Hafiz Saeed welcomes Shahrukh Khan to Pakistan
By Sayed Jawad - 27 Jan 2013, 10:28 pm
Jamat-ud-Da’wah (JuD) chief and Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Mohammed Saeed has recently expressed support for the Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan and has welcomed him to Pakistan following his comments for being a Khan and the approach towards the Muslim after 9/11 terror attack.
Hafiz quoted by Pakistan’s Express Tribune in regards to his statements on being a Muslim in India said, “Shahrukh Khan will be welcome here.”
In an article to Outlook Turning Points magazine, published in association with The New York Times newspaper titled “Being a Khan”, Shah Rukh Khan said recently, “I sometimes become the inadvertent object of political leaders who choose to make me a symbol of all that they think is wrong and unpatriotic about Muslims in India.
There have been occasions when I have been accused of bearing allegiance to our neighbouring nation rather than my own country – this even though I am an Indian, whose father fought for the freedom of India. Rallies have been held where leaders have exhorted me to leave and return what they refer to my original homeland.”
Taliking to a private Pakistani news channel, Express News, Hafiz said that if Khan felt unsafe in his country I would not only welcome him but also support him for his settlement in Pakistan.