CQ Politics | SpyTalk – Human Face of Terror in Mumbai Trial

Most people probably think of terrorists as natural born killers.

But in the confession of Ajmal Lasab, the only Pakistani gunman to survive the terror attack on Mumbai last November, a more complex picture emerges.

On the stand Monday in the Indian port city where he and his comrades murdered more than 160 people, Lasab, 21, confessed to his part in the terror rampage.

But far from admitting he was a committed jihadist, Lasab portrayed himself as a poor man who signed up with the militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba only for money.