Hafiz Saeed incited jihad in UK in 1990s says BBC

In this taken on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, Hafiz Saeed talks to The Associated Press in Lahore, Pakistan. Roaming freely in Pakistan, despite a $10 million bounty on his head, one of India’s most wanted men, Saeed warns of demonstrations countrywide to force Pakistan to sever all ties with the United States if it cannot convince Washington to intervene in the decades old Kashmir dispute.(AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

Vastavam web: Hafiz Saeed, the founder of the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba and mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, toured the UK in the 1990s to incite Muslims to become jihadis, according to a media report.A BBC investigation has said that Saeed, one of the world’s most wanted terror suspects, who now heads the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) group in Pakistan, had toured British mosques in 1995 and his visit was recorded in a magazine published by the LeT at the time.”There is non-stop talk about jihad, encouraging British Muslims to join him,” Sajid Iqbal, one of the programme’s producers, told BBC Scotland.

While in Glasgow, Saeed addressed a large gathering at the Central Mosque and claimed Zionists were using billions of dollars to “kill the spirit of Jihad” or the Holy War among Muslims.”They are trying to entice Muslims to the politics of power through democracy. They are also using the interest- based economy to keep Muslims in debt,” Saeed told his audience.”Even in 1995, he was a known militant, active in Kashmir,” said Iqbal.Glasgow Central Mosque has not commented on the report.Lashkar-E-Taiba, promoted by Hafiz Saeed on his tour of Britain, was proscribed as a terrorist organisation by the UK Home Office in March 2001.