POSTED BY Buzz ON Jul 25, 2011 AT 23:58 IST ,  Edited At: Jul 25, 2011 23:58 IST

Christian Science Monitor reports that the Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik's 1518-page manifesto mentions that he acquired some 8,000 e-mail addresses of  "cultural conservatives" not just across Europe but North America, Australia, South Africa, Armenia, Israel, and India – ensuring scrutiny of anti-Muslim groups far beyond Europe.

Noting that Breivik’s primary goal was to remove Muslims from Europe, the CSM points out that "his manifesto also invited the possibility for cooperation with Jewish groups in Israel, Buddhists in China, and Hindu nationalist groups in India to contain Islam": 

"It is essential that the European and Indian resistance movements learn from each other and cooperate as much as possible. Our goals are more or less identical," he wrote

According to the CSM, in his manifesto, Breivik references India dozens of times. 

He included a five-page paper written by a man named Shrinandan Vyas that argues the Muslim invaders committed a “genocide” of Hindus in the Hindu Kush region of present-day Afghanistan. Efforts to track down Mr. Vyas have failed.

Read more at the Christian Science Monitor: Norway massacre: Breivik manifesto attempts to woo India's Hindu nationalists

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Jul 25, 2011 AT 23:58 IST, Edited At: Jul 25, 2011 23:58 IST
POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON Jan 13, 2011 AT 18:03 IST ,  Edited At: Jan 13, 2011 18:03 IST

Tehelka magazine first published Aseemananda’s confession last week. And now it has published two letters, written by him, to the President of India and the President of Pakistan:

To
THE PRESIDENT,
Rashtrapati Bhavan,
New Delhi - 110001,
Dec 20,2010

Madam President,

1. I am Swami Asimananda. I am the one who had organised and motivated persons to blast Samjhauta Express and other places because I was angry about jihadi attacks on Hindu temples.

2. After my arrest, when I was in jail, one Muslim boy Kaleem was very kind to me in Hyderabad. After some time, I asked him why he was inside here in jail, and he told me that he was earlier wrongly arrested and tortured by Hyderabad Police in connection with Mecca Masjid bomb blast. This pierced my conscience. It transformed me. The man who had every reason to hate me, showed me love. After all, he had been made to suffer for my wrong work. I understood that love between two human beings is more powerful than the hatred between two communities. I decided on prayaschith, and told this to CBI, when they took me in their custody. They told me that we cannot do anything about prayaschith, only court can, and so I told them to take me to the court in that case. After that, I told the judge the truth.

3. I have also addressed a letter to the Pakistan President telling him about myself and requested him to grant me an opportunity to transform or reform jihadi terrorist leaders and other jihadi footsoldiers in Pakistan (copy enclosed).

4. I request you to use your good office to help me to go there and meet these jihadi leaders and transform them or you can ask the Pakistan President to send them to me in jail.

Thank You.
Swami Asimananda
Yours truly
Chanchalaguda Central Jail
WSurprise reform
Hyderabad

 

The President,
Islamabad,
Pakistan
Dec 20,2010

SUB Request for chance to reform Hafiz Saeed and other terrorists in Pakistan -- re,

Dear Sir,

1. I am Swami Asimananda. I am the one who had organised and motivated persons to blast Samjhauta Express and other places because I was angry about jihadi attacks on Hindu temples.

2. After my arrest, when I was in jail, one Muslim boy Kaleem was very kind to me in Hyderabad. After some time, I asked him why he was inside jail, and he told me that he was earlier wrongly arrested and tortured by Hyderabad Police in connection with Mecca Masjid Bomb blast. This pierced my conscience. It transformed me. The man who has very reason to hate me, showed me love. After all, he had been made to suffer for my work. I understood that love between two human beings is more powerful than the hatred between two communities. I decided on prayaschith and told this to the CBI when they took me in their custody. They told me that we cannot do anything about prayaschith, only court can. So, I told them to take me to the court in that case. After that, I told the judge the truth.

3. Before the criminal legal system hangs me, I want an opportunity to transform/reform Hafiz Saeed, Mullah Omar and other jihadi terrorist leaders and jihadi terrorist in Pakistan. Either you can send them to me, or you can ask the Indian government to send me to you.

Yours truly
Swami Asimananda
Chanchalaguda Jail
Hyderabad

Read on at Tehelka

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POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON Jan 13, 2011 AT 18:03 IST, Edited At: Jan 13, 2011 18:03 IST
POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON Jan 11, 2011 AT 12:08 IST ,  Edited At: Jan 11, 2011 12:08 IST

Pratap Bhanu Mehta in the Indian Express hits the nail on the head:

the BJP needs to learn a political lesson. Nothing diminished L.K. Advani before the last election more than his artless, passionate and entirely a priori defence of Sadhvi Pragya. Their attack on Hemant Karkare haunts them to this day; it suggested a level of pre-commitment, small-mindedness and a lack of institutional judgment not befitting a leader. Nitin Gadkari’s equivocations and Ravi Shankar Prasad’s defensiveness are in the same vein.

The BJP has to recognise that a strong and credible state is incompatible with any form of community partisanship. It could have turned this crisis on the head by at least being consistent on the issue of possible miscarriages of justice. It could have shown equal concern for Muslim youths falsely arrested...

...Let us, for a moment, even suppose that the Congress is playing cheap politics with the timing of these revelations. But even cheaper politics, in return, will do more damage. In some ways, for us as citizens, the charge that the investigation is politicised is also a psychologically easy let-off. It prevents us from fully confronting the significance of all that is being revealed.

A few self-selected crazies on the net notwithstanding, there is little reason to believe that the activities of the terror groups being identified has wide political support. If anything, there is likely to be revulsion. But there is a danger that this revulsion will be overshadowed by embarrassment, producing a silence that smacks of complicity. This silence can only add to the political damage we have already inflicted on ourselves.

Read the full piece at the Indian Express


 

 

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POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON Jan 11, 2011 AT 12:08 IST, Edited At: Jan 11, 2011 12:08 IST
POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON Jan 10, 2011 AT 23:23 IST ,  Edited At: Jan 10, 2011 22:23 IST

After dining, Sunil, Bharatbhai and Pragya Singh and I sat together, separately from the other four. I suggested that Malegaon (Maharashtra) has an 80 per cent Muslim population, so we could start nearby; the first bomb should be planted there. Then I said the Nizam of Hyderabad had opted to go with Pakistan at the time of Independence, so Hyderabad should be taught a lesson. I said Ajmer was a place where many Hindus too visit the Dargah... a bomb in Ajmer would scare Hindus and they would stop going there. I also suggested a bomb at Aligarh Muslim University because Muslim youths would be there. They all agreed to my suggestions... Sunil Joshi was asked to do a recce of the four places. He also suggested that since only Pakistanis travel by the Samjhauta Express between India and Pakistan, the train too should be bombed. He took the responsibility for this himself. Sunil Joshi said they had procured pistols and SIM cards from Jharkhand. He said Yogi Aditya Nath and Rajeshwar Singh had not helped. Sunil Joshi said a blast on the Samjhauta Express could not be carried out using a SIM and we would need chemicals. The chemicals would be arranged by Sandeep. Sunil Joshi said there should be three teams for the blast. The first team would handle finances, the second would assemble the material, the third would plant the bomb. Sunil Joshi said it was best that none of the three groups knew the others. He took the responsibility of recruiting the three teams. Our meeting ended with this discussion and I was given charge of arranging finances and hideouts. Sandeep’s job was to make and store the bomb. Sunil Joshi said none of the members in any group would ask questions about any of the others, because one arrest would mean everyone else getting caught.

Thus reads the alleged confession of  Naba Kumar Sarkar, 59 — popularly known as Swami Aseemanand —said to have been recorded in Hindi, and first made available by Tehelka on its website.

The Indian Express today carried excerpts from the translation by Rahul Tripathi

As per Tehelka:

Kaleem, a cell phone seller, was arrested and tortured in 2007 for a blast at Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad. He spent a year-and-half in jail before being acquitted. Soon after, he was back in jail on another charge, when he met Swami Aseemanand. The Swami was struck by the boy’s kindness. When he heard that Kaleem was blamed for a blast that he and his comrades had done, he was profoundly affected and decided to confess as an act of penance.

PTI quoted RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today as saying that while "there were some members in the Sangh who had radical views but they were told to leave the organisation since this "extremism" will not work in the outfit".

Incidentally, a forwarded e-mail points us to the following news item in the RSS mouthpiece, the Organiser dated January 08, 2006:

Shri Guruji Samman to Swami Asimanand
Pathey Kan
Noted saint and Shradha Jagaran Pramukh of Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram, Swami Asimanand was honoured with Shri Guruji Samman in Jaipur on December 10. Pejawar Swami Vishveshteertha Maharaj presented him a shawl, a memento and a cheque of Rs 100, 000 as mark of the honour. The award has been instituted by Shankar Smriti Samiti in the birth centenary year of Shri Guruji, the second Sarsangachalak of RSS. Senior BJP leader and former HRD Minister Dr Murli Manohar Joshi was the chief speaker at the function. Prominent among those who were present on the occasion include Shri Lalit Kishore Chaturvedi, Rajasthan BJP president, Dr Taradutt ?Nirvirodha?, Prant Prachar Pramukh of Vanvasi Kalyan Parishad, Shri Chandraraj Lodha and Shri Kanhaiyalal Chaturvedi. In the picture Swami Asimanand (left) receiving the award from Pejawar Swami Vishveshteerth Maharaj in Jaipur.

The forwarded e-mail goes on to point out:

Swami Asimanand receives this award in December 2006. The Malegaon Bomb Blast Took place in September 2006. The Samjhauta Express Bombing took place in February 2007. The Mecca Majid Bombing took place in May 2007. The Ajmer Sharif Bomb Blast took place in October 2007

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POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON Jan 10, 2011 AT 23:23 IST, Edited At: Jan 10, 2011 22:23 IST
     
 
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