Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Chicago Men Helped Plan 2008 Mumbai Terror Attacks; Surveilled Jewish Targets for Pakistani Terror Group

David Coleman Headley, an American citizen, has been charged with helping plan the November 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai that killed more than 170 people.

Federal authorities have accused Headley, 49, of conducting extensive surveillance of the Mumbai headquarters of the Chabad Lubavitch movement and other locations targeted by suspected members of Pakistani-based terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET) during the November 2008 terrorist attacks.

Canadian citizen Tahawwur Hussain Rana, 48, who is also a resident of Chicago, has been implicated in the Denmark plot and the Mumbai attacks as well. Two weeks after Headley's arrest, federal agents arrested Rana and raided the Chicago offices of First World Immigration Services, an immigration company owned by Rana.

Since his arrest, Headley has cooperated with federal authorities investigating both the Danish and Indian terror plots. He pleaded not guilty to all charges on December 9, 2009. If convicted, Headley faces a maximum sentence of life in prison or death, while Rana faces a maximum prison sentence of 30 years.

For more, check out ADL's exclusive report - http://www.adl.org/main_Terrorism/headley_mumbai_attacks.htm?Multi_page_sections=sHeading_1

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