The terrorists must have definitely had some form of local support to get such precise details about their target. They could have got it either through criminal gangs, corrupt people in India or through radicals in our own community. A muslim in India, has the same responsibility to protect his country as any other citizen. Not burying the terrorists is not good enough. Here is a list of things they should have done or at least should do from now on.

1. As attacks took place one after another in various cities, Muslim leaders and imams should spend enough time to calm the hatred and distrust between the two communities. It is not enough to give fatwas that suicide is haraam in Islam. We should educate muslims that hindus are our neighbours and that in spite of certain events we should not carry hatred for another Indian. We have more to lose than gain due to such animosity. Even at a family level, we should spend time to educate those radicals who have hatred for non-muslims. “They are kafrs, they will go to hell anyways”, is not what you teach your kids. After all it is Allah who decides our fate. Weiter…

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Von 1. Dezember 2008 um 17:21 Uhr

Ein Poster der Lashkar-e-Taiba, der Terrororganisation, die hinter den Anschlägen von Mumbai stecken soll:

Quelle

Der Attentäter von Mumbai gesteht

Von 30. November 2008 um 21:26 Uhr

Nach einem Bericht der Dail Mail hat der einzige Überlebende Attentäter von Mumbai zugegeben, der Lashkar-e-Taiba anzugehören, einer Terrorgruppe aus dem pakistanisch kontrollierten Teil Kaschmirs

Azam Amir Kasab, 21 Jahre

Die Gruppe sei von den Hintermännern aufgefordert worden, “Weiße anzugreifen, bevorzugt Amerikaner und Briten”. Der ursprüngliche Plan sei gewesen, 5000 Menschen zu töten.

Einige der Täter, unter ihnen auch Azam Amir Kasab, der Überlebende, seien vor einem Monat in Mumbai gewesen, wo sie sich als Studenten ausgegeben hätten, um das Gelände für ihre Aktion auszuchecken und die Angriffsziele zu filmen.

Teil des Plans sei es auch gewesen, in der Prominenten-Gegend Malabar Hill VIP’s als Geiseln zu nehmen. 

Kasab habe zugegeben, dass sein Kommando in Pakistan (Kaschmirregion) trainiert worden sei. Das Training habe über 5 Monate gedauert.

Die Terroristen haben über Blackberrys miteinander kommuniziert.

Schon am 21. November sollen sie aus der Nähe von Karatschi in Pakistan aufgebrochen sein.

Unterwegs wurden sie von einem größeren Schiff mit einem Arsenal von Waffen versorgt, darunter Kalaschnikoffs und acht Handgranaten für jeden Angreifer. 

Sie entführten eine Fisch-Kutter und töteten die fünfköpfige Besatzung. Einer der Männer würde enthauptet aufgefunden.

Am 23. November wurden sie von der Küstenwache aufgegriffen, aber es gelang ihnen offenber, die beiden Beamten zu überwältigen und einen sofort zu töten,  den anderen zunächst zur Mithilfe zu erpressen und dann zu erschiessen, kurz bevor sie Mumbai erreichten.

(Was dann folgte, hier.)

“‘I have done right,’ he told investigators. ‘I have no regrets.

One police source said: ‘He [Kasab] was telling our people this in a most dispassionate way and responded to the horror their faces betrayed by shrugging his shoulders, as if it was all of no real consequence.’

Sources said tests on Kamal’s blood and urine showed he was under the influence of drugs to help keep him alert during the long battles with Indian security forces.”

Was ist los mit Indiens Muslimen?

Von 29. November 2008 um 22:17 Uhr

Fareed Zakaria hat persönliche Bande zum Taj Hotel in Mumbai.

Und der Chefredakteur von Newsweek International, selbst das Kind einer muslimisch-indischen Familie, hat darum auch wieder einmal den besten Kommentar geschrieben.

Indiens Muslime sind eine entfremdete, sich radikalisierende Minderheit. Doch es gibt keine nationale Lösung für das Problem des Dschihadismus:

I knew people who worked in the World Trade Center and some who died there. This time, the tragedy is also personal. My mother’s office is in the Taj hotel (she is the editor of the Taj Magazine). Luckily she was out of town on the day of the attack. My brother-in-law and niece, however, were in their apartment, which overlooks the Oberoi, the other hotel that was attacked. A dozen commandos took over their apartment, positioned snipers at the windows, and began giving and receiving fire. (My niece is keeping the bullets as souvenirs.)

India also has a political problem with its Muslims. It remains unclear whether any Indian Muslims were involved with these attacks, but it is quite possible that the terrorists had some small pockets of support in the country. President Bush likes to point out that India has 140 million Muslims and, because it is a democracy, not one is a member of Al Qaeda. Even if this is still true, it is simplistic. The cancerous rise of fundamentalism and radicalism that has swept up Muslims everywhere has not spared India. In addition, Muslims there are disaffected and vulnerable to manipulation. They are underrepresented at every economic, political and social level—with a few high-profile exceptions. A perverse consequence of the partition of the Indian subcontinent is that Muslims are everywhere a minority—which closes off the chance at political power. (The parts of British India that had Muslim majorities became Pakistan and Bangladesh.) They have not shared in the progress of the last two decades and face a Hindu nationalist movement, parts of which are ugly and violent. None of this is to excuse in any sense the cruel choice anyone might make to join a jihad. (…)

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