A Profile of Lashkar-e-Taiba’s RevanchIst Ideologue: Abdul Rahman Makki

Known for his Saudi Salafist links, idolization of Osama bin Laden and for keeping close liaisons with Mullah Omar and other Taliban leaders in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, Abdur Rahman Makki is one of the founding members of Markaz Dawa-wal-Irshad (MDI). MDI is the parent body of Pakistan based terrorist-linked charity Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD) and its militant wing, the deadly Lashkar-e-Taiba. A former Saudi University teacher and an acknowledged revanchist, Makki is notorious for his incendiary anti-U.S. and anti-India speeches as well as his overt justifications of fidayeen missions.


Militant Leadership Monitor, Vol 3, Issue 5, MAY, 2012