Canadian link to Mumbai Massacre

Immigration consultant charged with facilitating attack

A Canadian man has been charged with helping plan the Mumbai Massacre, a three-day rampage by Islamist militants that killed over 160 people in the Indian metropolis. Tahawwur Rana, a Chicago-based immigration consultant with First World Immigration Services, was charged Thursday with three counts of lending material support to terrorist conspiracies for allegedly relaying messages, money and documents between the attack’s organizers. Rana, who received his Canadian citizenship in 2001 but has been living and working in Illinois for the past decade, is accused of facilitating David Coleman Headley’s travels to India to plan the assault by helping him pose as a fellow immigration consultant. Both Rana and Headley were arrested in Illinois last fall for allegedly hatching a plan to attack a Danish newspaper whose cartoons lampooned the Prophet Mohammed.

The Globe and Mail