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Mumbai Terrorism

Obsessed With India, Pakistan Risks Anarchy

Husain Haqqani | Posted 10.22.2014 | Home
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.

Clinton Heading To India One Week After Mumbai Explosions

Posted 09.17.2011 | Home

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

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

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

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 | Home
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.

Shahid Azmi's Murder And What It Means For India

GlobalPost | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

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 ...

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

Times Online | Rhys Blakely | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

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 | Home

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....

Terror in Mumbai -- One Year Later

Dan Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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 | Home

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...

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

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...

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 ...

Mumbai Attack: India Issues Arrest Warrants For 22 Pakistanis

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

An Indian court has issued arrest warrants for 22 Pakistanis wanted in connection with last year's terror attacks in Mumbai....

Mumbai Attacker Accidentally Admits Adulthood

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The lone surviving suspect from last year's Mumbai terror strikes Wednesday inadvertently admitted he is 21 years old, contradicting his earlier asser...

Mumbai Trial: Suspect Retracts Confession, Says It Was Coerced

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The leading suspect in the Mumbai (Bombay) attacks trial has retracted his confession. The lawyer for the sole surviving suspected gunman, Mohammed Aj...

Mumbai Attack Trial Begins, Suspect Admits To Being Pakistani

UPI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The only surviving suspected gunman arrested in the deadly attacks on Mumbai in November admitted in court Monday he was from Pakistan....

Mumbai Terror Attack Tapes Released

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Newly released tapes of conversations between the masterminds of the Mumbai attacks and their gunmen on the ground reveal callous, remote-control kill...

Escape from Emotional Terrorism: The Bush Years

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

In September, the economic stability of the world as we know it was eroding under the Bush administration's feet. Slipping and sliding, they were worried about the money, and you never put it at risk.

Bush's Final Gift: Gaza

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

Just when we thought it was impossible for the calamitous George Bush and Svengali Dick Cheney to do any more damage to the world or to America's inte...

US Praises Pakistan Cooperation In Mumbai Attacks Probe

GroundReport | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Originally published on, the citizen journalism site covering world news from the ground up. By Imran Schah NEW DELHI-- US Secreta...

Captured Mumbai Terrorist Is Pakistani, Admits Government

GroundReport | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Originally published on, the citizen journalism site covering world news at the local level. By Ajmer Alam Wani JAMMU/ISLAMABAD/NE...

Last Year's Truths: What We Got Wrong in the Aftermath of the Mumbai Attacks

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Vamsee Juluri

We were quick to spot the similarities between some Indian and American reactions to 26/11 and 9/11 respectively, especially from the Right, but we failed to see the differences.

Lessons for President-Elect Obama From Mumbai

Father Paul Mayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Father Paul Mayer

In Afghanistan we find a bloody quagmire so hopeless that ordinary Afghanis are not sure who to fear more -- the American occupiers or the often ruthless Taliban.

An Interview with Shabina Riaz, an MP in Pakistan

Stefan Deeran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stefan Deeran

In an interview with The Exception Magazine, Shabina Riaz addresses many misconceptions of Pakistan, including women's rights, the prospect of war with India and the roots of terrorism.

After the Horror

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shashi Tharoor

As evidence slowly mounts that the terrorists came across the Arabian Sea from Pakistan to wreak mayhem on Mumbai, the geopolitical reverberations of the carnage are beginning to resonate.

9 Is Not 11

Arundhati Roy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arundhati Roy

November isn't September, 2008 isn't 2001, Pakistan isn't Afghanistan, and India isn't America. So perhaps we should reclaim our tragedy and pick through the debris with our own brains and our own broken hearts so that we can arrive at our own conclusions.