“We did the [USS] Cole [bombing] and we wanted America to react. And if they react, they are going to invade Afghanistan and that’s what we wanted. We want them to come to our country, and we know then that they would have bases in Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan. They are going to attack Afghanistan from these countries. And then we will start Jihad against the Americans, exactly like the Soviets.”
[Abu Hafs al-Masri, Bin Laden’s closest deputy, revealing al-Qaeda’s true aims in Afghanistan to Ahmad Zaidan, the famous interviewer of Jihadis (November 2000)]
“Do not trust a deviant concerning your Deen. Do not seek his advice in your affairs. Do not sit with him since whoever sits with a deviant, Allah will cause him to become blind.” (Note: Far worse than ‘sitting’ is listening to the ‘deeni’ talks of deviants, regardless of the ‘benefits’ every single deviant has.)
[Fudhayl ibn Iyaadh (d. 187) re-iterating the IJMA’ (consensus) of the Salaf-us-Saliheen in having Baraa’ (disassociation) and adopting extreme caution towards deviated sects.]
THE FORGOTTEN BETRAYAL AND TREACHERY
The famous Salafi Jihadi and veteran of the Afghan Jihad, Abul Waleed al-Misri, wrote at length regarding the devious manner in which salafis took full advantage of the good-will and naivety of Mullah Omar to further their own agenda. Abul Waleed al-Masri laments in his, “The Story of the Arab Afghans.”:
“Afghanistan, the strongest fortress of Islam in history, was also lost because of a series of losses that reached a disastrous level because of the deeds of Bin Laden in Afghanistan. This disaster is worse than the calamity of the Arabs and Muslims in their wars with the Jews in 1948, which the Arabs call the “catastrophe” and the 1967 war, for which they invented the term “Setback”.”
In his book, “The Call for Global Resistance“, Abu Mus’ab al-Suri, another prominent Salafi Jihadi, wrote at length describing the destructive role played by the Salafis in Afghanistan whose hidden (Taqiyah) contempt, disregard, and disrespect for the Taliban and other non-Salafi mujahideen fighters knew no boundaries:
“One of the astonishing things I must mention in this context is a statement made by one of those extreme Salafi jihadis. He told me in one of our conversations that ‘jihad must be under the Salafi banner; its leadership, program and religious rulings must also be Salafi…If we should accept that non-Salafis participate with us in jihad, we only do so because we need them. However, they should not have any leadership role at all. We should lead them like a herd of cows to perform their duty of jihad.’ I couldn’t really understand how we are going to participate in jihad with our brethrens in religion and faith if we should deal with them as a herd of cows…!”
Second only to the Shiah Kuffaar, Salafis are masters of Taqiyah (deception and treachery). Their normally virulent attitude, hatred and even Takfeer of strict Hanafis, Maturidis, and Sufis, as were the Taliban, are suddenly suspended when it becomes expedient for them, especially when they are in need of asylum which no other country would provide. Their freedom from the shackles of rigid Taqleed to one of the Four immutable Madh-habs allows them to fluidly and smoothly change their ‘Deen’ like a chameleon.
In other places, Abu Mus’ab al-Suri laments about the Salafis’ and their most famous leader’s blatant disregard for the explicit orders and wishes of “Ameerul Mu’mineen”:
“The strangest thing I heard is Abu Abdullah (bin Laden) saying he would not listen to Ameer-ul-Mu’mineen (Mullah Omar) after he told him to stop giving interviews. I think our brother (bin Laden) has caught the disease of [television] screens, flashes, fans and applause.”
In a public recorded statement, Dr Fadl, one of al-Qaeda’s intellectual figureheads and founders, pointed the blame directly at his colleagues, for the deaths of millions of Muslim lives:
“Every drop of blood that was shed or is being shed in Afghanistan and Iraq is the responsibility of bin Laden and Zawahiri and their followers…Ramming America has become the shortest road to fame and leadership among the Arabs and Muslims. But what good is it if you destroy one of your enemy’s buildings, and he destroys one of your countries? What good is it if you kill one of his people, and he kills a thousand of yours? That, in short, is my evaluation of 9/11.”
In reality, the mastermind and true orchestrator of the 9/11 attacks was the CIA – the US secret services. However, the long-standing practice of the CIA, when executing a false flag operation, is to use an elaborate chain of proxies to lure and entrap into their preplanned attack some “Jihadi”, known in their technical jargon as a “patsy” (i.e. useful idiot), who would be easily convinced that he is the orchestrator or who would even be willing to sacrifice his life unwittingly for the cause of his enemies. Bin Laden and others of his ilk were the ideal candidates to become the scapegoats for such an attack, and thus the ideal pretext for an invasion of Afghanistan and the “War on Terror”. The fatal error of such patsies is to fall for the bait dangled luringly. While USA-created proxies and agent provocateurs would regularly consult with and “take orders” from such patsies, the true orchestrator and mastermind would remain the CIA.
MULLAH OMAR – A TRUE JIHADI
The following accounts from sources which have no reason to favour Mullah Omar expose the falsity of the widely-spread slander that he was a terrorist, and demonstrates that Mullah Omar, and the Taliban under his rule, bore not the slightest resemblance to the Western imperialist mass-murderers who have thus far been responsible for the murder of millions of innocent lives throughout the world, and nor did their Jihaad bear any resemblance to that of the Salafi-influenced deviates who had legalized and adopted for themselves the very same murderous tactics of the Terrorist States, thus tarnishing the pure name of Jihad:
“MILD-MANNERED, GENTLE, AND CONSIDERATE, YET WHEN IT COMES TO FIGHTING, THE MOST FEARSOME WARRIORS IN THE WORLD.”
British journalist, Yvonne Ridley, states regarding her imprisonment by the Taliban for undercover reporting, at a time when the UK and USA had begun their genocidal carpet bombing of Afghanistan and western reporters were amongst the worst slanderers and enemies of the Taliban:
“They are mild-mannered, gentle and considerate yet when it comes to fighting they are among the most fearsome warriors in the world. I wish everyone knew how I am being treated because then I could perhaps relax. I bet people think I’m being tortured , beaten and sexually abused. Instead I am being treated with kindness and respect. It is unbelievable…[After being extremely abusive to senior Taliban] I was very puzzled and mentally exhausted. It seemed as though I could be as rude and abusive as I wanted but I couldn’t get a reaction from them other than a smile and the usual bollocks about being their guest. ….These people are amazing. No grudges, no signs of hostility, yet, only hours earlier, Britain and America had bombed the hell out of them.” [In the Hands of the Taliban]
“I THANK GOD I FELL INTO THE HANDS OF THE WORLD’S MOST BRUTAL REGIME”
Yvonne Ridley contrasts her treatment at the hands of the Taliban to those who had unfortunately fell into the hands of the Americans:
“Now you would think that the most brutal regime in the World couldn’t care less if one of their prisoners had gone on hunger strike, but these men were very, very upset. Despite my protest, saying that I am not eating, every morning and noon and evening they would bring me food. They would spread a cloth on the floor (beautiful carpeted floor by the way) and they would put some bread, stew and rice. They would bring a jug of water and a bowl and they would wash my hands. Then they would tell me in broken English, “you are our sister, our guest and we want you to be happy.” And I thought what kind of evil brutal regime is this. Don’t they understand the job description. And I am thinking this is just a trick to soften me up and then the really bad guys would come in with the electrodes.
In fact, isn’t it strange that everything I thought would have happened to me under this so-called savage primitive regime, happened to prisoners in Abu Guraib, Guantanamo Bay and other US holding facilities. This always prompts me to say that thanks God I was captured by the most evil, brutal regime in the World and not by the Americans…
Nobody put me in an orange jump suit, shaved, shackled or abused me or raped me or sodomized me or videoed me for the gratification or pleasure of others later on. As you can see from what I am sharing, my experience was completely different from those, who fell into the hands of the Americans..”
BRUTAL PUNISHMENT FOR SPITTING AT A SENIOR TALIBAN OFFICER
After having spat at a senior Taliban officer, Yvonne Ridley describes the punishment the Taliban meted out to her:
“It is interesting, this is how the most evil, brutal regime in the World punished me. They allowed my cell mates to call home, which was fantastic for them since they had not talked to their families for 2 months, but did not allow me. One of the German girls went to him and made a special plea and said, “Yvonne needs to talk to her daughter, so please let her call home.” And he said, “No, she is a horrible woman and she has to be punished.”
“I FEEL SORRY THAT MANY OF THE TALIBAN ARE DYING”
Diana Thomas, one of the Christian evangelists who had knowingly broken the law and had been imprisoned by the Taliban, expressed grief when the unjust genocide of tens of thousands of Taliban commenced:
“I feel sorry that many of the Taliban are dying. The Taliban treated us very nicely.”
Her colleagues expressed similar sentiments. Dayna Curry who was also from the group of Christians stated that they were treated like sisters by the Taliban who, like true orthodox Muslim men, would lay down their lives for the honour and protection of their women-folk:
“A few Taliban soldiers said that they would not let any harm come to us and would lay down their lives before harm could touch their sisters,”
SUSPENDING TRIAL AND RELEASING SUSPECTS DUE TO POSSIBLE BIAS IN JUDGEMENT
After the United States and its coalition of terrorist ‘superpowers’ had begun the genocidal carpet-bombing of Afghanistan, due to the Taliban’s moral stand and refusal to unjustly extradite one person without evidence, the Taliban postponed the trial of eight foreign workers from the West, despite the Taliban possessing ample evidence demonstrating that the foreign workers had intentionally broken the law while under the guise of ‘aid work’ (once back home, the ‘aid’ workers later admitted to their guilt). The workers were treated like guests and were never used as bargaining chips. Associated Press reports:
“Taliban Supreme Court judges have indefinitely postponed the trial of eight foreign aid workers, fearing their anger over the U.S. airstrikes would prevent them from making a fair ruling.
Justice Maulvi Mir Habibullah said members of the Supreme Court were concerned that the U.S air assault on Afghanistan would taint their judgment:
“The bombardment and the court case are two separate things. We do not want one to involve the other. What is happening between America and the Taliban has nothing to do with the court case against the detainees. We will not allow the two to be linked. The judges who are deciding this case could become angry and make a decision that is not good, not based on Shariat (Islamic law), but make a decision because they are angry. God says that is wrong; that you cannot take revenge and that you must be in a relaxed state of mind to make important decisions.”
President Bush ordered the air attacks after the Taliban refused to hand over Osama bin Laden and his lieutenants in connection with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that killed at least 4,500 people in the United States.
As Habibullah spoke, the thud of anti-aircraft fire could be heard along with the roar of U.S. jets apparently heading toward the front line, barely 15 miles north of Kabul.
Habibullah said the aid workers were being well cared for. He said the Supreme Court issued orders to the guards at the detention center in the heart of Kabul to treat the aid workers kindly.
“We have told them that they are human beings and should be treated with goodness. They are separate from this new war we are facing. They should not be blamed for it.”
Mercer’s father, John, said the Taliban has assured him the U.S. campaign would not influence the ruling on the aid workers.
For a further glimpse into the evil and malicious propaganda machine that duped the gullible masses of the world into believing that the Taliban are terrorists, see the following article which contains excerpts from an upcoming book by an honest Jewish man who refutes thoroughly, with hundreds of pages of documentary evidence, all the slanders directed at the Taliban by the world’s media machine: http://reliablefatwas.com/taliban-vs-isis/
MULLAH OMAR AND 9-11
In a publically broadcast radio interview, Mullah Omar refers to the 9-11 attacks as an ‘evil’ that was created by the US themselves:
“America has created the evil that is attacking it. The evil will not disappear even if I die and Osama dies and others die. This is US policy. The US should step back and review its policy. It should stop trying to impose its empire on the rest of the world, especially on inIslamic countries…The Muslims understand that. They also know they can’t do anything about it. So they kill themselves in suicide attacks. They no longer want life on this earth. ..Everyone is afraid of America and wants to please it. Butlet me tell you something. Americans will not be able to prevent such acts like as the one that has just occurred because America has taken Islam hostage. America has done that in the Islamic world and especially in the Arab countries. If you look at Islamic countries, the people are in despair.” [Transcribed and Published by the Guardian and others]
In another interview, Mullah Mutawakkil recalled Mullah Omar’s reaction upon hearing the news of 9-11, which highlights the crucial difference between the Jihad ideology of the Taliban and that of the Salafi deviates such as al-Qaeda:
“At the time when that story [9–11] happened, I was in Kabul. I contacted Mullah Mohammad Omar in Kandahar immediately asking what should we do. He told me, ‘condemn it. Condemn this action as harshly and strongly as you can.’ And I think the Taliban government was one of the first governments who condemned this action, and besides condemning it they also denied their involvement and they said that the killing of innocents wherever they are is not allowed (haram). Al-Qaeda at that time never said ‘we did it.’ If they did say something, then they said something like ‘whoever did that thing, we think it’s a good thing.’ They appreciated it. That’s a big difference, that one side [the Taliban] condemned it, but the other side, al-Qaeda, appreciated it.”
In Islamabad, Mullah Zaeef received similar instructions, and dispatched a copy of the press release to the US Embassy:
“Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim. We strongly condemn the events that happened in the United States at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon We share the grief of all those who have lost their nearest and dearest in these incidents. All those responsible must be brought to justice. We want them to be brought to justice, and we want America to be patient and careful in their actions.”
In another public statement, Mullah Abdul Hai condemned the act as ‘terrorism’ while stating the self-evident fact that bin Laden did not possess the power himself to carry out such an attack:
“What happened in the United States was not a job of ordinary people. It could have been the work of governments. Osama bin Laden cannot do this work, neither us…We are not supporting terrorism. Osama does not have the capability. We condemn this…This could have been the act of either internal enemies of the United States or its major rivals. Osama cannot do this work.”
If Bin Laden had any involvement in the 9-11 attacks, then it would have been merely as an easy scape-goat, unwittingly part of an elaborate plan orchestrated by the United States themselves. As exposed by numerous ex-CIA whistle-blowers in recent years, the United States have become experts over the past few decades in covering their tracks through the use of chains (sanads) of foreign proxies (intermediaries) at the end of which are usually gullible ‘Jihadis’ whom they term as “patsies” or “useful idiots”, who are ever-willing to jump blindly into any cesspool of war specially planned, prepared and set up by the US to serve their imperialist agenda.
Although more than sufficient incriminating evidence of US involvement in 9-11 have already been unearthed by hundreds of non-muslim experts, it maybe decades before the full operational details are exposed – just as details of other historical operations have been released many decades too late to matter anymore, such as Operation Northwoods from the 1960s which contained detailed plans explicitly approving the blowing up of American civilians (including hundreds of college students) for the purpose of garnering governmental and public approval to invade a particular country (Cuba) who would then have been made the scape-goat for the acts of terrorism. The plan was approved at all senior levels of the military and CIA, only to be vetoed by the then President, Kennedy, who was conveniently assassinated very shortly afterwards.
Amir Khan Muttaqi, the Taliban’s chief spokesman, said in an interview at the time:
“We do not want to fight. We will negotiate. But talk to us like a sovereign country. We are not a province of the United States, to be issued orders to. We have asked for proof of Osama’s involvement, but they have refused. Why?’”
Mullah Zaeef, one of the original founders of the Taliban, clarified that the Taliban never refused to hand over bin Laden:
“The Taliban regime has not ‘refused to hand over bin Laden’…the Taliban refused to to ‘hand over Osama bin Laden WITHOUT EVIDENCE'”
In a recent statement, Mullah Zaeef states that he has no regrets in refusing to give up Osama bin Laden, despite his present belief that Bin Laden was involved in some capacity:
“No, I have no regrets; we were defending the dignity of Islam and the rights of Afghanistan. We condemned the attacks in the United States. We said that there should be an investigation to find the culprits. But handing over Osama without proof to the United States was not a rational thing to do. Islam is the religion of rationality and justice…
Following the September events, the Commander of the Faithful, Mullah Omar, met with Bin Laden in the presence of a large number of Taliban leaders and Al-Qaeda members, and asked him if they were behind the attacks on the twin towers and the Pentagon.
Osama denied the allegations but I now believe that Bin Laden planned the attacks without informing the Commander of the Faithful and then lied to him by denying his involvement in the attacks after they took place,”
Mullah Omar’s attitude towards al-Qaeda’s activities abroad is portrayed vividly by the following detailed eye-witness account of Bin Laden’s son, Omar bin Laden, in which Mullah Omar severely reprimands and humiliates Bin Laden after the 1998 Kenyan bombings:
“While Mullah Omar was not the sort of man to allow outside intervention in his business, the American attack upon Afghanistan had caught his full attention. I was loitering in my father’s Kandahar compound office one day when he received word that Mullah Omar was coming to visit later in the day. We had only a few hours to prepare. Anxious to make a good impression, my father bombarded his men with instructions to prepare a feast and set up one of the largest and nicest garden areas for the meeting area. My father dressed in his formal Saudi robes to wait. This was an important occasion, the first time that Mullah Omar had left his home to pay my father a visit.
Picking up on the apprehension of men like Abu Hafs and Zawahiri, who were usually cool and calm, my brothers and I waited nervously with our father. Soon my father’s lookouts informed us that a caravan of twelve black Land Cruisers with tinted windows was coming our way. No one spoke as the cruisers pulled into the compound. When the caravan stopped, the doors opened and heavily armed Taliban soldiers stepped out.
Notoriously secretive, Mullah Omar had few known photographs of him taken, so my brothers and I had no idea what he looked like. But when he stepped from the vehicle, all identified him instantly from the aura of power and invincibility that set him apart from his followers. I found myself looking at a man taller and slimmer than my own father, which was a big surprise. I had never met anyone who was taller than my father.
As we had heard, he bore facial injuries from fighting the Russians. There was a depression of his right eye socket and other scars disfiguring his right cheek and forehead. In a violent country like Afghanistan, such wounds were a man’s badge of honor. Despite his mutilation, Mullah Omar looked youthful. The knowledge that he had lost his right eye brought thoughts of my own father, whose right eye, although intact, was basically useless, other than to maintain an attractive appearance. I felt certain that the two men had never discussed their common affliction.
I was surprised that when my father walked towards Mullah Omar, the Taliban leader rudely walked away, not giving my father a chance to greet him in the usual Islamic manner by saying Salam Alaikum, followed by a handshake and the customary kisses on the cheek and embraces. Such greetings are a sign of great respect in my culture.
My brothers and I followed the crowd of men, for as the sons of Osama bin Laden, we had the right. Much to everyone’s surprise, Mullah Omar called out for a western-style chair to be found for him to sit on. A chair left behind by the Russians was found in one of the houses. That is where Mullah Omar sat, indicating that although he would sit high in that chair, everyone else should sit on the ground, including my father.
Additionally, Mullah Omar had the chair placed at the opposite side of the garden, ordering his men to sit between him and my father. My father calmly settled himself on a Persian carpet that had been placed on the ground, sitting cross-legged in the Arab style. This is not a good sign, I thought to myself.
The display was surreal, with Mullah Omar perched high on his chair, while my father was a good distance away, sitting low on the ground. The rebuke could not be missed. Mullah Omar was letting my father know that he was nothing to him. His actions also indicated that he was furious.
The insults continued when Mullah Omar failed to address my father directly, instead speaking in the language of his Pashtun tribe, Pashto, using his personal translator to interpret his message into Arabic. My father spoke Pashto fluently, so I did not understand the reason for the disengagement during such an important conversation.
Despite the social snubs, my father sat quietly, respectful and patient, waiting to hear what Mullah Omar had to say. It was a strain to listen to the translated conversation because both men spoke in low voices, Mullah Omar’s voice even softer than my father’s. The similarities between them struck me more and more.
Mullah Omar did not waste words or time, but launched into explaining why he had come out of his habitual seclusion. The Taliban leader was displeased at my father’s militant activities. Concerned only with the internal affairs of Afghanistan, Mullah Omar had no desire to attract interference from the outside world. Already there were rumblings from human rights organizations about the treatment of women under the Taliban.
“The political situation is heated,” Mullah Omar concluded. “It is best if you and your men leave Afghanistan.”
My father’s face remained impassive, even though I knew the last thing he wanted was to be expelled from his sanctuary. He was very slow to respond, choosing his words carefully, then speaking softly at last.
“Sheik, I have spent many years of my life in Afghanistan, from the time I was a young man, fighting for your people. Never once did I forget this country, returning to build a village, even moving my wives, children, and close friends here. Now we are a large group numbering many hundreds of people. How can I move such a large group of people easily? Where would I move them to?”
Mullah Omar repeated, “The time has come for you and your fighters to leave Afghanistan.”
My father paused, and after careful consideration, softly said, “The Sudanese government allowed me to live there for five years. Would you offer me the same courtesy? Will you allow me to remain in Afghanistan for another year and a half?”
Mullah Omar remained quiet for a very long time, his face thoughtful. When he finally answered, he spoke at great length. I cannot remember his exact words, but he carefully detailed the pros and cons of my father’s continued presence in Afghanistan.
Just as instinct whispered to us that Mullah Omar’s next words would be for my father to leave, my father ever so lightly touched a Muslim nerve, saying, “Sheik, if you give in to the pressure of infidel governments, your decision will be against Islam.”
Mullah Omar, who was known for his total devotion to Islam, gave a little twitch. He would be hesitant to go against Islamic teachings. He paused.
In that moment Mullah Omar chose his religion above all, above the good of his country and the well-being of the world.
He nodded. “Sheik Osama, I will fulfill your request. I will give you the same courtesy as the Sudanese government did. You have my invitation for another year and a half. During that year and a half, make arrangements for your move. Find another country for your family.”
My father was saved once again, because he had outwitted Mullah Omar. Once he realized that the mullah was going to expel him despite his loyalty to the Taliban, my father had ever so carefully chosen the perfect words to change his mind, at least temporarily. No good Muslim would ever bend to the infidel’s will over the good of a Muslim, even if the infidel was in the right and the Muslim was in the wrong.
My father was a brilliant man in many ways. Few onlookers realized exactly what had transpired, knowing only that all was well. A celebratory mood spread through the crowd of men.
When my father called for the food to be displayed, many men began bringing whole sheep on platters, with rice and vegetables. Although our food supplies were low, somehow my father and his men had managed to put on a huge feast. As is our Arab way, my father ordered the servers to present the choicest pieces to the Taliban leader.
But we were in for a final shock. Mullah Omar stung my father with a parting insult, brusquely declaring that he was not hungry. With that, the leader of the Taliban marched away, without speaking a word of farewell to my father. The large number of men with their big guns jumped into their assigned vehicles. Mullah Omar’s caravan quickly left.
Many of my father’s men exchanged baffled glances, for such an insult could bring about a tribal war in our culture. Yet there was nothing to do but to accept his disrespectful behavior. Mullah Omar was the most powerful man in all of Afghanistan. He controlled most of Afghanistan, and his men, the harsh Taliban soldiers, brought fear into nearly every heart. Despite the strength of my father’s al-Qaeda organization, he could not afford to get into a battle with the Taliban. He would lose, and he knew it…
Although humbled by the day’s events, my father was relieved that he had some time to work out the details of his future. When he had been expelled from Sudan, he had only a few months to organize. Now he had over a year to make his plans. Anything could happen in a year. Refusing to eat, he retired to meet with his top lieutenants.
I admit to a feeling of pride that my father had saved the day yet again.”
Omar bin Laden’s description of his father’s immediate attitude and reaction to Mullah Omar’s stern rebuke and instructions, sums up his complete disregard and utter lack of respect for Mullah Omar and the Taliban:
“Surely, after such a close call, he (Bin Laden) would become more cautious. But that was not the case. Following the ominous meeting with Mullah Omar, my father increased his activities…”
[Growing up Bin Laden]
THE DECEPTION OF THE BAYAH TO MULLAH OMAR
In a detailed account entitled, “The ٍٍٍStory of the Bayah with Ameer-ul-Mu’mineen.”, Abul Waleed al-Masri describes how Bin Laden played around with the idea of giving Bayah, and eventually persuaded Abul Waleed to give bayah on his behalf to Mullah Omar, merely for political motives, for deception, and in order to buy more time.
Abul Waleed writes that since relations between Mullah Omar and Bin Ladin were worsening by the day, due to the Bin Laden’s extra-curricular activities, and due to him continuing to “disobey commands in a free-wheeling manner,”, Abul Waleed suggested to Bin Laden and the al-Qaedah leadership that Bin Laden should give Bayah to Mullah Omar. They scoffed at the thought of any Arab giving Bayah to an Afghan. However, upon repeated insistence by Abul Waleed al-Masri, they said that they will ponder over it. However, much time had passed before Abul Waleed realised that:
“It was only when it was too late that I realized the real reasons for their procrastination; the whole time they simply wanted to keep the Taliban from interfering in their freedom to carry out foreign operations.”
During a visit, a few months later, Bin Laden walked Abul Waleed to the door and took him aside:
“[Bin Laden] said in a low voice that he had agreed to give bayah to Ameer-ul-Mu’mineen and asked me to arrange an appointment for this purpose…I told him that I would not accompany him, as his meeting with the Ameer would have a greater impact if they were alone and would thus go further toward removing the awkwardness and tensions between the two men. He acquiesced, though he said he’d prefer it if I attend the meeting with him. I told him that I would return the next day to learn the details of this historic event.”
However, Bin Laden failed to turn up to the arranged meeting. After a few more protracted delays, presumably in order to buy more time, Bin Laden told Abul Waleed that he wanted him to give the bayah on Bin Laden’s behalf. Abul Waleed stressed that he felt it was important for Bin Laden to perform the oath himself to clear the air with Mullah Omar, but upon Bin Laden’s insistence Abul Waleed ultimately agreed. He writes:
“I was very embarrassed while setting the new appointment to make the bayah on behalf of Abu Abdullah. I performed the bayah on Abu Abdullah’s behalf and then rushed out, as if a great weight had just been lifted off of me, or as if I feared that Mullah Omar would draw back and refuse to accept this proxy pledge of allegiance…”
Abul Waleed speaks frankly about the devious, ulterior political motive behind Bin Laden’s insistence on Abul Waleed giving Bayah on his behalf:
“Later, when it was already too late, I asked myself why Abu Abdullah insisted on having me perform the bayah to Mullah Omar on his behalf. Why not do it directly? I think he did it this way in order to leave himself plenty of room for manoeuvre, in the event that he be pressed on whether or not he indeed pledged allegiance to Ameer-ul-Mu’mineen. If circumstances require him to deny it, he can honestly say that he did not, as he did not swear allegiance personally. And if circumstances require him to confirm the bayah, he can say he did, and this will likewise be the truth, as the bayah was made—if only on his behalf.”
In concluding his account, Abul Waleed observes that Bin Laden continued to flagrantly disobey Mullah Omar:
“Abu Abdullah (i.e. bin laden) continued to disobey the basic instructions of Ameer-ul-Mu’mineen, which could be summarized under two headings. First was to halt all interviews, for either print or television media. Second was the prohibition on any military strike against the United States, as Pakistan had threatened to intervene directly against the Taliban in the event of such a strike. The Taliban could not bear up under such an intervention so long as it remained unable to control the remaining territory held by the northern resistance.”
Abul Waleed describes the bayah of Bin Laden as an act of outright deception designed to buy time and allay Mullah Omar’s fears that he might still be flagrantly disobeying all of Mullah Omar’s instructions and wishes:
“… it appears that Abu Abdullah was already at an advanced stage of preparation for the attack of September 2001, about which no one knew any details save for three individuals, one of which was Abu Abdullah himself…Nobody outside the first or second inner circle had any idea of what was going on. Of course, Mullah Omar topped the list of those kept in the dark, though it was on his head that all of the catastrophic consequences of that strike would fall, as his regime collapsed along with the Twin Towers of New York. Naturally, I was also on that list of the un-informed. Had I known, I would never have pushed with all my strength to bring about the bayah of Abu Abdullah to Mullah Omar, since it turned out to have been an outright deception of Ameer ul-Mu’mineen, diverting his attention from a dangerous act, plotted behind his back, that undermined his fundamental prerogatives as ruler of the country and threatened the lives and fates of all Afghans.”
Even other prominent Salafi Jihadis publically expressed their condemnation of Bin Ladin’s flagrant deception, disobedience, and recklessness. Al-Libi Noman Benotman, leader of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, and former associate of Bin Laden repeatedly condemned Bin Laden over his reckless actions in defiance of the Taliban who had graciously granted him sanctuary.
Referring to 9/11, Al-Libi issued the following pubic statement aimed at Bin Laden:
“Your actions have harmed millions of innocent Muslims and non-Muslims alike. How is this Islam or jihad? For how much longer will Al-Qaeda continue to bring shame on Islam?”
Al-Libi reminded Bin Laden that Mullah Omar had on numerous occasions asked him“to stop provoking and inviting American attacks on his country.”
Shaykh Abu Hafs al-Mauritani (Mafouz Ould al-Walid), a senior Salafi Jihadi also stated in a public statement that by defying Mullah Omar’s repeated requests, Bin Laden, “was making a mockery of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.”
Even Abu Muhammad Al-Zayyat, the head of Al-Qaeda’s military committee during the Taliban rule, had vehemently objected to Bin Laden’s antics proclaiming them to be “illegitimate without Mullah Omar’s permission.”
UNPALATABLE LESSONS WILL SIMPLY GO UNLEARNT
It appears that lessons will simply go unlearnt regarding the treacherous manner in which Mullah Omar and the Taliban were betrayed and misused so flagrantly by those whom they had so graciously granted protection and asylum.
It is no surprise that the Salaf-us-Saliheen were so harsh and strict with regards to taking extreme precaution towards deviated sects, treating the dangers of deviated sects to be worse than even that of the Kuffaar enemies of Islam.
However, as with most other aspects of the Deen which have become unpalatable and Ghareeb (lone, strange, forlorn), exactly as predicted by Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam), extremely few today are willing adopt the Shariah ruling and attitude towards deviated sects, since it threatens each person’s Nafsaani (labelled Nifaaq by the Salaf) inclination to a pet deviant or deviation.
“The harm [of deviants] is greater than the harm of the [kuffaar] enemies who wage war (on the Muslims). For if those people conquer (the Muslim lands), they do not corrupt the hearts (of the people) and the religion that lies within them, except afterwards. However, those people (of deviated sects) corrupt the hearts from the very beginning.”
[Ibn Taymiyyah, Majmoo’ Al-Fataawaa – A correct statement in conformity with the Salaf-us-Saaliheen]