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The Asian Dawn Movement was a radical Sri Lankan terrorist organization. Hans Gruber made a fake demand to the United States government for the leaders of the organizations to be released (along with members of the New Provo Front in Northern Ireland and the Liberte de Quebec in Canada) as a way to get the FBI involved. Hans states he read about the Asian Dawn in Time Magazine. The Asian Dawn is based off real life radical organization The Tamil Tigers.

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Hans Gruber made a fake demand to have the U.S. government released nine members of the Asian Dawn Movement, among others, to get the FBI over to Nakatomi Plaza. During the phone call demanding their release, one of Gruber's fellow conspirators Karl Vreski silently expresses confusion at the inclusion of the group, to which Gruber responds offhandedly (holding his hand over the phone) that he read about it in Time. This was significant, as it is a further clue that the group is not politically motivated.

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