Jamat ud Dawah Chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed has offered support to the United States authorities with respect to the havoc caused by the deadly Hurricane Sandy. This support was officially confirmed on Tuesday via the official twitter account of Jamat ud Dawah.
“Hafiz Saeed sahab has offered complete support, relief and aid to American people in this testing time,” quoted the initial tweet.
The tweets further stated that the Jamat ud Dawah Chief was unconditionally offering his support for the victims of Hurricane Sandy during the testing times.
One of the tweets stated that if US allowed Jamat ud dawa, the organization was willing to send its doctors, relief and rescue experts, food and medicine on humanitarian grounds.
It was also stated that the support was offered irrespective of the $10 million US bounty on Hafiz Saeed’s head. Jamaat ud Dawah termed this help and support to be in accordance with the traits of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and that the act was carried out to serve adversity struck American people; considering it the religious and moral obligation of the group.
“When humanity is at stake, Islam orders us to help them without discriminating between religion, cast or creed,” read another tweet.
The group further added that India was also offered support following earthquake that damaged life and property within the region in 2005.
Earlier in September, Saeed was involved in leading various protests against the US-made blasphemous video clip that sparked major uproar within the Muslim world.
Hafiz Saeed is a controversial figure within Pakistan who was hugely alleged for carrying out the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Saeed has stuck to his stance and has regularly denied the accusations. He was put under House arrest following the Mumbai attacks but was subsequently released in 2009. He was later acquitted by Pakistan’s Supreme Court in the Mumbai investigation case citing lack of evidence.
The US, in response to the notoriety level of the Jamat ud Dawah Chief announced a $10 million bounty over his head in April 2012.
Saeed’s charitiable organization is well known within Pakistan for carrying out relief efforts following the 2005 and 2010 earthquakes.