US to Hafiz Saeed: No thanks

Hafiz Saeed said his organisation Jamaat-ud-Dawa was prepared to send volunteers, medicine and food to those on the East Coast who were struggling to cope in the aftermath of Monday night’s ferocious storm.

Lending a hand: LeT chief Hafiz Saeed had offered aid after America’s East Coast was struck by Sandy. File pic

Saeed said in a written statement on Tuesday that it is a religious duty under Islam to help Americans affected by the storm, even if the US has put a bounty on his head. However, following the militant’s offer, the US Embassy in Islamabad posted on their Twitter:

“We respect the Islamic tradition of help to the needy, we can’t take Hafiz Saeed’s offer seriously. Saeed is wanted for involvement in the Mumbai attacks, which killed 166. JuD is a UN&US-designated terrorist org.”

Numbers game
The number of people who have died 
5 mn Number of people in the dark 
$20 bn Total financial losses to American economy
19,500 Number of flight cancellations 

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