Only God can end my life, not United States: Hafiz Saeed

Published: April 4, 2012

'Only God has control over my life and death.' PHOTO: AGENCIES

KARACHI / ISLAMABAD: Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) has decided to challenge United States (US) announcement of placing a bounty on the group’s chief, Hafiz Mohammad Saeed and Lashkar-e-Taiba co-founder Hafiz Abdul Rahman Makki, in international courts. The group has initiated legal consultations in this regard.

Earlier while speaking on Geo News, a defiant Saeed said that, “only God can end my life and not the United States.”

Responding to a question regarding a possible unilateral raid by the US to eliminate him, declared as one of the most wanted terrorists, he said that he is not concerned about death since only God had control over his life and death and he will die according to His will as and when his time comes.

Dismissing the recent US announcement of declaring him a wanted terrorist, with a $10 million bounty placed on his head for information leading to his arrest, as propaganda, Saeed said its purpose was to hinder the cause of the Difa-e-Pakistan movement by tarnishing his image in Pakistan.

Vowing to continue his movement, Saeed said, “We will continue to stand up for our rights and justice.”

As a concluding remark, an eloquent Saeed humbly ‘advised’ the US to stop its oppression and pull out its troops from Afghanistan, while curtailing its influence in Pakistan. “Live in peace and let us live in peace,” adding that US’ intervention in the region was causing an economic crisis.

He requested the politicians in the country to rise above party politics and unite in defending Pakistan. “This is not about me, its about Pakistan”.

India has an agenda against me: Saeed

Responding to another question regarding India’s persistent pressure on Pakistan to bring Saeed to book for his alleged involvement in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, he said that India has always maintained a hostile stance against him because he spoke about the Kashmir cause, the water issue and India’s alleged intervention in Balochistan, vis-à-vis fueling the separatist movement. Therefore, India considered him as a hindrance in their ulterior motives.

Talking about the 26/11 Mumbai attack investigation, Saeed said that India had sent at least four dossiers against him, 300 to 400 pages each, but could not prove his involvement in the attacks.

“A Lahore High Court full bench had acquitted me, saying that I was not involved in the Mumbai attack, along with clearing me of all terrorism charges. JuD is not a banned outfit.”

He added that India was not ready to acknowledge the existence of Pakistan, much less a decision by a Pakistani court of law.

The JuD chief challenged India to face charges levied against him in any court of law in the world.

Earlier on Tuesday, JuD spokesperson Yahya Mujahid said the US 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.

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.”

The Indian government had welcomed the US bounty for Saeed with a sense of vindication.

“It reflects the commitment of India and the United States to bring the perpetrators of the Mumbai terrorist attack to justice,” India’s foreign ministry said in a statement.

Meanwhile, prominent religious parties in the country, including 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, had also criticised the US’ move.

Reader Comments (92)

  • Apr 4, 2012 - 12:20AM

    Remember! God always have means to do its task.Recommend

  • ASHOK
    Apr 4, 2012 - 12:20AM

    Bounty is announced for his capture and leading to prosecution, NOT on his HEAD to make him DEAD.

    If he is so confident of his innocence, he should volunteer to US embassy and collect %10 million which is almost equal to ONE BILLION PAKISTAN RUPEES, from US government.

    he can expand his “charity” work with that money.

    Every thing has an end except the lies of terrorists abusing the name of Islam.

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  • Mj
    Apr 4, 2012 - 12:25AM

    He sounds scared – and rightfully so. I must be a new experience for him to fear for his life after subjecting thousands of others to the same.

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  • Faesal
    Apr 4, 2012 - 12:27AM

    frustrated man…He has gone crazy now..Signs of a nervous guy who is fearing his end anytime now…Recommend

  • Hero
    Apr 4, 2012 - 12:27AM

    I love Hafiz Saeed the hero of Muslim world.

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  • Skin Taj
    Apr 4, 2012 - 12:29AM

    I do not know much about Hafiz Mohammad Saeed and Lashkar-e-Taiba,

    But Challenging this in a international courts is a RIGHT WAY FORWARD.
    Everybody even murderer has the right to speak in his/her defence.

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  • Muhammad
    Apr 4, 2012 - 12:33AM

    OBL and all other terrorists said the same but then they felt a sharp piece of metal going through their brain and then it was darkness. Recommend

  • Harry Stone
    Apr 4, 2012 - 12:40AM

    Who knew the US worked for GOD

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  • Apr 4, 2012 - 12:44AM

    Yeah, so GOD wants US to end HIS life!

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  • no-to-the-poking-nose
    Apr 4, 2012 - 12:52AM

    Is this new? The US wanted Afia ‘coz as per their account, she opened fire on US soldiers: while that was done during war, where people kill people, she ends up getting a life sentence. The Blackwater guy Raymond Davis kills Pakistanis, and ends up a free man in the US (further ends up in a brawl, drunk and beating up people, sees the bars..) The US soldier who killed innocent Afghanis ends up in a mental rehab centre IN THE US. Now, this. Free world? My foot!Recommend

  • Parvez
    Apr 4, 2012 - 12:56AM

    There’s a bit of confusion here as Hafiz Saeed says ‘ only God can end his life ‘………..but should not that be true for anybody or is the fate do those who do not subscribe to his thinking decided elsewhere.

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  • Ali
    Apr 4, 2012 - 12:58AM

    He is a Pakistani citizen like all normal citizens living with all other Pakistanis in harmony.

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  • no-to-the-poking-nose
    Apr 4, 2012 - 1:00AM

    Yeah sure! And now please enlighten us on the bounty on the head of that Indian mass murderer Colonel Prohit of Samjhota Express fame (oh.. he is dead, is he? aww.. ). How about the man with the blood of thousands of Muslims on his hands, Mr Narendar Moodi of Gujerat fame?

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  • Talha
    Apr 4, 2012 - 1:01AM

    Interesting how he wants to go to an international court of law for all allegations against him, whereas India/US don’t. Given this, I don’t see how anyone could give any credence to their innuendo.

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  • Apr 4, 2012 - 1:05AM

    Hafiz sb Zindabad

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  • Bhindian
    Apr 4, 2012 - 1:05AM

    @Mj, Hafiz Saeed…scared? haha not everyones a coward like you.
    @Faesal, US and India seem to be frustrated if anything.

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  • Allah Rakha
    Apr 4, 2012 - 1:06AM

    @Hero: I love Hafiz Saeed the hero of Muslim world.

    Who need enemis with these kind of heros. Look at the state of Muslim countries and their leadership. Do you have internet connection in your cave Mr Hero?

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  • Ansh
    Apr 4, 2012 - 1:08AM

    What about the lives you have ended Hafiz Saeed??

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  • Yash
    Apr 4, 2012 - 1:13AM

    no no….god will himself come and say….dear hafiz…please give me ur life…

    everything happening in the world is being done by god….even if US kills him…its gods verdict…

    remember something which is good for one person may not be the same for other

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  • ali
    Apr 4, 2012 - 1:15AM

    CIA spooks out in full force today…

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  • Apr 4, 2012 - 1:17AM

    Truth can never jailed. If they kill one Hafiz, there will be thousands.

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  • Apr 4, 2012 - 1:18AM

    They know this is the only man who can become hurdle in the resumption of NATO supplies

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  • Babloo
    Apr 4, 2012 - 1:25AM

    The establishment has succeeded to make Hafeez Saeed synonomous with Pakistan.
    What a travesty and a tragedy but a commentary on the sad ways that the establsihment has run Pakistan to the ground.

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  • Ayesha Khan
    Apr 4, 2012 - 1:27AM

    @Hero: “I love Hafiz Saeed the hero of Muslim world.”

    I am an Indian Muslim and this man is definitely not my hero. The attack co-ordinated by LeT i Mumbai also killed manyMuslims – for your information.

    My hope is that there are many reasonable and fair minded Muslims in Pakistan also who do not consider this man as their hero. Like me, hopefully they feel that people like him bring a bad name to Islam.

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  • adam
    Apr 4, 2012 - 1:28AM

    But, don’t tell you get direct instructions from God

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  • R.A
    Apr 4, 2012 - 1:29AM

    @Hero
    I love U.S hero of mankind
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  • MarkH
    Apr 4, 2012 - 1:48AM

    Usually when there’s a bounty, the time for talk is over. He can say what he wants.

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  • Apr 4, 2012 - 1:49AM

    @R.A:
    go back to ur cave

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  • B.ali
    Apr 4, 2012 - 1:56AM

    its just a drama. if US want she. can kill this person like aiml kasi ,afia saddiqi or like usama b laden. from this US want to show the world that pak protect the terrorist

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  • Indian Kashmiri
    Apr 4, 2012 - 2:01AM

    Just retire maulana sahab and lieave Kashmir and its people alone

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  • Anjum
    Apr 4, 2012 - 2:06AM

    Where is our PAk government and military and ISI to protects its citizens from the forreign tug states? US and india can file a law suit in pak in a pak court and then get this guy and his organistation convicted. Bunch of trolls.

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  • Akash
    Apr 4, 2012 - 2:19AM

    I challenge this terrorist to go to international court of law. What is he talking about any court in the world, we could have dealt a swift justice to him if only he was extradited to India. But that wont happen.

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  • Raj - USA
    Apr 4, 2012 - 2:21AM

    @Muhammad Faysal:
    “If they kill one Hafiz, there will be thousands.”

    Keep wishing for thousands of Hafiz so that they can kill everyone in Pakistan. By supporting terrorists, it is Pakistan that has lost most, say 40000 Pakistanis in the last 3 – 5 years. Often wonder if Pakistanis with this mindset really care for Pakistan.

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  • B N Mohapatra
    Apr 4, 2012 - 2:26AM

    @no-to-the-poking-nose:This is the maniacal expression from a perverted and misinformed mindset. If you like, then interact with Mr Modi through his web-site and find out his personality.He is never against any religious group and governs the state on the basis of merit.No appeasement to any group or section, only hard work with a positive mindset. The whole media was biased and the truth has already come to enlighten the misinformed people. Ok, bye, good luck that my dear friend will be enlightened one day and learn the truth, which is the basis of all religions, Nobody can learn religion and get the best out of the religion in a perverted mind. So it is essential to release the mind, make it free and then be religious; not by learning religion from these violent extremist but from Holy Books.

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  • B N Mohapatra
    Apr 4, 2012 - 2:36AM

    @Muhammad Faysal:
    You are very correct that thousands of Hafeez will be created if one is killed and he will become a martyr. This is the truth but USA is duty bound to stand for the interest of its citizens and will do what it considers best. We can not stop USA. We can only try to convince ourselves that anybody believing in violence must face the violence in his/her life and will have an end with violence only.This is God’s wish and also can not be violated.

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  • Hero
    Apr 4, 2012 - 2:36AM

    @Ayesha Khan: Do you have any proof ?

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  • Hero
    Apr 4, 2012 - 2:39AM

    @Allah Rakha: Listen Mr. Allah Rakha, When the leadership like Qazzafi, Zardari , Husni Mubarak would be in power, the people like Hafiz Muhammad Saeed would be born. Got my point?

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  • MarkH
    Apr 4, 2012 - 2:40AM

    If only God can end your life than there would be no reason to speak against murdering your fellow man.

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  • Hero
    Apr 4, 2012 - 2:41AM

    @Ansh: Why don’t you go to International court if you have any single evidence against him.

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  • Rao
    Apr 4, 2012 - 2:45AM

    He is terribly scared!

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  • RRS
    Apr 4, 2012 - 2:46AM

    Hafiz Saeed: God has already started the process. Look out for the drone

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  • jock
    Apr 4, 2012 - 2:48AM

    He walks freely in Pakistan. Popping him ( in Hollywood terms takin’ him out) won’t be feasible with the Ray Davis thing still fresh in minds. That, and the NATO suppliees issue which still remains unresolved. I see no solution to it.

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  • Awais Ch
    Apr 4, 2012 - 2:52AM

    Geo HAFIZ Sb, you’re great…..live long life

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  • sundar
    Apr 4, 2012 - 3:09AM

    So said other terrorists until they became fish food or ashes to ashes.
    Now God has spoken for this thug saeed.

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  • Muhammad
    Apr 4, 2012 - 3:24AM

    @Ayesha Khan:
    The courts in PAKISTAN HIGH COURT & SUPREME COURT found Hafiz Saeed NOT GUILTY for your kind information, so better correct your facts before declaring him a “criminal” and this goes for everyone

    if you can’t digest the truth, then please cry over on some indian forum !!!Recommend

  • Blithe
    Apr 4, 2012 - 3:42AM

    US should and must not interfere in Pakistan’s sovereignty .
    We cannot allow it. Otherwise, next those parliamentarians opposing the NATO
    supply route will also be targeted.

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  • Deva
    Apr 4, 2012 - 3:48AM

    GOD BLESS PAKISTAN

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  • Babloo
    Apr 4, 2012 - 3:51AM

    @Muhammad, the court rules only on evidence presented to the. Its the responsibility of the state to collect the evidence and prosecute. The easiest thing to do, if you want a charade of a trial, is to not produce good evidence. Thats what India, USA think Pakistan state is doing regarding prosecuting LeT militants and Mr Saeed. To say that Pak authrities just cannot find enough evidense to prosecute and punish Saeed and other LeT leaders directly involved in 26/11 attack is simply not believable. Mr Daood Gilani ( Headley ) was prosecuted and pinished for 26/11 attacks by a court , even though he was relatively a side actor as compared to Mr Saeed.

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  • Maulana Tharra
    Apr 4, 2012 - 3:54AM

    @Zaid Hamid: “Remember! God always have means to do its task.”

    Your grammer and syntax confirms that you are REAL Zaid Hamid of Brass Tacks.
    “I BELIEFS YOU:)-”

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  • Apr 4, 2012 - 4:01AM

    Uncle Sam needs rest. Waging too many wars can cause drastic mental problems.

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  • Spud
    Apr 4, 2012 - 4:14AM

    @Hero: Being a member of the religion of peace, Islam, you would consider a Muslim responsible for the murder of innocents a hero and love him. You also loved OBL and other murderers of innocents didn’t you?

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  • Jadugar
    Apr 4, 2012 - 4:44AM

    well Hafiz I guess you will be living a life like your extremists brothers now, hiding by the day and living by the night and if the Americans want you dead even God can’t save you.

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  • Pollack
    Apr 4, 2012 - 5:18AM

    Hafiz can consider the american drone to be gods instrument for ending his life. It’s sad that it’s going to be an American drone than an Indian one.

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  • Pollack
    Apr 4, 2012 - 5:23AM

    @The Only Normal Person Here.: Uncle Sam sends a drone whenever he has a headache. So make sure that you don’t cause him headaches.

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  • A. Khan
    Apr 4, 2012 - 5:26AM

    The US risks making this man a martyr, a fate he does not deserve.

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  • Muhammad Umer Hayat Malick
    Apr 4, 2012 - 5:33AM

    Pakistani Courts already stated that he is innocent and nothing is proved against him, he is a peace loving people in the eyes of Pakistani Courts. US intervenes in every state’s internal politics. And if i see here a long list of commentry goes in a same line. Pakistan does not need hundreds of thousands of dossier pages. Just prove in the international court of justice etc. But just provide justice to Samjhota Express victims, Gujrat Victims, victims of internal killings in USA by several students and then ask for justice to Hafiz Saeed. Believe it is not to prove a good for Hafiz Saeed but bring into light the issue.

    Here the problem is that US etc want justice of their definition not justice in real.

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  • ASHOK
    Apr 4, 2012 - 5:49AM

    How do you say in Pakistan, “Khuda Hafiz” or “Allah Hafiz”.

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  • Dr Shakil Afridi
    Apr 4, 2012 - 5:52AM

    I will use vaccine operation to get additional $10,000,000.00 from the US. Let me reinstate at the instructions of Uncle Sam.

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  • Zahil Hamid
    Apr 4, 2012 - 5:55AM

    @Muhammad: by the way, how many criminals got sentence in pakistan. Infact on one side you people cry that you don’t get justice from courts and on the other hand use the same notion to justify he is not terrorist.

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  • Deepwater
    Apr 4, 2012 - 6:02AM

    “The US risks making this man a martyr, a fate he does not deserve.”

    That is a valid concern and one that was also voiced when the US had a prize for OBL. However, it did not seem to have come true in the case of bin Laden and hopefully won’t be true in this case either. .

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  • ahmed
    Apr 4, 2012 - 8:11AM

    @Babloo
    So where are the proves from India ! Based on a sensational tv report allegations were made. And when a investigative commission from Pakistan recently visited india in the same regard they were not allowed to talk to any one in order to proceed in the direction of truth ! They should have been allowed to interview Ajmal Kasab if India is so sure about his nationality ! Now this is what I call hiding facts !

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  • Yuri Kondratyuk
    Apr 4, 2012 - 8:38AM

    Whichever way it ends, it will be due to god’s will.

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  • Tariq
    Apr 4, 2012 - 9:30AM

    @The Only Normal Person Here: Me thinks its too late for that now :p

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  • maestro
    Apr 4, 2012 - 10:03AM

    all you people calling this hate filled person a hero are demented and its disturbing to see that Pakistan society has become so ignorant and degraded while professing love for Islam – the word which means PEACE – this man is a terrorist, and instigates terror against shia, ahmadis, christians let alone the act he perpetrated in India. I am a loyal Pakistani and you people are insane. He needs to be brought to justice you brainwashed wahabis.

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  • shuweikh
    Apr 4, 2012 - 10:08AM

    he is a great mujhaid, mashaAllah. If he is made a martyr, there are people to succeed him.
    But the thing is, there will be HUGE public backlash.

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  • Mumbai Dude
    Apr 4, 2012 - 10:29AM

    God chose USA to kill OBL and GOD has again chosen USA to kill a terror virus like Hafiz Saeed. It seems God loves USA.

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  • Faizan Ayyub
    Apr 4, 2012 - 10:42AM

    @Faesal: Hafiz Saeed is the true Mujahid , and a true Mujahid never ever fears from his death , Mujahideen only scared from Allah ,

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  • Faizan Ayyub
    Apr 4, 2012 - 10:46AM

    no one can dare to touch Hafiz Saeed , He’s the True Mujahid, He serves the Humanity , If US have any proof then they should gave it to Pakistan,

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  • Adnan
    Apr 4, 2012 - 11:03AM

    Only one word for him: Respect.

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  • Adnan
    Apr 4, 2012 - 11:04AM

    @Blunt:

    Right now God seems more busy to end the life of US itself; economically and morally.

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  • Mohapatra
    Apr 4, 2012 - 11:16AM

    @Muhammad: Apply your common sense before applying your special sense. What the Court will judge if there is no proper presentation of the casr before the court. Pakistani establishment wants to protect these selected terrorists to keep their voice on India and America alive. So how can they be convicted.
    No need to go to Indian Forum. Go to World Forum and see what World says about your deeds.Bye, Good luck, my brothers.

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  • Dee Cee
    Apr 4, 2012 - 12:12PM

    According to Al Ghazali, whatever happens is because of the will of Allah, and United States cannot kill anybody on their own. It was Allah’s will that Usama got killed, and let’s see what Allah plans to do through USA.

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  • Adnan
    Apr 4, 2012 - 1:26PM

    @Dee Cee: So did God chose Ajmal Kassab(as per Indians) for Mumbai Attacks. Why hue and cry?

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  • Nasamajh
    Apr 4, 2012 - 2:42PM

    @Harry Stone @Blunt: height of insanity invisible in your comments..you guys are ridiculous!! why don’t you write for sitcoms:S

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  • PAK VS INDIA ISRAEL US
    Apr 4, 2012 - 3:15PM

    Hafiz Saeed is the only man who rose against the tyranny of india in Kashmir, why dont US or UN stops indian Brutality first !!!!!! LONG LIVE HAFIZ SAEED .. WE ARE WID U emphasized text

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  • question
    Apr 4, 2012 - 5:08PM

    i am not sure that was he involved in any sin or not and i don’t support him. the only question to us government why they are always after Muslim terrorists and why they don’t take actions against the Israeli terrorists. If Saddam hussain or Col ghazafi were terrorist and they were killing people. Israeli government is doing the same from several years?? why no action against the injustice.

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  • AIN
    Apr 4, 2012 - 5:12PM

    @ASHOK:
    Agreed!!!!

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  • Ooops
    Apr 4, 2012 - 5:27PM

    @R.A & Hero:

    **Love triangle**
    Hafiz saeed Hero….Loves Pakistan alot…
    U.S is also a lover of Pakistan .want all good for Pakistan…(as said)
    Pakistan is like a pretty innocent heroine…

    Now both hafiz & U.S will fight with each other to prove intense betterment for Pakistan….
    Wait and watch the exciting and thrilled triangular love story….

    Hero “for” Pakistan
    Cast:
    Hero1: uncle SAM
    Hero2 : uncle hafiz
    Villan/Masi barkety : India

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  • AIN
    Apr 4, 2012 - 5:29PM

    @Pollack:
    Very true

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  • no-to-the-poking-nose
    Apr 4, 2012 - 7:42PM

    @B N Mohapatra:
    buahahaha!! You, sir, deserve the Nobel prize for Ignorance! And the Hindu leaders you consider your ideal, Narendar Modi and Baal Thakaray etc. deserve the Nobel for peace! Go hug each other tight till death does you apart!

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  • no-to-the-poking-nose
    Apr 4, 2012 - 8:14PM

    Hey Indian commentators on ET: Be a sport guys.. at least use your real (Hindu) names when commenting here. Anyways, pro Pakistan (and/or Anti Indian comments) on any blog fetch more than 25% thumbs up as compared to Anti-Pakistan ones. Considering the number of people you are, anything more than a 1 to 4 in our favour means you guys are losing it! ;)

    And hey.. really sad to hear about the killing of 15 uniformed guys by “maoist rebels” in Central India. Advice: try blaming it on Pakistan.. works almost every time!

    And hey ET: you ACCIDENTALLY missed that story, didn’t you!

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  • shaikh
    Apr 4, 2012 - 11:35PM

    one man ….. wow … India and US u r such a coward… actually fact is that Hafiz Sb or JuD is the biggest Hurdle for NATO supply …. see the reality of US in Afghanistan few Mujahideen (so called terrorist) drive them crazy … and this is fact if you killed one Hafiz there are thousands and thousands are ready to sacrifise their life for Islam and for Pakistan

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  • Brajanarayan
    Apr 4, 2012 - 11:52PM

    @shaikh:Self-glorification! Nothing else can come from these minds. It is sad that the whole country of 100s of million of people has been mesmeralised Recommend

  • Hero
    Apr 5, 2012 - 2:27PM

    Saeed is hero of islam and we respect our heroes to our best. His confidence shows the americans mind dirt which we will be cleaned up soon……..

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  • Abuham
    Apr 5, 2012 - 4:30PM

    I think world has never seen such a day. “10 million dollars” for giving evidences about a person that he is guilty for a crime. 61 Years old cannot do anything wrong with countries. Give this money in charity for humans. Remember the world has not changed after OBL death rather US has to quit Afghanistan in the end and some new OBL will be a chance forever. Stop bloodshedding of innocent people with jet fighter and drones having no eyes and try to win hearts with mutual respect. This is Islam (peace)

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  • butt jee
    Apr 5, 2012 - 7:38PM

    No one in Pakistan is prepared to believe that Hafiz Saeed has anything to do with any kind of terrorism in any part of the world. However a vast majority of people in Pakistan believe that US is the worst terrorist and during the last 10 years the US has committed worst type of crimes against the humanity. US is the only country in the world which had exploded the nuclear bomb and killed thousands of innocent Japanese civilians. If the world does not have the courage and the US people have no conscience to confront the US with the reality then it is only the question of time because the nature has its own ways to teach a lesson to the arrogant enemies of humanity. Due to its moral bankruptcy the US leadership will demand support from Pakistan without caring for its sovereignty and security of its people. It should be clear to the people of Pakistan that the US will continue to do everything to pamper and lure India, even if Pakistan opens up the NATO supply lines and complies with all the other US demands. But the fact of the matter is that the US demands are unending and limitless. Hence at some point Pakistan has to tell the US that enough is enough. We may do anything for the US it will still find one excuse or the other to clamp sanctions against Pakistan. It is therefore important that Pakistan should refuse to be bullied by the US pressure tactics and should just not compromise on its sovereignty and national security interests. Pakistan is a country of 187 million people and the people of Pakistan know how to defend their country.

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  • butt jee
    Apr 5, 2012 - 7:46PM

    @Muhammad:
    With Hafiz Saeed it is a different story. Osama was a fugitive and Hafiz Saeed is moving around freely, all over Pakistan. The basic difference between him and OBL is that Hafiz Saeed knows that he is not a terrorist and he has 187 million people of Pakistan to defend him.

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  • B N Mohapatra
    Apr 5, 2012 - 9:07PM

    @butt jee: My dear friend, from your comments it appears that you have some sense. Your advice will be unheard to your Government. Can you recall why did Pakistan side with USA from early 50s? Why did it support USA for invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan? Now lamenting and shedding crocodile tears! India was never with USA nor now with USA. It has its independent foreign policy. It is one of few countries in the planet which passed resolution in the Parliament disapproving war on Iraq and did not give solders to fight along side of Americans although many muslim countries including Pakistan contributed its military personnel for war against Iraq. Now talking against America appears like pseudo-tears. Let us see how much can you distance yourself from USA. Your country and its leadership is yet to grow up. To match with India, it will take centuries and hopefully it exists till that time.

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  • butt jee
    Apr 5, 2012 - 10:41PM

    @B N Mohapatra:
    Dear sir, flexibility is the scarlet thread of every dynamic foreign policy which is always designed to secure the national interests. As the national interests keep changing due to the changes in geopolitical environment, the nations have to apply required corrections to the course of their foreign policy. This is what India and Pakistan, like any other nation have been doing. During the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan, India sided with Russia and took a position against US and today it is the battle ground and India is siding with US. Pakistan, right from the 50s sided with US and today it feels that siding with US is not in its national interest. Foreign relations are always driven by your core national interests and no one should have any objection to that. As for as your statement about Pakistan’s support to US for Iraqi invasion is concerned, I must say that it is indicative of your ignorance about the Iraq War. Pakistan had neither supported US on this issue nor Pakistan had ever sent any troops to Iraq in support of US. The reason was simple. The US war in Iraq was illegal because it never had the United Nation’s approval. You are absolutely right that Pakistan may take long time to match with India just as we usually say that India may very long time to match with China and China may take decades before they are capable of matching US. But that does not mean the nations should not defend their national interests. If a smaller country has a strong resolve and support of its people to defend its national interest then even a super power cannot succeed in bringing down that country. If you try to understand me correctly then you will appreciate that I have nothing against India. In fact I always appreciate Indian democracy in spite of the fact that like Pakistan, Indian democratic system is also dynastic in nature and infested with wide spread corruption. Continuity of democratic system is your strength while we our quite new to this field. I appreciate your comments as I take them all in good spirit.

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  • Adnan
    Apr 5, 2012 - 10:43PM

    @B N Mohapatra:

    Your country and its leadership is yet to grow up. To match with India, it will take centuries and hopefully it exists till that time.

    Reading the comments by Indians and the whining of Indian govt to involve Pakistan in “in house” Mumbai Attack, I think you guys have yet to grow up rather than trolling on Pakistani forums.

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  • butt jee
    Apr 5, 2012 - 10:47PM

    @Ayesha Khan:
    I think your mind has been infected with Anti Hafiz Saeed propaganda. Hafiz Saeed had nothing to do with the Mumbai attacks or any other act of terrorism anywhere else in the world. He is a revered religious scholar and enjoys wide spread support among the people of Pakistan to to his charitable and welfare oriented services.

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