US bounty on Hafiz Saeed is attack on Islam: Jamaatud Dawa

Published: April 3, 2012

This photograph taken on April 11, 2011 shows chief of the Jamaatud Dawa Hafiz Mohammad Saeed (C) arriving to attend funeral prayers in absentia for Indian Kashmir's Muslim cleric Moulvi Shoukat Ahmad Shah. PHOTO: AFP

LAHORE / MULTAN: Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) officially condemned the US bounty on LeT founder Hafiz Saeed on Tuesday, terming it “another attack by the US government on Muslims and Islam”.

JuD spokesperson Yahya Mujahid said the United States had offered a $10 million bounty for the chief of Jamaatud Dawa, a charity wing of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), due to the Difa-e-Pakistan Council’s (DPC) strong resolve against the reopening of Nato supply routes through Pakistan, drone strikes in the country’s tribal badlands and trade with India.

Defending Hafiz Saeed and Hafiz Abdul Rahman Makki, described as LeT’s second-in-command, Mujahid said the whole world was aware of their whereabouts since they were are not living in the forests, hills or caves.

“Hafiz Saeed and Hafiz Abdul Rehman Makki are the most popular religious leaders of the motherland of Pakistan and their relief and religious activities are not hidden from anyone,” the JuD spokesperson said.

Mujahid went on to claim that the move by the US was politically motivated and it was evident who the US government was trying to gratify.

“Yes, the Americans wanted to please India and they did it.”

He went on to add that the DPC was fully aware of the conspiracies being hatched by the US, India and their allies against Pakistan’s sovereignty, adding that the move by the US to announce a bounty for Saeed indicated “the negative tactics being adopted by them in frustration of their ulterior motives and plans being foiled by the DPC”.

Mujahid vowed that the JuD and the DPC would defend Pakistan and play a pivotal role in the fight against foreign elements meddling in the country’s affairs, adding that even though Saeed hadn’t been distressed by the US’ negative tactics, their actions would further stoke anti-American sentiment in Pakistan.

Religious parties extend support to Saeed

Condemning the US bounty on Saeed, leaders of different religious parties in Pakistan said the JuD chief is a hero of Pakistan and allegations against him were in fact allegations against the Muslim Ummah and the country.

The leaders of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ), Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam- Samiul Haq (JUI-S), Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Dawat Ahl-e-Hadees, Majlis Ahrar-e-Islam, International Khatam-e-Nabuwat and Jamiat-e-Ahl-e-Hadees criticised the US move.

JUI-F senior leader Khursheed Abbas Gardezi said that this step by the US will only generate hatred amongst millions of Muslims all over the world. He said, “an attack on Saeed is an attack on Islam and Muslims countries will retaliate in this case soon.”

Bashing India for the US announcement, JI senior leader Ashraf Ali said that India was waiting for this moment. “We would like to tell India and the US that Saeed and Makki are not hidden anywhere and have been serving Muslims openly. The JuD welfare activities can be witnessed by everyone and both the leaders will continue to serve the people of Pakistan and Muslim ummah,” he said.

A JUI-S senior leader added that Saeed was not a criminal and had never been a part of any terrorist activity. “The US is only serving Indian interests and if it dares to arrest Saeed, it will have to present proofs” he stated.

Calling Saeed the most favourite religious and social leader of Pakistan, International Khatam-e-Nabuwat leader Ismaeel Shujabaad said he is equally respected across the Muslim world.

Senior leader of Majlis Ahrar-e-Islam Kafeel Bukhari said that despite opposition and allegations, Saeed will not stop opposing drone attacks and Nato supply via Pakistan.

An Jamiat-e-Ahl-e-Hadees leader said that the LeT founder, along with JuD, has been struggling for the sovereignty, respect and integrity of Pakistan. “We will support him till our death,” he said.

Praising Saeed for leading a movement against India’s cruelty, ASWJ leaders offered to provide protection to him. “We will not let India become Pakistan’s most favoured nation in any case,” he added.

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Reader Comments (126)

  • Babloo
    Apr 3, 2012 - 5:22PM

    Has the ministry of denial of accusations, issued any statement, since US has announced a bounty on the head of 2 Pakistani citizens ? Why this deafening silence ?

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  • liberalpak
    Apr 3, 2012 - 5:25PM

    LOLX he equates himself with islam. You cant fool people any more in the name of religion. People of Pakistan are now sick of extremism and religious intolerance.

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  • Mumbai Dude
    Apr 3, 2012 - 5:25PM

    This terrorist deserves gallows. He is a blot on the face of civilization values and secularism. He is a dangerous pathogen that uses Islam to spread terrorism. He is a cancer that Pakistan must destroy.

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  • major-ji
    Apr 3, 2012 - 5:26PM

    “another attack by the US government on Muslims and Islam”.
    By the way on which brand of Muslim and Islam?

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  • Faraz
    Apr 3, 2012 - 5:26PM

    Oh please, you terrorists, don’t blame and hijack our Islam. You have done the religion enough damage already. You terrorists don’t own this religion.

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  • Ali Tanoli
    Apr 3, 2012 - 5:26PM

    what a shame.Recommend

  • Pragmatist
    Apr 3, 2012 - 5:29PM

    Nice try Hafiz ! And an attack on India is an attack on Hinduism and an attack on Americans is an attack on Christianity !! How about admitting that targeting innocent civilians is wrong?? If you want to do Jihad, do it against soldiers, not innocent women and children !!

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  • Roflcopter
    Apr 3, 2012 - 5:34PM

    Ignorant comments here about Hafiz Saeed are laughable to say the least.

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  • kilo
    Apr 3, 2012 - 5:40PM

    The lamb can be sacrificed for the qul of so many innocent people killed by the jihadi adventurersRecommend

  • Backfire
    Apr 3, 2012 - 5:43PM

    where is he hiding? Dont have guts to come openly and condemn US moveRecommend

  • Apr 3, 2012 - 5:48PM

    Hafiz Saeed, I call you now by name because you may not be on this earth shortly. You deserve this as you have attacked humanity and terrorised the minorities. Killing innocent people, children and women is your hobby, while US hobby is to eliminate your virus from this good earth. Pack up immediately.

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  • Apr 3, 2012 - 5:50PM

    Bounty for what? what has been proved against him? Take him tot he international courts if u dont have trust and confidence in Pakistani Judiciary,

    A cheap move to exert pressure on Pakistan for the restoration of supplies

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  • Mr T
    Apr 3, 2012 - 5:56PM

    Oh so now he thinks he is Islam… pathetic pathetic pathetic… he should be tried for balsphemy

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  • Mr T
    Apr 3, 2012 - 5:57PM

    @Pragmatist:
    and that too when sanctioned by the state… individuals cannot declare jihad against any other state…

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  • M.Kaleemullah Khan
    Apr 3, 2012 - 6:01PM

    We’ll destroy america if they any attack on hafiz we’ll also destroy india Islam zindabad Allah-o-Akbar. This because of bocked neto supply you cheap american want to attack on Pakistan but you dont know who we are.

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  • vasan
    Apr 3, 2012 - 6:04PM

    Great. Islam is reduced to Hafiz Sayeed. And are all those Islam followers willing to accept this nonsense ?. Why cant u guys see his true image thru. He is exploiting everyone in the name of religion.

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  • Salman
    Apr 3, 2012 - 6:06PM

    US just did it for his (Pak Def Council) countrywide protests against the resumption of NATO supplies and drone strikes. Those protests are getting momentum. I don’t think they have done it to please Indians.

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  • Mard-e-Haq
    Apr 3, 2012 - 6:06PM

    This is blasphemy!!! Is he placing himself on the same level as Islam? Who does he think he is? One greater than the prophets?

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  • Jpy
    Apr 3, 2012 - 6:07PM

    JUD is using the last weapon in their armoury to justify the killings of innocent people. Hafiz Zaid should be sent to jail

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  • Cautious
    Apr 3, 2012 - 6:07PM

    The World thinks this guy is a terrorist and the USA should get kudos for putting a reward for his capture. Pakistan is the only country in the World where prominent terrorist seem to live a comfortable life – why is that?Recommend

  • Moosa Khan
    Apr 3, 2012 - 6:08PM

    What’s the point of promoting him and his nonsense in the media? They and others like him should be ignored. Get a sense ET.

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  • Yuri Kondratyuk
    Apr 3, 2012 - 6:11PM

    @M.Kaleemullah Khan:

    We’ll destroy america if they any
    attack on hafiz we’ll also destroy
    india Islam zindabad Allah-o-Akbar

    So, what were you waiting for all these days, Sir?

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  • Chulbul Pandey
    Apr 3, 2012 - 6:13PM

    @liberalpak: People of Pakistan are now sick of extremism and religious intolerance.

    I hope you are right. After reading so many comments here on ET, defending the likes of Saeed, I am not so sure.

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  • Saad
    Apr 3, 2012 - 6:17PM

    Attack on Muslim and Islam??? by the US
    What about the attack of extremist on the Pakistani people what is that??

    Practice what you preach…Recommend

  • Apr 3, 2012 - 6:19PM

    Hahahahahahahha….

    Best joke of the 21st century which will even continue to make people laugh in the 22nd century.

    Btw, what a bunch of manipulators! They have just made Islam as a joke.

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  • pakistanibaloch
    Apr 3, 2012 - 6:21PM

    *he is defending pakistan and going against to reopen the nato so why are people going against him …proved that fake people are commenting here …he is going against america and nato (which govt. could not do )so its good for pakistan ..we should be proud of hafiz saeed that atleast somebody has taken the step against nato …… *

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  • pakistanibaloch
    Apr 3, 2012 - 6:23PM

    @Chulbul Pandey:
    we are only sick of america

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  • Chulbul Pandey
    Apr 3, 2012 - 6:24PM

    @M.Kaleemullah Khan: We’ll destroy america if they any attack on hafiz we’ll also destroy india Islam zindabad Allah-o-Akbar.

    Mr. Khan, you forgot to include Israel in your heart warming declaration. After reading your comment, I think I understand a little more, the frustration of personalities like Nadeem F. Paracha and Hasan Nisar with their countrymen.

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  • Apr 3, 2012 - 6:25PM

    let the govt. of pakistan to make its version – its a matter not to be kept under the carpet.

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  • @plarkin
    Apr 3, 2012 - 6:26PM

    Well just waiting to see this man apprehended. He’s a menace to to the world and to Pakistan especially. I wish the citizenry would see this. Makes you want to strap on a gun and go collect this money.

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  • Chulbul Pandey
    Apr 3, 2012 - 6:33PM

    @pakistanibaloch: we are only sick of america

    Mr. Baloch, India used to be the number one punching bag for Pakistanis not too long ago. Now, it is America. Jews have always been hated despite the fact there has not been a single instance of them attacking Pakistan in any manner.

    It seems to me that you guys need a common bond of hatred to bind yourselves together. Your hatred for America is so big that you would rather support Saeed… a known hate monger and terrorist?

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  • Falcon
    Apr 3, 2012 - 6:35PM

    The guy certainly thinks too high of himself. He is not a symbol of Islam.

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  • anti-terrorist
    Apr 3, 2012 - 6:37PM

    hahaha, well expected comment. now waiting for pakistan’s actions.

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  • Faisal
    Apr 3, 2012 - 6:41PM

    I wish someday Pakistani Government could ask the Indian government to handover those terrorists who burnt Samjhota Express and many Pakistanis were burnt alive in that tragic incident but Alas!! everyone talk about Mumbai Attacks which is still a one sided story of blame game by the Indian government but on the other hand they have forgotten the tragedy of Samjhota Express which was a blatant act of terrorism by the Indian fanatics. In short “Hai jurm e zaeefi ki sazaa marg e mafaajaat”.

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  • Apr 3, 2012 - 6:42PM

    I agree with his statement. The opposite is also true.

    FYI, I am an Indian.

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  • Apr 3, 2012 - 6:47PM

    @Chulbul Pandey:
    do u have any proofs of his involvement in any terrorist activity,
    and even if you wrote “Yes” and presented false statements to win argument against mine in ur reply, then i would like to ask you” why dont u take him to International courts”, keep burning in ur own hatred

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  • sars
    Apr 3, 2012 - 6:47PM

    Islam is not to be equated with megalomaniacs who think they alone are on the correct path. It is sad that the common man has no protection while these orchestrators of mass killings roam free to incite violence with official sanction.

    Untill we dont work on these basic flaws the land of the pure will continue to be hell on earth

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  • Furqan
    Apr 3, 2012 - 6:52PM

    @Backfire:
    i don’t think you are from pak, coz if you were you would now he is not hiding.
    @liberalpak
    May ALLAH guide you.

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  • Azmat
    Apr 3, 2012 - 6:53PM

    Pakistan should think that this move from US comes, when Zardari is set to visit India on comming Sunday. Zardari’s sudden visit to India shows that something is cooking. Pak court has already acquitted Hafiz Saeed and there is no evidence that he was involved in drama attacks. Pak foregin office should condemn this move, as India is hailing it. A change is needed in Pakistan, so now we have to change our fater by casting our vote to the clean parties. Honest leadership can only do work in public and country’s interest. Nato supply should never be restored as it will invite the Taliban to destroy our peace once again. Negotiate with them and Army should mend their ways.

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  • Chulbul Pandey
    Apr 3, 2012 - 7:05PM

    @Pakistan politics: Mr. Pakistan Politics, Saeed was implicated for his role in Bombay blasts. You are very upfront about suggesting me to burn in my own hatred. What about Saeed who openly preaches hatred towards other religions and countries?

    Your idea of using international courts is interesting. This way, at least one stands better chances of fair trial on both sides. Has that happened before – an individual being taken to international courts for an act of terrorism against a country? I can’t recall.

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  • ASHOK
    Apr 3, 2012 - 7:09PM

    USA has declared bounty for Hafiz’s successful capture or prosecution, not killing. This was a direct result of collecting evidence that LeT engineered 26/11 in Mumbai in which many US CITIZENS were murdered. They now have clinching and clear evidence with voice samples.
    USA and Israel always keep the cases in which any of its citizens is murdered, open and keep collecting the evidence until a successful capture and prosecution is completed.
    Hafiz can run but cannot hide. Sooner or later

    Remember 10 MILLION DOLLAR bounty is equal to almost PAKISTANI ONE BILLION RUPEES.

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  • Apr 3, 2012 - 7:19PM

    @Chulbul Pandey:
    thats ur headache not ours and it doesn’t prove that he is a terrorist, and What about Bal Thakray who openly preaches hatred towards other religions and countries especially Pakistan?

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  • Babbarsher khan
    Apr 3, 2012 - 7:22PM

    So be it! It is sad that we might have to accept Uncle Sam’s overture no matter how insulting it is to our ghairat. That is what happens when we do not put our house in order. Our resources, energy is squandered on false symbols of machoness while people are dying of hunger and disease. Hope the big Uncle comes with some more bounties for other great defenders of ghairat.in Pakistani streets!

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  • nrmr44
    Apr 3, 2012 - 7:25PM

    These Americans are very thorough in their methods ………… even the ISI won’t be able to resist such a sum!

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  • Mirza
    Apr 3, 2012 - 7:30PM

    I think the US should be a good sport and offer him the choices. Does he like Seals or Drones? Take your pick.

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  • Adil
    Apr 3, 2012 - 7:32PM

    Haha. They put a bounty on him. Now, watch his stance go easy on the NATO supplies. But nonetheless, a good move. I’m a muslim and a Pakistani and I don’t think it’s an attack on Muslims or Pakistanis. It’s an attack on a terrorist who doesn’t represent Pakistan or muslims.

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  • Feroz
    Apr 3, 2012 - 7:32PM

    If Hafiz Saeed’s comments do not amount to blasphemy, nothing else can ever be blasphemy. He seems to convey that Islam is all about criminals and terrorism. If this cannot open peoples eyes, nothing will.
    Shame on him !

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  • Aarvey,india
    Apr 3, 2012 - 7:34PM

    @M.Kaleemullah Khan: Kaleemullah khan… We are all waiting for you with open arms.

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  • DB
    Apr 3, 2012 - 7:42PM

    Where’s the evidence? Liberals and will believe anything their master tells them.

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  • Ali
    Apr 3, 2012 - 7:45PM

    When would US bring its own terrorists in uniform who killed our 24 soldiers. That’s what Hafiz Saeed complaining about. I totally support Hafiz Saeed’s stance on this. US doesn’t need to tell us what to do ! Take care of yourself and go back.Recommend

  • Khurram
    Apr 3, 2012 - 7:51PM

    I am a Muslim, faithfully practicing my religion in complete peace with the world around me and at large. Hafiz Saeed is a Terrorist with a convoluted mind, who has hijacked my faith to push his and his masters’ agenda. He is an out of date man who has tarnished the name of Islam. Taking him out, I can say with a comfortable assurance does pose no danger or harm to Islam and Muslims within Pakistan and outside, actually we shall be much better off with his disappearance from the scene. We need to put a concerted and sincere effort, for our on survival as a civil society, to remove such people for good. Recommend

  • Chulbul Pandey
    Apr 3, 2012 - 7:52PM

    @Pakistan politics: What about Bal Thakray who openly preaches hatred towards other religions and countries especially Pakistan?
    What about Thakrey? I thought the article is about Saeed and the bounty on his head, no? :) Besides, you come up with a suggestion (international court) and it’s others’ headache to implement it? Nice display of reasoning and logic ;)

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  • Shakky
    Apr 3, 2012 - 7:57PM

    Hafiz Saeed is a terrorist. He may have managed to evade conviction in a sham court proceeding in Pakistan, but that doesn’t make him innocent. He does not represent Muslims. The extremist groups which are shielding him have hijacked religion to hide their gutter beliefs. Unfortunately, Hafiz Saeed and these other groups seem to have pulled the wool over the eyes of some of the participants in this forum.

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  • Nikos Retsos
    Apr 3, 2012 - 7:58PM

    No, the U.S. bounty is not an attack on Islam. It is a new propaganda to discredit Muslim warriors fight foreign occupation as “terrorists!”

    Is Hafiz Saeed a “de facto” terrorist? Well, every story has “two sides!” And in politics, the “terrorist” of one side, is the “hero’ of the other side! That’s why the U.S., Europe, and Israel see Palestinians as “terrorists,” while all Muslims and the rest of the world sees them as victims and heroes. China’s founder Mao Zedong has been labeled as “terrorist” during China’s civil war by the U.S. puppet regime of Chiang Kai-Shek, and he started the “long march” North to avoid assassination that eventually ended in his victory. The U.S., through Chiang Kai-Shek, has a bounty on his head too!

    “Terrorist” is a newer term that replaced the thousands years old word “Saboteur!” Saboteur was a “laudable and heroic” term because saboteurs targeted occupying or colonial forces. The word “terrorist,” which basically means “senseless killer,” was adopted by all big powers to “snuff out the glory” from saboteur acts against their occupation or against their puppet regimes, no matter if it is Palestine, Afghanistan, Chechnya, Tibet, or Kashmir.

    To Pakistanis, therefore, Hafiz Saeed is “a saboteur against the Indian occupation of Kashmir.” The U.S. and Indian “terrorist label” against him, therefore, is just an assassination move to eliminate him, and maintain the occupation of Kashmir! It is just like the U.S. effort in Afghanistan to assassinate all Taliban and maintain the occupation with a puppet regime in Kabul! Are the Taliban “saboteurs or terrorists!?” Nikos Retsos, retired professor

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  • Drone Bhaijan Al-Jadeed Wal-Shadeed
    Apr 3, 2012 - 8:07PM

    Great move by the US…. pls report his whereabouts.

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  • teabagger
    Apr 3, 2012 - 8:10PM

    first try george bush for war crimes. Hypocrites!

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  • harkol
    Apr 3, 2012 - 8:11PM

    Faisal:

    Samjhuata express isn’t subject of an international incident. It was an attack by some Indian extremists on Indian soil. It was investigated, evidence was collected by Indian police. India didn’t hide the fact that some domestic extremists were involved, and they are being prosecuted.

    Besides, the Hindu extremists who are accused of committing the crime are in Jail. They are not roaming around free, preaching hatred! There hasn’t been a single incident of terrorist violence in Pakistan, which has been traced back to a ‘Non State actor” hosted in India. The Hindu terror acts have been very few and far in between – due to swift action taken by the state on such acts.

    You can deny all you want, but if you think Pakistan can keep attacking other countries with impunity, under the cover of “non state actors”, you are mistaken. Countries will come after individuals who commit such crimes, if they can’t eliminate them covertly, then they’ll come after your country . Nuclear weapons not withstanding.Recommend

  • Shakky
    Apr 3, 2012 - 8:12PM

    Nikos Retsos: Let me explain the difference between saboteurs and terrorists. Saboteurs go after military targets. Civilian casualties are unintentional and always regretted. Terrorists, on the other hand, deliberately go after civilian targets with the intention to maximize casualties and spread terror in the general population (hence the “terrorist” moniker). The Mumbai attacks, courtesy of Hafiz Saeed and his cohorts, were carried out against civilians. That makes him a terrorist, not a saboteur. Before you try and romanticize Saeed’s crimes, read up a little on the etymology behind the terms you’re using. A little research goes a long way!

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  • Ralph Furman
    Apr 3, 2012 - 8:15PM

    When you hate on America or uncle sam, you hate on 350 million people or individuals. Educate yourselves and you will learn, who we are. We are a pluralistic society. We are factory workers, miners, farmers, bankers, chefs, maids. We are christian, hindus, muslims, and jews. We are white, black, asian. We are a meltting pot of the world and that is just one of our strengths. You unite to make us your common enemy. Think, do you really want us as your enemy? Only you can unite so many different people as your enemy. Remember, America is a democracy, a repesentative of its people.

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  • Umer
    Apr 3, 2012 - 8:17PM

    At this moment Hafiz Saeed is doing a show with Mubashar Lucman on a prominent news channel depicting himself as the victim. Look at that.

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  • Saad BP
    Apr 3, 2012 - 8:19PM

    @Mumbai Dude:
    What about Bal Thackerey?

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  • Ralph Furman
    Apr 3, 2012 - 8:21PM

    I supose, if bin laden left America off his hate list we would not be in your neighborhood.

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  • Scaramouche
    Apr 3, 2012 - 8:26PM

    These people have been hiding behind Islam and the Prophet’s name in order to commit terrible crimes against innocent men, women and children. They will continue to use statements like “this is an attack on Islam” , but God Almighty sees all. He has the ability to separate actions from empty speech. People like Hafiz Saeed and their supporters should be ashamed of the fact that they have brought shame not only to themselves, but to Pakistan and above all, made Islam, the religion of peace, a laughable commodity in front of the rest of the world. InshaAllah, Allah is the ultimate guardian of Islam and his wrath is about to be unfolded on this sad sad excuse for a human being and muslim… Ameen.

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  • hindustan ki shakti
    Apr 3, 2012 - 8:27PM

    Its the people like saeed who are bringing bad name to Islam.
    Islam never preaches violence.
    Jihad is not what this terrorist Saeed is doing like attacking minorities in pakistan, facilitating terror attacks at neighbourhood killing innocent citizens. In order to hide their ill actions they do slight of social work like flood relief measures,
    but their destiny is hell only as killing anyone for any cause is always considered uncivilised.Recommend

  • Ralph Furman
    Apr 3, 2012 - 8:32PM

    If Bin Laden did not attack America, We would not be milatarily involved with your neighborhood. The bottom line.

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  • kaalchakra
    Apr 3, 2012 - 8:33PM

    Nikos, thank you for speaking out.

    Please keep writing and bring Pakistanis back to their senses. It’s positively shameful that just a few years ago, every great Pakistani Saboteur was quite rightly a national hero, a role-model for liberals, and a celebrity for the masses; but now, even if you sneeze in Pakistan, someone will call you a “terrorist”. Sir, please, many of us miss those endless debates with unbelievers regarding definitions of terrorism, on the concept of state terrorism, and on the inevitability of just war conducted by individual men. Our Pakistani brothers and sisters need to be re-educated in that great philosophy of war and “sabotage” that came so naturally and effortlessly to them, which they have callously forgotten. You may just be the answer to everyone’s collective prayers.

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  • Singh
    Apr 3, 2012 - 8:38PM

    “an attack on Saeed is an attack on Islam and Muslims countries will retaliate in this case soon.”

    Please can you explain which Muslim country have resource & will to attack USA?

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  • Scaramouche
    Apr 3, 2012 - 8:44PM

    @Ralph Furman

    All of these jihadi organizations get their support, guidance and funding from Saudi Arabia… which incidentally happens to be America’s best buddy… Do the maths…

    You guys have been messing with the internal politics of not just Pakistan, but many other countries, and that has been happening since way before 9/11 (which, sad as it was, was an ‘effect’, not a ’cause’).

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  • kaalchakra
    Apr 3, 2012 - 8:49PM

    Scaramouche

    Well said. These Americans and Indians deserve what they get. No Muslim can tolerate injustice or interference of outsiders.

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  • Ralph Furman
    Apr 3, 2012 - 8:58PM

    War is the ultimate waste of human endeavor and resources. Important only for a counties self preservation. Diplomacy is always more convincing method to spread ones views. In my view, Americans dont want wars but are always ready for self preservation.

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  • Ralph Furman
    Apr 3, 2012 - 9:02PM

    The drug of oil is addictive this is a shame. The average American does not think of Islam arabs or pakistan as a enemy.@Scaramouche:

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  • kaalchakra
    Apr 3, 2012 - 9:08PM

    Ralph Furman, that is not true. The problem is that the USA messes with the internal politics of other nations, as Scaramouche so perceptively noted. Why can’t the US be like Pakistan which never messes with the internal politics of other nations?!

    Do you Americans have any answer that to that all-important question?

    (This question is of course not addressed to Sir Nikos, if he is an American, since he, like me, supports noble Pakistani Saboteurs sabotaging other countries for the latter’s many misdeeds.)

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  • Be-Realistic
    Apr 3, 2012 - 9:19PM

    Its totally the reaction of “*Difa-e-Pakistan Conference” US is afraid of this, they want to divert the attention of Pak-Govt and Pakistani people to resume NATO supply fot continue their terrorism activity in Afghanistan
    when US soldiers killed the children, women and aged people then you people did,t talk abt the Humanities, civilization and big big words that you are using against a person, with no evidence or proof plzzzzzz think out the box………..

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  • Ralph Furman
    Apr 3, 2012 - 9:26PM

    Americans. like me, would never marginalize your religious beliefs. We did not create the arab spring. We get along with partners like Turkey. Your failure comes from your lack of tolerance and your dilusional sense of superiority. Brand us as infidels worthy of death and you paint us into a corner.

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  • Thoughtful
    Apr 3, 2012 - 9:29PM

    My taxes, well spent.

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  • Bombay Dude
    Apr 3, 2012 - 9:30PM

    @Pakistan politics: About Bal Thackrey!……..if at all you were right then population of Muslims in Mumbai would not be 7 million which is approximately 1/3rd of Mumbai population. Are there even 7 million Hindus today in Hafeez’s Pakistan ????…….. This should help u to not equate bal Thackrey to hafiz saeed…………I m not bal Thackrey’ fan FYI ………

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  • Bombay Dude
    Apr 3, 2012 - 9:35PM

    @kaalchakra: Pakistan never messes with other nation’s politics?????????……… I m still rolling on floor laughing………. Do u selectively forget about ur interference in Kashmir , which is India’s political ground.

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  • Ralph Furman
    Apr 3, 2012 - 9:39PM

    I only hope we can live together in peace and hope I have not offended anyone. Diplomacy is the answer.

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  • observer
    Apr 3, 2012 - 9:43PM

    @Roflcopter

    Ignorant comments here about Hafiz Saeed are laughable to say the least.

    HAHAHAHAHA HOHOHOHO!

    Now that I have laughed at the most ludicrous comment, I hope you are happy.

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  • Amir
    Apr 3, 2012 - 9:48PM

    Dead or Alive?

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  • kaalchakra
    Apr 3, 2012 - 9:49PM

    Bombay Dude

    Wow! You mean Kashmir is not a full part of Pakistan?! The next time, just go ahead and even say that Afghanistan is an independent nation! How completely delusional you are!!

    Sir Nikos, here is your first student in Basic Reality 101, if you wish to start sharing your expertize in online classes.

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  • observer
    Apr 3, 2012 - 9:51PM

    @Pakistani Politics

    What about Bal Thakray who openly preaches hatred towards other religions and countries especially Pakistan?

    Ask one of your patrons to declare a bounty on Thackray. I doubt Pakistan has 10 million of its own.

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  • DB
    Apr 3, 2012 - 10:16PM

    This is the same US which was funding Sunni Ittehad Council as long as NATO supply was open.

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  • Ali-Wali
    Apr 3, 2012 - 10:20PM

    $10 mil. is lot of rupees, let ASWJ leader protect him, this way there will be two in one result, and people of Pakistan will be happier.

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  • Khurram
    Apr 3, 2012 - 10:22PM

    @Ralph Furman! Sir I am also a proud American of Pakistani descent who is putting a good effort to live in a complete harmony with the world around me. I also must admit that my faith Islam is not the only path (although for me it is), but one of the many paths to develop a personal relationship with the Almighty God who wants us to live in peace with everyone regardless of their faith. The faith I was born into and practice is neither superior nor inferior to any other belief. Unfortunately the problem lies in the unwillingness of mind not to recognize the truth and understanding the purpose of being here on this earth. There are many people with a twisted sense of their faith but they do go around killing innocent people or excite others to do the same like Hafiz Saeed. These are the ones who must done with to protect the innocents.

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  • Jigar
    Apr 3, 2012 - 10:27PM

    Its funny how the US has already convicted him in other words and found him guilty when the government of Pakistan has yet to offically charge him.

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  • Bombay Dude
    Apr 3, 2012 - 10:29PM

    @kaalchakra: your claim on Kashmir has always been a constant source of misfotune for Kashmiris.

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  • Mr. Paki
    Apr 3, 2012 - 10:35PM

    They (Khakis on both side) have used religion and its THEKIDAARS time and ago.
    Now he become bone of contention between Pakistan and US instead Pakistan and Inida.
    What a diplomacy!

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  • Abbas from the US
    Apr 3, 2012 - 10:49PM

    The biggest threat that the US faces from the non state actors within Pakistan is from the Lashkar e Taiyaba, after the fading away of Al Qaida. One could give it new names which may sound less threatening but in the end it is another face of the same evil organization, dedicated to murdering women and children in order to prove its point that they can attack Indian soil at will.
    There is increasing evidence suggesting that the LeT is going to be the next great terror outfit against US interests emanating from the area. Those controlling the strings of the LeT should know that they are taking huge risks of inviting disproportionate relaliation from the US led West, and turning Pakistan into a pariah state like Iran and North Korea.
    The choice is quite clear to Pakistanis they should not be misled into actions that on the surface may sound nationalism but deep inside serve the interests of a small coterie of people sitting in Rawalpindi and Islamabad, who think that the use of a terror network for their interests is not in line with the interests of the people of Pakistan.
    Pakistanis be prepared for a lot of self proclaimed political/militants now joining an extended list. As for Hafiz Saeed his days of open terrorist adventure is numbered

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  • Mogambo
    Apr 3, 2012 - 10:52PM

    The most interesting thing to happen would be the US suspending all economic/military aid and international aid to Pakistan.

    It seems to me that most Pakistanis here on ET forget the fact that US dollars are sustaining an already fragile Pak economy.Instead of thanking, regular people wish death to America.Do you guys even know how much China provided in aid compared to the US?

    What a joke and then they wonder why the pakistani image is bad around the world.

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  • ZA
    Apr 3, 2012 - 11:00PM

    @M.Kaleemullah Khan..hasn’t there been enough bloodshed to satisfy you? JuD’s brand of hard-line fundamentalism is a bog which, left unchecked, will drown the entire country.Recommend

  • abu Asad
    Apr 3, 2012 - 11:01PM

    Praise be to Allah and may His blessings be on the Messenger of Allah.

    For all of those who are alleging that he is a terrorist:
    Has it been proven in a court of law?
    Those who have declared him a terrorist and put a bounty on his head, aren’t they the killers of millions of innocent people all across the globe, especially Muslims?
    What do you think about the killings in Kashmir and Afghanistan, and also the drone attacks?
    Were’nt these the same people who called the mujahideen heroes during the ’80s?
    If his only sin is the support of oppressed Muslims then the believers in Allah and His blessed Messenger stand by him in every distress. Every one is invited to just think with a sound mind and heart.

    May Allah give us the strength to stand by the truth for indeed He is the source of strength.

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  • Mogambo
    Apr 3, 2012 - 11:03PM

    @kaalchakra:
    “Why can’t the US be like Pakistan which never messes with the internal politics of other nations?!”

    Are you joking with me? Even your famous journalist came out with clear facts stating that it was the pakistani cavalry that entered Kashmir to occupy it.Have you forgot that your own country gave away a part of our country to China when the conflict is between your country and India?

    Have you forgot Siachen? – You guys were ready to climb it to put the Pakistani flag. No mans land…

    The list can continue.

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  • G. Din
    Apr 3, 2012 - 11:14PM

    @kaalchakra:
    “Why can’t the US be like Pakistan which never messes with the internal politics of other nations?!”
    What was designating the whole country of Afghanistan as your “strategic depth”? What right did you have to do so?
    @M.Kaleemullah Khan:
    “you cheap american want to attack on Pakistan but you dont know who we are.”
    Do explain who are you? Should we start shaking in our boots because of what you think you are? Send Syed to Abbottabad. He will be safe there living in a cantonment!

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  • Waqas Ahmed
    Apr 3, 2012 - 11:23PM

    I support Jamat Ud Dawa, & say death to America.

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  • Hammad Mian
    Apr 3, 2012 - 11:29PM

    American and India can not digest Difa-e-Pakistan Conference

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  • pashtun
    Apr 3, 2012 - 11:50PM

    these kind of killer must be razed from the ground.because of these people our country is like a battle field.we don’t need anything we just need peace.

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  • I love Hafiz Saeed
    Apr 3, 2012 - 11:55PM

    First prove him guilty and then set bounty on his head.

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  • I love Hafiz Saeed
    Apr 3, 2012 - 11:58PM

    @Kaleel Ahmed: Do you have any proof ?

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  • Hero
    Apr 4, 2012 - 12:03AM

    Hafiz Saeed is my hero and I admire him a lot. Bring evidence against him if you can idiots!

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  • Chulbul Pandey
    Apr 4, 2012 - 12:08AM

    @Scaramouche: All of these jihadi organizations get their support, guidance and funding from Saudi Arabia… which incidentally happens to be America’s best buddy… Do the maths…

    So, Saudis are as two faced as their Pakistani friends – claiming to fight the terrorists but supporting them internally? Now that’s a cheerful thought :(Recommend

  • Chulbul Pandey
    Apr 4, 2012 - 12:14AM

    @Hammad Mian: American and India can not digest Difa-e-Pakistan Conference
    The question is – Should Pakistanis digest and support gangs like Difa-e-Pakistan? If I understand correctly, “Difa-e-Pakistan” means defense of Pakistan. What happened to your army of Mard-e-momin and Islamic bum that was developed to defend Pakistan, the beacon of Islamic civilization?

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  • Ansh
    Apr 4, 2012 - 12:46AM

    @Pakistan politics:

    I agree with you that Bal Thackrey preaches hatred and Kamal Chauhan(an indian) was resposible for samjhauta express blasts. Bal Thackrey instigates people for his own political gain and so he sticks himself to Maharastra. Someone like Thackrey who preaches hatred does not deserve any praise. He is too small a threat and is confined to only one Indian state. And regarding Samjhauta express issue, the trial is still underway and the accused is behind bars. Its a slow process as we all know. Nevertheless, terrorism in any form is wrong and the same applies to Hafiz Saeed. I just hope you see that how fundamentalism has harmed Pakistan and its image in the international platform.

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  • Hafeez
    Apr 4, 2012 - 1:28AM

    DPC is responsible for Hafiz Saeed’s name on the list. :) Had he not showed up so openly he might have lived a few more years to the detriment of Pakistani populace.

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  • Khurram
    Apr 4, 2012 - 1:39AM

    @Hero: “Hafiz Saeed is my hero and I admire him a lot. Bring evidence against him if you can idiots!”

    You know what; the evidence you are looking for has now been downloaded on the k:drive in the tip of AGM114 Hellfire Missile, quite like will be presented soon to your Hero’s and your full satisfaction this also includes the free ride for Hafiz Saheb, I hope you fully understand the destination. Since you admit to be his great admirer I think it would be worthwhile to stay close to him because he definitely would need his admirers in the hereafter world.

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  • pervez roshan
    Apr 4, 2012 - 2:06AM

    Quite interesting and funny that us announced the bounty on Hafiz Saeed but why

    1) He is not hiding or on the run.
    2) He is an asset of ISI ,Army , Wahhabi fanatics of saudi Arabia.Even Saudi’s won’t allow least a fair trail on him.
    3) Pakistan know that USA won’t push them that far.

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  • Iron hand
    Apr 4, 2012 - 2:22AM

    @Roflcopter: Sir, your comments are the most consistently and maliciously ignorant of any on this blog.

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  • MarkH
    Apr 4, 2012 - 2:55AM

    Funny how everyone, including Saeed himself never say “Hafiz Saeed is not guilty.” They all say “prove it.”
    Those aren’t the words of the innocent. They’re the words of the guilty thinking they’re smart.

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  • abulasad
    Apr 4, 2012 - 6:29AM

    praise be to Allah and may His blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah
    peace be upon those who attempt to understand with a sound heat and mind but;
    for all those who do not even attempt to understand the voice of reason and are joking in their support for the oppressors
    pls be well aware that the believers in the day of recompense stand firm and are ready to guard the truth and sacrifice their lives and wealth. This is how they are free in this enslaved world. They have lions who are firm in their advance, very accurate in their aim, and ferocious in their attack. And Allah has promised them ultimate victory.
    May Allah give us the strength to hold fast to the truth for He alone is the source of strangth and all goodness.

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  • KAMRAN
    Apr 4, 2012 - 7:02AM

    Every Pakistani respect Mr Hafiz Saeed for his services in every critical situation & in relief programs…………..he is patriotic, Islamic & good servant of Pakistan…..
    we warn america that dont go on the policy of india…. they had guide russian & use american to push Pakistan against the russia…..russia destroyed…… now indian are worry about this that india will be alone in this region so destabilize Pakistan …….so now they are using & pushing america for any kind of action against Pakistan ……usa should understand what will be his future so come out from the fool paradise………..its better for you to leave from here without caring india ……india will have to die…. we will not see what we have lost in war but sure will do, end of Hinduism……….

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  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    Apr 4, 2012 - 7:53AM

    CJ should take sue motto action and reopen the case against Hafiz saeed .The blasphamy case against him is self evident . I know your troble as you got your seat due to their help even then you have to take courrageous step for the country.

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  • Harry Stone
    Apr 4, 2012 - 8:38AM

    @Pakistan politics:

    As American citizens were murdered in India, it is reasonable the Americans want this man and when they get him he will be tried in by the US. If he is innocent then he will have his day in court and will go free. If he is guilty, then he will not see PAK for a very long time.

    In a nation of laws that is how this works. It is the same in all developed nations.

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  • Tariq
    Apr 4, 2012 - 8:47AM

    @Babloo:
    Because these guys are terrorists

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  • ay
    Apr 4, 2012 - 10:04AM

    He has not been proved guilty for any terror attack abroad absolutely no connection with terrorism within country but remarkable charity work, probably only wanted person who is not on run. US is just pressurizing Pakistan to resume NATO supply, Pakistanis should show some solid stance over this.

    And i feel sorry for all wannabe liberals commenting here.

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  • Ashvinn
    Apr 4, 2012 - 11:30AM

    Mr Saeed is right in saying he symbolizes Islam, he heads a charitable organization like JuD.
    Pakistan should be blessed more with such thought Leaders to take on the west.May be pakistanis should elect him to be the next PM of the Country,after all he is most patriotic son of Pakistan.

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  • Cynical
    Apr 4, 2012 - 12:52PM

    Hafiz Saeed is a Pakistani citizen and it’s the duty of the govt. to protect him.
    There is no reaction from the govt. so far, surprisingly.

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  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    Apr 4, 2012 - 1:12PM

    Yes ,it is an open attack on Islam that has produced people like Hafiz Saeed . And be ready to get rid of such Islam . The determination of international community is well reflected in Amerkcan action . Now there will be no relaxation to such Islamic jehadees .

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  • Rahil khan
    Apr 4, 2012 - 1:52PM

    Plz condemn all American Propaganda I think Difye e Pakistan Council is a plate form where All muslim Scholars aspect all sect merge for Pakistan and eliminate Sectarian riots. So America never digest it collation so plz boycott american allegation and Propaganda ..

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  • HB
    Apr 4, 2012 - 8:33PM

    First of all, Hafiz Saeed (as far as I know) is a great guy who is genuinely concerned about Pakistan’s well being. I believe in our courts and if they say he’s good I believe them
    We’re being humiliated internationally and it’s our fault for being so weak. Why are we so weak? As a Muslim I believe it’s because we have left our Islamic roots and are moving towards secularism.
    A bounty on Hafiz Saeed is an attack on Islam because the US is attacking a Muslim who has not been convicted by any (reliable) court of law. An attack on a Muslim (unjustifiably) is an attack on Islam hence his statement.

    Another point.
    If your a Muslim –> You believe Islam is the one true religion and that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was the best of all mankind–> You would want a society based on Islamic teachings of morality and based on instructions on how to run a state by the Prophet (PBUH). It’s 2+2=4 really and I don’t understand why others don’t see it like this.

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  • Amitabh Bachchan
    Apr 4, 2012 - 11:26PM

    USA has always favored Pakistan as against India who has been aligned to Russia.
    In war of 1971, USA had even sent its fleet to help Pakistan fight India. (I remember my film Anand was released that year)
    USA has always been a better friend of PAK than of IND.

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  • Pollack
    Apr 5, 2012 - 12:11AM

    When Indra Gandhi was around, there was a slogan doing the rounds which went like ” Indra is India, India is Indra”.
    So now JUD is basically claiming that “saeed is Islam and Islam is saeed”

    That to me is a clear case of blasphemy. So should saeed be subjected to the law he loves the most, the blasphemy laws? People have been arrested for lesser offenses Ike trashing a visiting card with the Islamic prophets name on it. JUD’s crime is much more significant than throwing a visiting card in the trash can. Will the Pakistan SC act on this clear case of blasphemy?

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  • Amazed
    Apr 5, 2012 - 12:59AM

    @Amitabh Bachchan:
    Haaaayyeeen !!! is that really you?? I can’t believe!!!!

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  • Apr 5, 2012 - 1:09PM

    “Hafiz Saeed and Hafiz Abdul Rehman Makki are the most popular religious leaders of the motherland of Pakistan” and there is an article on Express Tribune, a few days ago that says more than 40% in Pakistan are middle class people and middle class people, world over” are moderate.

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  • bharat
    Apr 5, 2012 - 1:36PM

    People like Hafiz Saeed bring a bad name to Pakistan and Islam.

    But many Pakistanis are proud of him for no reason whatsoever.

    Let me tell you guys one thing, This guy will spread more hatred in Pakistan than India.

    Ultimately Pakistanis will only die needlessly

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  • Baqar
    Apr 5, 2012 - 5:40PM

    the title of this article is joke of the year… Hahahaha

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  • Mubashir
    Apr 6, 2012 - 7:17PM

    WASHINGTON: US State Department spokesperson Mark Toner says the $10 million is a “sweetener” for people to come forward and give evidence against Hafiz Saeed. He added that the US was maintaining close contact with India over the issue.

    Addressing a press briefing on Thursday, he said that Saeed was basking in the media attention,”he is hiding in plain sight”, said the State Department spokesperson.

    When asked if the notice would impact President Zardari’s upcoming visit to India, in light of groups like Difa-ePakistan Council protesting the visit, Toner said that the US hoped that it would not have an impact, adding that it was a win-win situation, for the US, if Pakistan and India were engaged in dialogue.

    When asked if the US was trying to split the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) by placing a bounty on Saeed, the State Department spokesperson said that they were not playing a strategic game and wanted someone to come forward, providing evidence.

    He added that it was the US’ conviction that Saeed was responsible for the Mumbai attacks, since in the past the LeT had carried out attacks on the Srinagar Airport, a hotel in Kabul, the Indian Parliament and on a train in India.

    Toner mentioned that the US was in close contact with the Indian Government over the Saeed notice.

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