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Saudi ulema meeting ‘an American plan’: Taliban

Saudi ulema meeting ‘an American plan’: Taliban

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Jul 12, 2018 - 14:55

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Talibaninfo-icon have rejected a recently concluded two-day international ulemainfo-icon conference on Afghanistaninfo-icon in Saudi Arabia as ‘a meeting arranged with US orders.’

The government of Saudi Arabia hosted the international ulema conference on Afghan peace and security in Jeddah and Meccainfo-icon on July 10th and 11th.

The conference called on Muslim states, organizations and elites to join efforts and pull their weight towards the establishment of peace and security in Afghanistan.

In a seven-point declaration the scholars issued after holding meetings in Jeddah and Makkah, the conference participants affirmed that suicide attacks targeting innocent people and intestine killings among Muslims were all acts prohibited by Allah and His Messenger.

In a statement, the Taliban said ‘renowned scholars and ulema’ from Afghanistan and the Muslim worldinfo-icon did not participate in the gathering and only state officials took part in the event.

“The conference was an attempt to make Afghanistan another Palestine by fastening the combatants’ hands and allowing the occupation and persecution to continue,” read the Taliban statement.

It added the international ulema conference in Saudi Arabia on Afghanistan was ‘a US strategy and plan.’

The Taliban once again call their movement as “jihadinfo-icon”, which they said had been waged with fitwas from thousands of scholars.

“Earlier, NATOinfo-icon forces commander Gen. Nicholson presented the strategy of religious pressure and US Defense Secretary James Mattis thanked the Saudi government for arranging the moot and some individuals in the name of Muslim and scholars also played their role in this, “which indeed represents a painful situation of the Islamic Ummahinfo-icon,” it added.

The Taliban asked the Saudi government to help the war-torn country end its occupation and play a positive role in this regard.

They asked the kingdom not to allow such gatherings, which may harm its status.

nh/ma

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