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Hafiz Muhammad Saeed er leder av Lashkar-e-Taiba som sto bak terroraksjonene i Mumbai sist uke. Når man leser den korte biografien i wikipedia.org, får man forstålse for hvorfor det er så vanskelig for Pakistan å gripe inn. Saeed tilhører den salafistiske retningen som har forgreninger langt inn i maktapparatet. Under krigen mot Sovjetunionen ble Pakistan møtested for mange radikale. Selv dro Saeed til Saudi-Arabia, og de stiftet en lærestol som mottar stor støtte fra Saudi-Arabia. Fordi læring og frigjøring med våpen i hånd er to sider av samme sak, er det vanskelig for myndighetene å gripe inn. De brukte selv Lashkar-e-Taiba i Kashmir. Da LeT fikk problemer i 2002, skiftet de ham og bosted til Lahore. Å rive opp denne strukturen er som å gå til angrep på sin egen kropp for regjeringen.

Hafiz Muhammad Saeed (Urdu: حافظ محمد سعید) is the leader of Jama’at-ud-Da’wah and Lashkar-e-Toiba, widely considered to be a singal terrorist organization originating in Pakistan. He was a professor at the University of Engineering and Technology (Lahore),Pakistan, in the department of Islamic Studies. He was sent to Saudi Arabia in the early 1980s by the University for higher studies where he met some Saudi Sheikhs who were taking part in Afghan jihad[citation needed]. They inspired him to join his colleague, Professor Zafar Iqbal, in taking an active role supporting the Mujahideen in Afghanistan. There he met some youth who later became his companions. In 1987 Hafiz Muhammad Saeed along with some Salafi Muslims founded Markaz Dawa-Wal-Irshad, which can be grouped with the Ahle Hadith. This is a puritanical interpretation of Islam that has drawn great financial support from Saudi Arabia. This organization spawned the jihadist group Lashkar-e-Taiba, which was based in Pakistan before 9/11 and was transferred to Kashmir after that[citation needed]. Lashkar’s primary target is the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir although Saeed has spoken of «liberating» Hyderabad State and Junagadh from Indian rule as well.[1]