Lashkar-e-Taiba's Hafiz Saeed Speaks
5:31 PM, Dec 6, 2008 • By BILL ROGGIO
Hafiz Saeed, the Lashkar-e-Taiba leader who is wanted by the Indian government for his involvement in last week's Mumbai terror assault, has given an interview. Saeed, the founder of Lashkar, denied involvement with the group, claiming he relinquished his leadership after the Pakistani government banned the group. The interview demonstrates how Saeed lies about his connections to terrorist groups:
Here is what Saeed said in 2001 after the September 11 attack on the United States:
Saeed's Lashkar-e-Taiba and an alphabet soup of terror groups continue to operate from within Pakistan despite their clear connections to international terror groups. When Prime Minister Gilani and President Zardari deny the Pakistani government was not behind the Mumbai attacks, they are technically correct--the civilian government vey likely did not order this attack. But Pakistan's unwillingness to root out these terror groups and the ISI's sponsorship of these groups ultimately makes the nation of Pakistan responsible for the terror attacks consistently emanating from its soil.