The trend represents a new threat in the region where Muslim separatists have been fighting Indian forces since 1989.
At least 70 young Kashmiris joined the insurgency in the last year, army records showed, with most joining the banned group Lashkar-e-Taiba, which was accused of carrying out attacks on the Indian city of Mumbai in 2008.
At least 14 of them have been killed, the army said."Youth joining the militancy is disturbing," Subrata Saha, the head of Indian army in Kashmir, said recently. "If educated youth are joining, it is more disturbing. It is certainly is a cause of concern for us."
Two of the new recruits have doctorates and eight were post graduates, the army data showed. Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since a war after independence from Britain in 1947. The nuclear-armed neighbours have fought two of their three wars over the territory. (Continue Reading.)
Monday, March 2, 2015
Muslims with PhDs Joining Terrorist Group
The Obama Administration continues to insist that Muslims become terrorists because they can't find jobs. Reality, however, just refuses to line up with Obama's theory. Muslims with PhDs and other post-graduate degrees are still joining the jihad.