In the coming days, Karzai’s stooge regime wishes to assemble a mock and ostentatious jirga in Kabul. Through this farce, the Karzai regime wishes to execute the American’s demands and implement a treacherous deal which in our history will forever be known as national sedition and a criminal act against our nation. Under this treacherous deal, undertaken between a master and slave, the barbarian American army will continue its occupation of our beloved homeland. They will continue to engage in combat, to carry out night raids on civilian properties, to indiscriminately bomb villages, to continue their abuses against civilians, to continue imprisoning Afghans, and to carry out all forms of abuses against our nation. And for carrying out these abuses, as we saw in Kandahar, these blood-stained war criminals will be taken to America where they receive a farce reprimand and then released to live comfortably with their families.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan considers any such agreement with America to be a blatant violation of the sublime Islamic Law and considers any perpetuators of this treacherous crime as traitors of our nation. This proposed agreement, which is a violation of all Sharia and legal principles, cannot succeed in its aim of selling Afghanistan to foreigners and enabling American forces to stay here unharmed. The valiant Afghan nation will never allow the occupation of its country even for a second and will give the invaders no respite. For this reason the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan calls on all its countrymen to boycott the forthcoming Loya Jirga which is nothing more than a farce concocted by the Karzai regime and administered by his handpicked supporters. Because looking at the puppet regime’s past conduct, we know that Karzai and his regime will accept whatever conditions their American masters set out and will use the Loya Jirga as a mere show to pass the burden of this treasonous act onto the participants of this Jirga. Therefore all free Afghans should not participate in this Jirga and distance themselves from this historical crime.
In the same vein the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan warns all the participants of this Jirga that if the proposed agreement is accepted then the Islamic Emirate will view all the participants of this Jirga as perpetuators of a historical crime and will take steps to punish each participant for committing national treason. Having being made aware of the consequences of their crime, the participants will have no one but themselves to blame for any repercussions. Finally we would like to advise all our countrymen to become aware of the enemy’s connivances both in this instance and others and to take steps to thwart these schemes against our beloved country. They should also be aware that the current Karzai regime installed in Kabul does not serve the national interests of Afghanistan but is rather a puppet of their foreign masters and will always put the interest of America ahead of the interest of our beloved nation. The Islamic Emirate respects the gathering which took place in Kabul a few days ago in which the scholars and intellectuals took part and declared their opposition to the proposed Agreement and called for the unconditional withdrawal of all foreign forces from Afghanistan. The participants of this gathering and all other Afghans should take further effective steps towards this end.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
New statement from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan: “Condolences Regarding the Martyrdom of Dr. Nāṣr ad-Dīn Ḥaqqānī”
It is with great regret that we have learnt about the martyrdom of Naseeruddin Haqqani (may Allah accept him), the elder son of the famous Jihadi and scholarly personality and member of Leadership Council of Islamic the respected Mawlawi Jalaluddin Haqqani, in a cowardly terrorist attack of the enemy, surely to Allah we belong and to Him is the return.
The Islamic Emirate extends its heart-felt condolences to the father of Naseeruddin Haqqani (may Allah have mercy on him), the respected Jihadi and scholarly personality and member of Leadership Council of Islamic Emirate Jalaluddin Haqqani, his brothers, revered family and all the Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate and similarly ask Allah Almighty to bestow patience and a great reward on their relatives.
His steadfastness in the path of Jihad was highly admired. Shaheed Doctor Naseeruddin Haqqani (may Allah have mercy on him) resisted occupation till his last breath. The enemy could not tolerate his valiancy and courageous activities in the path of Jihad. Truly his martyrdom is a great loss to the Islamic Emirate and the entire Afghanistan.
We strongly condemn this cowardly action of the defeated enemy and remind them that such terrorist activities will never negatively affect the strong and broad active Jihadi process. Martyrdom in the path of Jihad is considered an honor by us and is our most lofty desire. The enemy can never achieve its selfish objectives by martyring Mujahideen. The Islamic Emirate is such a national and Islamic structure and foundation in which the martyrdom of a person arouses tens of other loyal men to the field of sacrifice and to replace their martyrs. With the martyrdom of Doctor Naseeruddin Haqqani, tens of other men will seek to replace him and will continue their Jihadi struggle against the enemy.
The Leadership Council of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
New statement from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Zabīhullah Mujāhid: “Remarks Regarding the Baseless Report by ‘The Daily Beast’”
Yesterday ‘The Daily Beast’ newspaper, which pursues a malicious intelligence agenda and is run by famous intelligence agents, published a far from reality, purely propaganda based and fabricated report regarding the Islamic Emirate which stated that some leaders of Islamic Emirate had met in the Pakistani city of Islamabad, showed their inclination towards peace and other such nonsense…….
We reject every aspect of this report. The assertions cited by ‘The Daily Beast’ are contrary to the policy and manifesto of the Islamic Emirate and similarly the talk about conflict between the leaders of Islamic Emirate in also propaganda and devilish scheme of the said newspaper which has no substance. We urge all media outlets to be cautious of such pure propaganda which has no reality to it and is the work of intelligence agencies.
We have designated spokesmen and a dedicated website for our activities from where anyone can contact us to attain access to information. Attributing false statements to the Islamic Emirate and associating unknown figures with us violates the basic principles of journalism. In our view these are vengeful attempts by certain identified persons who wish to spread their own personal agendas through these reports and we ask all independent media outlets to refrain from publishing these baseless reports. We would also like to point out that ‘The Daily Beast’ has on several occasions published such baseless reports to advance their agendas. They also regularly attribute their statements to ‘Zabiullah’ so as to portray it to be me, Zabihullah Mujahid, the spokesman of Islamic Emirate. The truth is that neither I have ever spoken with this media outlet nor has any other official within the Islamic Emirate ever corresponded with them.
The spokesman of Islamic Emirate
New statement from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan: “Regarding the Martyrdom of Mullā Ḥakīm Allah Meḥsūd”
With great sadness we have learned that yesterday the leader of Pakistani Taliban, Mullah Hakimullah Mehsud, was martyred as a result of a cowardly US drone attack, surely to Allah we belong and to Him is the return.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan condemns this barbaric and unlawful attack by America. We consider the martyrdom of Mullah Hakimullah to be a great loss and offer our heartfelt condolences to his family, relatives and friends. Muslims consider martyrdom a lofty objective and we all strive to achieve this status. If America believes that by martyring Mujahideen they will somehow create a void and reach their selfish aims then they are greatly mistaken.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan also calls upon the Government and the people of Pakistan to take all steps necessary in order to stop these barbaric and illegal American attacks so the innocent people of Afghanistan and Pakistan, suffering from these brutalities, can free themselves from the evil of America and determine their future destinies without outside interference.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
New statement from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Zabīhullah Mujāhid: “Remarks Regarding a Baseless Report in Pakistani Media”
Two days earlier, a television station in Pakistan (Aaj) and after that on Monday the 28th of October 2013, another Urdu language news agency in Karachi, Ummat, attributed a false report to the Islamic Emirate. The report stated that the head of Islamic Emirate’s Ulama (scholars) council, Mawlana Abdul Aziz, declared in a video interview that the Ulama (scholars) of Afghanistan consider martyrdom operations as unlawful and also remarked about various topics concerning Pakistan and India.
That the Islamic Emirate does not have or recognize a scholar with such duties named ‘Mawlana Abdul Aziz’ in its ranks therefore it considers the above assertions as baseless and urges all media outlets to refrain from publishing such groundless and fabricated reports in compliance with journalistic ethics because publishing such unfounded and concocted reports does not benefit and only causes damage to one’s own reputation.
The spokesman of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
New statement from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Mullā Muḥmmad ‘Umar: “Message Of Felicitation on the Occasion of ‘Īd al ‘Aḍḥā”
In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate.
Praise be to Allah, The Sustainer of the Worlds. Blessing and peace be on Mohammad, the Messenger of Allah, on his descendents, companions and those who like them and follow his guidance until the Day of Judgment.
Having said that, I would like to proceed:
I seek refuge in Allah from Satan, the Rejected One.
In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate.
“They seek to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah will complete His light, much as the disbelievers may dislike it.” (61:8) the Holy Quran.
Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest. There is no God except Allah. Allah is the greatest and Allah is the greatest. Praise be to Allah (swt).
(My) Believing Countrymen and all the Islamic Ummah!
Peace be on you and the Mercy of Allah and His blessing.
Before proceeding further, I would like to extend my (heart-felt) felicitation to you all on these auspicious days of the Eid-ul-odha. May Allah (SwT) accept in His Sight, the worships of all, in particular, the pilgrimage of the revered pilgrims, the sacrifices of the Mujahideen, the martyrdom of the martyrs, (the sufferings in) detention of the detainees and of the injured. I pray to Allah to give patience and reward to the families of the martyrs and, through His blessing, pave the way for release of the detainees and bestow fast recovery on the injured. May Allah favors (us) all with an Islamic system, prosperity and tranquility.
(My) Muslim Brothers:
We are celebrating these days of festivity of Eid-ul-Odha in a time that, at world’s level, the Islamic Ummah as well as our country are facing many problems. On the one hand, the invasions, machinations and brutal activities of the enemies are continuing against the Ummah, on the other hand, the diseases of internal frictions, aversions, dispersion, betrayal and entanglement in the cobwebs of the enemies have reached the very fabric of the body of the Ummah.
The auspicious and magnificent congregation of Hajj (pilgrimage) teaches (us) to throw away (the impression from) the misinformation of the enemies, any diabolical perceptions, baseless skepticism, tribal, lingual, geographical, ethnical, religious and other prejudices from our mind. Similarly, part ways with selfishness, pessimism and dissensions; show sympathy with each other under the very blessed motto of Islam and, by this way; solve all adversities and problems of the Ummah. Let’s hold fast to Islam and seek the path of a real rescue on the basis of the instructions of Islam.
(My) Valiant and Devoted Mujahideen of the Path of Truth.
The might of the enemy has begun melting as a result of the help of Allah (SwT), your selfless sacrifices and the strong support of the people. If God willing, the moments of victory is coming ever near with the passage of each day. Celebrate these moments by rendering thanks to Allah (swt) and service to your people. Thus we’ll become eligible for more Divine blessing. My advice to all Mujahideen is to stand up to the enemy firmer than before; deal them a crashing blow and woo people to your side on an unprecedented manner, so that, we will attain the lofty goal of liberation of the country and an all Afghans –inclusive Islamic system, consisting of qualified individuals—a system for which we have been waging the holy Jihad for years on.
On the eve of Eid-ul-Odha of this year, I would like to share with you afew points about the current adversities in the country as follows. The invaders illegitimately shed blood of tens of thousands of Afghans during the past twelve years; put tens of thousands of them behind the bar and bombed cities, religious seminaries and mosques. They frequently perpetrated blasphemy against the sacrosanct of the Muslims, particularly, desecrated the Holy Quran. Moreover, they plundered vital mines of our country; slapped an incompetent and powerless administration on our people with its high-ranking rulers being regularly involved in corruption, embezzlement, land-grabbing, narcotics trafficking and production, rummage sale of forests, mines and historical relics.
These crimes are part and parcel of a precisely worked-out program of the invaders, by which, they want to pave the way for continuous presence and tangle the Afghans in a state of dearth and need. As to the field of culture, media and rearing, they have also launched programs aimed at causing a spiritual collapse and notion aberrations of the people. Certain media outlets, with funding from the invaders, are focusing to impose the non-veil and all mingling culture of the West on the Afghan people under the name of rights for women and youth and would like to alienate them from their Islamic principles and national culture; to flare up tribal, geographical and lingual animosity among the people and erode their mutual unity. This is being done to make their presence here permanent and facile as well as the occupation.
The Kabul Administration and the invaders are not only bent on playing havoc with Afghanistan domestically, but are marginalizing the country at regional and global level by signing colonial agreements and thus procure reasons for continuation of the war. Therefore, the invaders and their allies should understand that the strategic agreement will accompany grave consequences for them. Though they may get these documents rubberstamped by a fake Loya Jirga but it will not be acceptable to the Afghans. Throughout the history, the real representatives and Loya Jirgas of the country have never signed documents of slavery. So those who would sign this (document), could not be called a representative Loya Jirga of the country. Their decisions are not acceptable. The invaders should know that their limited bases will never be accepted. The current armed Jihad will continue against them with more momentum.
In order to fulfill our religious, national and humane responsibility, and ensure the survival of Afghanistan; maintain security of the region and the world; in order to obtain independence , honor and political liberty for the people; in order to catapult the people from this dangerous conditions , ( it is necessary that) the Afghans join hands with each other and make concerted efforts to put an end to the invasion, to all adversities, aversions and the shameful situation and pave way for establishment of an independent Afghan Islamic system .
The Afghan people could not be enticed by the ( current) conspiracy of misleading people under the name of elections in the shade of the occupation in the country because, those figures are active in these elections who are catering only to personal interests and the interests of the invaders rather than the Islamic and national interests. Even some of them are trying to distort the very principles of the sacred religion of Islam in order to reach the corridor of power and to please the non-believers.
The people know that some foreign stooges are playing with their destiny. The votes of the people have no value in the elections nor will participation benefit. Therefore, the Islamic Emirate rejects these elections and urge the people to avoid participation in them because this is only a drama being played by the invaders to attain their goals.
As a principle, the Americans and their allies do not believe in elections. They commit themselves to the results of elections when their interests are ensured, but when they are not, then they do deprive (human) societies of their elected governments. There are many examples on hand. However, the fresh and living example is that of the Egyptian elections. Every one saw what they did with the elected government. Thousands of Egyptian Muslims who were seeking to get their legitimate rights through peaceful ways were martyred, injured or detained. This process has been continuing while the advocates of democracy are watching!
Recently, the invaders and their allies have been making efforts to show that defense of the sovereignty of the Islamic country– the Jihad and resistance against the invaders — is an illegitimate act. This is to distract the attention of the world and (our) people from the occupation of the land of the Afghans and label the struggle against the occupation as a domestic war. Thus they are trying to hide the broad day light with their fingers. The Kabul Administration wants to put forward futile justifications for the direct military and multi-faceted invasion of 49 countries by convening phony conferences attended by some hangers-on figures. But the incumbents of these conferences must understand that, if God willing, the moments of victory of the Afghan people– i.e. the defeat of the invaders and establishment of an independent Islamic system– has reached with the help of Allah (Swat). That is why their futile and vain efforts will be of no avail.
Praise be to Allah, the Afghan Mujahid people are now aware of the realities. They will not fall prey to your machinations. Therefore, we call on all those who support the invaders or have joined their ranks but not deliberately, to disband their support like thousands of your fellows have done so far. The vast embrace of the Islamic Emirate is always open to you. Is it not rationale to side with your people where your death and life will become a symbol of pride for all, instead of losing your life in the ranks of the non-believers where you will relinquish your faith and the worldly life?
We call on our Mujahideen to use the good office of the religious scholars, tribal elders and notables to exhort soldiers of the military and police and the Arabakis to join the ranks of the people by abandoning the ranks of the invaders and participate in the historical honor of attaining independence of the country and establishing an Islamic system.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan assures all Afghans that it strives for independence of the country and an all Afghans-inclusive Islamic system with a sovereign feature which will, as a fundamentals of its policy, cater to the prosperity of the people, the development and social justice and would dispense (government) posts to qualified people on merits; which will, meticulously, ensure rights of all people and maintain good relations with all countries of the region and the world, particularly, the neighbors in the light of mutual respect, Islamic principles and national interests; which will pay special attention to the infrastructure of the country, particularly, economy, industry and business. In short, a system which will work for spiritual and material uplift of the people and the country.
We have mandated the Political Office of the Islamic Emirate to maintain contacts with the world. If someone wherever, tend to open an office under the name of the Islamic Emirate, they will not represent the Islamic Emirate. Contact with none-representative individuals is a waste of time and would not benefit. Similarly, if someone rather than the official spokesmen of the Islamic Emirate and the responsible individuals of the Political Office, try to utter remarks about the policy of the Islamic Emirate or someone rather than the Political Office make contacts with the Opposition or any one expresses support for the elections under the name of the Islamic Emirate, they are not our representatives nor they have contact with us. These individuals turn to such acts only for self-reputation and material gains.
To end, I extend my heart-felt felicitation to all country men and the Islamic Ummah on the occasion of Eid-ul-Odha. I urge the wealthy brothers, not to forget (your) miserable and poor brothers, families of the martyrs and the detainees and the needy country men in your assistance and kind acts in this festivity and sacrifice of the Eid. Extend them a hand of cooperation as much as possible.
Mujahideen brothers should strengthen bond of nearness, good relations, kindness, love and service with their compassionate, honor-loving, Islam- loving and patriotic people. Strictly abide by the rules given to you.
Peace be on you all.
Mullah Mohammad Omar Mujahid
Servant of Islam
۱۴۳۴/۱۲/۸ هـ ق
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New statement from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan: “Regarding the UN Mandate to Extend the NATO Mission in Afghanistan”
Regretfully, the United Nations Security Council on Thursday extended the mandate of NATO mission in Afghanistan to continue the occupation of this country, spill the blood of Afghans, killings, vexing, bombardment, raids and savagery for another year. The Islamic Emirate reacts to the decision of the United Nations in the following points:
1.We strongly condemn the decision of the United Nations Security Council which extended the mandate of foreign NATO invaders to continue the occupation and killings in Afghanistan for one year.
- 2.Just as everyone of is aware that for the past 12 years, foreign invaders and especially NATO have been oppressing our countrymen, bombing their homes, unlawfully detaining, torturing and vexing people and have carried out various war crimes therefore the decision of the United Nations to extend the mission of the criminal NATO in Afghanistan for another year means that this organization will be directly responsible and involved in the future crimes of NATO and other foreigners due to them providing the approval.
- 3.We strongly reject the attitude which characterizes Afghanistan as a threat to the world. Afghanistan is not a threat and danger to anyone. Our history proves that problems have not been created for other nations from our soil but rather it is others who have aggressed against us from time to time and haveforced us into resisting in our own soil.
- 4.The foreign invaders which have aggressed against us under whatever cover and title have not been able to break the self-determination of our people nor have they achieved anything in the past twelve years hence the NATO invading forces will also not reach their selfish goals by extending their mission for another year. Without a doubt, the losses of NATO and other foreigners will only increase here and their troops shall continue to live under our unrelenting strikes.
- 5.We urge all free nations especially the Muslims of the world to condemn this step of the United Nations and to actively support the legal demands of the oppressed Afghans.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
New statement from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan: “Clarification Regarding Rumors About the Release of the Honorable Mullah Baradar Akhond”
A hot subject spread by media outlets in the recent past has been rumors regarding the release of the honorable Mullah Baradar Akhond (may Allah hasten his release) which say that he has been released from prison and is living with his family and some media outlets have gone as far as claiming that he is busy in political activities.
However and with great regret!! he is still spending days and nights locked up behind bars in worrisome health conditions which are deteriorating by the day. The Islamic Emirate and his family believe it to be his legitimate right to be freed under humanitarian and Islamic sympathy from his wrongful imprisonment and due to his deteriorating health condition and also calls for his immediate release. Since high ranking Pakistani officials have repeatedly made statements about his release despite him being in detention therefore we earnestly ask the Pakistani government and officials to give clarification and just as they have announced, he should be released and the subject cleared up.
Spokesman of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
New statement from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan: “Regarding the 13th Year of the American Invasion”
On 7th of October 2001, the detested President of America, George W. Bush, trampled on all human and Islamic standards, began the invasion of Afghanistan and declared an open Crusade.
Bush, who had completely lost his senses and could not fathom anything except savagery and depravity, demanded the entire world support this odious war by either sending their armies or by providing financial and logistical support. That is when 49 nations including NATO, without having a legitimate warrant while failing to reject Bush’s stubborn terrorism and accepting the sound reasoning of the oppressed Afghans, unfortunately sided with Bush and practically invaded our beloved homeland in the form of an anti-Islamic coalition.
America and its coalition armies violated all Islamic and human norms and began the systematic torture, detention and killing of every Afghan who stood firm on his Islamic fervor and Afghan pride.
The barbaric Americans tortured thousands of Afghans in the prisons of Guantanamo, Bagram, Kandahar as well as in the internal and foreign secret and open prisons, thousands of other defenseless Afghans were martyred, massive bombs were dropped on their mud built compounds and even banned as well as poisonous weapons were used throughout the country.
But no international humanitarian organization or self proclaimed defenders of Human Rights pointed a finger towards these American and NATO brutalities in a proper manner and neither did the Security Council ever call a meeting with the intention of condemning the actions of these ruthless American and NATO armies or placing a blame on them!!?
America used every war stratagem through their well-known Generals to win the war in Afghanistan and used 850 billion dollars on its war machine however Allah Almighty defeated and humiliated them despite all these war maneuvers. They failed to make any progress in the war front and according to their own tally; thousands of their soldiers have died in this war, most of which are American.
The Mujahideen not only aborted and scraped every war technique and tactic of America, NATO and their stooges but established their own writ in the vast swaths of Afghanistan, limited and confined the foreign and internal enemy to their bases and government buildings and forced the arrogant enemy to accept the existence and presence of the Islamic Emirate in the political field while openly declaring that they are quitting Afghanistan and want to bring the conflict in Afghanistan to an end through talks.
Bush’s abominable war and repulsive democracy!! proved that they entered Afghanistan with over a hundred thousand troops only to bridge a gap between the Afghans and their religious and national traditions, endanger national unity and the existence of a unified Afghanistan, afflict Afghans with the hardships of poverty and destitution and finally to turn Afghanistan into the oven of fire and gunpowder!!
If America had not implemented these anti-Afghan programs and projects, then let it show what major development projects it has completed except the building of a few kilometers of low quality asphalt roads, most of which are built with the help of other countries? What positive economic changes have they brought into the livelihood of ordinary Afghans not counting those of a few of their own stooges?
On the other hand for the first time in the history of Afghanistan, the current regime in Kabul won first place in corruption, fraud, insufficiency, embezzlement, terror and savagery the foundations of which are laid by America and which is also an important achievement of the American invasion and Bush’s repugnant war.
What is even more fascinating is that after 13 years, the stooge president of the Kabul regime is only now asking America to endeavor wholeheartedly in the redevelopment and economic improvement of Afghanistan and that only at the price of signing the Strategic Partnership Agreement!!
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan strongly condemns the attack and invasion of America, NATO and other tyrannical regimes on October the 7th and considers it a black day like that of the Russian aggression on the 6th of Jaddi . We are immensely thankful to Allah Almighty for the victory which is at hand of the Afghan Mujahid nation and also for the approaching days of the uprooting and abscondence of armies of Bush and its international Taghut from our beloved motherland. May the Merciful Lord Allah Almighty accept all the sacrifices of the Afghans as well as every sacrifice of the Mujahideen their martyrdom in His Supreme Court and may He bring an end to the hardships of the Afghans with the blessing of their blood so they can have glorious Islamic government and breathe serenely.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan