Lahore : Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief and the Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed is actively pursuing his jehadi agenda with impunity in Pakistan after his release from a ten- month house arrest under anti-terror and public safety laws.
Addressing a conference to condemn Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel here, Saeed on Sunday asked the US president to take back his decision. The founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba, who carries a $ 10 million bounty on his head, said that declaring Jerusalem as Israel’s capital means declaration of a crusade war. “It is an open war against Muslims,” he said, claiming that the next target of the Jewish lobby would be Muslim holy places – Mecca and Madina in Saudi Arabia.
“We do not have to look upon the government but to awake the people of Pakistan to raise this issue. Today, the Muslim world needs a leader like Salahuddin Ayubi as no ruler can dare to wage Jihad to liberate Jerusalem,” he said, referring to a 12th century military commander who led the Muslim campaign against the Crusader states.