David Headley, the Pakistani-American man who helped plan the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, today expressed remorse for his involvement in those attacks for the first time publicly.
Headley, of Chicago, is the government's star witness at the trial of Tahawwur Rana, who is charged with providing material support to Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, the terrorist group behind the Mumbai attacks. Rana allegedly supported Headley's operational planning for the attacks by letting him use his immigration business as a front for Headley's time in Mumbai.
In court today, an attorney representing Rana asked Headley if he was still proud of his actions. Headley told the jury, "No."
The evidence of Chicago’s links with terror stare us in the face. Joe Walsh perfectly right to point it out. The only thing Joe missed is it’s Chicago’s Muslim community most at risk from Radical Islamists. Their kids are the targets for recruitment by the likes of Headley.
Under previous questioning by prosecutors in the case, Headley said he was initially very pleased with the results of the attacks that left 164 people dead including six Americans.