Beaten Pakistani Terrorist has Lodi Ties
Earlier in the week, it was reported that Maulana Fazlur Rehman Khalil was abducted, beaten and dumped on the side of the road outside Islamabad. The Acorn applies logic to determine that, simply by his survival, it was a message sent.
It is not hard to guess at who those attackers were. Debt collecters they certainly were not. Rival jihadis would not stop at simply knocking him out. That leaves the ISI — who may just have wanted to teach an uppity jihadi leader a lesson on who is boss.
And who is the Jihadi of the Week, Maulana Fazalur Rehman Khalil? None other than the jihadi who apparently ran the terrorist training camp attended by Umer Hayat of Lodi, California, infamy.
Interestingly, Maulana Fazalur Rehman, who according to Umer Hayat runs the Rawalpindi religious school, happens to be the opposition leader in the National Assembly of Pakistan besides being the head of a religio-political party, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI). However, well-informed government sources claimed the Rawalpindi training camp was being run by Maulana Fazlur Rehman Khalil, leader of a leading Pakistani jehadi outfit, Harkatul Mujahideen (HuM) and not by Maulana Fazalur Rehman. The HuM leader, Maulana Khalil has been closely aligned to Pakistan's premier intelligence agency, the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), since the days of the Afghan jehad and had been siding with the Taliban against the Northern Alliance troops even after the US-led Allied Forces attacked Afghanistan in October 2001, following the 9/11 terror attacks.