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Tablighi Jamaat Qaeda Delhi cover’

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  1. chachachoudhary

    chachachoudhary Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    AL-Qaeda operatives used a New Delhi-based organisation, Tablighi Jamaat, as a cover to obtain travel documents and shelter. As per disclosures of Guantanamo Bay detainees, released by WikiLeaks, the affiliation with the organisation was “identified as an al-Qaeda cover story”.

    Furthermore, say the papers, at least three of the hardcore inmates at the prison had stayed at the organisation’s facilities in Delhi and around.

    The records revealed by WikiLeaks contain interrogation reports and analysis of 779 inmates of the Cuba bay prison.

    Rubbishing the charge, Syed Shaukat Ali, who is associated with the Tablighi Jamaat, said their facilities were open to all. Questioning the authenticity of the WikiLeaks records, he said: “It is known that such statements are forced to be made under duress. Anybody can visit the mosque at Nizamuddin as it is open to all. You can also go. Please visit and see it for yourself.”

    The US records identify the New Delhi-headquartered Jamaat Tabligh (as the name appears in its records) as a “proselytising organisation that willingly supports terrorists”.

    A note on the organisation buried deep in the files states, “Affiliation with the JT (Jamaat Tabligh) has been identified as an al-Qaida cover story. Al-Qaida used the JT to facilitate and fund the international travels of its members. Most recently the JT has been linked to the 11 July, 2006, terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, in which at least 207 people were killed and over 800 injured.”

    The records also say that “Al-Qaida used the JT to facilitate and fund the international travel of its members”. Several of the inmates are recorded as having used JT’s facilities in India and abroad for shelter and travel documents.
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    ‘Tablighi Jamaat Qaeda Delhi cover’:devil::devil::devil:

    So, while NIA is busy in going after pragya singh, these international terrorists came and lived in india and our white-clad HM did not even know. So much for HOMELAND SECURITY MR. CHIDDU.:frown:
     
  2. Sid

    Sid Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Tablighi Jamaat is a very prominent organization in northern parts of India and Pakistan.The identification mark of a Tablighi is the green turban he wears and there main work is spreading Islam to all corners of the world. Many Pakistani crickters like Saeed Anwar, Inzamam-Ul-Haq Shahid Afridi, Mushtaq Ahmed etc; are hardcore Tablighis.
     
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    "We have a significant presence of Tablighi Jamaat in the United States, and we have found that Al Qaeda [ Images ] used them for recruiting, now and in the past," Michael J Heimbach, the deputy chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's international terrorism section, was quoted as saying by the New York Times.

    The Tablighi Jamaat, which describes itself as a non-political, non-violent group interested only in 'proselytising and bringing wayward Muslims back to Islam', attracted US investigators' interest following the September 11, 2001, attacks.

    Another senior law enforcement official described the group as 'a natural entree, a way of gathering people together with a common interest in Islam'.

    "Then extremists use that as an assessment tool to evaluate individuals with particular zealousness and interest in going beyond what's offered," he said.

    According to officials, the group has been 'caught up' in terrorist cases because of its global reach and reputation for rejecting such worldly activities as politics, precisely the qualities that are exploited by terror groups like Al Qaeda.

    The leaders of the Tablighi Jamaat said the scrutiny is 'unwanted and grossly unfair' as their beliefs are against everything espoused by Osama bin Laden [ Images ] and the Al Qaeda.

    "It is a very great accusation, a total lie," said Abdul Rahman Khan, a leader of the group's North American council.

    Khan, involved with the group for 36 years, said the Tablighi Jamaat's refusal to discuss politics means that people with 'militant views' quickly move on. "If someone starts even one word, we cut him off. So he's going to go somewhere where he can get an audience.

    "We don't prevent anyone from coming, but obviously we don't know the nature of the individual who is coming and we don't check. There's no way we can."

    Neither the group nor its activists have been accused of committing any crime or of supporting terrorism. Still, the authorities remain alert to what they see as the organisation's 'susceptibility to infiltration and manipulation', the report said.

    Tablighi Jamaat in Arabic means a 'group that propagates the Faith', and its members visit mosques and college campuses in small bands, preaching a return to purist Islamic values.

    According to the report, the Tablighi Jamaat, is less a formal organisation than a network of part-time preachers. It now has bases and schools in Pakistan, Britain and Canada [ Images ] and its annual gatherings in India and Pakistan draw thousands of people.

    Tablighi Jamaat under US scanner
     
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    A haseeb A Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    They are just missionaries type.....its not a proper organization...they are randomly spread...
     
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    Sid Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Indeed, they have influential presence in Pakistan and parts of Northern India.
     
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