Hafiz Saeed’s “Jekyll and Hyde” act over religious leader’s assassination

June 13th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, June 13 (ANI): The Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, who himself has apparently been involved in a number terrorist attacks, has condemned Friday’s suicide attacks on a mosque in Lahore in which Pakistan’s top religious scholar, Dr Sarfraz Naeemi Al-Azhari was killed.

In an apparent bid to gain public sympathy and represent himself as a humanitarian leader, Saeed denounced the terrorist attack, terming it as an ‘inhumane’ and ‘un-Islamic’ act.

Al-Azhari and three of his close companions were killed, while six others were wounded when a suicide bomber struck Lahore’s leading religious institution, Jaamia Naeemia, just after the Friday prayers.

The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman also expressed grief over Al-Azhari’s assassination. (ANI)

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