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Hurricane Sandy: Hafiz Saeed, Pakistani Militant With U.S. Bounty On His Head, Offers Americans Storm Aid

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Hafiz Saeed, center, head of a Pakistani religious party Jammat-Ud-Dawa listens to his aid as he attends anti NATO rally in Islamabad, Pakistan Monday, July 9, 2012. Thousands of Islamists rallied in the Pakistan's capital to protest against the government's decision to allow the U.S. and other NATO countries to resume shipping troop supplies through the country to Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed) | AP

ISLAMABAD -- A Pakistani militant leader with a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head has offered aid to Americans hit by superstorm Sandy.

Hafiz Saeed says his organization, Jamaat-ud-Dawa, is prepared to send volunteers, medicine and food if allowed by the United States.

Saeed said in a written statement Tuesday that it is a religious duty under Islam to help Americans affected by the storm, even if the U.S. has put a bounty on his head.

The U.S. offered $10 million earlier this year for information leading to Saeed's arrest or conviction. He founded Lashkar-e-Taiba, a militant group blamed for attacks in India's city of Mumbai in 2008 that killed over 160 people.

Jamaat-ud-Dawa is believed to be a front for Lashkar-e-Taiba, which was banned by the Pakistani government.

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