On Karachi’s Streets, Jaish Openly Collecting Funds For Jihad
The Jaish-e-Muhammad is soliciting funds from congregated Karachi mosques to send jihadists to fight in India and Afghanistan, footage obtained by The Indian Express has revealed. The footage, shot on Friday night and Saturday—counted by believers as the most sacred of the holy month of Ramzan—shows the Jaish’s fund collectors operating with impunity, even though the organisation is officially proscribed in Pakistan. “Help the mujahideen of the Jaish-e-Muhammad, the mujahideen of Islam, fight jihad in Kashmir against India and in Afghanistan against the Americans”, one man can be heard saying footage shot on Friday night, outside a mosque in Karachi’s Jacob Lines area. “Generously donate to the brave young men of the Jaish-e-Muhammad who are fighting for the victory of the name of God and Islam”, another man says outside the Jamia Uloom-e-Islam seminary. The footage shows police officers standing by watching as the banned organisation collects funds outside the Jamia Uloom-e-Islam.