India Intelligence Report

US Says Pak Major Source of Extremism


The National Intelligence Director John Negroponte said that Pakistan-based terrorists active in Kashmir pose a persistent threat to regional security and some are a "potential threat" to US interests worldwide. He characterized India as a "reliable ally" in the fight against global terrorism pointing out that it has been the target of Islamic terrorism. He said that a network of Islamic terrorists exists in Lodi, California raising funds, recruiting US citizens of Pakistani origin for training in radical Karachi-based Madrasas, and maintained connections with Pakistani terrorist groups for worldwide jihadi operations. Some of the leaders were recently deported to Pakistan. Although Pakistan is an important frontline state in the fight against terrorism, he regretted that while Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has promised a lot, he has "not done enough." He concluded that this was the reason why Pakistan continues to be a "major source of extremism." 

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