The The Times of India reports the head of Hizbul Mujahideen guerrilla group, Syed Salahuddin, will visit Saudi Arabia for haj and “other” reasons. From the UPI:
The head of the Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen guerrilla group will soon be going to Mecca not to pray for peace but to promote terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, The Times of India reported Wednesday. The paper cited ‘reliable sources’ for its account.
Salahuddin, who is also the chief of the Jehadi Council of all terror groups in Pakistan, is ostensibly going on haj to Mecca in Saudi Arabia during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the paper said. But it cited a source as saying his real purpose was ‘not religious, but to take stock of the prevailing momentum of terrorism.’
The Jehadi Council is the same organization that suspended terror activities after the devastating earthquake in Pakistan and Kashmir. However, Mr. Salahuddin’s orders were quickly defied with the murder of ten people.
Salahuddin has been living in Pakistan ever since he crossed the border from Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir 18 years ago, leaving behind his wife and children behind there, The Times of India said. He has invited like-minded people to come to Saudi Arabia where they can then together find ways to revive the ebbing momentum of terrorism in the Valley of Kashmir.
What is to be made of our “certified ally” in the war on terror, Saudi Arabia? One would suppose that it is just business as usual.