He was involved in a plot by a Pakistani jihad group to “decapitate Danish newspaper employees and toss their heads onto the streets of Copenhagen” because of cartoons of Muhammad. That same jihad group was also behind the Mumbai jihad attack, in which 160 people were murdered and a tiny Chabad house was the primary target: the pious jihadists there brutally and savagely tortured and murdered a rabbi and his family.
We’re talking a serious misunderstander of the Religion of Peace and Tolerance. Yet how many programs are there in mosques and Islamic schools in the U.S. and Canada to teach Muslims not to fall for this widespread misunderstanding of Islam? Why, none. None at all.
An update on this story, which is where the quote can be found characterizing his plots that I used in my headline. “Canadian sentenced to 14 years for role in 2008 Mumbai attack,” by Stewart Bell for the National Post, January 17 (thanks to Michael):
A Canadian businessman was sentenced to 14 years Thursday for his role in a plot by a Pakistani terrorist group to decapitate Danish newspaper employees and toss their heads onto the streets of Copenhagen.
A U.S. District court judge in Chicago imposed the prison term on Tahawwur Hussain Rana, 52. The conspiracy was retaliation for a cartoon in the Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten showing the Muslim prophet Muhammad with a bomb in his turban.
He was also convicted of providing material support to Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, the Pakistani terrorist group that attacked the Indian city Mumbai in 2008 killing 160 people, two of them Canadians.
A former Pakistani army officer who immigrated to Canada before moving to Illinois, Rana “provided critical support” to terrorists overseas,” said Lisa Monaco, the U.S. Assistant Attorney General for National Security….