The Pakistani system, utilizing lobbyists, legislators, dread allies, and efficient grassroots organizations of American Pakistani Muslims, is endeavoring to propel a revolutionary, Islamist-propelled plan at the most elevated levels in the United States, utilizing Kashmir as its motivation. One Texas-based gathering, Friends of Kashmir, remains at the cutting edge of one of these endeavors.

On August 5, 2020, Friends of Kashmir and its head – a noticeable supportive of Pakistani dissident, author and self-depicted writer named Ghazala Habib – coordinated an online occasion, as a team with the Pakistani international safe haven and its department in Houston, to talk about the “Emergency in Kashmir.”

In an indication of the Pakistani system’s developing impact, speakers incorporated the two co-seats of the United States Congress’ Pakistan Caucus, the President of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, and the Pakistani represetative to the United States and the Houston delegate general. Other publicized speakers included Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, alongside Texas state administrators Ron Reynolds and Terry Meza.

Offering a screen to such famous figures, be that as it may, were open allies of dread.

This load of public and worldwide connections follow back in alternate manners to the Houston Friends of Kashmir organization and its Islamist accomplices. In 2009, for instance, Houston lobbyist and IHF head Sajjad Burki talked at an APPNA board close by a senior Jamaat-e-Islami agent from Pakistan.

What’s more, alongside Friends of Kashmir authorities, other Houston-based coordinators and allies of the 2019 dissent against Modi incorporated extra activists attached to APPNA, PAKPAC and the Pakistani system, for example, senior ICNA and HHRD official Ilyas Choudry. In the interim, contributors and pledge drives for Representative Banks and Representative Jackson Lee, like Tahir Bhatti and M.J. Khan, worked intimately with Friends of Kashmir head Ghazala Habib in the early arranging phases of the fights.

From money managers firmly connected to Imran Khan and well off public campaigning associations, to neighborhood mosques and Islamist magnanimous intermediaries attached to Kashmiri dread – everything interfaces.

Likewise, givers to the Indiana senator and those connected to APPNA -, for example, Houston lobbyist Haroon Sheik, the leader of the Pakistan Association of Greater Houston and board individual from Pakistani American Volunteers – are likewise board individuals from yet extra enlisted good cause based out of exactly the same place of business.

In an indication of the Pakistani system’s developing impact, speakers incorporated the two co-seats of the United States Congress’ Pakistan Caucus, the President of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, and the Pakistani minister to the United States and the Houston diplomat general. Other promoted speakers included Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, alongside Texas state administrators Ron Reynolds and Terry Meza.

During the online class, broadcast via web-based media and American Pakistani TV slot TVOne USA, Congressional Caucus co-seats Representatives Jim Banks and Sheila Jackson Lee offered the noble comments expected of prepared legislators.

Banks, who has in any case been a frank pundit of South Asian Islamist developments, disclosed his expectation to “cause to notice what’s happening in Kashmir” and “give American initiative.” Jackson Lee communicated expansive help for “security” and “common freedoms.” She momentarily applauded Imran Khan’s authority, however immediately changed to themes like COVID and inconsequential occasions in Lebanon.

The Pakistani system’s review of the congress individuals and their comments, nonetheless, was to some degree unique, including bogus cases that Representative Banks was “co-seat” of Friends of Kashmir. What’s more, in reality, the remainder of the online course was strikingly more assailant.

AJK President Khan saluted Ghazala Habib for her “extraordinary commitment” through Friends of Kashmir. He over and again contrasted the circumstance of the Kashmiris with that of the Jews under the Nazis, considering their predicament a “destruction,” and inquiring as to why there had been no likeness the Nuremberg preliminaries for Indian government authorities, whom he compared to “Hitler and his partner.”

With workplaces likewise in Islamabad and Karachi, Friends of Kashmir depicts itself as a U.S. based “Global Non Political Organization which plans to Impart Awareness Worldwide in regards to Kashmir Issue, Kashmir [sic] status, and Kashmiris [sic] annihilation because of Indian Forces in involved Kashmir.”

Obviously, such exercises are the result of close cooperation with the Pakistani system. During the online class, Ghazala Habib said thanks to the Pakistani government for opening the “office entryways for us day in and day out,” depicting it as “our first home.” truth be told, Habib is additionally on close terms with President Masood Khan, who has over and again posted photographs and remarks about his gatherings with her, some at his own home.

Gilani is a scandalous Kashmiri dissenter who used to fill in as the “Head of Jihad” for the now prohibited part of the Islamist development Jamaat-e-Islami in Jammu and Kashmir. Andrabi, in the mean time, established the prohibited outfit Dukhtaran-e-Millat (Daughters of the Nation), which, The Economist notes, “upholds psychological oppressors” and backers jihad. Andrabi professes to have accepted al-Qaeda authorities, disclosing to them that assuming “you have a place with Sheik Osama’s al-Qaeda you are extremely welcome since he was a genuine head of Jihad.”

Andrabi has for quite some time been associated with Friends of Kashmir. In February 2017, the Texas bunch coordinated a gathering at which the favorable to Al Qaeda Andrabi talked distantly, alongside fear activists like Yasin Malik and Shabir Shah, both of whom were captured by Indian law authorization in 2019.

It arose that Malik had clearly “visited the [designated fear monger organization] Lashkar e Taiba (LeT) camps in Muree in Pakistan involved Kashmir and tended to the LeT frameworks there.” As for Shah, he was apparently “in contact with the worldwide psychological militant Hafeez Sayeed, head of restricted outfit ‘Jamat-ud-Dawa’ situated in Pakistan,” and got “cash for doing rebel exercises in J&K.”

In January 2021, Friends of Kashmir and Habib coordinated a dissent on the side of Malik, Shah, and Andrabi, in which she alluded to the vicious fanatics as “legends” and the “Kashmiri authority.”

Habib doesn’t simply address the interests of the Pakistani system; she is additionally embraced by unmistakable Kashmiri dread activists. In 2020, heads of the Kashmiri Hurriyat political union, including Syed Ali Gilani and Asiya Andrabi, designated Ghazala Habib as their agent in the United States.

Habib was a long way from the solitary dread attached speaker to impart a stage to a few individuals from the United States Congress. Star speaker Riffat Wani is a Kashmiri extremist being scrutinized by Jammu and Kashmir Police. Wani routinely communicates support for psychological militants via online media. She has radiantly portrayed the late, scandalous Kashmiri fear based oppressor Burhan Wani as one of “the individuals who rouse others to oppose occupation.” Burhan was an administrator of the psychological militant association Hizbul Mujahideen, who effectively convinced youthful Kashmiris to “join the heavenly conflict.”

Indeed, Riffat Wani regularly seems to respect “mujahideen” murdered in brutal conflicts with Indian law authorization, for example, adulating the “suffering” of the scandalous fear based oppressor employable Riyaz Naikoo.

Other promoted speakers at the online course incorporated a representative of dread connected Khalistani bunch Sikhs for Justice; just as Raja Najabat Hussain and Abdul Hameed Lone, both of whom are authorities of the JK Self Determination Movement International, which security administrations guarantee to be a front for Pakistan’s ISI. Another senior Pakistani lawmaker recorded as a moderator was Mushahid Hussain Syed, a previous system serve who has transparently applauded the exercises of the lethal fear based oppressor association Lashkar-e-Taiba.

English Pakistani lobbyist and lawmaker Lord Nazir Ahmed was additionally included in promoting for the occasion, despite the fact that was not brought out to talk anytime. Maybe his quality was viewed as pointless after his expected removal from Britain’s House of Lords, all while he anticipated preliminary on kid misuse and endeavored assault charges.

Ruler Ahmed, who has a long history of contribution with Islamist causes in the United Kingdom, has been engaged with Friends of Kashmir for quite a while. He is a noticeable figure in Pakistan too, where, in a TV talk with given in 2013, he proffered hostile to Semitic cases that a past conviction against him for “risky driving” in Britain was just given over in view of pressing factor set on the courts by a mysterious secrecy of Jews who additionally “own papers and TV channels.”

In March 2020, Lord Ahmed was recorded as a speaker at another Friends of Kashmir occasion, close by about six unmistakable Pakistani legislators and Kashmiri pioneers. They were expected to be joined by Ghulam Nabi Fai, a Kashmiri-American lobbyist sentenced in an American court in 2011 of filling in as a specialist of Pakistan’s ISI.

As these models show, the August online course, highlighting asserted attackers, dread allies, enemies of Semites, ISI-associated activists and U.S. Congressmembers was not an oddball model. Indeed, it is only the most recent drive of a fiery Pakistani system impact activity, situated in Texas, which is working close by Islamists from Europe and South Asia to impact American officials and media, and to control American Muslims’ grassroots force.

This current organization’s endeavors are yielding outcomes. In a new record distributed by the Pakistani Embassy, authorities introduced putative support of the system’s situation by 20 Senators and Congressmembers. These chosen authorities, alongside research organizations, basic liberties associations and news sources, have been, the consulate reports, effectively urged to examine “Indian mistreatment” in Kashmir – a “trouble on humankind’s still, small voice.”

Different coordinators of the fights included authorities of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston, a main Pakistani-American Muslim establishment, just as benefactors to the political races of Congressman Banks and Congresswoman Jackson Lee. Different gatherings supporting and supporting the fights incorporated the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), the boss U.S. intermediary for the fierce South Asian Islamist development Jamaat-e-Islami. At that point, ICNA didn’t shroud its contribution in the Houston fights, reporting that it had “assisted arrange what with being the biggest dissent in American history against an unfamiliar legislator.”

Employing a main correspondences firm was one significant advance for the Houston organization. The different was securing incredible contacts. The Pakistani-American Political Committee, or PAKPAC, is the head campaigning association and political decision lender for Pakistani interests in the United States.

PAKPAC and its authorities are enlisted agents of the political races for both online class speakers Representative Jim Banks and Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, who, together, co-seat the Congressional Pakistan Caucus. Information from the Federal Election Commission uncovers that PAKPAC itself has contributed a great many dollars to these legislators’ coffers, with several thousands more coming from affluent Pakistani money managers and specialists additionally attached to PAKPAC and different Pakistani system connected elements.

Other dynamic benefactors incorporate PAKPAC board individuals like Gohar Salam, just as noticeable finance managers attached to the system, for example, Democratic Party contributor Tahir Javed. Many contributors to both Jackson Lee and Banks, including Adhami and Jan, are senior individuals from both PAKPAC and the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA), which portrays PAKPAC as one of its “auxiliaries.”

These are not just diaspora local area associations, yet key establishments of the Pakistani system’s impact endeavors. Executive Imran Khan has even supposedly portrayed APPNA as Pakistan’s “generally incredible” campaigning bunch.

This load of public and worldwide connections follow back in alternate manners to the Houston Friends of Kashmir organization and its Islamist accomplices. In 2009, for instance, Houston lobbyist and IHF head Sajjad Burki talked at an APPNA board close by a senior Jamaat-e-Islami agent from Pakistan.

What’s more, alongside Friends of Kashmir authorities, other Houston-based coordinators and allies of the 2019 dissent against Modi incorporated extra activists attached to APPNA, PAKPAC and the Pakistani system, for example, senior ICNA and HHRD official Ilyas Choudry. In the interim, contributors and pledge drives for Representative Banks and Representative Jackson Lee, like Tahir Bhatti and M.J. Khan, worked intimately with Friends of Kashmir head Ghazala Habib in the early arranging phases of the fights.

From money managers firmly connected to Imran Khan and well off public campaigning associations, to neighborhood mosques and Islamist magnanimous intermediaries attached to Kashmiri dread – everything interfaces.

Likewise, givers to the Indiana senator and those connected to APPNA -, for example, Houston lobbyist Haroon Sheik, the leader of the Pakistan Association of Greater Houston and board individual from Pakistani American Volunteers – are likewise board individuals from yet extra enlisted good cause based out of exactly the same place of business.

This is a mind boggling network, yet one with huge impact.

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