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Lord Ahmed’s little problem with Pakistan’s pet jihadis Lashkar-e-Taiba

by | 16th, April 2012

MEMRI reports  on an article it spotted in Pakistan’s The Express Tribune. In “Britain’s Lord Nazir Ahmed Offers £10 Million Bounty for Obama, Bush”, Memri notes:

 “In an expression of solidarity with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, British parliamentarian of Kashmiri origin Lord Nazir Ahmed has announced a reward for the [capture] of U.S. President Barack Obama and his predecessor, George W. Bush.”

Ahmed, allegedly, made his offer in light of the US posting a $10 million reward for the capture of Pakistani militant leader Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, founder of the Lashkar-e-Taiba group (“Army of the righteous”). It organised the 2008 massacre in Mumbai, in which 174 people including nine gunmen were killed. Lashkar-e-Taiba tortured the Jewish victims before murdering them. As Saeed said: “Since our life revolves around Islam, therefore both dawa and jihad are essential, we cannot prefer one over the other.” In 2011, Saeed led a rally condemning America for killing Osama Bin Laden.

Patrick French wrote that Lashkar-e-Taiba operates in plain view of Pakistan’s officials.

Lashkar-e-Taiba was finally banned, under American pressure, by the Pakistani authorities in 2002, but not before shifting its financial assets into a charitable trust at the instigation of ISI, Pakistan’s intelligence service. Its military wing would only be used for operations against India in Kashmir — which was permitted…

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