The loss of life in an accident of Swedish artist Lars Vilks could also be no accident in any case. Sources have informed CNN-News18 that the cartoonist, who drew a worldwide controversy in 2007 along with his irreverent sketch of Prophet Muhammad, might have been killed by the jihadist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) that was additionally behind the 26/11 Mumbai assaults in 2008. Terror mastermind Sajid Mir might have orchestrated the crash, they mentioned. Mir was placed on their most-wanted listing by each India and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) following the Mumbai assaults. He’s additionally believed to be the brains behind the proposed assault, dubbed the Micky Mouse Mission, on a newspaper in Denmark that revealed cartoons on the Prophet in 2005.
Vilks, 75, was reportedly travelling in a civilian police automobile that collided with a truck close to the city of Markaryd in southern Sweden. Two of his bodyguards have been additionally killed within the crash. The artist was underneath police safety as he had acquired loss of life threats over the cartoon. Muslims regard any visible illustration of the Prophet as blasphemous.
Vilks had mentioned that the cartoon was not supposed to impress Muslims, however to problem political correctness within the artwork world.
His killing seems to be the handiwork of Sajid Mir with the assistance of Pakistan’s Inter-Companies Intelligence (ISI) and exhibits the LeT’s rising world footprints, mentioned the sources.
In 2007, a court docket in France convicted French nationwide Willie Brigitte for planning terrorist assaults in Australia in 2003 with Mir.
Mir had began scouting for property that could possibly be used overseas in a bid to unfold the LeT’s tentacles throughout the globe, mentioned the sources. Brigitte from France, David Headley from the USA and Faheem Lodhi from Australia have been his discoveries.
Brigitte, in his interrogation, had described Mir as “Uncle Invoice” who was fluent in Arabic, Urdu and English.
The US Division of States has provided a reward of USD 5 million for info resulting in the arrest and conviction of Sajid Mir.
Pakistan desires to come back out of the inter-governmental physique Monetary Motion Activity Drive (FATF)’s gray listing for not doing sufficient towards terrorism however that is stopped as a result of the company desires to find out about terror masterminds Sajid Mir, Maulana Masood Azhar and Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. Pakistan has shared false reviews and fabricated information in regards to the loss of life of Mir.