Pakistan is rounding up the usual suspects after the Mumbai terrorist attack. Wasn't Hafiz Saeed under house arrest in Pakistan fora few months in 2006? Pakistan's Dawn website has several articles about the house arrest of Hafiz Saeed and Pakistan's police force locking up the main JuD house in Lahore and a dozen other offices around the country.
"The LeT leaders who were Wednesday declared terrorists by the Security Council are Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, Haji Muhammad Ashraf, and Mohmoud Mohammad Ahmed Bahaziq. Except for the last one, all are Pakistani nationals."
The U.S. named LeT and JUD as terrorist organizations back in 2003, and the US froze the asetts of four LeT members in May 2008, the same folks that the UNSC got around to calling terrorists today. The Times of India reports that the UN tried on three previous occasions to ban JUD and declare Hafiz Saeed a terrorist, but each time China blocked the attempt. Significant that China didn't block it this time.
Very useful article about the "pious killer" professor here, from the Kashmir Herald in 2002.
Regular readers here may tire of this, but all Americans need to know that three close relatives of terrorist leader Hafiz Saeed were imams at three Massachusetts mosques. Brother Hamid was imam at the Islamic Society of Greater Worcester, until he hurriedly left the country in June 2007. Brother Masood was imam at the Islamic Center of New England (ICNE) in Sharon MA, until he was deported in October 2008 (his wife and five children remain here at the ICNE estate). Brother-in-law Abdul Hannan is still the imam at the Islamic Society of Greater Lowell. Might small world, innit? Any Lashkar e Toiba cells in Massachusetts, perchance? Any funding from Massachusetts mosques that supported LeT or JuD?