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Home > ANews > Columnists > B Raman

Al Qaeda behind the blasts?

July 11, 2006

The expert orchestration of terrorist strikes in Jammu and Kashmir and Mumbai local trains on July 11 carry the signature of Al Qaeda, which has been carrying on an anti-India campaign since US President George W Bush's visit to India in March this year.

Since that time, Al Qaeda has been talking of a Crusader-Jewish-Hindu conspiracy against Islam. Osama bin Laden highlighted this in his April 23 message. (In this connection, please refer to my paper No 47 titled 'Bin Laden Targets India' available at

While there is no reason to believe that the terrorist strikes of July 11 might have been carried out by the Arab members of Al Qaeda, the inspiration and planning are likely to have come from the group.

The execution could have been through Al Qaeda's surrogates -- Lashkar-e-Tayiba, other Pakistani members of the Al Qaeda-led International Islamic Front, members of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India or the followers of Dawood Ibrahim.

Pakistani media had reported last month that Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence had re-located Dawood in the tribal areas near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. Bin Laden and his second in line of command Ayman al-Zawahiri operate from the same area.

Since 9/11, Al Qaeda has been targeting tourist spots (Bali, Mombasa, Casablanca and Istanbul) as well as means of transport (Madrid and London).

Therefore, Al Qaeda's inspiration behind terrorist strikes on July 11 is a strong possibility.

B Raman

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It is absurd for any scientific and rational mind that the faceless enemy whose basic clue is not available are being named. this shows the ...

Posted by Naqqad

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First of all i will say that those who did these acts are enemies of all not of particular country or religion and secondly it ...

Posted by Riyaz Qureshi

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B. Raman is only confusing the issue further. The terrorists involved in ysterday's blasts are only Pakistanis, whatever organization they might belong to. Every means ...

Posted by Pramod Sharma

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How ever there is different names like Alqaeda, Hizbul Mujahdeen, Laskar e taiba they have links with each other and exchanging people when they want. ...

Posted by Padmanaban

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without straighetning into facts and realities we jump to conclusions that Islamic terrorists have done this , please justify your claim with a single fact ...

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