U.S. declines Pakistani radical's offer to help Sandy victims
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November 1st, 2012
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U.S. declines Pakistani radical's offer to help Sandy victims

By Saima Mohsin

As residents of the U.S. Northeast grapple with the destruction wrought by Superstorm Sandy, an offer of assistance has come from an unlikely quarter: the leader of a radical Muslim group in Pakistan that Washington has branded a terrorist group.

"We offer our unconditional support and help for the victims" of the storm, Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, head of the Islamic charity Jamaat-ud-Dawa, said in a statement late Tuesday. "If U.S. government allows, we will send our doctors, relief and rescue experts, food and medicine on humanitarian grounds."

India accuses Saeed of masterminding the 2008 terrorist assault on Mumbai that killed 166 people - an allegation he denies.

The United States, which has declared Jamaat-ud-Dawa a terrorist organization and put up a $10 million reward for information leading to Saeed's arrest and conviction, declined the offer.

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  1. pierre le monde petunia

    Empowering subjugated minorities in India by splitting it into smaller states would trigger uber economic demand for western nations who have given so much financial and technology aid to India with no return to show for the investment. We here in Haiti continue to monitor the political and cultural turmoil in India as a large percentage of our population are sugar cane slaves from India. As of now, we reiterate our view that Hindu State of India is in a precarious situation and that a geo-political implosion is imminent (if not already in process) and the need of the hour. As you will recall, India was initially broken into pieces by Arabs, Afghanis, Persians, Pakistanis, and lately by Chinese and so on. And rest assured that is not the end. India is mired in poverty and has a suppressive regime with respect to minorities. Substantial aid by the world over the years to India has failed to reverse the downward trends. We can now confirm that India has become unmanageable. If it is not imploded in a controlled manner we are afraid China will chew it up and spit it out.

    November 2, 2012 at 11:38 am | Reply
    • Good stuff

      Where can I find some of that stuff you are smoking?

      November 5, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Reply
      • Jon

        Seems to me that you need to quit smoking whatever it is that you have now.The person makes sense. Can you not comprehend the thoughts, or are you just arguing back because you are afraid to exhibit your ignorance by trying to actually tackle a point?

        November 8, 2012 at 8:43 pm |
  2. krm1007 ©™

    I have reached the conclusion that we must apply the “Minimalist Approach” to solve India’s malaise and problems. Essentially that entails imploding India into more economically, politically and socially viable states that are independent. From the ashes shall rise the salvation.

    November 2, 2012 at 8:18 am | Reply
    • ROB

      Cannot write anything on the main article. Writes all non sense here ... Hahaha such a ....

      November 2, 2012 at 11:03 am | Reply
    • Amit-Atlanta-USA.

      @krm.... is your thesis that -–

      We have invested a lot of resources in India over the past two decades and given a lot of aid to prop it up. There has been no investment on this return. Instead India has squandered all the resources in building nuclear weapons while poverty remains rampant in the country. We need to revisit our relationship with India. American taxpayers will not tolerate this anymore. We need to take care of our own populace going forward. We cannot be exporting jobs to India or giving it financial or technical handouts.It has become too big to govern or create any value for western countries or even for its own population. India needs to be carved up into smaller independent states to be a viable economically and geo politically.

      November 2, 2012 at 11:30 am | Reply
    • krm1007 ©™

      Sorry folks, I never posted the above. It's only Phunnie boy trying to make me look stupid again. Since I never post any Tea Party nonsense, you should know that the above post is not mine!!!

      November 2, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Reply
  3. Silverado

    I am getting bad vibes reading about Hindus and Indians and their culture. I have read up on them as well and don't like what I see. How can our government be supporting India, a culture so brutal and anti women, children and minorities. I have put in a call to our congressional delegation and emailed them as well opposing any further financial aid/support of any kind to India. We Americans cannot condone such archaic cultures. I urge all Americans to contact their congress people and voice their concerns regarding India.

    November 1, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Reply
    • krm1007 ©™

      here comes another Pakistani thief stealing someone's ID lol!

      November 1, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Reply
  4. falcon eyes

    "It is no secret that Hitler and his Nazi cronies sought inspiration from Indian extremist groups including the branding of his Nazi Party by adopting the Swastika, a traditionally Hindu symbol and representation of Hindu god Ganesha, as its marketing tool. The thesis being that like the Norwegian massacre the Jewish holocaust orchestrated by Hitler was inspired by the inherently violent cult of Indian Hindus and the manifesto of its then extremist/terrorist groups still in existence today. These groups are now the successors to and carrying out the vision of Al Qaeda all over the world albeit in a clandestine manner."
    Let me quote another instance of this disgraceful disposition:
    It is no secret that Mahatma Gandhi (Hindu leader) was a pedophile. What is very disturbing is his relationship (!) and friendship with Hitler. He is known to have offered advice and encouragement to Hitler and his Nazi Party to undertake the Jewish Holocaust."

    November 1, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Reply
    • George Patton

      It is no secret that Mahatma Gandhi (Hindu leader) was a pedophile. What is very disturbing is his relationship (!) and friendship with Hitler. He is known to have offered advice and encouragement to Hitler and his Nazi Party to undertake the Jewish Holocaust.

      November 1, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Reply
    • falcon eyes

      Sorry folks, I never posted the above. It's only Phunnie boy trying to make me look stupid again. Since I never post any Tea Party nonsense, you should know that the above post is not mine!!!

      November 2, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Reply
  5. krm1007 ©™

    “I see skies of blue..... clouds of white
    Bright blessed days....dark sacred nights
    And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world.

    But when I look to the east or west… I see Indian Hindus and a medieval cultural sight
    And I think to myself …. what a terrible blight…a terrible blight.
    And I say to myself … let us show it the light….let us fight decadent India with all our might.”

    November 1, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Reply
    • krm1007 ©™

      Sorry folks, I never posted the above. It's only Phunnie boy trying to make me look stupid again. Since I never post any Tea Party nonsense, you should know that the above post is not mine!!!

      November 2, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Reply
  6. krm1007 ©™

    Hello Americans, I am Kareem Chamar, a seventh generation shoe maker, from Pakistan, and I like to offer free Hawaiian slippers.

    November 1, 2012 at 8:04 pm | Reply
  7. George Patton

    How these RADICALS are proposing to help victims of hurricane SANDY? My guess is supplying suicide vests and providing training to explode at political rallies, inside Wal Marts, Home Depots!!!! I can't think of any better help from these Pakistanis.

    November 1, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Reply
    • George Patton

      Sorry folks, I never posted the above. It's only Phunnie boy trying to make me look stupid again. Since I never post any Tea Party nonsense, you should know that the above post is not mine!!!

      November 2, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Reply
  8. Denverboy

    Now that is a generous offer...How about we allow that Aid only if The entire Radical group checks into Americas spa for Terrorist in Cuba.....

    November 1, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Reply
    • MumbaiMutt

      Is it big enough? LOL

      TERRORIST GROUPS IN INDIA

      • RASHTRIYA SWAYAM SEWAK SHANG (R.S.S.)
      • VISHWA HINDU PARISHAD
      • HINDU MUNNANI
      • ARYA SAMAJ
      • SHIV SENA
      • BHARATIYA JANATA PARISHAD
      • SANT SAMITI
      • HINDU MAHASABHA
      • BAAJRANG DAL

      LEADERS: L.K. Advani/ Ashok Singhal/ Bala Saheb Devaras/ Bal Thackeray/ A.B. Vajpayee/ Savarkar/ Baikunnth Lal Sharma “Prem”/ Balraj Madhok/ The Shankaracharya of Puri, Niranjan Dev Theerth/ Rama Gopalan/ Variyar – Vishwan Hindu Parishad/ Dharmalinga Nadar/ Cho Ramaswamy

      November 1, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Reply
      • The American Patriot

        OOOps, We forgot to add ..... Narendra Modi, Gujarata, India. One more hammock please !!

        November 1, 2012 at 3:29 pm |
      • Silverado

        @American Patriot - You are no American Patriot. How many names are you using? Why are you so ashamed of yourself or your gay, pedo mo prophet? Why don't you just come out of the closet and say "Dirka, Dirka, Mohammed, Jihad". Aren't you a "log cabin Muslim"?

        November 1, 2012 at 4:33 pm |
      • krm1007 ©™

        hare hare ghans dekh ke Pakistani Gadhhe char ne chale!

        November 1, 2012 at 7:45 pm |
      • MumbaiMutt

        Sorry folks, I never posted the above. It's only Phunnie boy trying to make me look terrorist again. Since I never post any Tea Party nonsense, you should know that the above post is not mine!!! I love India.

        November 2, 2012 at 5:40 pm |
  9. Say It As You See It

    This guy is accused to have killed a few hundred but what about the Indian Minister Modi who massacred 50,000 in Gujarat, India !!! Yes, Folks...50,000 !!!! When is the Indian govt going to bring him to justice? ... when are Indian hindus going to express disgust at the genocide this murderer committed with the connivance of Indian Govt and the Indian people??? Give me a break.

    November 1, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Reply
  10. Jay Stall

    In the civilized world a person is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. This guy falls in the same category, If India has a gripe it should work with Pakistan and share information and work together. At the same time, India should return the terrorists who have committed crimes in Pakistan and have been harbored in and financed by India.

    November 1, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Reply
  11. The Wings of Eagle

    We have invested a lot of resources in India over the past two decades and given a lot of aid to prop it up. There has been no investment on this return. Instead India has squandered all the resources in building nuclear weapons while poverty remains rampant in the country. We need to revisit our relationship with India. American taxpayers will not tolerate this anymore. We need to take care of our own populace going forward. We cannot be exporting jobs to India or giving it financial or technical handouts.It has become too big to govern or create any value for western countries or even for its own population. India needs to be carved up into smaller independent states to be a viable economically and geo politically.

    November 1, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Reply
  12. The American Patriot

    TERRORIST GROUPS IN INDIA

    • RASHTRIYA SWAYAM SEWAK SHANG (R.S.S.)
    • VISHWA HINDU PARISHAD
    • HINDU MUNNANI
    • ARYA SAMAJ
    • SHIV SENA
    • BHARATIYA JANATA PARISHAD
    • SANT SAMITI
    • HINDU MAHASABHA
    • BAAJRANG DAL

    LEADERS: L.K. Advani/ Ashok Singhal/ Bala Saheb Devaras/ Bal Thackeray/ A.B. Vajpayee/ Savarkar/ Baikunnth Lal Sharma “Prem”/ Balraj Madhok/ The Shankaracharya of Puri, Niranjan Dev Theerth/ Rama Gopalan/ Variyar – Vishwan Hindu Parishad/ Dharmalinga Nadar/ Cho Ramaswamy

    November 1, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Reply
    • Silverado

      You are no American Patriot. Why don't you come out of the closet and say "Dirka, Dirka, Mohammed, Jihad". Aren't you a "log cabin Muslim"?

      November 1, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Reply
      • Heath

        We now need to focus on India. The American invasion of Afghanistan brought to the forefront the irrelevance of India as a nation.

        November 1, 2012 at 8:27 pm |
  13. real american

    Saeed-give your address where you live our drone will pick you up. you need not to spend on air ticket.

    November 1, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Reply
    • Kishore

      Indian Parliament, New Delhi, India.

      November 1, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Reply
      • ROB

        You are right, It is NEw delhi. Your ISI chief is visiting there. You can send CIA to pick the ISI chief

        November 2, 2012 at 11:05 am |
  14. Aggrieved Indian

    Wanted by the Indian government for killing 160 Indians and 6 foreigners in Mumbai. He has the temerity to issue a statement. Unfortunately, we are not as powerful as US to directly take out this garbage. It is with deep pain that I see the media reports the antics of these human aberrations. This guy gives fiery speeches in his country hating India and other democracies. When will the Pakistanis start to worry about their country and stop worrying about India?

    November 1, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Reply
    • krm1007 ©™

      I cannot believe that you have the audacity of hiding behind American skirts and pointing fingers at your neighbors.
      I am not one to mince words. The common denominator to all the bad things happening in the region is INDIA! Yes, folks...INDIA ! Look at all the countries surrounding that are reeling in extremism and poverty and intolerance......Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal, Myanmar, Bhutan, Tibet, Western China etc.. The mother of all trouble makers ... yes folks, hold on to your chairs !!! is INDIA !!! IT IS NOT COINCIDENCE !! IT IS BY DESIGN !!! India cannot stop meddling in the affairs of these fledgling nations...financing terrorists...inciting communal violence, fanning religious intolerance. It is with deep regret that media looks the other way while genocide goes on unchecked in Indian Occupied Kashmir for over 60 years.

      This must come to a stop immediately before this starts backfiring towards India itself. Turning it into an inferno that will be uncontrollable. The conditions are ripe for this to happen as India is currently reeling in economic turmoil that is threatening its survival in its current geo-political form.

      So "Aggrieved India" look in the mirror and ask therelevant question...Isn't India the real problem in the region? Trust me the catharsis will help.

      November 1, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Reply
      • George Patton

        Hey Kareem bhaiya, our American cover is exposed, people don't like the same garbage we post over and over again, can you come up with something more appropriate for the article? Give my regards to Mohammed Sir.

        November 1, 2012 at 7:59 pm |
  15. Why

    Why don't the Paki's attack Iran? Didn't some Towel Heads in Syrian say that Iran used it's superior technology to cause the hurricane to wreak havoc on the US? heheheheh Come on Paki's....attack Iran for us!!! Thanks.

    November 1, 2012 at 11:54 am | Reply
    • Mike Rubin

      The American invasion of Afghanistan brought to the forefront the irrelevance of India as a nation. With a population of over 1.2 billion people there was no value that this nation could bring to the table. Their soldiers (ragtag) 1.2 million continue hiding in the trenches scared from Talibans. A few teenage Talibans invaded the country and held it hostage for days on end showing how useless India is. It was embarrasing for the world to observe this humiliation of a nation that was being touted as a regional power. The Talibans brought them down in a few days with some BB guns. It is all over for India. Its demise is in process and should be completed with Afghanistan withdrawal.

      November 1, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Reply
  16. George Patton

    No surprise here. The right-wing thugs in Washington would be bullheaded enough to block an offer of aid from Hafiz Mohammed Saeed for political purposes. If I were the President, I would have done the right thing and have accepted his offer. This may even lead to a dialog between us and the Muslims in Pakistan. This kind of stupidity is no good for this country!!!

    November 1, 2012 at 11:42 am | Reply
    • Silverado

      But you can not be the president because you are a "Dirka, Dirka, Mohammed, Jihad" kind of guy. Thank you for your advice but the US doesn't accept blood money like you muslims do.

      November 1, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Reply
    • Chris

      I hear your mom calling you George now run and play.

      November 1, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Reply
    • Silverado

      @George Patton - Aren't you a log cabin Muslim hiding behind a famous American name? Actually, seems like many, many names. Why don't you just come out of the closet? Ashamed of yourself? We know who you are. Just say what you really are trying to say: "Dirka, Dirka, Mohammed, Jihad".

      November 1, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Reply
    • George Patton

      Hey phunnie boy, are you trying to make me look nitwit? I am the authentic GP, and I did not say this, some dimwit used my ID.

      November 1, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Reply
  17. Sure Saeed

    Come on over you P_ssy.

    November 1, 2012 at 11:37 am | Reply
  18. Hahahahahahahahaha

    Just send us money!!!! Hahahahahahahaahahaha

    November 1, 2012 at 11:36 am | Reply
  19. What?

    Hi my name is Mohammed. I am a known Pedophile. I am offering my services to babysit your child while you are away - at no charge. You don't even have to thank me or anything. You are welcome. Isn't this a generous Pakistani offer?

    November 1, 2012 at 11:04 am | Reply
    • George Patton

      Thank you Phunnie boy for not using my name for one time. Do you really hate the Muslims that much or are you that much of a Tea Partying fan of the right-wing thugs in Washington?

      November 1, 2012 at 11:47 am | Reply
      • What?

        INDIA: On a Goat and a Stick:

        The problem with India is that is built on a system of cultural and societal values based on Hinduism which is a cult. Nations built on a cult seldom survive in the long run. You can only take it so far based on symbolisms of a goat and a stick with a skinny little man aka gandhi banging boys at night and spinning wheels during daytime.

        November 1, 2012 at 2:44 pm |
      • How?

        HINDU GODDESS PANCHALI
        This goddess was married to five brothers. Which one would become the legitimate father of his child should she have one? Dr Charles (renowned author and an authority on India) says that instances of incest are common in Hindu scriptures.

        November 1, 2012 at 2:45 pm |
    • Why?

      "It is no secret that Hitler and his Nazi cronies sought inspiration from Indian extremist groups including the branding of his Nazi Party by adopting the Swastika, a traditionally Hindu symbol and representation of Hindu god Ganesha, as its marketing tool. The thesis being that like the Norwegian massacre the Jewish holocaust orchestrated by Hitler was inspired by the inherently violent cult of Indian Hindus and the manifesto of its then extremist/terrorist groups still in existence today. These groups are now the successors to and carrying out the vision of Al Qaeda all over the world albeit in a clandestine manner."

      Let me quote another instance of this disgraceful disposition:
      It is no secret that Mahatma Gandhi (Hindu leader) was a pedophile. What is very disturbing is his relationship (!) and friendship with Hitler. He is known to have offered advice and encouragement to Hitler and his Nazi Party to undertake the Jewish Holocaust."

      November 1, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Reply
  20. Zulux

    Fine! But ya'll missed out on some really good hummas with pita bread. followed by some really good Afghani hash. Plus, they spend hours putting together a suicide vest for that midget that they were going to ship with everything. Now the midget is unemployed and won't reach his dream of 72 six-feet tall virgins that he was so looking forward to.

    November 1, 2012 at 10:39 am | Reply
  21. FactsChecked

    hahahahaha beggers looking to donate.. this pak walks around in lady pants and bra on his hat

    November 1, 2012 at 9:02 am | Reply
  22. lolterrorists

    anyone else think that proposal sounds shady as fuu? lol

    November 1, 2012 at 8:40 am | Reply

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