Pakistani militant offers US storm aid

2012-10-30 21:28

Islamabad - A Pakistani militant leader with a $10m US bounty on his head has offered aid to Americans hit by superstorm Sandy.

Hafiz Saeed says his organisation, Jamaat-ud-Dawa, is prepared to send volunteers, medicine and food if allowed by the United States.

Saeed said in a written statement on Tuesday that it is a religious duty under Islam to help Americans affected by the storm, even if the US has put a bounty on his head.

The US offered $10m earlier this year for information leading to Saeed's arrest or conviction. He founded Lashkar-e-Taiba, a militant group blamed for attacks in India's city of Mumbai in 2008 that killed over 160 people.

Jamaat-ud-Dawa is believed to be a front for Lashkar-e-Taiba, which was banned by the Pakistani government.

  • imraan.chothia.7 - 2012-10-30 22:43

    LoL, leave me alone and keep the 10m

  • sally.lewitt - 2012-10-30 22:43

    Why DOES this article strike my funny bone is some perverse way..?

      fanie.gerber1972 - 2012-10-31 06:23

      Oy vey

  • fred.fraser.12 - 2012-10-31 07:52

    There sure are some weird people in this world.

  • gavin.long.94 - 2012-10-31 09:36

    Just as its a religious duty to blow people to smitherines

      dawood.bawa.1 - 2012-10-31 10:00

      Gavin I see you dont know your ass from your elbow. Dont be ignorant learn about the religion 1st, than diff between stupid people and islam using islamm as a front. than make comments.

      gavin.long.94 - 2012-11-02 11:43

      Hey Dawood - truth is a bugger isnt it. Dont see any atheists blowing people up in the name of unbelief ;)

      gavin.long.94 - 2012-11-02 12:14

      Oh yes and by the way Dawood I never once mentioned Islam - you made that connection all by yourself. I personally think all religions are equally silly. Let me ask you a simple question - what is Islams traditional stance on apostasy? (heres a hint Thomas Aquinas would have agreed). Please note, I didnt ask what the Quran says about apostasy (I already know that having read it several times).

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