Headley plans to pen book, make movie on his life

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.

PTI



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

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