Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Pakistani behind 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack executed

(India) Today, Mohammad Ajmal Amir Qasab, the sole surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai attacks which claimed 166 lives was hung by the neck until he was dead by the Indian authorities.

Apparently, this warrior for Allah didn't want to die, and his plea for mercy to Indian President Pranab Mukherjee was rejected earlier this month. His lawyer opined
that Qasab was a "worried man" when he last met him in August, before the court upheld his death sentence. He was scared that he would be hanged and asked the lawyer: "Can you please help me get out of jail?"
Pakistan-based terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba [LeT], which was behind the attacks, hailed Qasab as a "hero", saying that he would "inspire other fighters to follow his path".

The Taliban, meanwhile, were "shocked" by the hanging.