Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Afghanistan Taliban Condemns the Attack on the Peshawar School Run by the Pakistani Military


Remarks of Spokesman of Islamic Emirate regarding the incident at a Peshawar school

An attack has occurred on a school in the city of Peshawar in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan this morning at around 10:00 am local time. Information from the area suggests that so far some 200 people have been killed and wounded in the incident most of whom are said to be children.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan expresses its condolences over the incident and mourns with the families of killed children.

The intentional killing of innocent people, women and children goes against the principles of Islam and every Islamic government and movement must adhere to this fundamental essence.

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has always condemned the killing of children and innocent people at every juncture. Messages of condolences were also released a while back regarding the blasts at a playground in Yahya Khel district of Paktika province and a mosque in Nangarhar province and those acts were considered against the principles of Islam.

Spokesman of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Zabihullah Mujahid

24/02/1436 Hijri Lunar

25/09/1393 Hijri Solar                    16/12/2014 Gregorian
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تصريحات المتحدث باسم الإمارة الإسلامية حول الواقعة الحاصلة في مدرسة بمدينة بشاور
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تم إنشاءه بتاريخ الأربعاء, 17 كانون1/ديسمبر 2014 12:17
كتب بواسطة: ذبيح الله مجاهد

وقع في حوالي الساعة العاشرة من صباح اليوم هجوم على مدرسة في مدينة بشاور بإقليم خيبر بشتونخوا بباكستان، استناداً إلى المعلومات الأخيرة قتل وأصيب قرابة 200 شخص، يقال بأن أغلبهم أطفال.
إن إمارة أفغانستان الإسلامية تظهر حزنها على هذا الحادث، وتشارك الحزن والألم مع أسر الأطفال المقتولين في الحادث.

إن قتل أناس أبرياء و النساء والأطفال عمداً مخالف للأصول الإسلامية، ويجب أن تأخذ كل منظمة إسلامية أو حكومة إسلامية هذا الأصل في الحسبان.

إن إمارة أفغانستان الإسلامية دائماً شجبت واستنكرت في حينه قتل أناس أبرياء والأطفال، وقد أصدرت قبل مدة رسالة العزاء والأسى على إنفجار في ميدان لعبة الكرة الطائرة بمديرية يحيى خيل بولاية بكتيكا، وكذلك على انفجار في مسجد بولاية ننجرهار، واعتبرت تلك الأعمال مخالفة للمعايير الإسلامية.

ذبيح الله مجاهد/ المتحدث باسم الإمارة الإسلامية

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پاکستان کےپشاورشہرمیں اسکول پر ہونے والے حملے کےمتعلق ترجمان کا بیان
 
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منگل, 16 دسمبر 2014 23:33 کو آغاز ہوا 

منگل کےروز 2014-12-16 مقامی وقت کے مطابق دن دس بجے کے لگ بھگ پاکستان کے صوبہ خیبر پشتونخوا کے پشاور شہر میں ایک اسکول پر حملہ ہوا۔ تازہ ترین اطلاعات کے مطابق اب تک دو سو 200 افراد جان بحق اور زخمی ہوئيں، جن کے متعلق کہا جاتا ہے کہ اکثریت بچوں کی ہے۔

امارت اسلامیہ مذکورہ سانحہ پر شدید دکھ کا اظہار کرتی ہے اور جان بحق ہونے والے کی خاندانوں کی غم میں برابر کے شریک ہے۔

بے گناہ افراد، خواتین اور بچوں کا جان بوجھ کر قتل اسلامی اصول کے خلاف عمل ہے اور اس اصل کو ہر مسلمان تنظیم اور حکومت مدنظر رکھے۔

امارت اسلامیہ نے ہمیشہ موقع پر بے گناہ افراد اور بچوں کی ہلاکت کی مذمت کی ہے، کچھ عرصہ قبل صوبہ پکتیکا ضلع یحی خیل میں کھیل کے میدان اور صوبہ ننگرہار میں ایک مسجد میں دھماکوں کے متعلق امارت اسلامیہ نے دکھ بھرے  پیغامات صادر کی تھی اور ان اعمال کو اسلامی معیار کے خلاف عمل سمجھا تھا۔

ذبیح اللہ مجاہد ترجمان

امارت اسلامیہ افغانستان

24/صفرالمظفر 1436ھ
16/ دسمبر 2014 ء
 


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Islamic State Nasheed Video Montage (English Subtitles), "Battalions of My State"




NEW ARTICLE: The Life and Death of Al-Shabab Leader Ahmed Godane


















On the night of Monday, September 1, 2014, a U.S. airstrike targeted two vehicles near a wooded area of Sablale district in the Lower Shabelle region of Somalia, an area used by the Somali militant group al-Shabab to train its military forces. The strike killed Ahmed Godane, the elusive amir of al-Shabab, upon whom the United States had placed a $7 million bounty in June 2012. The U.S. government officially confirmed Godane’s death on September 5, 2014.

Godane’s death, significant in itself, comes at a particularly sensitive time for al-Shabab. The group is facing a renewed offensive, Operation Indian Ocean, by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and Somali federal government that aims to capture Baraawe, the last major port town that the insurgents still control. The internal dynamics within al-Shabab itself remain the subject of intense debate and speculation, although there is little hard, verifiable information about the current state within the group’s multiple leadership tiers, from the top level to the regional and district-level administrators and field commanders. The death of Godane, who only succeeded in consolidating his control of the group by killing or driving out his major critics and potential rivals last summer, has led to renewed predictions that al-Shabab will split into different factions bickering over power and control of the group’s remaining manpower, territories, and resources. Al-Shabab announced Godane’s immediate successor, Ahmad Umar, within a week of his death and a day after the Pentagon confirmed that al-Shabab’s leader had been killed. Known as Abu Ubayda, Umar reportedly played an instrumental leadership role in the purge of dissidents from the group in 2013.
This article examines Godane’s tenure as al-Shabab’s amir, paying particular attention to both the group’s period of expansion, followed by stalemate and beginnings of its decline, the strategic outmaneuvering of his critics and rivals, and the internal purge he and his loyalists enacted in 2013. It finds that Godane was a charismatic and multifaceted leader who demonstrated both organizational capabilities and media savvy, enabling him to oversee al-Shabab’s territorial and governing expansion between 2008 and 2010. His desire for sole power within al-Shabab, however, ultimately shattered the group’s internal cohesion and led a number of founding leaders and prominent members to break ranks and leave. The future of the group after his death will depend on the internal cohesiveness of the post-June 2013 version of al-Shabab.

READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE HERE.