Mumbai Comes to America ………
"Chicago Man" Danish Cartoon Jihadi Charged in Mumbai Islamic Attack Daood Gilani's (aka David Coleman Headley) half-brother, according to this, works for Pakistan's Prime
Minister. Pakistan just may be the World Grand Master of playing ALL sides
Obama spent a lot of time in Pakistan in his youth — maybe he can be helpful with this. He just announced Pakistan is his new BFF:
In the past, we too often defined our relationship with Pakistan
narrowly. Those days are over. Moving forward, we are committed to a
partnership with Pakistan that is built on a foundation of mutual
interest, mutual respect, and mutual trust. We will strengthen
Pakistan’s capacity to target those groups that threaten our countries,
and have made it clear that we cannot tolerate a safe haven for
terrorists whose location is known and whose intentions are clear.
America is also providing substantial resources to support Pakistan’s
democracy and development. We are the largest international supporter
for those Pakistanis displaced by the fighting. And going forward, the
Pakistan people must know America will remain a strong supporter of
Pakistan’s security and prosperity long after the guns have fallen
silent, so that the great potential of its people can be unleashed.
Part American and part Pakistani, the Chicago man accused of
conspiring in the bloody terrorist attacks in Mumbai has followed a
twisted trail through two different worlds.
David Coleman Headley grew up in two countries and ended up with two
names. A troubled young man, he dropped out of school, was convicted of
heroin smuggling and ended up broke and jobless.
But it was in a bleak apartment on Chicago’s North Side where
prosecutors say Headley emerged with a secret identity — an
international terrorist accused of helping plan the November 2008
attacks in Mumbai, India, that left 166 dead.
“Call me old-fashioned, but I feel disposed towards violence
for the offending parties,” Headley allegedly wrote on a Web site,
referring to people he believed had defiled the sacred name of Islam.
He was angered by a Danish newspaper that featured a series of
cartoons, one showing the Prophet Muhammad with a bomb in his turban.
“They never started debates with folks who slandered our
Prophet, they took violent action,” Headley wrote, according to federal
court documents. “Even if God doesn’t give us the opportunity to bring
our intentions to fruition, we will claim ajr (a religious award) for
Headley was charged Monday with conspiring in the planning of
the November 2008 attacks. Prosecutors accused him of scouting out
targets, including the Taj Mahal and Oberoi hotels, the Leopold Cafe, a
landmark called Nariman House and a large railroad station, all of
which were struck by terrorists.
The 49-year-old Headley was scheduled to appear in federal
court Wednesday. He could get the death penalty if convicted.
Authorities in Washington say he is cooperating with the government.
Headley also is charged with planning an armed attack on the
Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, which published a dozen cartoons in
2005 that depicted the Prophet Muhammad and set off protests in the
According to the government, Headley dubbed the cartoon-related
attack “the Mickey Mouse project.” His attorneys have declined to
Headley grew up both in the United States and Pakistan, the son
of an American mother and a Pakistani father. By his teen years, he
already had developed strong feelings about Islam, according to Lorenzo
Lacovara, who helped Headley’s mother open a bar in Philadelphia in the
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