Jail Time For The Fanatics

When a country succumbs to demands to release a captured terrorist, it cannot know what price it will later pay. In the case of Maulana Masood Azhar, India thinks it knows now. In 1999 Azhar--at the time a leader of the radical militant group Harkat-ul-Mujahideen--was in an Indian jail on charges of carrying a fake passport, when masked gunmen hijacked an Indian Airlines jet to Afghanistan and demanded that India free him and two comrades. To protect the lives of the 155 passengers, New Delhi acquiesced. And now, India believes, Azhar, 34, as head of Jaish-e-Muhammad (Army of Muhammad), is partly...

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