Religious leaders urge nation to support Afghan forces
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Latest wave of terror attacks, killing of civilians and security forces, and kidnapping are against the teachings of Islam, religious leaders in southeastern Khost province said, urging masses to actively support the country’s valiant security forces.
Maulvi Shah Mohammad Mohammadi, head of religious leaders’ council, called attacks against the teachings of Islam and humanity which harmed civilians. “Islam does not allow killing or harming anyone without a decree”, he remarked.
Mohammadi made it clear that attacks in Nangarhar, Badakhshan, Mazar-i-Sharif, Khost, Helmand and Kandahar an unforgivable act and stressed people to extend their all out support to Afghanistan’s security forces.
Maulvi Mohammad Zadran, head of Mujahidin Islamic unity council, criticized religious leaders for hiding truth from the people. “One side, religious leaders call militants as martyrs while on the other, religious leaders call security forces as martyrs and ghazis. It is high time to issue an agreed decree to declare group of one side as martyrs”, he added.
Hamim Mangal, a leading local elder, said Taliban and other government opposition groups should give importance to peace and the government “should give importance to negotiations to stop suicide and other attacks”.
The religious leaders, in a written statement, regarded violence, destruction, suicide attacks and terrorism against the basic teachings of Islamic.
They appealed civilians in the agreement to extend complete support to security forces and asked militants to shun violence.
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