An Islamic leader with a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head led a mass rally in Islamabad on Friday, denouncing India as a terrorist state as thousands chanted for a jihad against the rival nuclear country, Reuters reported.
India has accused Hafiz Saeed, founder of the Pakistani terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba, of masterminding the 2008 attack on Mumbai in which gunmen killed 166 people, the report said. The United States has offered $10 million for information leading to his arrest, Reuters said.
“The United States and India are very angry with us. This means God is happy with us,” Mr. Saeed told the crowd of nearly 10,000 supporters as they chanted, “Jihad.” Reuters notes that Mr. Saeed did not use the word “jihad” himself.
“We are ready for every sacrifice for the liberation of Kashmir,” Mr. Saeed added.
Two men performed a rallying song threatening to “turn the whole of India into Mumbai,” Reuters reported. Others chanted, “Whoever is a friend of India is a traitor.”
“They should know there are a lot of people here who are waiting for the conquest of India,” Hamid Gul, a former chief of the ISI intelligence service for the Pakistani government, told the crowd. “It will be our privilege to take part in this war.”
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