Friday, February 5, 2010

Afghan Taliban: The Impracticable Decision of the London Conference

Below is a statement from the Afghan Taliban, which refers to itself as the "Islamic Emirate [state] of Afghanistan" (as it did in the 1990s). The statement is run without edits. An example of Taliban artwork from my research archive has been added.

The statement concerns the recent London conference on Afghanistan.
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"Afghanistan: Hell of the Crusaders"
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The Impracticable Decision of the London Conference

February 4, 2010

The London Conference is the eighth conference on Afghanistan held since the flagrant invasion by the crusading invaders eight years ago. The conference was convened to find an effective way for reconstruction, stabilization and elimination of the current crisis.

At the outset, all such conferences are puffed up into larger-than-life portrait but, with the passage of time, they lose their luster and become target of hatred and resentment of the Afghan people. The reason that leads to failure of these conferences is the unrealistic approach usually adopted by participants of the conference towards solution of the Afghan problem and crisis. regardless of the ground realities in the country. This is because those, whose hands are stained with the blood of the Afghans and are involved in their torturing, take the initiative to convene the conferences. They are those who still want to sacrifice the Afghans for their colonialist interests.

The Americans and the British always have direct or indirect hands behind convening these conferences and they want to achieve targets, which they have not been able to achieve them at the battle find.

Americans and the British at the London conference were encouraging the participating countries to share the burden of the fiasco which is the result of their wrong policies in the country. They want to put the military expenditure on their shoulders. This year the conference was held under the name of stabilization of Afghanistan and reconstruction but the money accumulated at the end of the conference will be spent for military purposes or will end up pouring into the pockets of the venal officials of the Karzai corrupt administration.

The Afghans are witness to this hard fact that tens of billions of dollars, which were promised during the previous conferences on Afghanistan, were never spent for basic needs of Afghanistan, but were stashed away in foreign accounts maintained either by the donors or by the corrupt rulers of the Karzai Administration. The new phenomenon in the conference was the political bribe which they want now to give to the Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and, for this purpose, they have collected $ 500 million dollars.

The Americans, the British and other donors do not know that the Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate are fighters in the way of Allah (Swat). They willingly lay down their lives and sacrifice their wealth for the defense of their Muslim people and independence of the country. They are not ready to trade on their lofty goals.

We would like to declare to the conveners and donors of the London conference that the leadership and Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate are not like the mercenary rulers of the surrogate Kabul regime who are always ready to willingly bear the stigma of treason by selling their faith, Jihad and the country. The leadership and Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan have proved their decisive stance to all in the past eight years. During the past eight years, the Islamic Emirate has not shown any willingness to reach collusion with any party as regards the Jihad, the country and the people, national and Islamic interest. Now, it is not ready to have any illegitimate, valueless deal about the victory, which is near at hand.

If the Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate wanted to accumulate wealth or other mundane goals, they had more than what the London conference would give them and they still have more than the conference participants offer. But the invading Americans and all their invading allies should understand the objective of the Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate is more lofty and exalted than that the rulers of the White House could imagine its price.

These sacrificing Mujahideen believe that the obtainment of this lofty goal is only possible through laying down their lives.

Rather than turning to any mundane goals , they consider themselves committed to the command of this verse of the Holy Quran:

Allah has purchased of the Believers,

Their persons and their goods:

For theirs ( in return)

Is the Garden ( of Paradise):

They fight in His Cause,

And slay and are slain:

A promise binding on Him

In Truth, through the Torah,

The Gospel and the Quran:

And who is more faithful

To his Convenant than Allah?

Then rejoice in the bargain

Which you have concluded:

That is the achievement supreme. (S.9: 111) [Qur'anic verse]

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