Saeed incited jihad in UK in 1990s: BBC


 Hafiz Saeed toured UK in the 1990s to incite Muslims, according to a media report.
A BBC investigation has said that Saeed, who now heads the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) group in Pakistan, had toured British mosques in 1995 and his visit was recorded in a magazine published by the LeT at the time.
During the tour, Saeed spoke in Birmingham where he urged his audience to "rise up for jihad". In Leicester, he spoke at a conference attended by 4,000 young people, according to the BBC Radio 4 documentary, titled ‘The Dawn of British Jihad’, aired last night.
"There is non-stop talk about jihad, encouraging British Muslims to join him," Sajid Iqbal, one of the programme’s producers, told BBC Scotland.
While in Glasgow, Saeed addressed a large gathering at the Central Mosque and claimed Zionists were using billions of dollars to "kill the spirit of Jihad" or the Holy War among Muslims. "They are trying to entice Muslims to the politics of power through democracy. They are also using the interest- based economy to keep Muslims in debt," Saeed told his audience.
The documentary’s producer said he was surprised that Glasgow Central Mosque had opened its doors to a "known militant" because it is run by Deobandi, a different denomination of British Muslims to Saeed’s Ahl-e-Hadith community.
"Even in 1995, he was a known militant, active in Kashmir," said Iqbal.
Glasgow Central Mosque has not commented on the report. 

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