Muhammad Hafiz Saeed, LeT founder and leader, 2012

Date
2012
Name of Author
Muhammad Hafiz Saeed
Body

“This is the same jihad which caused the USSR to break [in Afghanistan] and now America is failing because of it. Analysts and journalists don’t realize why America is failing, the only reason is jihad.”Bill Roggio, “‘We Do Jihad,’ Says Lashkar-e-Taiba Emir Hafiz Saeed,” Long War Journal, April 7, 2012, http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/04/we_do_jihad_lashkar.php.

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