Are You Funding Terrorism

May 24, 2009 at 9:53 pm 6 comments

Hi Dhidhi , I brought three good movies from Burma bazaar on Sunday. Saritha(she is my colleague) posed for a moment and told me, “anish you know something ,Actually pirated cd’s are distributed by terrorist’s and it is one of the major source of income for them, Last week I have seen a documentary in Discovery channel. In that they explained the fund sources of Terrorist. Among that pirated DVDs are a major one. So by buying that you are literally funding them”. When I heard I got shocked because it was  new information for me. Even though I’m not a movie junky, I used get pirated cd from Burma bazaar occasionally because they give best DVD’s for cheap rate like 20-30 rupees and all(Some times you will get the movie before that released in India). And same time if we go to planetM or music world we have to spend minimum 200 bucks for a good English movie. So in fact I didn’t want to believe that, but anyways I googled about it. The result was shocking. What I read was more than saritha told me.

 The movie\music pirates have strong links with the terrorist organizations .The money raised from pirated movie\music cd\ DVD is going to secret funding of organizations like the LTTE, AL QUIDA, and Lashqar -ie-toiba etc. In one of the article I read that film piracy can be even more profitable than drug trafficking or other enterprises commonly linked to organized crime. Because compared to drugs and smuggling, manufacturing and distribution of pirated DVD’s are easy and safe. The reports says a pirated DVD made in Malaysia for 70 cents is marked up more than 1,000% and sold in London for about $9. “The profit margin is more than three times higher than the mark-up for Iranian heroin and higher than the profit from Columbian cocaine,” the report says.

So it is time for us to take a decision like, do we need to support another Mumbai 26\11 or Bangalore bomb blast. Now a day’s company’s like Moser Baer, Eros started selling DVD’s at a cheap rate like why can’t we buy those original cd’s instead of  sponsoring our own destruction.think about it………

edited on 29-may

  some articles i found online about the same topic

PS : We have to raise awarness about this because it is not a  silly issue that we can ignore just like that


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. sraboneyghose  |  May 26, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    I didn’t know about money from piracy going to terrorists…I don’t buy pirated DVDs/VCDs and now I won’t do it even more…Thanks for the info…

  • 2. anishthomas  |  May 26, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    @ sraboneyghose : Welcome to my blog 🙂 .I didn’t wanna believe this when i heard about it initially but anyways i took a decision,like i will never go 4 pirated and i’m trying to convince my friends also about this.

  • 3. Ordinary Guy  |  May 27, 2009 at 6:21 am

    Thanks for info dude…… 🙂 I never have thought of that angle…….. 😛


    • 4. anishthomas  |  May 27, 2009 at 11:57 am

      🙂 ….actually i want to write a detail post about this…but lack of time 😦 …will edit this post shortly with more information….

  • 5. Devil  |  May 28, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    God… i never knew this, thx for the info, its actually shocking to hear that, the small things we do for our goodness is having such a negative effect…

    • 6. anishthomas  |  May 28, 2009 at 5:34 pm

      Hi Devil ,
      Welcome to my blog!!! 🙂 …yeahh true small things we do for our goodness is having such a negative effect…But once we get to know the wrong side of it,we should avoid that specific thing 🙂 …..


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