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    Bush Targets Lashkar-e-Taiba December 20, 2001 05:40 PM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush moved Thursday to cut financing for a Kashmiri separatist
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      Bush Targets Lashkar-e-Taiba

      December 20, 2001 05:40 PM ET

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush moved Thursday to cut
      financing for a Kashmiri separatist group India accuses of
      attacking its parliament and for a Pakistani organization
      he said gave nuclear information to al Qaeda.

      Taking major action against a Kashmir separatist group for
      the first time in the anti-terror effort, Bush acted to
      block the assets of Lashkar-e-Taiba, also known as Army
      of the Righteous.

      India has named Lashkar-e-Taiba as one of two groups
      responsible for a raid on parliament last week in which
      14 people including five assailants died.

      Bush did not repeat this accusation, but the White House said the
      group has been responsible for numerous attacks against Indian
      troops and civilians since 1993.

      "LET is a stateless sponsor of terrorism, and it hopes to destroy
      relations between Pakistan and India and undermine Pakistani's
      president, (Pervez) Musharraf. To achieve its purpose, LET has
      committed acts of terrorism inside both India and Pakistan,"
      Bush said.

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      The Al-Qaeda group known as Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LET) (Army of
      the Righteous). is the armed wing of the Pakistan-based
      religious organisation, Markaz-ud-Dawa-wal-Irshad (MDI)
      - a Sunni anti-US missionary organisation formed in 1989.
      One of the three largest and best-trained groups fighting
      in Kashmir against India.

      They have a web page: http://www.markazdawa.org/
      hosted on a server in Singapore. The company is owned by
      'Brain Computer Services' of Pakistan.

      The domain markazdawa.org is owned by the Taliban.
      Actually, The Department of Super Computing and Defence
      Automation at Qandooz, Qabul 89097 Afganistan.

      Certainly, this address was one of the first targets
      in the war and it no longer exists.

      However, this web site has been updated daily since the
      beginning of the war. Mosques around the world are
      instructed to daily post this information to keep
      their congregations abreast of the war against the
      Americans and British.


      -- Johnathan Galt,

      http://uk.geocities.com/johnathanrgalt/
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