The ultimate goal of jihad in all its forms is the imposition of Islamic law. This is the common thread in numerous, bloody wars being fought in places far removed from one another, including Thailand, Mindanao in the Philippines, Afghanistan and Pakistan, Somalia, and Chechnya.
“‘Demand Muslim state, terrorists were told’,” by Shibu Thomas for the Times of India, November 19 (thanks to Twostellas):
MUMBAI: The Pakistani handlers, who were instructing the 26/11 terrorists, had asked them to take as many hostages as possible and demand a “separate state for Muslims”.
Special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam told the HC that the terrorists were given Indian identities to make it seem as if locals were behind the attacks. Nikam said that the charge of ”waging war against the country” on which Pakistani gunman Ajmal Amir Kasab was convicted was justified.
”Kasab and his associate, Abu Ismael, were headed towards Malabar Hill (where VIPs such as high court judges, ministers and the governor reside) to hold VIPs as hostages to fulfill their demands,” Nikam said.
Besides a Muslim state, The terrorists were asked to seek liberation of Kashmir and release of militants. The handlers’ telephonic conversations were intercepted during the attacks. Nikam pointed out that Kasab had confessed that Abu Ismael had the knowledge as to why they were going to Malabar Hill. Kasab was to be told the plans only after reaching Malabar Hill, said Nikam, referring to the confession statement.