More from an Indian newspaper on the connection between the two arrested Boston imams and the founder of a notorious Pakistani terrorist group, reported by Amir Mir:
"The Pakistani authorities have confirmed the American findings that the imams of three mosques arrested on November 15 in Boston happen to be the close relatives of the founder of the deadly Lashkar-e-Toiba, Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, who now heads the Jamaatul Daawa. Pakistani interior ministry sources said ....they have informed the American authorities that while Hafiz Muhammad Masood and Hafiz Hamid happen to be the real brother of Saeed, Hafiz Muhammad Hannan is his brother-in-law."The sources say although the three imams have been released on bail, they are still facing legal proceedings and there are chances of their being deported to Pakistan especially after their family relations with Hafiz Saeed have been confirmed. Both Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jamaatul Daawa are generally considered to be pro-Osama and an anti-US groups which have been banned by the US State Department in 2002 and 2006 respectively."
Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) is "one of the largest and most active Islamic terrorist outfits in South Asia." LeT is responsible for:
- the Suicide bombing of the Indian Parliament in 2001 (12 dead, 22 injured),
- the 2005 Delhi bombings in a crowded market (62 dead, 210 wounded),
- the Mumbai train bombing in July 2006 (163 dead, 460 wounded), and plenty more.
LeT's explicitly stated goals are to destroy the Indian republic, to annihilate Hinduism and Judaism, and to restore Islamic rule over all parts of South Asia, Russia and even China. Hafiz Saeed himself has called for the assassination of Pope Benedict. Jamaat ud Dawa is a "humanitarian organization" set up as a front by LeT.
From Wiki: "The declaration of LeT (and Jamaat ud Dawa) as a terrorist organization by the United States Secretary of State in 2003 preserves the U.S. Government’s ability to take action against them in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act, making it illegal for persons in the United States or subject to U.S. jurisdiction to provide material support to this terrorist groups. It requires U.S. financial institutions to block assets held by them; and it enables them to deny visas to representatives of this group."
Question: Have any of the mosques of Imams Masood (ICNE Sharon), Hannan (ISGL) and Hamid (ISGW) raised money for Jamaat ud Dawa?