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Rogue DEA Informant Wages Jihad Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Tue, Nov 9, 2010, 04:58 PM

Apparently, David Headley wasn't sure where his sympathies lay in the beginning.

Fox News reports that, “the rogue American informant, who pleaded guilty to plotting the deadly 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, India, and is awaiting sentencing, has always lived between two worlds, working as an informant for the Drug Enforcement Administration even as he began to wage holy war against the United States.”


But in the end, American authorities disclosed that he chose sides. Headley, a native of Washington D.C., lived in Pakistan until he was a teenager, wandered his way through life to turn into a jihadist, a double agent with connections both to the United States and terror groups abroad.

A statement by the office of the director of national intelligence, according to the Associated Press, said that, “had the United States government sufficiently established he was engaged in plotting a terrorist attack in India, the information would have most assuredly been transferred promptly to the Indian government.”

According to Fox, “David Headley was born Daood Sayed Gilani in 1960, the son of the prominent Pakistani broadcaster Sayed Salim Gilani and Serrill Headley, a wealthy Philadelphian woman who had attended Bryn Mawr. The family moved to Pakistan, but before long, Serrill Headley returned to the United States, leaving Daood and a daughter behind.”

Daood went to live with his mother in Philadelphia in 1977. Yet, he suffered from culture shock and faced difficulties dealing with his mother’s heavy drinking and multiple relationships with men, as disclosed by The New York Times. He worked at the bar of his mother, where he easily landed into trouble.

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