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Mumbai links

July 15, 2011

The latest terrorist attacks against Mumbai may have been conducted by Lashkar-e-Taiba with the blessing of Pakistan’s spy service, the ISI.  A few tidbits for background on Lashkar-e-Taiba’s funding…

  • Historically, Lashkar-e-Taiba and its Jamaat-ud-Dawa arm receive money from zakat (Shariah Finance Watch)
  • Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jamaat-ud-Dawa have raised money from mosques in Kashmir
  • Lashkar-e-Taiba is “flush with funds” from major Gulf and Pakistani donors
  • The provincial government of Punjab, Pakistan, has directly funded Jamaat-ud-Dawa
  • The 26/11 Mumbai attacks were funded in part by zakat, diamond smuggling, and halal meat sales.
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