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The Menace That Is Lashkar-e-Taiba - Carnegie Endowment for ...

The Menace That Is Lashkar-e-Taiba - Carnegie Endowment for ...

The Menace That Is Lashkar-e-Taiba - Carnegie Endowment for

The Menace That Is Lashkar-e-Taiba Ashley J. Tellis Summary March 2012 Though the international community first began taking notice of the terrorist group Lashkare-Taiba (LeT) after its spectacular coordinated bombing and shooting attacks in Mumbai, India, in November 2008, the group was established in 1987 at a time when Pakistan was in the throes of Islamic ferment. Then, LeT had access to a steady supply of volunteers, funding, and—most important of all—concerted state support. Long bolstered by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate, this Wahhabi group promotes the vision of a universal Islamic caliphate through tableegh and jihad—preaching and armed struggle. Though India and Kashmir have been LeT’s primary area of operations so far, the group has an unsettling presence internationally. It is clear that after al-Qaeda, LeT is the most dangerous terrorist group operating in South Asia because of its: 1. Global vision and international ambitions 2. Distinct ideology that underwrites Islamic revanchism, justifying collaboration with other terrorist groups 3. Loyalty to Pakistan and willingness to protect its patron state against domestic opponents 4. Diversified network for mobilizing resources, promoting its international presence, and recruiting members, which minimizes its dependence on the state 5. Involvement in terrorism and social development concurrently, which limits Pakistan’s ability to target the group even if it were so inclined 6. Cohesive and hierarchic organizational structure that is effective at both the conduct of violence and the delivery of social programs 7. Proficiency at exploiting science and technology, extra-national social links, and state vulnerabilities in order to advance its political aims

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