Terrorist With $10 Million Bounty on His Head Offers US Hurricane Relief
6 months ago
US officials told Hafiz Saeed thanks, but no thanks
The leader of a Pakistani terrorist organization offered food, medicine and doctors to help those in the US fighting to overcome Hurricane Sandy; US officials politely declined.
ABC News reports that Hafiz Saeed, an Islamist militant and founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba, who is believed to be the mastermind behind the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks that left more than 160 people dead, issued a written statement Wednesday saying his organization was willing to send supplies and volunteers to help the country recover.
In addition to being a suspected terrorist and one of the world's most wanted men, Saeed currently has a $10 million US bounty on his head. But perhaps times of crisis bring out the best in even the worst in us (except Donald Trump).
"We are ready to send food items, medicines and doctors to the U.S. for the people affected by the storm," said Saeed. "America [may] fix bounties on our heads but as followers of the teachings of the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him), we feel it is our Islamic duty to help Americans trapped in a catastrophe."
Saeed pointed out that he may be a bad guy, but the charity he heads did provide aid in Sri Lanka and Indonesia after the 2004 tsunami. So maybe the US government will reconsider.