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Osama’s death is the beginning of America’s defeat,” said Mr. Saeed, surrounded by several bearded gunmen and speaking from a makeshift stage in the heart of Lahore. “There is no justification for maintaining an alliance with America after its aggression against our country.”

He said Pakistan’s civilian leaders should give the military permission to shoot down U.S. drones, and he called on Muslims all over the world to “stand up against America.”

“Now is the start of a battle between Islam and infidels,” Mr. Saeed said.

Jamaat-ud-Dawa is believed to be a front for the militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, which is suspected of carrying out a series of attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai in 2008 that killed 166 people.