January 2002 News

British muslims biggest patrons of Lashkar, Jaish

13 January 2002
The Hindustan Times
Vijay Dutt

London: British Muslims reportedly donated over 2 million last year to either the Lashkar-e-Tayyaba or the Jaish-e Mohammad. Sources said British Muslims were Lashkar''s second biggest benefactors after the Mirpuri Kashmiris of the Middle East. Lashkar sources conceded that while some of the donation was for charity, most of it was used to attack Indian military targets. ''We receive millions of pounds from the UK. British Kashmiris are very patriotic. Some is for charity but the rest is for attacks against military targets,'' a Lashkar man told the Telegraph. This confirms the fact that most terrorist outfits operating from Pakistan have well-established networks here. Most of these are based in mosques. Leaders of these outfits have often visited Britain to appeal for funds and to lure the youth to join them. Indian intelligence had reportedly informed its British counterpart that Mohammad Ibrahim Azhar, brother of Jaish chief Masood Azhar, had visited Britain at least once.


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