JuD Chief Hafiz Saeed hits out at US over spread of Daesh, advises Pakistan to recalibrate foreign policy with China, Russia
LAHORE – Ameer Jamaat ud Dawa (JuD) Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has expressed that the militant organisation ISIS was a lethal weapon of the United States which was being used against the Muslims across the world.
Talking to newsmen at a meetup in the city, Saeed observed that media franchises should apprise public of the growing sensitivity of the matter regarding the nefarious designs of US and the duties it assigned to ISIS in war-battered Afghanistan.
The JuD supremo also shared that Pakistan’s geographical location demanded it to cement ties with China and Russia as the Trump administration was levelling misplaced allegations against Pakistan for its defeat in Afghanistan.
Saeed also cast apprehensions that the global powers were targeting Pakistan as they were unable to digest strong Pakistan in any way, adding that Pakistan should protect its national interests.
Claiming that Pakistan was facing a grave threat to its security and geographical integrity, Saeed called for national integration and unity.
Although US denies providing succour to the ISIS, certain international leaders have also cast doubts about Washington’s support to the militant group.
Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai had in April, last year, declared ISIS as a tool of United states.
In another interview, Karzai went a mile more and claimed that US was providing arms to ISIS.
“The US Army helicopters and army bases are being used to provide assistance to ISIS terrorists,” he said while echoing Russian claims of American support to the ISIS terrorists.
What adds weight to the assertions is the release of e-mails by global whistleblower WikiLeaks, suggesting almost the same.
In a leaked email sent on August 17, 2014 by Hillary Clinton to her presidential campaign manager, John Podesta, who was a counsellor to Barack Obama at the time, admitted that Qatar and Saudi Arabia ‘were providing clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL and other radical Sunni groups in the region’.
Interestingly, Saudi-Arabia and Qatar were major donors to the Clinton Foundation, thus posing a serious question mark to the practices of United States.
Furthermore, the United States allegedly warned ISIS of pending attacks and allegedly gave them safe passage from Mosul, Iraq into Syria in order to fuel the Arab Spring protests and to ouster Bashar Al Assad.
Moreover, Wikileaks’ Julian Assange provided historical context for how the ‘CIA created ISIS’ in November 2016, arguing that the organisation was growing under the influence of Washington.