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Hafiz Saeed, Pakistani terror suspect, offers aid to the US in wake of Sandy

Hafiz Saeed offers humanitarian aid to the United States.

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Hafiz Saeed, the founder of the militant group Laskar-e-Taiba, speaks during a protest rally in Lahore, Pakistan on December 18, 2011. The US has placed a $10 million bounty on Saeed, as of April 3, 2012. (ARIF ALI/AFP/Getty Images)

KARACHI, Pakistan— A militant leader with a $10 million bounty on his head has offered his support and aid to the Americans affected by superstorm Sandy.

Hafiz Saeed, the founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba, a militant organization that is widely held responsible for the November 2008 attacks in Mumbai, said that his organization Jamaat-ud-Dawa can send volunteers, medicine, and food, if the US will allow it.

Jamat-ud-Dawa is believed to be a front for Lashkar-e-Taiba, which has been banned in Pakistan. Saeed claims his motives are Islamic and that it's his religious duty to help the Americans affected by the storm.

"Regardless of what US government propagates about us including their announcement of bounties, we look forward to act on the traits of our Prophet Muhammad by helping and serving adversity struck American people; considering it our religious and moral obligation," a statement posted on Lashkar-e-Taiba's Facebook page read, according to the Telegraph.

The US Embassy in Islamabad dealt with Saeed's statement with a tweet:

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/121031/hafiz-saeed-pakistani-terror-suspect-offers-aid-t