New statement from the Islamic Emirate: "Concerning The American Led Elections That Took Place"

NOTE: This message is from the Afghan Ṭālibān and unedited below.

Shawwal 09, 1431 A.H, Sunday, September 19, 2010
In the name of Allah, the most Gracious, the most Merciful
With the help of Almighty Allah and the Mujahid Afghan people, Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan were able to extinguish another plan of the enemy by disrupting the rigged and fraudulent American led election process on 27/06/1389 H.S. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan congratulates the Mujahid Afghan people and especially the Mujahideen for their success and in doing so would like to point to the following:
1. Majority of the brave and honorable people of Afghanistan affirmed in the positive to the request of Islamic Emirate and rejected the fraudulent American led election process by not participating in it and sent a clear message to the puppet regime that they rebuff the outcome also.
2. Throughout the country 162 districts never actually had any polling stations opened, 1260 polling stations closed before 11:00 am and another 480 polling stations came under Mujahideen attacks. Voting only took place in the city centers of Kabul, Mazar, Herat and a few other isolated places and the only people that voted were the officials of this puppet government. In light of these facts we can safely say that this election was not of the people but of the puppet government officials and hence is not legal.
3. The people of Afghanistan did not participate in these elections and by doing so proved to the invaders and their puppets their disapproval of this fake and rigged process. Therefore the invading forces should listen to the Afghan people, take a lesson from their failure and withdraw their forces completely from our beloved land so to put an end to the illegal occupation.
4. The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan calls to the world that the invaders and their puppets don’t have any control over vast regions of the country, neither can they carry out free and fair elections and therefore should voice their disapproval and rejection of these so called elections and to not recognize the members of parliament as the representatives of the people of this country.

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan