Friday, November 23, 2007

Terrorist Bombing Kills Thirteen In Indian Law Court

Terrorists hit India again today, this time in Utter Pradesh where 13 people, including four lawyers, were killed and over 60 injured by six bombs loaded on cycles parked outside the lawyer's chambers in three court complexes in Lucknow, Faizabad and Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh today.

The bombs were synchronized to explode so as to cause maximum casualties.

The explosions occurred in courts where suspects linked to recent Islamist terror s bonbings have been attacked or denied presentation by lawyers, so it's pretty certain who the perpetrators are.

Pakistanis Mohammad Abid, Mohammad Yusuf and Mirza Rashid, who are all members of a Jaish-e-Mohammad cell that tried to assassinate Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi were assaulted by Lucknow lawyers when they were produced in the court on November 18.

As Islamist groupies often say, I condemn this violence...but you have to understand their rage (!)

Five other Jaish terrorists, accused of being involved in a horrific 2005 attack on the Babri Masjid complex, were denied representation by Faizabad lawyers, none of whomwanted to go near these murderers. The same thing happened when lawyers in Varanasi refused to defend Mohammad Waliullah, an Islamist cleric charged with facilitating the 2006 bombings of the city railway station and the Sankat Mochan temple.

Imagine that, here in America - lawyers with moral standards....

There's also a chance that the bombings were timed to capitalise on protests by local Muslims against Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen, an outspoken opponent of Islamists in her country.

There are some rich clues, this time, since two of the bombs failed to explode and were recovered complete with fingerprints and other forensic evidence.

And there's also a link with the Saudis, since one of the bags in which an unexploded device was found in the Lucknow court complex also contained an envelope addressed to Haji Nasir Ahmad in Riyadh.

Indian investigators say they're are now using computer phone records to analyze calls made between the three cities in recent weeks....stay tuned...

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