“Pakistan’s 138 million Muslims flocked to mosques on Wednesday to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, with hopes for peace with India tempered by defiant calls for jihad from Islamic radicals.”
A tiny minority of extremists? Think again: “Hafiz Saeed, founder of the outlawed Lashkar-e-Taiba guerrillas fighting India in Kashmir, attracted one of the largest congregations in the eastern city of Lahore. He exhorted 150 000 worshippers to support jihad in Kashmir and threatened destruction of the United States.”
Said Saeed: “We will continue jihad without any fear or pressure and will not stop it on the asking of anybody. . . . Jihad is inevitable for the glory of Islam. The jihad process is continuing in Kashmir, Bosnia, Palestine and Iraq. Jihad has made Jews and Christians worried. They call jihad terrorism.
“Jews, Hindus and Christians have united themselves against Muslims of the world. They are trying to eliminate Muslims.
“The scenario is changing steadily. The Americans and their allies will face destruction sooner.”