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26/11 Mumbai Terror Attack: US national pleads guilty to charges of providing support to LeT
DNA ^ | Thursday, May 9, 2019 | PTI

Posted on 05/09/2019 7:02:35 PM PDT by Jyotishi

A US national Wednesday pleaded guilty to the charges of helping and supporting Pakistan-based terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba involved in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

Michael Kyle Sewell, 18, who was arrested in February, admitted to encouraging an individual, identified in court documents only as coconspirator 1, to join Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

He now faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to USD 250,000.

The sentencing is scheduled for August 12.

According to the guilty plea, Sewell provided the coconspirator, who he spoke to on social media, with contact information for an individual he believed could facilitate the coconspirator's travel to Pakistan to join the LeT.

Unbeknownst to Sewell and the coconspirator, the facilitator was an undercover FBI agent.

Sewell and the coconspirator discussed what the coconspirator should say to the undercover agent who posed as the facilitator, in order to gain the facilitator's trust and be permitted to join the LeT.

He also contacted the facilitator to vouch for the coconspirator's authenticity and told both of them that he would kill the co-conspirator if he turned out to be a spy.

The co-conspirator then contacted the facilitator and made arrangements to travel to Pakistan.

In February, Sewell was charged by the FBI with using social media to recruit people on behalf of the LeT and send them to Pakistan for terrorist training.

The LeT is a UN and US-designated global terrorist organisation and has carried out several terrorist attacks inside India, including the Mumbai terrorist attacks in 2008 that took the lives of 166 people  including several Americans.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: espionage; fbi; india; islam; lashkaretaiba; let; mumbai; muslim; pakistan; sewell; spy; terrorism; traitor; treason; waronterror; wot

1 posted on 05/09/2019 7:02:35 PM PDT by Jyotishi
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To: Jyotishi

And you wonder where is the outrage from governments and the media over these horrific slaughters by the ROP. They bend over to appease and not hurt their feelings.


2 posted on 05/09/2019 7:15:59 PM PDT by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: Jyotishi

The movie based on this.....Hotel Mumbai.....is really worth seeing.....
...quite realistic, terrorists are the bad guys.......Imagine that

Truly an excellent movie......explains a lot!


3 posted on 05/09/2019 7:17:18 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Guenevere

Thanks for the movie recommendation. I see that it has received a 7.8/10 rating at IMDB:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5461944/


4 posted on 05/09/2019 7:34:17 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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5 posted on 05/09/2019 8:23:30 PM PDT by Robert DeLong
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To: Robert DeLong

bu bye.I think gitmo would be a good place for this one. A little brain gravy might adjust his tude a bit.


6 posted on 05/09/2019 11:16:16 PM PDT by ping jockey (The only difference between organized crime and D.C. is one is illegal and one isn't)
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To: Jyotishi

Is this guy 18 now or was he 18 then (2008)?


7 posted on 05/10/2019 4:23:57 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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It is truly a well made and terrifying movie .....but also has good character build up of the good guys and those who made sacrifices....

I can’t say enough good things about it......but I will tell you I was on the edge of my seat the whole time !!!!!

A well made movie.....HOTEL MUMBAI

This terrorist atrocity in 2008 didn’t get a lot of media attention.......and it should have!.......It happened a few days before Thanksgiving
Obama had just become ......President.

It was Pakistani Muslim terrorists who not only took over the beautiful, old hotel......but two other grand hotels where tourists flocked......plus the train station......and a Jewish home ( where they slaughtered everyone, including a pregnant wife).......but the nanny hid the baby and they made it out alive to testify!

However, after first showing the train station massacre they centralize on the old, opulent huge hotel......where Americans and British and others were staying.
An American father/daughter were killed, plus others

It wasn’t as graphic as it could have been, but yes, it was graphic but mostly implied.........featuring certain people in jeopardy and also the humanitarian efforts of the hotel staff to take care of their guests.

Help was NOT on the way........something that makes you go....’hmmmm’
Truly it was hours and hours before a complete military unit arrived to free people and take down the terrorists.
The terrorists had full reign ( other than a handful of local police)


8 posted on 05/10/2019 4:49:40 AM PDT by Guenevere
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