Mujaddedi warns to declare jihad against Pakistan
KABUL (Pajhwok): Former president and veteran jihadi leader Sibghatullah Mujaddedi on Monday said the Afghans would declare jihad against Pakistan if the neighbouring country continued fueling war in Afghanistan.
Addressing a ceremony at the Presidential Palace marking the 27th anniversary of the Soviet military’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, Mujaddedi said the Afghans commenced jihad against the former Soviet Union in the name of Allah and defeated the Soviets and forced them into a shameful withdrawal from the country. “It was a favour on the entire world.”
“The Afghans forced the Soviets into leaving the country and now we are proud of our freedom,” he said, adding the Russian troops had unleashed cruelty on Afghans during their occupation, something that was clear to the people and the world.
The invaders destroyed Afghan cities, villages and all infrastructure in addition to killing and injuring millions of Afghans, he said.
“Now Allah may save us from our enemy Pakistan which wants to kill our people in the name of Taliban,” he said.
“Taliban enter Afghanistan from Pakistan borders and make us suffer from their insurgent activities. We would be obliged one day to declare war against Pakistan the way we declared the holy war against the former Soviet Union,” Mujaddedi said.
About his fatwa for jihad against Pakistan, he said the president had told him to wait because the peace process with Taliban was ongoing.
“Pakistan has weapons and modern equipment which Afghanistan lacks, but we have our Allah and we can defeat Pakistan as we did the Soviets,” the former president said.
While optimistic about the peace talks, he thanked the leaders of the unity government for struggling to bring peace and stability to Afghanistan and asked them to appoint educated, experienced and honest people on government positions.
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