New statement from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan's Zabīhullah Mujāhid: "Reaction Regarding the Desecration of the Holy Qu'rān in Guantánamo and the Strike by Inmates"

For a long period now, the invaders have been carrying out reprehensible activities, under a pre-drawn plan, aimed against the sanctities of Islam which unquestionably is very offensive and worrying for the Islamic world.

For twenty days now, inmates in the notorious Guantanamo prison which is operated and controlled by America, have been protesting the desecration of the Holy Quran carried out by American soldiers inside and to this day no organization has heard their voice.
The Islamic Emirate condemns this despicable act with the strongest of words and considers it a cowardly and shameful action of the defeated America. It likewise calls on the Islamic world, all Human Right organizations and every international aid/assistance group to investigate this act of America in the mentioned prison and work to prevent such activities and psychological torture taking place against defenseless detainees in this barbaric prison for the past eleven years. That the inmates are still carrying on with their strikes, which naturally means they have deprived themselves of food and other little comforts, therefore we call on the International Red Cross Committee and other Human Right groups, in accordance with their due obligation, to inform themselves of this prison and reach out to prisoners in dire conditions. Similarly, all the Ulema (Scholars), religious organizations and aid/assistance groups of the Islamic world must also categorically condemn this American transgression and take every necessary step needed for preventing repetition of such occurrences in the future.
The spokesman of Islamic Emirate
Zabihullah Mujahid
10/12/1391         28/02/2013