In response to the Mumbai terrorist attack, India has demanded that Pakistan turn over 20 of its terrorist leaders.
"India has served Pakistan with a demand to hand over 20 of its most feared criminals and militants, seeking co-operation with its neighbour rather than military confrontation in response to last week’s attacks on Mumbai."
"Pranab Mukherjee, India’s foreign minister, said yesterday: 'We have asked for the arrest and handover of those persons who are settled in Pakistan and who are fugitives of Indian law.' "
Hmm, fat chance on that. One of the top 20 terrorists that India wants handed over is Hafiz Mohammed Saeed:
"One of the founding members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, or Army of the Pure, a Pakistani militant group. The group has campaigned for the 'liberation' of Kashmir and promoted the 'Fedayeen fighter' as a weapon against Indian forces"
"Lashkar-e-Taiba is suspected of developing links with extremist student groups in India and has been held responsible for many of the recent bombing attacks across the country."
I've written about Hafiz Saeed and LeT before, you can previous blogposts here. LeT provided the military training of the Pakistani men who went on a rampage in Mumbai, slitting throats, beheading people, gunning down people at cafes, hospitals, hotels, targeting Jews and Westerners.
So allow me to ask this question one more time: Why were three close relatives of this goon, Hafiz Saeed, allowed to enter the U.S.? Two brothers and one brother-in-law of Saeed were imams in three Massachusetts mosques. One brother (Hamid) returned to Pakistan "voluntarily" in June 2007. A second brother (Masood) was deported in October 2008 for lying to federal agents. Masood's wife and five children are still living rent-free, utilities paid for at the 52-acre estate of the new England Islamic Center in Sharon, MA. And Saeed's brother-in-law Abdul Hannan is still the imam at the Islamic Society of Greater Lowell.
Masood is reportedly staying with brother Hafiz in Lahore, Pakistan, according to one of my readers.
What do Rabbi Barry Star and Janet Penn have to say now?