Mustaq Aksari

Mustaq Aksari

Mustaq Aksari is a leader and spokesman for an Islamic fundamentalist group in Jammu Kashmir called Al Badr.[1]

An interview Aksari gave to CNN in early 2001 was widely quoted following Al Qaeda's attacks on September 11, 2001.[1] Aksari told CNN:

"Islam must rule the world and until Islam does rule the world we will continue to sacrifice our lives."

Following an announcement in early 2002 that the Pakistani government was planning to crack down on the militant activities of Al Badr and four other groups the Associated Press quoted Askari saying[2]:

"The government is targeting (militant) groups at the behest of America and India, But any crackdown or restrictions won"t hurt our struggle. Our Kashmiri jihad will continue."

The Times of India published a first hand account of a trainee who claimed to have attended an Al Badr training camp, who said trainees had to listen to sermons from Mustaq Aksari.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b Bindra, Satinder (2001-09-19). "India identifies terrorist training camps". CNN. http://archives.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/asiapcf/central/09/19/inv.afghanistan.camp/.  mirror
  2. ^ "Militants vow more attacks in Kashmir". Michigan Daily. 2002-01-14. http://www.michigandaily.com/content/militants-vow-more-attacks-kashmir. Retrieved 2009-02-07.  mirror
  3. ^ Shaukat Ahmed Khan (2006-10-06). "'They took my tongue out'". The Times of India. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/2099294.cms. Retrieved 2009-02-06.  mirror

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