LAHORE: A Pakistani man has handed over his three young sons to Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed for jihad.
Abu Haider, a Jamaat-ud-Dawa activist, handed over his three sons to Saeed at a workers’ convention Monday in Nankana Sahib, about 80 kilometres from Lahore.
“I hand over my three young sons to you for jihad (holy war). They will be now on your hands in your struggle,” Haider said.
Saeed appreciated Haider’s act and called him a “brave father”.
“Jihad is never waged against Muslims. It is against infidels. The infighting among Muslims is not jihad from any one group,” Saeed said.
Jamaat-ud-Dawa is the parent body of banned militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba that is blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
There is no formal ban on the JuD and its chief Saeed, who lives freely in Lahore despite a 10-million-dollar bounty offered for him by the US.—PTI