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Mumbai Terrorism

Obsessed With India, Pakistan Risks Anarchy

Husain Haqqani | Posted 10.22.2014 | World
Husain Haqqani

Since independence, Pakistanis have been told that their country is a "citadel of Islam," that its destiny is to be an Islamic state and its army is "the sword of Islam." Advocates of modern, secular values, even pluralism, are denigrated as "enemies of the ideology of Pakistan." Pakistan's establishment, led by its military, also seeks parity with India, not only in the legal sense of sovereign equality between nations but in military and political terms. This ideological milieu has helped religious-political groups exercise greater influence on national discourse than is justified and led to the outgrowth of jihadi groups, one more extreme than the other.

American Mumbai Attack Plotter Sentenced To 35 Years

AP | MICHAEL TARM and SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 03.26.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Minutes before an American was sentenced to 35 years in prison for helping plan a deadly attack on Mumbai, India, one of his victims t...

Chicago Businessman Wants New Trial In Mumbai Terror Case

AP | Posted 11.21.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A Chicago businessman convicted of aiding a terrorist group that took credit for the deadly 2008 Mumbai attacks is asking for a new tr...

Arrested Man Has No Ties To Mumbai Bombings, Says Nepal

AP | Posted 09.26.2011 | World

KATMANDU, Nepal -- Nepalese authorities say an Indian man arrested in Nepal last weekend has no links to the Mumbai attacks earlier this month that ki...

Clinton Heading To India One Week After Mumbai Explosions

Posted 09.17.2011 | World

(Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hopes to cement gains in ties with emerging global power India when she flies to New Delhi on Monda...

Chicago Businessman On 'The Same Team' As Convicted Terrorist, Prosecutor Says

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 08.07.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Attorneys in the high-profile terrorism trial of a Chicago businessman accused in the 2008 Mumbai attacks offered the same final advic...

Is Terrorist's Testimony Credible? Government Witness In Mumbai Terror Trial Questioned

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 07.31.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — An admitted American terrorist who is the government's top witness in the trial of a Chicago businessman accused in the deadly 2008 Mu...

Witness: Terror Suspect Said India 'Deserved' Mumbai Attacks

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN and SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 07.24.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — An admitted American terrorist who scouted sites where militants went on a deadly three-day rampage in Mumbai in 2008 speaks so softly...

India, Pakistan Agree To First Peace Talks Since Terror Attack

AP | RAVI NESSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW DELHI — India and Pakistan announced Thursday they would resume wide-ranging peace talks that were frozen after the 2008 terrorist attacks i...

U.S. Knew Of Mumbai Attacker David Coleman Headley's Terrorist Ties Years Before

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Three years before Pakistani terrorists struck Mumbai in 2008, federal agents in New York City investigated a tip that an American businessman was tra...

The Hysteria and Confusion Over Mumbai-Style Attacks in Europe

Malou Innocent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Malou Innocent

We must confront the uncomfortable truth that we will never eradicate the threat of terrorism. But we can take measures to rein in the public fear produced by terrorism, which often leads to misdirecting our country's limited energies.

Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, Mumbai Attacker, Sentenced To Death

AP | ERIKA KINETZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MUMBAI, India — An Indian court sentenced the only surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai attacks to death Thursday, a punishment officials hoped...

New Rabbi Takes Helm Of Terrorized Jewish Center In Mumbai

AP | ERIKA KINETZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

MUMBAI, India — An Israeli couple will take charge of Mumbai's Chabad House, a Jewish community center that has been without a permanent rabbi s...

Shahid Azmi's Murder And What It Means For India

GlobalPost | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MUMBAI, India �" When Shahid Azmi was 15, police gathered outside his home in a slum area of Mumbai. As he, his brothers and mother huddled inside ...

David Coleman Headley To Plead Guilty: Feds Say Man Who Plotted To Bomb Mumbai Will Change Plea

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A Chicago man accused of scouting out the Indian city of Mumbai before the 2008 terrorist attack that left 166 people dead and plottin...

Shahid Azmi, Lawyer Representing Mumbai Terrorist Fahim Ansari, Shot Dead

AP | AIJAZ ANSARI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MUMBAI, India — The lawyer for one of the suspects in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack was shot dead Thursday, police and a colleague said. Shahid...

Terror Group Lashkar-E-Taiba ‘Planning Paraglider Attacks' In India

Times Online | Rhys Blakely | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Indian intelligence officials suspect that the terrorist group behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks is planning another audacious strike on the country -- t...

Zaki-Ur-Rehman Lakhvi, Accused Mumbai Mastermind, Charges Revealed

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The BBC has obtained details of charges that Pakistan has filed against the alleged mastermind of last year's attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai....

Chicago, Mumbai Terror Link: American Businessman Knew Attacks Were Coming

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A Chicago man accused of planning a terrorist attack against a Danish newspaper knew in advance about a plot to attack Mumbai and offe...

The Mumbai Terror Attacks: A Special Report | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

On a blustery Saturday afternoon last March, Jason Motlagh and I sat in my office, discussing the Mumbai terror attacks of November 2008. Jason had re...

Pakistan Charges 7 Suspects In Mumbai Attacks

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan charged seven men in last year's Mumbai attacks on Wednesday, its first indictment in a case being monitored by India and t...

Chicago Suspects Linked To Mumbai Terror Attacks

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A Chicago man conducted extensive surveillance on potential targets in the Indian city of Mumbai before the terrorist attacks there in...

Terror in Mumbai -- One Year Later

Dan Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Reed

Cell phone recordings allow us, for the first time ever, to see right inside the workings of the minds and methods behind the Mumbai terrorist attacks, which killed 166 people last November.

Lashkar-E-Taiba: Militants Thrive a Year After Mumbai Attacks

Wall Street Journal | MATTHEW ROSENBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD -- The Islamist militant group behind the deadly attack in Mumbai one year ago remains a potent force determined to strike India and the Wes...

NYT: Group Behind Mumbai Terror Still Viewed as a Major Threat | LYDIA POLGREEN and SOUAD MEKHENNET | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Ten months after the devastating attacks in Mumbai by Pakistan-based militants, the group behind the assault remains largely intact and determined to ...