Paks ignore mosque fundraisers for jihad

February 8, 2010

S.M. Krishna, India’s foreign minister, has asked the government of Pakistan to hurry up its investigation into those responsible for the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attacks.  According to this news article from The Economic Times, not only has Pakistan ignored this plea, but Pakistan is allowing Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Lashkar-e-Taiba, which are responsible for the attacks, to collect zakat for jihad openly in Kashmir mosques:

NEW DELHI: Pakistan appears far from taking the “few steps” sought by External Affairs Minister SM Krishna to bring the 26/11 perpetrators to book.

Not only has the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), a reinvented version of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and a UN-proscribed outfit, been freely organising public meetings, training conventions and protest marches across Muzaffarabad, Karachi and Lahore, but LeT has even taken to collecting donations for jihad from mosques in PoK [Pakistan occupied Kashmir].

According to sources in the security establishment, JuD has of late stepped up its activities by floating legitimate fronts and “charitable/educational trusts”, though with the underlying mission of realising its central purpose of waging jihad against India and “anti-Muslim” nations like the US.

For instance, JuD, on January 18 this year, organised a one-day training and educational convention at Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi. The main speaker at the convention was JuD deputy amir, Abdul Rehman Makki. Of course, an advertisement regarding the convention, published in the periodical Jarrar, mentioned Makki as chairman of the Jamia Al-Dirasat Al-Islamic Trust. The JuD has initiated measures to register this trust as a co-educational academic institution.

That the purpose of the January 18 convention had nothing to do with education was clear from the speeches made by the JuD leading lights — Hafiz Saifullah Mansoor, head of JuD’s Dawat and Islah wing; Maulana Mubasshir Ahmed Rabbani, JuD trainer and scholar; Mian Yahya Bhatti, head of JuD’s finance wing; Abdullah, senior JuD functionary and Maulana Mahmood Al Hassan, Sheikh Ahle Hadis of Jamia Sitara Al-Islamia. The speakers repeatedly warned the US of dire consequences for its “anti-Afghanistan and anti-Pakistan activities” and advocated “jihad against India and the US for the welfare of Muslims.”

Read the rest of the article, including the tidbit that JuD is even issuing receipts for these donations.

One comment

  1. […] funneled through its Jamaat-ud-Dawa front group, private donors from rich Arabs in the Gulf, zakat collections in Kashmiri mosques, and hawala, the terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba (meaning Army of the […]

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