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Hafiz Saeed warns Trump on Jerusalem issue, hints at war in West Asia

Saeed, who was released from house arrest on November 23, has led anti-US demonstrations at the Markaz al Qadsiya in Lahore

ANI  |  Lahore 

File photo of Hafiz Saeed
File photo of Hafiz Saeed

Days after his release from house arrest, Hafiz Saeed, a UN-designated terrorist, has been issuing political comments and statements against the and on the issues of and the future of the State.

The co-founder of and the of Jama'at-ud-Da'wah recently reacted strongly to US Donald Trump's announcement to shift the to Jerusalem, terming the decision pro-Zionist and anti-Muslim. He made these statements in both and

He warned Trump that his recognition of as the capital of would evoke a strong reaction from the Muslim world and could possibly lead to a declaration of war across the

Saeed, who was released from house arrest on November 23, has led anti-US demonstrations at the Markaz al Qadsiya in and attended a Friday sermon at the in

On December 12, in Karachi, he stated that member countries of the Human Rights bodies were active in trampling human rights and also condemned the silence of these institutions to the "oppression" of Muslims in and other parts of the world.

He further added that in "committing atrocities" and urged the Government of not to become the victim of external forces and stand with Palestinians in their "freedom struggle".

Saeed and the JuD were already banned by the UN while US has put USD 10 million bounty on the arrest of

During interactions with delegates at Jama in Lahore, Saeed termed Israel as which had afflicted unarmed Muslims in Palestine for more than half-a-century.

He claimed that Donald Trump's announcement regarding recognition of as a capital of Israel had sabotaged peace all over the world. He alleged that Israel in Palestine was "using chemical weapons" against "unarmed Muslims" but the world institutions were ignoring it.

Saeed also reportedly addressed a training session for JuD cadres at Jamia Masjid in

Despite spreading religious hatred during open gatherings in major cities across Pakistan, the government fails to act against perpetrators of terror like

First Published: Fri, December 22 2017. 10:41 IST
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