Free to pursue jihad: Saeed appreciates Pakistan’s unique freedoms

Published: January 1, 2012
Hafiz Saeed says Pakistan is matchless in its freedom for spreading the message of Islam. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Hafiz Saeed says Pakistan is matchless in its freedom for spreading the message of Islam. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

LAHORE: Pakistan is unmatched in terms of the freedom it allows for the pursuit of jihad and for the spread of Islam, said Jamaatud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed on Sunday.

In a statement released in English, Saeed said that he did not believe in modern nationalism, but no other “territory” in the world matched Pakistan and it was a great blessing from Allah.

He said Pakistan’s defence “lies in the Kalima Tayyaba”. He said non-Muslims were conspiring against Pakistan both internally and externally. They could only be defeated by “acting upon the methodology of the state of Medina”.

“Islam is not only a set of a few prayers and teachings. Islam is a complete code of life. The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) has also taught us a strategy for the defence of countries, as he has taught us prayer, fasting and zakat … the state of Medina had to face the treason and conspiracies of the non-believers of Mecca.”

“The Holy Prophet (pbuh) of Allah Almighty had to fight multi-dimensional and multi-faceted wars with non-believers,” he said. He said Pakistan faced the same geo-political circumstances.

He said Pakistan’s rulers valued their relationship with Europe and America too much. He said US allies India and Israel feared Pakistan because “they know very well” that when Muslims are ready to sacrifice themselves for their cause, no power in the world could stand in their way.

He said that the US, India and Israel had “evil and sinister” designs all over the world. “But all those traps and nets are breaking down as a result of the sacrifices of Muslims,” he said.

Saeed said there was a growing hostility between non-Muslims and Muslims. He said Islam would emerge as a great power in the coming days.

He said Pakistan was being targeted by conspirators because it had been established in the name of Islam. He said the memo scandal, drone attacks, the Abbottabad operation, bomb blasts and the attack on the Salala check posts were part of “the so-called war being fought in this region for the last decade”.

“Our rulers are trying to avert this war instead of taking counter measures against their conspiracies. They should not play with national solidarity and sovereignty. They should play a brave part in the defence of Islam and Pakistan,” he said.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 2nd,  2012.

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  • Roflcopter
    Jan 1, 2012 - 7:27PM

    Hafiz Saeed is awesome


  • Ch Allah Daad
    Jan 1, 2012 - 7:28PM

    From headline I thought he was talking about New Year Eve celebrations.


  • J Oberoi
    Jan 1, 2012 - 7:36PM

    That may be true Mr.Hafiz. But your version of Islam is slightly different from what was originally conceived. You have been given freedom to do a lot of things in Pakistan – the least of which is preaching Islam.


  • Lucky
    Jan 1, 2012 - 8:03PM

    Methodology of the State of Madina isn’t even implemented in todays Madina .Offcourse in Pkaistan 97% muslims are living so they have freedom i thought he appreciated freedom of minorities in Pakistan ?


  • ahmad
    Jan 1, 2012 - 8:18PM

    Thankyou for these gifts deep state


  • faraz
    Jan 1, 2012 - 8:18PM

    I will prefer non Muslim rulers over Hafiz Saeed’s Pakistan.


  • Iron hand
    Jan 1, 2012 - 8:28PM

    Nice to know that the Al Qaeda ideology is alive and well in Pakistan.


  • adeel759
    Jan 1, 2012 - 8:29PM

    Ofcourse, pakistan is matchless when it comes to nurturing hatred and harboring terrorism.


  • Raj - USA
    Jan 1, 2012 - 8:35PM

    Can Hafiz Saeed travel within any part of Pakistan, including Kashmir and FATA region without his personal body guards and the elaborate security. I am sure, one of the so many Pakistani parents who have lost their children and livelihood because of him and his jihad shall teach him a lesson.


  • Salman
    Jan 1, 2012 - 8:38PM

    why hafiz saeed always make news in tribune while the other media sources in Pakistan hardly take a notice of him ?


  • Mard-e-Haq
    Jan 1, 2012 - 8:49PM

    “No other territory in the world can match Pakistan. The country is a blessing from Allah Almighty and we should understand conspiracies [against it] by non-Muslims,” Saeed said in a statement issued on Sunday.

    You mean the daily bombings of schools, killings of Pakistani security personnel and citizens, violent crimes against women and sectarian strife is a conspiracy hatched by non-Muslims? You mean the low literacy rates, rampant poverty and wanton corruption is all the fault of outsiders?

    With people like Saeed, Pakistan will never ever be able to face the truth; much less its enemies!


  • Muslim
    Jan 1, 2012 - 8:52PM

    HAfiz Saeed ideology is great because he is a gr8 man. media is against islam and always speaks against islam and changed our perception for our heros lyk OBL and Hafiz saeed. deeply study and understand teachings of islam to get clear cut idea


  • FactCheck
    Jan 1, 2012 - 8:56PM

    Of course it is, all men grow beard and all women wear veils head to toe, stay home, and make babies and don’t speak a word.

    What a country!


  • Abdullah
    Jan 1, 2012 - 9:15PM

    They r free to brainwash the teens, to spread hate. Many have lost their lives due to these semons. Recommend

  • jpy
    Jan 1, 2012 - 9:31PM

    What does he mean by freedom? License to kill innocents in the name of Islam? Why this fu??er always mix religion with politic??????


  • Raj - USA
    Jan 1, 2012 - 9:54PM


    Hafiz Saeed’s vision is very clear. He wants an Islamic Pakistan, Full of Muslims, Who Do Not Practice Islam.

    Pakistanis want Bread and Butter but he wants Beard and Burqa. Government says Trade but not Aid but he says Aid (charities to JuD) but not Trade (MFN).


  • dv sikka
    Jan 1, 2012 - 10:11PM

    It is people like him who have made Pakistan a terrorists haven. They are free to do whatever. The real sufferers are the people aof Pakistan. What will he get for being anti America or Anti India, cannot he think of a prosperous Pakistan. Please give us the policies of hate and learn to live and let live.


  • Iron hand
    Jan 1, 2012 - 10:33PM

    @Muslim: people who share your beliefs are responsible for all of the death, destruction and hatred that plagues your society today. Maybe you should rethink your ideology – it’s a dead end, and most Muslim scholars reject it.


  • Cautious
    Jan 1, 2012 - 11:05PM

    Another bogus holy man who promotes hatred/murder – unfortunately Pakistan seems to have a never ending supply of these guys.


  • Parvez
    Jan 1, 2012 - 11:40PM

    ……but which Islam are you talking about ?? The one that benefits you or the one that benefits humanity ??


  • Jan 2, 2012 - 12:12AM

    “The internal and external threats that Pakistan is facing can only be tackled through the methodology of the State of Madina.”

    Is the speaker an obscurantist or is the concept he is referring to commonly understood and agreed upon?


  • Babloo
    Jan 2, 2012 - 12:44AM

    UN designated terrorist Hafeez Saeed is treated by the establsihment that carries the gun as a ‘jewel of the state’. That says a lot about the establsihment.


  • mj
    Jan 2, 2012 - 1:11AM

    ‘This day I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.’ – Quran 5-4

    ‘And when it is said to them, “Do not cause corruption on the earth,” they say, “We are but reformers.” ‘ – Quran 2-11

    There is no Hafiz Saeed or OBL’s Islam, and there is no modern or secular Islam. Islam is only what is written in Quran and preached by Holy Prophet PBUH. and so called reformers will only see hell in life hereafter.Recommend

  • Concerned
    Jan 2, 2012 - 1:21AM

    Thank you, Deep State, for these wonderful people, for this wonderful ideology that has blessed our nation. Thank you America and Saudi Arabia for funding and arming this lot, they have done this country a great service. Thank you India for giving this lot a reason to exist, had you tried to resolve the Kashmir issue peacefully, this lot may not have been around.

    Why are the 5 billion non-Muslims are ganging up on the 1 billion Muslims, and it is so wrong, we’re such morally upright, reasonable and level-headed folks? But these guys will defend us and show the true spirit of Islam to the whole world.

    What a country!


  • Concerned
    Jan 2, 2012 - 1:26AM

    Your ‘Islam’ is based on hatred – it is a reaction to Colonialism and Israel’s occupation of Palestine – and you have used Islam to give legitimacy to your campaigns of ‘causing pain to the infidels’ like the pain you have felt in Palestine, Kashmir, etc.
    It makes me sick that you have resolved NONE of these problems. Your cause is legitimate, the freedom of these territories, but what you have done to the reputation of Islam and to the standing of Pakistan has been irreversible. Instead of turning the West’s public against their oppressive policies you have made them hate us, and so we hate them, and hatred breeds more hatred.

    May God have mercy on all of us, because we have abused His name and His Religion, but we can’t see it, can we? Only you are a ‘true’ Muslim, the rest of us are going straight to the depth of Hell, eh?


    Jan 2, 2012 - 1:35AM

    HS is quite right, obviously only in PAK a terrorist org can have such a huge support and freedom while ordinary man is being crushed by state


  • asif
    Jan 2, 2012 - 2:10AM

    Basically the base of Pakistan was Islam and it should be law that no banned on Islamic preach but unfortunately in some forces want to ban on Islamic preach and opened the ban on preach of other religions like Christian etc……. and no doubt these forces are granted aid and funded by foreign organizations..and Mr. Raj for your information there are many families in Pakistan (round about 98 %) that have sacrifices for Kashmir and they love Hafiz Saeed because that person tell the real way of Islam…and if possible for you please must read the books that written on the mothers and fathers of the youth that have lost their lives for Islam and if possible for you please must go and get knowledge of these families…


  • Ali
    Jan 2, 2012 - 2:29AM

    I hope you have an army for female fighters and enough sticks to spread the message of Islam. (pun intended)


  • Observer
    Jan 2, 2012 - 3:01AM

    Hafeez sahib forget to state that Pakisitan gives him the “freedom” for himself to go to Afghanistan and Kashmir and carry out the Jihad that he has been preaching to uneducated and illiterate poor young men.

    Why is this great Jihadi using his call for jihad so selectively? Shouldn’t he himself, his sons, grandsons, brothers and uncles be in the front-line of Jihad instead of living comfortably abroad and living air-conditioned palaces?


  • hedgefunder
    Jan 2, 2012 - 3:36AM

    Yes freedom is very valuable commodity ! Enjoy it while it lasts, as no doubt even Allah will demand answers from you for your actions!!!
    Otherwise come to motherland of all freedom, no doubt they will have reception awaitng you !


  • PTIsupporter
    Jan 2, 2012 - 4:15AM

    This guy belongs at Guantanamo Bay. He is responsible of taking countless lives and tainting the religion of Islam.


  • adz
    Jan 2, 2012 - 4:19AM

    thank you saeed sahab you make me proud…..the next time theres a bomb blast in pak i will believe it was a blessing for the muslims as well the christiansRecommend

  • MarkH
    Jan 2, 2012 - 6:56AM

    That man isn’t just an extremist, he’s a mentally unstable one. He reminds me a little of Hitler speaking to the germans.


  • mansoon
    Jan 2, 2012 - 6:58AM

    hafiz saeed is a great man and will accelerate the disintergration of pakistan into nowhere.
    thanks man for your service to the world or else US /NATO/others would have to do the dirty job.


  • Omer
    Jan 2, 2012 - 8:06AM

    Great brave leader!


  • khurshid jan
    Jan 2, 2012 - 10:23AM

    why people like Saeed being highlighted in the media???they have done enough for the reputation of Islam and Pakistan in the international community. For God sake stop this non sense. the damages you made is Islam are not curable.


  • Mirza
    Jan 2, 2012 - 11:59AM

    UN designated terrorist Hafeez Saeed is free to spread hate and terrorism, while the secular leaders, journalists and nationalists are killed. He has no restriction on his activities and is loved by the deep state. The picture on top shows their brutal face says a lot. Let us hope and pray that a drone is watching him.


  • Ali Wali
    Jan 2, 2012 - 12:15PM

    @omer: fat manipulator, yeah great NOT


  • epicurus
    Jan 2, 2012 - 12:29PM

    in ancient days, students axcross thew world came to the subcontinent to study at taxila, nalanda etc. good to see geniuses like hafeez saed maintain that ancient literary tradition and the cherised human freedoms of pakistan. students still come to pakistan to take lessons to kill, maim, bomb and create a nutshell, to take lessons in terrorism. and wonderfully, pakistan allows it(according to saeed)


  • dabang
    Jan 2, 2012 - 12:29PM

    He is enjoying this freedom only because of the little democracy in the country. Had he been in any other Muslim country including Afghanistan or Saudi Arabia etc. he would have not been allowed to enjoy the fruits of the system (democracy+ judiciary+ media)he hates the most.
    If people like Hafiz happens to take over the state they would convert it to hell which they themselve would curse to have created with the help of their secluded ideology/ interpretation of Islam.


  • Yuri Kondratyuk
    Jan 2, 2012 - 12:55PM

    And from today onwards I shall never again accuse Honorable Mr. Hafiz Saeed of lacking sense of humor!!


  • realist
    Jan 2, 2012 - 1:03PM

    thank you tribune for informing daily on news from this 7th century criminal that things in pakistan stays the same – hatred, bombings, killings and total self denial of any problems.


  • Bilal
    Jan 2, 2012 - 8:25PM

    What Saeed is saying to minorities of Pakistan, that they are living in a country where they are traitors by birth. Mr. Jinnah would have never expected Pakistan to be like this.


  • dv sikka
    Jan 2, 2012 - 8:51PM

    Bilal you are right unfortunately. Have you thought of the consequences of its effect on muslims living in countries where they are in minority. Saeed’s philosophy is making their life miserable. Good God fearing people are viewed as terrorists for no fault of theirs. Secondly before the partition of India in 1947 we did not have that kind of hate culture. Divide and ruin was the philosophy of the British when they were leaving India. We have to realise that. We have to learn TO LIVE and LET LIVE. Hate mongering has destroyed Pakistan so far. It has to stop for the good of the people of Pakistan.


  • Bob Stokes
    Jan 3, 2012 - 5:06AM

    @Concerned You forgot to thank Pakistani people for readily believe that djinns exists and are willing fight the infidels alongside Pakistani Army and that their country’s ‘geo-strategic’ location enables them infinite riches ‘very soon’.


  • Giri
    Jan 3, 2012 - 7:20AM

    He is demanding a role in Bollywood opposite SRK and it not given, he will wage Jihad. Mahesh Bhatt should go after him for a role in Jism instead of Sunny Leone. He is HOT (headed).


  • م ع ا
    Jan 4, 2012 - 9:56AM

    Terrorism and Jihad are poles apart. Hafiz saeed sb theory is not jihad but terrorism. one thing i want to make clear that there is a differenced between freedom and lawlessness. .


  • Dr. Who!
    Jan 4, 2012 - 10:23AM

    You call shedding innocent blood “Jihad?”
    On the day of judgment you will be in the company of your brother shaiatan and innocent victims’ hands will be around your neck demanding justice.
    Allama Iqbql knew your type well when he said “Din e mulla, fe sabillah fasad.”
    I have no doubt that you and your murderous gang wil rot in the hell for eternity.


  • Dr. Who!
    Jan 6, 2012 - 12:55AM

    Can Saeed tell me what would be the Muslim population in The Far East (Malaysia, Indonesia) today, if he and his jihadi gang were among the early Muslims arriving in the region?
    He still calls himself a “hafiz?”
    I rest my case!Recommend

  • Singh
    Jan 6, 2012 - 5:24AM

    “He said US allies India and Israel feared Pakistan because “they know very well” that when Muslims are ready to sacrifice themselves for their cause, no power in the world could stand in their way.”
    Where were you or like you in 1971. It was India only. Imagine if all power you mention sit down together then what happen?


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