Al-Barq (the Lightning and/or the Winged Ass) shares their name with the winged jackass Muhammad claimed he flew/rode from Mecca to Jerusalem one night following the mess of the Satanic Verses so that he could meet in the nonexistent temple with all of the Jewish prophets. The terrorist group named in honor of that hallucination, Al-Baraq, a joint Pakistani and Kashmiri terrorist organization that conducts operations in Kashmir. For much of its history, al-Barq was aligned with the Muttahida (United) Jihad Council, a union of fundamentalist Islamic terrorist organizations operating under Pakistani control.
Relative to other terrorist groups, al-Baraq was originally considered moderate. One of al-Barq's representatives actually participated in talks between Kashmiri militants and the Indian government in 1996 - discussions which yielded no results. Since that time, the group has conducted countless raids against Indian police and politicians.
The reorganization of the Muttahida/United Jihad Council in 2002, led to the joining of al-Baraq with several other groups to form the Kashmir Freedom Force. The Council announced the merger and said the individual groups would no longer be claiming attacks under their former names. However, the international media has continued to finger militants affiliated with al-Barq and implicate them in numerous acts of Islamic terrorism. This is because a former al-Baraq leader now leads the Kashmir Freedom Force, an organization composed largely of al-Barq militants-both jihadists and mercenaries. And let's be honest, Muslims are only freedom fighters in the sense that they are fighting against all forms of freedom.
Al-Baraq is known to be running effective terrorist training camps in Pakistan and Kashmir. With the closure of the Taliban's and al-Qaeda's Afghani bases, these camps have become notorious for training numerous militants and terrorists for international assaults. The perpetrators of the recent London bombings were trained in Pakistani camps run by al-Barq.
Translated Meaning: The Lightning, The Winged Ass
Allies: Jammu and Kashmir People's Conference Party, Kashmir Freedom Force