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Mumbai attacks plotter Saeed incited jehad in UK in 1990s: BBC

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 Hafiz Saeed, the founder of the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Tayyeba and mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, toured the UK in the 1990s to incite Muslims to become jehadis, according to a media report.

A BBC investigation has said that Saeed, one of the world’s most wanted terror suspects, who now heads the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) group in Pakistan, had toured British mosques in 1995 and his visit was recorded in a magazine published by the LeT at the time. During the tour, Saeed spoke in Birmingham where he denounced the Hindus and urged his audience to “rise up for jihad”. In Leicester, he spoke at a conference attended by 4,000 young people, according to the BBC Radio 4 documentary, titled ‘The Dawn of British Jehad’, aired last night.

“There is non-stop talk about jihad, encouraging British Muslims to join him,” Sajid Iqbal, one of the programme’s producers, told BBC Scotland. While in Glasgow, Saeed addressed a large gathering at Central Mosque and claimed Zionists were using billions of dollars to “kill spirit of Jehad”.         

 
 
 
 
 

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