Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Deccan Mujahedeen - Who Is The Deccan Mujahedeen

Related: CNN's Sara Sidner covers the attacks. 

In the wake of the Mumbia, India terrorist attacks, many have one basic question:  Who are the deccan mujahedeen?  

In my online search the information I have found all concerns today's terrorist's attacks in India.  Blogger RateVin reports:

An organisation calling itself the Deccan Mujahideen has claimed it was behind attacks in Mumbai that left at least 80 people dead, television channels reported on Thursday. The previously unknown or little known group sent an email to news organisations claiming responsibility. Indian journalist Ameet Sha told a private TV channel there was no confirmation but the pattern suggested involvement of Laskar-e-Tayyaba.

But the mention of the Deccan Mujahedeen as a Muslin group may cause Americans to think it's connected with the Mid East.  Not so.  The name is an off-shoot of the Indian Mujahedeen, an Islamic group based in India.  However, that group is not the Lashkar-e-Toiba , another Indian terrorist group. 

My hunch is this is a loosely formed group of Indian militants with no real organizational system, just a name they came up with.  

MTV and ServiceNation To Host Planned Obama Grassroots Inaugural Ball

GREAT!  MTV has stepped in to say they will host the planned "Grassroots Inaugural Ball" at the Ronald Reagan.  This is great news, as Mary Ritter, Russell Miller, Jacqueline Ashton de Floris have worked their tails off to make this event a reality!  

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Americans Targeted By Terrorists In India; Hostages Taken; 78 Dead, 200 Hurt

This is breaking news both on CNN and the Associated Press.  A group of unknown gunmen have taken over the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai, India and "rampaged" through other parts of India.  This is what CNN reports:

CNN) -- Gunmen rampaged through a series of targets in the Indian city of Mumbai killing indiscriminately and taking hostages at two luxury hotels.

A wounded man is carried from the attacked rail station.

Mumbai police spokesman Satish Katsa said gunmen have taken over the Taj Mahal Hotel and Hotel Oberoi, and were holding hostages on multiple floors.
Flames and smoke poured from the Taj early Thursday, and at the Oberoi the military reportedly entered the building and a large explosion was heard shortly afterwards.
Another hostage situation was unfolding at Cama Hospital, CNN's sister network in India, CNN-IBN reported.
Earlier, A.N. Roy, the police chief of Maharashtra state, said there were ongoing battles at the two five-star hotels. Are you there?
One witness told local reporters that gunmen tried to find people with U.S. or British passports and took about 15 of them hostage.

Here's the Associated Press video:

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