Hafiz Saeed Deported with Family

Washington, DC: Imam Hafiz Muhammad Hamid, brother of Hafiz Saeed of Lashkar-e-Taiba, was deported along with his family from the United States on Sunday.
Hafiz Hamid was imam at the Islamic Center of Greater Worcester, Massachusetts, and had been fighting immigration regulation infringements for the last several months. His other brother, Hafiz Muhammad Masood, is also fighting deportation and is now waiting for the next hearing of a US federal immigration court on October 11 this year.
On Friday, June 1, his friends and supporters arranged a fundraiser for Hamid and his family. In 2000, the deported imam came to the US to attend a finance conference organized by the Harvard Program for Islamic Finance. He stayed on to become the imam of the Worcester mosque. He worked closely with the Islamic Society of Boston.
Before coming to the US, he is believed to have been in charge of the Lashkar-e-Taiba safe house at Moon Chowk, Lahore, a “facility” that no longer exists.

 

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