The Guardian confirmed today that the lone surviving gunman, Ajmal Amir Kasab was raised in Faridkot, a small, dirt-poor village in Pakistan’s Punjab province.
It certainly is not surprising that Kasab would be from a community like Faridkot.
The local radicals even advertise for jihad on the buildings:
A villager walks by a wall of graffiti just outside of Faridkot village in Pakistan. The graffiti written in Urdu reads, “Go for jihad. Go for jihad.” Markaz Dawat ul-Irshad”, MDI, is the parent organisation of Lashkar-e-Taiba. (Saeed Shah/MCT)