Taliban Declares Jihad Against Pakistani Rulers
Here’s something the new ruling party members in Pakistan may want to pay attention to in the days ahead while they attack Pervez Musharraf. A prominent pro-Taliban leader has just promoted a jihad against the Pakistani government– until Sharia is implemented, of course.
The Daily Times reported:
A pro-Taliban leader in the Tribal Areas said on Sunday that Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden and fugitive Taliban militant leader Mullah Omar were “not enemies of Pakistan”.
Addressing a rally near Khar, the main town of Bajaur tribal district bordering Afghanistan, Maulana Faqir Muhammad said that US President George W Bush was the “biggest enemy” of Pakistan.
Biggest terrorist: “America is the biggest terrorist in the world and the current war in Pakistan has been imposed as a consequence of American policy,” Faqir said.
“As compared to Pakistani rulers, Osama Bin Laden and Mullah Omar are the biggest well-wishers of Pakistan. They are not enemies of Pakistan,” he said.
“US President Bush is the biggest enemy of Pakistan … Pakistani rulers’ backing of Bush has caused grave harm to the country,” Faqir said, referring to the close alliance between Washington and President Pervez Musharraf in the US-led ‘war on terror’.
“The mujahedeen have the right to wage jihad against the rulers in the nooks and corners of the country as a result of continued operations against them. We do not want to capture the government, but we want imposition of an Islamic system in the country,” Faqir said.
He had told a press conference in December that Osama was possibly in “some safe area inside Afghanistan”, adding that if he came to Bajaur “we will give him a warm welcome.”
In related news… Turkey warned of a terror threat if the Taliban takes over Pakistan.