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Shocker: Al Qaeda Declares Jihad On India

From their allies at the Associated Press:

This photograph taken from a CD purportedly by al-Qaida militants in India shows a masked man sitting beside an automatic gun reading a statement by Abdul Rehman al-Ansari, purportedly the chief of al-Qaida Fil Hind or al-Qaida in India.

Al-Qaida declares holy war on India

By Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press Writer  |  June 9, 2007

SRINAGAR, India –A group claiming to represent the al-Qaida terror network declared a holy war on India over its partial control of the divided Himalayan region of Kashmir, Indian officials said Saturday.

A statement and video was sent Friday to the Current News Service, in Srinagar, the main city of India’s Jammu-Kashmir state, in which a masked man standing next to an automatic weapon read the declaration.

“We declare righteous holy war against India on behalf of God the great in which Jammu and Kashmir will be the launch pad for holy war in India,” said the statement signed by Abu Abdul Rehman al-Ansari, purportedly the chief of al-Qaida Fil Hind or al-Qaida in India.

While this is the first time the group has been heard from since it announced its establishment in July, police said they were taking the threat seriously.

Police are trying to establish the veracity of the statement, said the state’s director general of police Gopal Sharma. “But there is no need to panic,” he said.

There have been allegations that Islamic militants fighting to wrest predominantly Muslim Kashmir from India have ties to al-Qaida, but these links have not been proven.

The statement — five pages long and given in Urdu — mentions insurgencies in places like Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnya, Somalia, the Palestinian territories and Algeria and describes them as a global Islamic movement “aimed at wiping out borders and leading to the establishment of an Islamic Caliphate.”

Of course it’s all Bush’s fault.

The statement — five pages long and given in Urdu — mentions insurgencies in places like Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnya, Somalia, the Palestinian territories and Algeria and describes them as a global Islamic movement “aimed at wiping out borders and leading to the establishment of an Islamic Caliphate.”

How can this be?

We have been assured countless times by our media masters that there would be no terrorism anywhere if only the US had not invaded Iraq.

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