The Muslim Islamic Terrorist Organization

1623 WordsJul 25, 20157 Pages
SECTION I: Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET), meaning “army of pure”, is a Pakistani based Islamic terrorist organization. LET is a Sunni group, and they follow the Ahle-Haith interpretation of Islam, which is similar to Salafism.1 LET is consider as one of the oldest and extremely powerful jihad group. LET’s wants to conduct jihad on behalf of Allah, preach the true religion and train the new generation about true Islamic lines. LET aligns its ideology goals with the interest of the Pakistani state. LET has stated that they want to create an Islamic caliphate, by getting rid of India’s security forces from the Jammu and Kashmir regions. In the past few years, the group’s agenda has "moved towards a more global anti-Western ideology" that considers the United States, Israel, and India to be their primary enemies.2 As part of their agenda, the group has vowed to plant a flag of Islam in Washington, Tel Aviv and New Delhi. They do not believe in attacking Muslims in its struggle against aggression and oppression.3 Its goal is to change the regional and geopolitical dynamic of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India by attacking civilian targets.4 The terrorist organization was founded in the late 1980s with the assistance of the Pakistani government; they are also against having the Indians in Kashmir. LET is a military wing of the well-funded Pakistani Islamist organization called Markaz al-Dawa wal-Irshad (MDI). MDI was founded in 1989 to recruit volunteers to fight with the
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