From the Jundullah, or Army of Allah. And most of the 600 are former students of the Red Mosque, which was involved in a bloody confrontation with Pakistani forces last summer. But of course, this has nothing whatsoever to do with Islam. There is no reason for self-professed moderate Muslim spokesmen in the West to do anything to counter the ideology that fuels this sort of thing. Nothing to see here at all. Move along, now.
“600 suicide bombers present in Karachi: report,” from DPA (thanks to Sr. Soph):
ISLAMABAD – Six hundred would-be suicide bombers have been deployed to Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi to target security forces, a media report said on Monday.
Two top militants from Jundullah (Army of God), a Pakistani Sunni Muslim organization that has close links with the al-Qaeda terrorist network, who were arrested last week after a shootout with police in Karachi told investigators that most of the suicide bombers were former students of Islamabad’s radical Red Mosque, the Daily Times said.
In July 2007, Army commandos stormed the mosque and its adjoining Islamic seminary to end a siege by hundreds of armed militants entrenched there for a week. More than 110 people died in the raid while hundreds of rebels managed to flee.
“The 600 militants are mentally prepared and trained to carry out suicide attacks,” arrested Jundullah members Qasim Tori and Danish alias Talha told the police, the report said.
The militants also reportedly confessed to robbing foreign banks to generate funds for the operations….