Taliban "love" Pakistan
Taliban "love" Pakistan
Posted by Zeeshan Hyder | Filed Under National, Politics
Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Maulana Faqir Mohammad declared that the United States is "the biggest terrorist in the world," while Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar were "not enemies of Pakistan." These statements were made during a rally held by the TTP near Khar, the main town of the Bajaur tribal district bordering Afghanistan.
Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan was formed in mid-December as an umbrella group of various pro-Taliban outfits operating in the tribal areas and other parts of the NWFP. Baitullah Mehsud, a militant commander from South Waziristan, was elected the chief of the organisation.
Maulana Faqir Mohammad is a militant cleric and leader of the radical Tehrik-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammed (Movement for the Enforcement of Islamic Sharia). He has been closely linked to senior al Qaeda operatives, for which he is wanted by Pakistani and US authorities. He has made announcements on behalf of TTP in the past.
During the TTP rally, Mohammad launched a scathing attack on the United States, and linked the conflict in Pakistan's tribal areas to the Pakistan government's support for the US. "America is the biggest terrorist in the world and the current war in Pakistan had been imposed as a consequence of American policy," said Mohammad.
He blamed the Pakistani government for the ongoing violence. Mohammad stated "Mujahedeen (holy warriors) had the right to wage jihad against the rulers in the nook and corners of the country as a result of continued operations against them" said Mohammad. He also disavowed any intention of taking over the country, saying "We do not want to capture the government, but we want imposition of Islamic system in the country."
"Pakistan is our country. We love it. Osama bin Laden and Mulla Omar are also sincere to Pakistan and its people and don't want war with them" he said.
Aftab S. Alam on March 10th, 2008 10:55 pm
Listen, why don't you just leave us alone and get out of our country and take their love with them. We reject you, yes we reject you and your way of thinking, preaching, and bullying. Get out of our land, you have been daring us too long, get out while you can, get out before our patience with you and your brand of religion is overstretched and we as a nation the Pakistanis decide to obliterate you from the face of earth. Get out of our country and take your agenda and its sick propoents and propogators with you. Out, go to hell!
Yes go to hELL