“Headley, 49, had denied the charges but changed his plea to avoid the death penalty or extradition to India, Pakistan or Denmark.”
Jihad Watch reader Paul comments: “Heh. Didn’t really believe all those promises of the celestial Playboy Club, did we now, Daood?”
“US citizen David Headley admits role in Mumbai attacks,” from the BBC, March 18 (thanks to all who sent this in):
A US citizen has pleaded guilty to scouting targets for the 2008 attacks on the Indian city of Mumbai.
David Headley, at his trial in Chicago, also admitted plotting to attack a Danish newspaper that published a cartoon many Muslims deemed offensive.
Headley, 49, had denied the charges but changed his plea to avoid the death penalty or extradition to India, Pakistan or Denmark.
The attacks on Mumbai in November 2008 left more than 170 people dead….
Prosecutors said Headley, a Pakistani-American, had made several surveillance trips to India and Denmark.
According to court documents, he passed on information to his contacts with the Pakistan-based Islamic militant group, Lashkar-e-Taiba.
The group has been blamed for organising the Mumbai attacks….
He is alleged to have told prosecutors that he had been working with Lashkar-e-Taiba since 2002.
He was first charged with plotting to attack the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten after they angered Muslims by publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.
Headley changed his name from Daood Gilani in 2006 after he was told by members of Lashkar-e-Taiba that he would be travelling to India to carry out surveillance duties for the group, prosecutors said.