Militant-linked charity on front line of Pakistan quake aid

The United Nations says Pakistani charity Jamaat-ud-Dawa is a front for a deadly militant group blamed for a bloody 2008 attack on the Indian city of Mumbai. But to survivors of this week’s earthquake, the Islamist aid workers are heroes. About 2,000 Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) volunteers fanned out across northern Pakistan after Monday’s quake, highlighting the organisation’s well-oiled disaster response and ability to work alongside the military. JuD’s freedom to operate despite US and UN sanctions contrasts sharply with an intensifying crackdown on international aid groups.

via ynetnews.com

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4718533,00.html

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *