28th of Asad (Zmarai) is the day Afghanistan commemorates its Independence Day. On this day the Afghan nation gained its independence from the occupation of the British Empire.
About a century ago in 1298 Hijri Solar – when Afghanistan was under the indirect occupation of the British Empire and like today, the British invaders were in control of Afghanistan’s political order, internal and foreign policy as well as other affairs – the Afghan Mujahid nation launched armed Jihad to regain its independence and engaged the English colonialists on four fronts (Kandahar, Paktia, Nangarhar and Kunar-Nuristan). After successful Jihad, the English colonialists were defeated and forced to recognize the independence of Afghanistan. And on 28th of Asad 1298 Hijri Solar, Afghanistan was declared an independent state as it attained freedom from every type of British control.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan wholeheartedly congratulates its freedom-loving Mujahid nation on this great day of sacrifice presented for freedom and independence.
Just as we rescued our homeland from the English colonialists and Soviet occupiers with historical sacrifices, we are hopeful to once again attain our freedom from the occupation of America and her allies with the blessing of divine help.
Looking from one angle at the current condition of our country, it is with great regret to be welcoming our Independence Day as our beloved homeland is once under the occupation of colonialist invaders. But looking from another angle, it is a place of thanks and praise to know that the valiant Afghan nation is still the old nation and it still has the same sense of Iman (faith) and love for freedom. And it is the demand and basis of this same unshakable faith and independent nature that they have waged Jihad empty-handed against the international invaders which today has pushed America to the verge of defeat and humiliation just like the occupiers before them. She has lost thousands of soldiers, her economy is faltering and her international standing and prestige is lost.
Utilizing this opportunity of Independence Day Anniversary, the Islamic Emirate calls on the supposed Afghan faces – who have aided the invaders in occupying our Islamic country and are still standing by their side – to end importing anti-Islamic foreign ideologies to Afghanistan, stop aiding the invaders and learn from the defeat and humiliating condition of the communists. Stop betrayal and disloyalty towards your people and religion and instead join hands with your nation in their pursuit of an Islamic system and independence of the country.
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
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