TRUE MUJAHIDEEN ARE DIFFERENT TO “MUJAHIDEEN” OF DEVIANT SECTS
The question in the title is best answered by the enemy himself. The tributes paid by Western sources, albeit grudgingly, to the Talibaan Mujahideen, is conclusive evidence to testify that the Afghan Talibaan (not the pakistani salafi-influenced fake taliban) constitute the world’s best and most feared fighting force.
While the excerpts below will reveal only a glimpse into the character of the Taliban, future articles will thoroughly debunk the world-wide mass-media lies propagated about them, and prove that the Taliban were, and still are on the whole, orthodox Muslims of Ahlus Sunnah wa’l Jama’ah, whose Jihaad is characterised by nobility, honour, and integrity, in stark contrast to the so-called ‘jihad’ of the multitude of salafi, modernist, and nationalist sects out there whose murderous and barbaric atrocities have served to tarnish and desecrate the pure name of Jihad, and which can only result in the Wrath of Allah (azza wa jal) and the withdrawal of any Nusrat (Divine assistance) on the battlefield.
After Allah (azza wa jal) caused the humiliating and abject defeat and collapse of Russia, and of the current era’s major ‘superpowers’ with their coalition of 50 countries, at the hands of the Mullahs of Afghanistan, many honest western reporters, commentators, and military experts have been impartial enough to concede a reality that is bitter to the palates of most westerners and modernist ‘Muslims’ hovering on the brink of kufr. It is further proof that those who are the closest to the orthodox, untainted teachings of Islam, are the most deserving recipients of Allah’s (azza wa jal) Nusrat (Divine Help).
While numerous deviant sects whom the Talibaan may have formed alliances with, including salafis, ‘mamatis’, pseudo-sufis etc. have desperately attempted to claim the Talibaan as their own – it is open Tawatur (mass-transmitted by so many reliable sources that make it definitive) knowledge that the Talibaan have been from its very inception, and still are to a great extent, orthodox Deobandis.
What follows is a small sample of unbiased reports, conceding to the reality that the True Orthodox Muslims are the World’s Most Feared Fighting Force, and that the coalition of ‘superpowers’, who now desperately wish to sit for talks, have indeed been defeated by those whom they had derisively branded as a ‘rag-tag band of mountain bandits’:
“Taliban: The True Story of the World’s
Most Feared Fighting Force”
“Taliban: The True Story of the World’s Most Feared Fighting Force” is a book authored by British journalist, James Fergusson. It describes the miraculous rise to ascendancy of a relatively ill-equipped group of religious students. The synopsis of the book is as follows:
“Fifteen years ago, southern Afghanistan was in even greater chaos than it is now. The Russians, who had occupied the country throughout the 1980s, were long gone. The disparate ethnic and religious leaders who had united to eject the invaders – the famous mujaheddin – were at each others’ throats. For the rural poor of Kandahar province, life was almost impossible.
On 12 October 1994 a small group of religious students decided to take matters into their own hands. Led by an illiterate village mullah with one eye, some 200 of them surrounded and took Spin Boldak, a trucking stop on the border with Pakistan. From this short and unremarkable border skirmish, a legend was born. The students’ numbers swelled as news of their triumph spread. The Taliban, as they now called themselves – talibanis the plural of talib, literally ‘one who seeks knowledge’ – had a simple mission statement: the disarmament of the population, and the establishment of a theocracy based on Sharia law. They fought with a religious zeal that the warring mujaheddin could not match.
By February 1995, this people’s revolt had become a national movement; 18 months later Kabul fell, and the country was effectively theirs. James Fergusson’s fascinating account of this extraordinary story will be required reading for anyone who wishes to understand the situation in Afghanistan, now and for the future…”
Here are a few extracts from the author’s article, “Meet the Taliban: not as bad as you think”:
“Last month in the Nad Ali district of Helmand, the venue for Nato’s latest operation, residents interviewed by the BBC were unanimous in their wish for the Taliban to be in charge rather than President Hamid Karzai or his Nato backers. It is not hard to see why. The western military presence has brought little economic benefit and much civilian suffering. According to the UN, more than 1,250 civilians were killed in the first half of 2010—a year-on-year increase of 30 per cent, which made it the deadliest six-month period of the war….
The Taliban and al Qaeda are very different beasts. Al Qaeda seeks the destruction of the west through international terrorism. The Taliban, whose agenda is exclusively domestic, has no desire to attack us. To date there has not been a single Taliban bomb in the west. Mullah Omar, the movement’s elusive, one-eyed leader, hosted Bin Laden from 1996, but took no part in the attacks his guest launched around the world—including 9/11, of which Omar almost certainly had no foreknowledge. There was a time when the Taliban was even willing to do business with the US. In December 1997, with Washington’s approval, a delegation of Taliban travelled to the Texas headquarters of the oil firm Unocal, to discuss the construction of a trans-Afghan gas pipeline…
The second assumption is that a reinstated Taliban would welcome al Qaeda back. But this too is doubtful. Mullah Omar’s decision to protect Bin Laden in the 1990s led to his regime’s downfall, a mistake he would be foolish to repeat—and whatever else he may be, Omar is no fool. His tolerance of Bin Laden then was due less to shared ideology than to the traditional Pashtun obligation to extend sanctuary to anyone who asks for it…
The Taliban also wants a justice system based on Sharia law, the apparent harshness of which appals western liberals. And yet we do not seem to have a problem with other countries governed by Sharia, such as Saudi Arabia. In any case, who are we to dictate such things? Taliban justice is clearly offensive to some western ideas but it is easy to exaggerate the excesses. Westerners remember with horror the footage of criminals hanged from the goalposts of Ghazi stadium after the Taliban took control of Kabul in 1996. But the number of people executed in this way was fewer than initially estimated: “dozens, rather than hundreds,” according to one experienced western observer, who pointed out that the hangings quickly tailed off as law and order was restored in the city.
Afghans remember that for all its faults—and they were many—the Taliban mostly kept its promises when it was in power, something the west has repeatedly failed to do…
If negotiations are ever to succeed, the west, and especially the US, must learn to see the Taliban through Afghan eyes. Mullah Omar’s regime from 1996 to 2001 was never as bad as it was portrayed. Most westerners saw it from the start as the epitome of Islamic fundamentalism: repressive, undemocratic and backward. But that ignores the context in which the Taliban movement emerged, in Kandahar in late 1994. The Soviet retreat in 1989 was followed by five years of civil war as the mujahideen victors vied for supremacy. Some of this internecine carnage was worse than anything people suffered under the Russians. In the first six months of 1994, 25,000 civilians were killed in the crossfire in Kabul alone.
The Taliban’s first raison d’etre was to stop this violence, and it succeeded brilliantly in those parts of the country that came under its control. Even some western NGOs privately admitted that it was a boon to them. Thanks to the Taliban’s disarmament of the people, it became possible for aid workers to travel to the remotest villages without fear of rape, murder or having their vehicles stolen at gunpoint.
Security is everything to Afghans, a people who have known nothing but war since the late 1970s. The repression of women and the assault on certain freedoms was a small price to pay if it stopped the wholesale rape and slaughter that preceded the Taliban. “The real source of their success,” the US assistant secretary of state Robin Raphael told the UN in November 1996, “has been the willingness of many Afghans, particularly Pashtuns, to tacitly trade unending fighting and chaos for a measure of peace and security, even with several social restrictions. It is not in the interest of Afghanistan or any of us here that the Taliban be isolated.” Her words are still true. Security, law and order, corruption, even poppies: the Taliban arguably dealt with all these things better than the west has done since 2001. No wonder so many Afghans see a return of the Taliban as the lesser of two evils….
Much has been made of the Taliban’s assault on girls’ education. But it was never against it per se—the Prophet himself was in favour of female enlightenment. What it objects to is the “corrupting” influence of co-education…Even so, girls’ education did not stop. “Islam says girls should be educated,” Barakatullah told me. “The Taliban leadership understands that no nation can survive without education. It is essential to humanity. We are as beasts without it…”
“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 the worst slanderers 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…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]
“Al-Qaeda Would Lose Against the Taliban,
And They Knew It”
In his autobiography, Omar bin Laden recalls the occasion when Mullah Omar, on a rare excursion from his usual seclusion, came to visit the camp of his father, Osama bin Laden, in order to deliver a most severe and humiliating rebuke to Osama bin Laden. He relates:
“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. “
[Growing up Bin Laden]
“The Coalition Force Led by the USA
Has Indeed Been Defeated”
General Leonid Ivashov, a decorated and retired Russian Army General, prominent military expert, and director of the Academy on Geopolitical Affairs in Moscow, assessed what is happening in Afghanistan:
The Taliban is right. The coalition force led by the USA has indeed been defeated. All of the goals, those which were both announced and implicitly heard—bringing order, democratization, and establishing a sovereign government in Afghanistan—they all failed…
The Taliban is right about the Americans failing to achieve victory here and that they are leaving in disgrace, not to mention how demoralizing it is for their troops. The fact that US losses were higher due to suicide than to the Taliban says that the Army has done a poor job. These are the results that the Americans are leaving with…
Source in Russian: Odnako
“The Taliban Will Never Be Completely Defeated”
The Taliban in Afghanistan will never be completely defeated and this year’s fighting season is still “up for grabs,” the commander of NATO-led forces in southwestern Afghanistan said Wednesday.
“If we think the Taliban will be completely destroyed, that’s not feasible. They’ll continue to show up,” Major General Lee Miller told reporters at the Pentagon during a briefing via satellite from Afghanistan.[NBC news]
“Brute Strength of the Taliban Fighter”
“The real-life Rambo: Brute strength of the Taliban fighter caught on camera as he brandishes TWO machine guns at once. This Taliban seem to be channelling Rambo as he fires two heavy machine guns at once completely unaided. A video clip surfaced online of the man holding up two PKM machine guns and firing them – not unlike Sly Stallone’s infamous character in the Rambo films. The unnamed Taliban fighter is showing incredible strength as these weapons are so heavy they normally demand a tripod to hold them up.”[Daily Mail]
Leaked Nato Report Predicts Taliban Victory
Nato prediction of Taliban victory in Afghanistan is immensely damaging
The Nato report on the Taliban and the timing of the leak have serious negative implications on a range of fronts.
The leaked Nato report predicting eventual Taliban victory in Afghanistan is immensely damaging. Its potential impact is akin to that of a hand grenade carelessly rolled across the floor of a crowded room. The resulting mayhem, if it explodes, could be both extensive and indiscriminate. Little wonder Nato spokesmen and Pakistan’s foreign minister are fervently insisting the report is a dud…
But the fact that senior Americans inside Nato appear to share this view, and that they – or French colleagues keen to justify the recently announced early French withdrawal – have allowed their conclusions to find their way into the hands of the media, has seriously negative implications on a range of fronts…
Whatever the truth of the leak, France’s accelerated retreat has raised fears that other panicky Nato allies may follow suit in a disorderly rush for the exit. Even Britain, Washington’s most loyal satrap, has let it be known that it will not be left “holding the baby” in Helmand province as others pull out.
The leaked report, undermining political will and eroding military morale, renders all these issues more problematic. It also raises a question mark over the Nato heads of government summit in Chicago in May, when Obama is hoping to celebrate achievements in Afghanistan, Libya and elsewhere as part of the warm-up to his November re-election bid…If top commanders already feel the war is lost, then the question must be asked for the thousandth time: why are we still fighting?[The Guardian]
“They Have Shown That They Cannot Be Militarily Defeated”
They have to be dealt with one way or the other and they have shown that they cannot be militarily defeated, no matter how many pushes and upsurges and the drones and special operations the Americans put into it.[Ian Williams, Political commentator]
“Washington Has Known For Years That it Had No Hope”
Washington has known for years that it had no hope of destroying the Taliban, and that it would have to settle for a compromise political solution with an indigenous insurgency that remains sufficiently popular to have survived the longest U.S. military campaign in history. Still, as late as 2009, the U.S. had hoped to set the terms of that compromise and force the Taliban to find a place for itself in the constitutional order created by the NATO invasion and accept a Karzai government it has long dismissed as “puppets.” This was the logic behind President Obama’s “surge,” which sent an additional 30,000 U.S. troops into the Taliban’s heartland with the express purpose of bloodying the insurgents to the point that their leaders would sue for peace on Washington’s terms. But the surge ended last month with the Taliban less inclined than ever to accept U.S. terms as the 2014 departure date for U.S. forces looms.[Time]
“The Taliban – Who As It Turns Out, Are Indestructible”
HOW WE LOST THE WAR
Afghanistan a decade on from September 11
A British SAS officer told journalist James Fergusson, author of the 2010 book Taliban: “In 2006 when the fighting started, we called everyone who resisted us ‘Taliban’. But they really weren’t, necessarily. They were just the community’s warrior class who had always defended their community against outsiders, and were bound to do so again. The ‘Taliban’ in that sense were an enemy of our own creation.”
Long after bin Laden and his group had re-located to Pakistan, the American and Australian governments continued to insist their fight in Afghanistan was with Al Qaeda and the terrorists.
“We were told for years afterwards, ‘Al Qaeda is still here.’ It was like the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. They weren’t there, they were gone,” says Fergusson. By failing to distinguish between Al Qaeda and the Taliban, the US and its allies lost the opportunity to divide and weaken their enemy and isolate bin Laden’s group.
As they sought to destroy the Taliban – who, as it turns out, are indestructible – the US embarked on a new strategy, set out in The US Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual, released in 2006. It was based on the classic counterinsurgency – or COIN in military jargon – maxim of winning the hearts, minds and acquiescence of the population…[The Monthly]