Skip to comments.A Terror Suspect With Feet in East and West
Posted on 11/21/2009 6:20:52 PM PST by reaganaut1
The trip from a strict Pakistani boarding school to a bohemian bar in Philadelphia has defined David Headleys life, according to those who know the middle-age man at the center of a global terrorism investigation.
Raised by his father in Pakistan as a devout Muslim, Mr. Headley arrived back here at 17 to live with his American mother, a former socialite who ran a bar called the Khyber Pass.
Today, Mr. Headley is an Islamic fundamentalist who once liked to get high. He has a traditional Pakistani wife, who lives with their children in Chicago, but also an American girlfriend a makeup artist in New York according to a relative and friends. Depending on the setting, he alternates between the name he adopted in the United States, David Headley, and the Urdu one he was given at birth, Daood Gilani. Even his eyes one brown, the other green hint at roots in two places.
Mr. Headley, an American citizen, is accused of being the lead operative in a loose-knit group of militants plotting revenge against a Danish newspaper that published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. The indictment against him portrays a man who moved easily between different worlds. The profile that has emerged of him since his arrest, however, suggests that Mr. Headley felt pulled between two cultures and ultimately gravitated toward an extremist Islamic one.
Some of us are saying that Terrorism is the weapon of the cowardly, Mr. Headley wrote in an e-mail message to his high school classmates last February. I will say that you may call it barbaric or immoral or cruel, but never cowardly.
He added, Courage is, by and large, exclusive to the Muslim nation.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
He needs to be killed.
exclusive to the Muslim nation.
He refers to the World as the Muslim Nation.
Huuum Zeros world tour during his campaign now makes sense.
This stuff is starting to take a very weird turn.
Third Jihad is underway right now that targets western nations, especially the U.S. But instead of using overt, violent means radical Islamists are advancing their agenda by way of stealth. In 2003 the FBI uncovered a document called the Grand Jihad Manifesto authored by the Muslim Brotherhood in North America ..This 15 page document outlines goals and strategies for the infiltration and domination of America by creating a network of seemingly moderate Muslim organizations that are in fact the byproduct of radical influences. The manifesto calls for a cultural jihad that aims to replace western freedoms with Sharia Law. These same Islamic groups that now have foothold in America believe they can transform the U.S. into theocratic Muslim state ..Anytime someone raises questions they scream Islamophobia. Wihabism, the radical Saudi brand of Islam, is continuing to gain ground in the U.S...
Like Obama, one parent is not from this country, but have a baby in this country, go back to the country of origin, radicalize them, then because they are citizens here, are allowed back in the U.S......
Charles, Be sure to read the Times article and check out the pictures. Your old neighborhood and mine.
I did a little googling, and apparently this guy lived in the 6300 block of Artesian. I lived on the other side of Devon, in the 6400 block of Maplewood, just a couple blocks away.
I was up in the old neighborhood in August, and it's nothing like when I grew up there in the '50s and '60s. Used to be all Jewish businesses along Devon Avenue, now it's all Indian and Pakistani. Totally unrecognizable.
We used to go to the synagogue on the 6200 block of Artesian. (I don’t think it is a synagogue anymore).
It is the Muslim part of the world where the old adage of the camel getting its nose under the tent originated.
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