Headley plans to pen book, make movie on his life
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Last Updated: Sunday, June 19, 2011, 13:10
Chicago: Pakistani-American LeT operative David Headley, who has confessed to his involvement in the Mumbai attacks, plans to pen a book and make a movie on his life.

Headley also wants to teach the world about Islam after he is released from prison, and would like his kids to do the same.

"I believe there are a lot of wrong impressions about Islam in media," he said in a Chicago court during the recently-concluded trial of Mumbai attack co-accused Tahawwur Rana.

50-year-old Headley said he had also instructed his wife Shazia to read the the Bible and Quran.

The confessed terrorist, who surveyed the targets for the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people, said that he planned to write a book and make a movie about his life. Headley also said during the trial that his brother Hamza and uncle Saulat were involved with LeT militants, and helped him while he was in Pakistan.

When Headley got arrested in October 2009, he told Shazia on phone to tell Hamza to change his phone number to avoid getting caught, even though he knew that the phones were being tapped by FBI.

"Hamza is a government employee and I did not want him to lose his job," Headley told prosecutor Daniel Collins during his testimony.

While Headley's two other wives went to the FBI and reported that he was engaged in terror activities, Shazia was the only one who supported him, though she had not yet been charged.

Headley also posted emails on Abdalian Forum -- his school Abdal Hasan Cadet College forum -- and used strong language online against the cartoons of Prophet Muhammad published in Danish newspaper Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten in 2005.


First Published: Sunday, June 19, 2011, 13:10

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