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Daesh’s cruelty in Kot district unjustifiable: Muslim Dost

Daesh’s cruelty in Kot district unjustifiable: Muslim Dost

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Jul 09, 2016 - 20:45

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A former Islamic State (IS) or Daesh member slammed the group’s cruel actions in the Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province as unjustifiable.

Religious scholar Maulvi Abdul Rahim Muslim Dost, also a former Guantanamo Bay detainee and Talibaninfo-icon official, had joined the ISIS Khurasan branch in late 2014.

But he left the group due to some differences last year and he currently lives in an unknown location.

About two weeks back, Daesh militants launched coordinated attacks on a number of areas of Kot district, causing casualties to several civilians including womeninfo-icon and children, and burned a number of residents houses.

Nangarhar officials said around a hundred Daesh fighters had suffered casualties in retaliatory attacks of Afghan forces.

Muslim Dost condemned the attacks of Daesh in Kot and causing casualties to civilians as such actions which could not be justified.

A statement from Dost to Pajhwok Afghan News, said “After Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared Khilafat, I wrote a book “Mlak Al Amajad in Arabic in which issues about Khilafat and Imamat (leadership) have been discussed.”

He said they thought they had found their missing thing after al-Baghdadi announced the Khilafatt, therefore he also allied with the group.

“I was in Terah area of Khyber Agency when I announced allegiance to the Khilafat. Groups of people were joining us and I would convince them, but we were unaware that illiterate people like Hafiz Syed Khan from Orakzai are damaging the holy name,” he said in the statement.

Hafiz Syed Khan has been appointed as Daesh leader for Khurasan region.

Dost continued the IS group fell into the hands of regional intelligence agencies and started torturing innocent people.

“I raised my voice against Syed Khan and separated himself from him and my several other friends also did the same, but a number of Afghans like Abdul Khaliq Omar, Saad Amarati and Sheikh Abdul Qahir continued to operate under the group,” he said.

Dost said Daesh rebels would not survive the consequences of crimes they had committed in Kot district.

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