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Terror Email

'Stop The Heart Of India From Beating'

'With this message, we once again declare that our intense, accurate and successive attacks like the one you will see exactly 5 minutes from now, Inshallah, will continue to punish you even before your earlier wounds have healed.'

'Stop The Heart Of India From Beating'
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'Stop The Heart Of India From Beating'
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The Delhi blasts, like the earlier ones in Ahmedabad, Jaipur and UP, were also accompanied by an e-mail purported to be from Indian Mujahideen. The last e-mail from this group, warning more attacks, had been received as recently as August 25.

"We the Indian Mujahideen, ask Allah, the Almighty, to accept from us these nine explosions which were planned to be executed in the holy month of Ramadan"

"Do whatever you want and stop us if you can"

The email contained an attached PDF document running into 13 pages, which claimed sole responsibility for the serial blasts in Delhi. It also seeks to set to rest the controversy over the bombs that did not explode at Surat once again: 

"It is not hidden from you anymore that after tasting the bitterest of defeats by our hands at Ahmedabad and Surat, the Indian Mujahideen — "the homegrown Jihadi militia of Islam" — have once again attacked to make you face the disastrous consequences of the injustice and oppression inflicted upon the Muslims all over the country."

The mail also contained a video clip and an attached document, which the group claimed was evidence of its hand in the serial blasts. The clip showed a series of photographs of victims from previous blasts along with the caption "our jihad".

Security analysts point out that the PDF document seemed to have been created at 1.38 p.m. on Saturday while the e-mail ID, al_arbi_delhi@yahoo.com, from which the mail was sent, was created minutes earlier. The high-end software used to create the PDF document was similar to those used in previous mails, indicating that the same nodal group could be behind the mails.

The document claimed that the Delhi blasts were organised to "prove to you the ability and potential of [the] Indian Mujahideen to assault any city of India at any time."

'With this message, we once again declare that our intense, accurate and successive attacks like the one you will see exactly 5 minutes from now, Inshallah, will continue to punish you even before your earlier wounds have healed. To dreadfully terrorise you this time, by the Will and Help of Almighty Allah, we are about to devastate your very first metropolitan centre, your 'most strategic hindutva hub', your 'green zone' -- yes! It's your own capital -- New Delhi -- with NINE MOST POWERFUL SERIAL BOMB BLASTS, Inshallah, that are almost going to stop the "heart" of India from beating.

It claimed that the Delhi blasts were the direct result of the police raids carried out before and after the Ahmedabad blasts on July 26: "This accurately planned deadly strike is just another reaction to all those pre-and post-26 July harassments imposed by your ATS and police on the innocent Muslims."

Threats

'Your oppression will always be revenged Inshallah though after years to come. Never assume that we have forgotten the demolition of Babri Masjid and by Allah we can never forget it! It is that grave mistake of yours which will make you taste humiliation for generations to come. Babri Masjid was and will remain to be our glorious self esteem and Inshallah, we will prove it to you a hornet's nest in which you have immersed your bare hand, unaware of the pain to come.'

"Be it the ATS [Anti-Terrorism Squad] of Maharashtra, the ATS and ACB of Gujarat, the OCTOPUS [Organisation for Countering Terrorists] of Andhra Pradesh, or be it a psychological propaganda war by the biased media, none shall be spared when it comes to vengeance – the Qisas."

Differences

While the e-mail dated '12 Ramadan, 1429 AH' sent by the self-styled Indian Mujahideen this time around is quite similar to the previous e-mails, there are crucial differences too. Although the e-mail message bears the signatures of both ‘al-Arbi’ and ‘al-Hindi,’ as previously, but the hand-writing used for the second name is markedly different from that used in earlier messages. Security analysts say this lends credence to the police claims that at least one of the individuals it refers to has been arrested.

Second, this is the first time, when the Indian Mujahideen have made a reference to Jammu and Kashmir. "The injustice and pain inflicted on Kashmiri Muslims during the Amarnath crisis has once again landed you in great trouble". It goes on to describe the Delhi bombings as "a tribute to all our brethren martyrs in Kashmir."

Congress

'The Central Congress Government which pretends to be the well wisher of Muslim interests has always treacherously hurt them and used them to come in power since Independence. It is this double-faced attitude of the Congress that has secured its vote bank, and still allowed it to silently commit one of the most heinous crimes against the Muslim nation ever witnessed by history -- the demolition of Babri Masjid. It has failed to take heed and still continues to cheat the Muslims under the label of 'secularism'. These serial bomb blasts in Delhi are yet another intimation to the Congress government to desist from agitating Muslim sentiments anymore. Your approval to bills like GUJCOCA and Pota are not at all going to deter or affect the determination of Mujahideen in any way, rather it will make our tasks easier for us."

Targeting Media

The email goes on to complain about the insufficient media coverage of the bomb blasts in Kanpur in which two Bajrang Dal activists died and questions, what it calls, the media's biased reporting on the recent anti-Christian violence in Orissa. It blames the media of being soft on the RSS and calls it as being against 'Muslims, Dalits and Christians' -- first time that it speaks on behalf of other minorities and is being seen as a political ploy to cause polarisation.

The message, significantly, seems to have tapped the groundswell of grievances that have been come to be articulated more and more loudly in recent days. It talks about a 2006 case: '...in Nanded, there was a bomb blast in the house of an RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) activist where two RSS activists went to Hell. After that in March 2008, there were bomb blasts at two places in Tamil Nadu. This time also VHP (Vishwa Hindu Parishad) activists were arrested by the Tamil Nadu police who confessed that 'Yes. We were involved'.

But the RSS is not its only target. The Congress is not spared either:

New Heroes

"We have carried out this attack in the memory of two most eminent Mujahids of India: Sayyed Ahmed Shaheed and Shah Ismail Shaheed (may Allah bestow His Mercy upon them) who had raised the glorious banner of Jihad against the disbelievers in this very city of Delhi."

SIMI

The e-mail also targets the police of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh ,Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka states and describes their investigation of the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) as 'the never ending hostile hatred in your hearts against Islam and its people.'

The document, while warning of more attacks, ends with a taunt to security agencies:

"The Indian Mujahideen accepts the sole responsibility for the Delhi serial blasts and we claim this through our third consecutive e-mail, which is unfortunately, still a mystery for you. It is very sad to see the bad condition of your cyber forensics who have still failed to find out our technique of sending the message of death."

Mumbai Connection

The document references to some very specifically local Mumbai incidents—for example, it talked of a police raid on some Muslim colonies in Andheri—that were hardly noticed or reported even in the local press. Analysts point out that it least indicates good knowledge of events in Mumbai, if not first hand, then possibly through a local network.

There definitely is some Mumbai connection, analysts say because the email sent on July 26, minutes before the Ahmedabad blasts, had been traced to the unsecured WiFi connection of US national Kenneth Haywood in the eastern satellite city of Navi Mumbai. It was widely accepted to be a case of hacking.

Another terror e-mail sent weeks earlier was traced to Khalsa College in Matunga, another eastern Mumbai suburb.

This email too was traced to a WiFi Internet connection in Chembur in Mumbai -- at 201/202, Eric House, Commercial Complex, which turned out to be the residence of one M.K. Kamat,who owns Kamran Power Controls Pvt Ltd, which manufactures and exports electrical panels and control panel boards.

The house was locked as Mrs and Mr Kamat and their son had been away all day. This too seems to have been a case of hacking, analysts point out.

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