Was Amjad Hussain Farooqi ‘produced’?

Another top jihadi is dispatched

In his jihadi career, Amjad Hussain Farooqi fought alongside al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists in Kashmir, with the Taliban in Afghanistan, and with the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi in Pakistan. He is believed to be the mastermind behind the killing of Daniel Pearl, as well as the attempts to assassinate General Musharraf late last year. Farooqi’s most infamous exploit remains the hijacking of Indian Airlines flight IC-814, which forced India to release Masood Azhar and Omar Saeed, two of the most dangerous terrorists in the Pakistani jihadi firmament.

He was killed by Pakistani security forces in a shoot-out in the Pakistani city of Nawabshah. Three of his accomplices were arrested.

The timing of Farooqi’s killing is tantalisingly close to Musharraf’s major diplomatic engagements. Reports of Farooqi’s arrest had come in as early as June this year along with a suggestion that he would be ‘presented’ at a later date. In the end, the story of Farooqi’s killing may just be another case of Pakistani ISI writing off one of its assets.

6 thoughts on “Was Amjad Hussain Farooqi ‘produced’?”

  1. Handing over Farooqi and his subsequent questioning would have exposed the Pakistani role hence his death in encounter is quite convenient for the Pakistani authorities. Unlike
    AQ Khan, Farooqi does not have a big standing in the country and pakistan would have been under greater pressure to hand him over.

  2. The timing is quite interesting, to say the least. Only a couple of days ago, a major Hamas leader was killed in Damascus. Some reports indicate that some Arab intelligence agencies gave him up. I don’t know if these events are connected, but it should not be entirely dismissed either.

  3. One way tickets to paradise ought to be bought in bulk and distributed at a deep-discount 24/7 to our venerable jehadi knights everywhere. Remember, these are the same schmucks who yell Allahu Akbar while hewing throats of bound blindfolded hostages…. Sickens my stomoach to se those videos.

    May these bastards be sent to their nefarious creator ASAP.

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