Sunday, August 31, 2008

SIMI [Students Islamic Movement of India] holds sway over intelligentsia

Review of The Pioneer article "SIMI [Students Islamic Movement of India] holds sway over intelligentsia, says probe"
by Rakesh K Singh, New Delhi

Here are a couple of direct quotes from the Rakesh K. Singh article:

"It is not without reason that regional forces like Rashtriya Janta Dal, Lok Janshakti Party and Samajwadi Party are supporting the cause of banned Students Islamic Movement of India [SIMI].

"Interrogation reports of SIMI chief Safdar Nagori and his top aides reveal that the outfit has entrenched its hold amongst the community, including within the financially sound, educationally qualified and opinion making section of the community, for carrying out subversive activities.

"Significantly, most of the political parties supporting SIMI have presence in the States where the homegrown face of terror is active through a developed network of cadres and leaders. The interrogation reports of top SIMI leadership reveal that the outfit has significantly developed its network in major States like Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, West Bengal, New Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, besides Bihar."

The article goes on to say: "SIMI activities are being coordinated and supported by well-educated and financially sound Muslims."

and further that

"The SIMI terrorists are not the typical uneducated and the superstitious Muslims and the rank comprises well educated and financially sound sections of the community who extend support to the outfit despite the knowledge that the group is banned . . . "

SIMI has been holding meetings at mosques and at the homes of well-to-do community leaders.

SIMI leaders are currently in custody of Gujarat Police for interrogation into the Ahmedabad serial blasts case.

SIMI cadres have been recruited in engineering, medical and other professional institutes.

SIMI activities are funded by donations collected from the community members as well as from contributions of former SIMI activists in the Gulf states and through the sale of goatskin offered to the mosques on Bakr-Eid.

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Also of interest is "ISI threat looms large after Mush's exit"

" . . . not sure if he [Pakistani Army Chief General Kayani] ha[s] the capability to rein in ISI and other anti-India elements."

Moreover: "The [American] Republican Party has welcomed America's new relationship with India and said that the common security concerns and shared commitment to political freedom could be the foundation for an enduring partnership between the two countries."

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