CP’s latest report details some of the information he has uncovered in an obscure report on paramilitary organizations. The report was used by the Department of Defense in its military guide to terrorism, and concerns the network and support systems of Jamaat ul-Fuqra and its leader, Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gilani.
There are some tantalizing tidbits in the report. Gilani’s followers are spread more widely than we had thought, with compounds in Mexico as well as those in the United States, the Caribbean, the UK, and, of course, Pakistan. CP reports that JF liaises with terrorist outfits in Kashmir, Iran, Palestine, and the Philippines — quite a surpising list of friends.
And then there’s this:
Finally, [the report] mentions a specific group, the Peoples Islamic Front of Sudan. Sudan Fuqra Hater tells me that there are many supporters of Gilani in Sudan. I will have more information on Gilani’s Sudanese connections in a future post. You won’t want to miss it.
And indeed you won’t. Keep an eye on the topic over at The Politics of CP.