“Outrageous and reprehensible.” From ANI (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist):
Islamabad, Aug 9: The US Embassy here has reacted strongly to the remarks made by Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Major (retired) Tanveer Hussain Syed in which he urged the Pakistan government to announce jihad against India and the US.
US Embassy spokeswoman Elizabeth Colton said in a statement on Wednesday that Syed’s remarks were “outrageous” and “reprehensible”.
“These statements are outrageous and highly reprehensible. The parliamentarian has levelled allegations that are completely unfounded and irresponsible,” Colton said.
Meanwhile, the Pakistan Foreign Office has distanced itself from Syed’s statement.
Foreign Office spokeswomen Tasnim Aslam said that Syed’s remarks did not represent government policy.
Syed stressed the need for announcing a ‘jihad’ against India and the US during a debate on Pakistan’s foreign policy with a special focus on Pak-US relations.
He claimed that through jihad, Pakistan could acquire Kashmir in six months.
Syed called for sending “jihadis” to Kashmir, because Pakistan would never be able to get Kashmir through negotiations.