US turns down Pakistani Islamic groups offer of aid to Sandy victims

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“While we have great respect for Islamic tradition of social assistance to those who are in need no matter where they might be, this particular offer strikes us as very hollow," he said.

In 2001, the U.S. government branded the group as a “foreign terrorist organization” and has since then offered a $10 million bounty to anyone who can give information to Saeed’s whereabouts. In 2002, Pakistan banned the radical Islamic group as well.

In 2008, Saeed along with other Laskhar-e-Tayyiba leaders, the group’s military arm, were branded by the U.S. Treasury Department as terrorists, freezing their assets.

The Islamic group’s military group has also been suspected of organizing terrorist attacks to liberate Muslims in Kashmir, India’s disputed region, over the past few years after the 9-11 attacks in the U.S.

In April, Saeed appeared on TV saying that the U.S. government can “contact” him “whenever they want.”

Pakistani authorities say they haven’t received “concrete evidence” against Saeed while the Indian government accuses Saeed of training gunmen on the Mumbai attack and is on the look-out to where the Islamic leader might be.

Saeed still continues to move freely today.

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