Contaminated Blood: Compensation to haemophiliacs was rejected using a false government narrative and a now disgraced Department of Health report

Haemophiliac Peter Longstaff shows blood records traced back to Arkansas State Penitentiary, Peter died in 2005 without ever having received compensation from the government

Today the Infected Blood Inquiry which is investigating how patients including Peter Longstaff and his younger brother Stephen both haemophiliacs with an inherited bleeding isorder came to be given contaminated blood on the NHS, has released the following letter,

Sir Brian Langstaff calls on government to take “decisive action” over financial support for infected and affected

Letter from Chair of the Inquiry asks for prompt action to address concerns about financial support

The Chair of the Infected Blood Inquiry, Sir Brian Langstaff, has written to the Cabinet Office drawing attention to the current financial support schemes that see infected and affected people across the UK paid widely varying amounts of financial assistance or having difficulty in accessing funds.

In his letter to the Minister for the Cabinet Office, David Lidington MP, Sir Brian acknowledges the level of sentiment and anger expressed to him at the preliminary hearings in September from those infected and affected.

In his letter Sir Brian says:

“Throughout the hearings there were repeated calls for financial assistance that fully recompenses individuals and families for the losses they have suffered…decisive action should be taken at the earliest opportunity.”

The letter also notes the lack of desire among core participants for the Minister to appoint panel members alongside the Chair and asks the Cabinet Office to confirm that he does not intend to appoint them. It reiterates the Inquiry’s intention that the Inquiry’s expert groups will provide transparent and open advice to Sir Brian across a range of expert opinion.

The full text of the letter can be found on the following link,

https://www.infectedbloodinquiry.org.uk/news/sir-brian-langstaff-calls-government-take-decisive-action-over-financial-support-infected-and

Here is my response as the widow of Peter Longstaff and his brother Stephen both now dead after receiving contaminated blood

I welcome the fact that Sir Brian Langstaff recognizes the suffering of haemophiliacs infected and affected families through NHS Contaminated Blood products and the need for government to compensate now and not wait until the end of the Inquiry. (Note haemophiliacs have always been viewed as a separate legal case to whole blood victims that have their own support network)

The government has NEVER compensated haemophiliacs and their families.

Government has however repeatedly DENIED compensation to the haemophilia community using 3 key statements,

1) For decades government stated they didn’t need to compensate haemophiliacs as “all the information is in the public domain”. This is FALSE, I myself discovered many key government documents that weren’t in the public domain which I included in my awarded dissertation (2006) and returned to government in batches over the years from the 1990s via my MP, jointly with the Newcastle Journal and via my lawyers including documents in 2006 which are now in the National Archives at Kew for the public to access.

2) A FALSE narrative was created by government to deny paying “compensation on a parity with Eire” (a phrase I coined in 1996 and which I requested over 2 decades ago). This false narrative was proven during a Judicial Review won in 2010 by haemophiliac Andrew March whose lawyers used my evidence from 2004, key letters from the Irish government, Irish lawyers and Irish haemophilia Society.

The documents showed that Eire paid out on the grounds of “loss and need” without accepting legal liability on the grounds of “extraordinary suffering” at court levels of compensation payment but without forcing sick and dying people to go to court which would further impact on their physical and mental health.

British government falsely stated that the situation was different in Eire and that Eire accepted liability. Letters sent to me in 2004 from the Irish Haemophilia Society, Irish lawyers and Irish government backed me in writing.

The British government were WRONG… Eire DID NOT accept legal liability.

3) Government used their so called “definitive report” to reject “compensation on a parity with Eire” as recommended by (the late) Lord Archer of Sandwell, former Solicitor General in the Archer Inquiry report (2009) into how haemophiliacs came to be contaminated with HIV/hepatitis C through blood products. The Dept of Health Self Sufficiency Report in Blood Products in England and Wales: 1973 to 1991 published in 2006 was critiqued by me for which my research was awarded the ESRC Michael Young award.

The DOH report was finally disgraced and withdrawn in December 2017 using evidence from my dissertation which was blocked for a decade. I showed what was important wasn’t so much as to what was included in the report… but what was left out! This included documents showing alleged liability.

This is the link to the DOH Self-Sufficiency in blood products in England and Wales (report): A chronology from 1973 to 1991

https://haemophilia.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Self-sufficiency-in-blood-products-in-England-and-Wales-A-chronology-from-1973-to-1991.pdf

and an article from BBC on this report being quietly withdrawn in December 2017

“Contaminated Blood report full of lies”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-42410301

This charade from the British government denying compensation which has gone on for 30 years must now stop and proper compensation must be awarded as a matter of urgency. Many have died since the Inquiry began and many others are in such poor health, they do not have the time to wait any longer!

The following is a letter I sent to Matt Hancock Secretary of State for Health on October 11th 2018

Dear Mr Hancock,

Contaminated blood compensation rejected using DOH report now withdrawn

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock if he will now award haemophiliacs infected with HIV and hepatitis B, C and exposed to v CJD and their families proper compensation on a parity with Eire as recommended by Lord Archer in his Inquiry report?

I ask on the following 2 grounds…

1) A Judicial Review in 2010- WON against the then Secretary of State for Health highlighted a false narrative on Eire. As written documents sent to me in 2004 from the Eire government, Irish lawyers and Irish Haemophilia Society and used to argue the legal case for haemophiliacs and their families proved, Eire paid out on “loss and need” on the grounds of “extraordinary suffering”. Eire DID NOT accept legal liability and paid out IN ADVANCE of a public inquiry.

Eire government confirmed they did not want to cause further distress to the Haemophilia Community by forcing a court case as this would be immoral under the circumstances. UK haemophiliacs have had an additional 20 years of “extraordinary suffering” and financial hardship since Eire paid out.

The British government has still not officially apologised specifically for putting out a false narrative on Eire used to deny compensation nor put the record straight in writing on the Eire settlement paid out at court levels, without accepting liability and without the need to go to court.

2) The DOH 2006 “Self Sufficiency in Blood Products in England and Wales: A chronology from 1973 to 1991” has now been disgraced and withdrawn from use in 2017 using evidence from my ESRC Michael Young awarded 2006 dissertation. This is several years after the 2010 JR so the withdrawal was NOT part of that legal case.

My research which critiqued this report used key government documents obtained by myself as government claimed to have destroyed their own copies showing alleged liability which were OMMITTED from the report. This whitewash of a report was also used as a tool in writing to deny haemophiliacs and their families the compensation on a parity with Eire recommended by Lord Archer.

This terrible injustice could be rectified now for the haemophilia community which have always been treated as a separate legal case to whole blood. Archer, former Solicitor-General recognized the Special Case of Haemophiliacs accepted by Virginia Bottomley on which the 1991 ex-gratia payment was paid out as highlighted in legal letters, Hansard and written responses from government.

Haemophiliacs with hepatitis C also fit the Special Status criteria which is not applicable to whole blood victims. The Archer Inquiry was specifically for haemophilia victims and their families due to recognition of the Special Status .I worked very closely to assist Lord Archer who used many of my documents and names me in the report as I submitted documents on Eire and many other issues and he echoed my own recommendations once he had independently looked at the evidence.

I should add Lord Archer did not have it in his remit to find liability so I know from my own submissions to the Inquiry where I testified twice as both widow and researcher that documents showing alleged liability could not be included and were returned to me.

In case you are not aware the Self Sufficiency report was written as a DIRECT RESPONSE to a dossier of documents submitted by the Newcastle Journal and my late husband Peter and I. We set up the Bad Blood campaign jointly with the Journal in 2000 which received awards and broke many of the key stories on what we allege a long -standing cover-up. With the help of US lawyers I was able to trace infected plasma treatment batch numbers given to my husband directly back to Arkansas State Penitentiary, the first in the UK to do so. His brother also a haemophiliac died of AIDS in 1987.

Since the Inquiry was announced many more haemophiliacs have died and bereaved families have been shackled through reliance on Trusts and now EIBBS unable to move on with their lives. Also those not under the Scottish scheme suffer alleged discrimination as they do not have the yearly “pension” as it is referred to in Scottish documents confirmed in writing to me  by Haemophilia Scotland  which gives haemophiliacs and their families freedom of movement to live outside the UK as it is paid IN ADDITION to benefits wherever they reside.

This freedom of movement which all haemophiliacs and their families should be entitled to under the Human Rights Act is prevented in other parts of the UK as haemophiliacs and families are entirely reliant on EIBBS and the benefit system if too ill to work and would lose benefits if they moved outside the EU. This in itself could present a further legal challenge.

I ask you to also financially match the annual “pension” paid out in Scotland and pay this to all other haemophiliacs and their bereaved partners across the UK in addition to state benefits.

How can 2 people one in Edinburgh, one in Newcastle that signed up to the same HIV legal agreement in 1991 under Justice Ognal for example now receive such shockingly different financial payments. It is grossly unfair and causes friction within haemophilia families living in different parts of the UK. This is divisive and extremely cruel.

Sick and dying people have been waiting for justice for 30 years so please don’t fob me off by saying wait another few years for recommendations of the Infected Blood Inquiry. As in Eire this can be settled right now in advance of waiting for the Inquiry to produce a report and is the right and just action to take.

All the government would have to do is accept a compensation submission by a person’s legal representative based on loss and need and supported by a health professional with solicitor’s costs as Tribunals have caused unnecessary delays in Eire.

If the governments puts right this terrible wrong now using Archer’s recommendations already set up, this would allow more time to seek solutions to helping whole blood victims that did not come under Archer Inquiry as they were not part of the Special Case. This would go a long way to establishing goodwill and would be viewed in the spirit of truth and reconciliation, so all could move forward.

I look forward to your prompt response.

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Carol Anne Grayson

Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad. She is a former Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development (Distinction). Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.

 

 

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Statement of the Islamic Emirate Commission for Prevention of Civilian Casualties and Inquiry of Complaints

Report full of grief was received that last Wednesday (10/10/2018) about an air and ground operations carried out by the American invaders and their internal mercenaries in Shawal area (Gul Agha Bazaar) of Nad-Ali district in Helmand province. As is now become the norm, the brutal and savage enemy inflicted heavy casualties on the innocent and defenseless civilian people. In this tragic incident, 19 civilians including women and children were martyred and 30 more were injured while four civilian houses were completely demolished and some of their vehicles were also destroyed.

 

Names of the martyred ones:

  • Abdul Baqi and his wife, his three daughters and five sons whose names are as following:
  • Saeed-ur-Rahman
  • Noorullah
  • Rahmatullah
  • Rafiullah
  • Hikmatullah

In this way, ten members of one and the same family were martyred.

  • Qutratullah’s wife who was married just two months ago.
  • Four civilian way-farers were targeted and martyred by the enemy’s helicopters.
  • Two civilians going to the bazaar were martyred by the enemy from inside their tanks.
  • Two civilians travelling in their mini-van type vehicle to Lashkar-Gah city (the center of Helmand province) were martyred in the indiscriminate bombing of the enemy’s jets.

Names of the injured people:

  • Abdul Ghaffar
  • Abdul Malik
  • Gul Agha
  • Zuhurullah
  • Saifullah
  • Khan Agha
  • Jamil Ahmad (just one month aged child)
  • Sharifullah
  • Abdul Salam
  • Said Ahmad
  • Twelve civilians including women and children who were travelling to Lashkar-Gah city in their mini-van type vehicle.
  • Five civilians who were going to the bazaar on their motorbikes.
  • Three daughters of Abdul Ghaffar

In this way, a total of nineteen civilians were martyred while thirty people were injured.

 

Houses and vehicles destroyed in bombing and mortar shelling:

Houses of Abdul Baqi, Karimullah, Sharifullah and Abdul Salam comprising 45 rooms were demolished.

In these houses, 9 animals, 45 kharwar (nearly 25200 kg) wheat, 4 solar panels, 4 water pumps, and 1 tractor belonging to Abdul Baqi were completely destroyed.

 

The Islamic Emirate Commission for the Prevention of Civilian Casualties and Inquiry of Complaints condemns this terrible war crime as well as crime against humanity in the strongest terms on behalf of its honorable leadership, by extending condolences to the bereaved families of the above martyred and injured civilians. We pray to Almighty Allah that the pious spirits of the martyred are bestowed with Jannah and the injured are recovered as soon as possible. We fully share their griefs and sorrows suffered by them in this tragic incident.

 

Commission of the Islamic Emirate for the prevention of civilian casualties and inquiry of complaints.

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Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad. She is a former Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development (Distinction). Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.

 

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Islamic Emirate: Its still not too late

Post via Islamic Emirate October 15th 2018

Following a seventeen-year military intervention and occupation, the officials of the United States of America have seemingly reached a conclusion of talking to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan about bringing an end to a quagmire through dialogue and understanding after seventeen years of bombings, military operations and a plethora of strategies failed at achieving that aim.

This conclusion by the White House officials from the experiences gained over the course of seventeen years is a rational decision and a lesson learnt. The meeting and talks between representatives of the Political Office of Islamic Emirate and representative of the State Department (Zalmay Khalilzad) is a pivotal path to reaching an understanding and attaining peace that has absorbed the attention of everyone.

At the same time this initiative is a positive response to the call of peace and understanding by the Islamic Emirate – as a representative of the Afghan people – that was presented to the American leadership twenty years earlier. That being that the objective of the Islamic Emirate is to bring an end to the long war and crisis plaguing Afghanistan and to safeguard the Afghan nation from more suffering and problems arising from confrontation with any regional or global power.

The Islamic Emirate was always of the belief that whatever point of contention the American officials have with Afghanistan, they can present and solve it through dialogue. After the American invasion and through the seventeen-year war, the Islamic Emirate, alongside its armed Jihad, has maintained the doors of dialogue open to the transgressors and has always emphasized on meaningful negotiations with the foreign interventionists.

It would have been much better if the American officials had responded positively to the peaceful solution presented by the Islamic Emirate years earlier in order to have prevented the indiscriminate slaughter and loss of life that has occurred during this war. But as the American officials have made their intentions clear about peace now, it’s still not too late. The Islamic Emirate welcomes every development that results in ending the occupation and military catastrophe unfolding in Afghanistan and safeguards the greatest aspiration of the Afghans (Islamic government) alongside their lives, wealth and honor.

The Afghan nation is hopeful that dialogue and direct Afghan-American negotiations will resolve the Afghan quandary and end the war birthed by occupation. And our suffering nation will finally be able to reach the dream of a peaceful and sovereign life for which they have accepted so many hardships and presented great sacrifices over the past several decades.

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Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad. She is a former Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development (Distinction). Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.

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Adnan Rasheed surfaces to share his personal views in Al Haqiqah magazine interview

Adnan Rasheed (image via Al Haqiqah magazine)

Adnan Rasheed the former Pakistan Air Force Technician linked to an assassination attempt on President Pervez Musharraf in 2003 has appeared in an exclusive interview in the latest edition of Al Haqiqah (The Truth) magazine, a publication of the mujahideen in Syria. The publication is not affiliated to any one group.

Rasheed now in his late 30s makes it clear that in answering questions these are his own personal views and not those of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) the militant group that he joined after being sprung from Bannu Central Jail in Southern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on 15th April 2012 along with 400 other prisoners. The attack was carried out by TTP assisted by Uzbek insurgents and was filmed in real time at it happened.

Rasheed once labelled Pakistan’s most wanted man is an ethnic Pashtun who originates from Swabi. There were rumours of his arrest back in 2014 during the time Pakistan military launched operation Zarb-e-Asb in a major clampdown on insurgency but these claims turned out to be false. He told Al Haqiqah,

“Allah is the best protector. HE is the best planner and HE is the one who govern universe alone.

Yes, in 2014 these a big army invasion in north Waziristan and yes media was speaking about my arrest but that was a rumor indeed. Alhamdulillah I was safe and sound with friends and fellows. Yes, that was a tough time, but in Jihad you have to face such situations. Jihad is not a bed of roses. You have to expect the unexpected.”

In some respects as Rasheed has matured, the answers given to the interviewer reflect a man whose replies appear to diverge from the actions of his rescuers who shocked Pakistan when they shot schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai in 2012 who they alleged in a statement had maligned Islam and Shariah. Most western media misreported that she was shot “for going to school”. Rasheed who was in jail at the time having been given a death sentence for the failed attempt on Musharraf wrote an open letter published globally revealing his shock at the attack on Malala who belonged to the same tribe as his family. Expressing his personal views brought criticism from some insurgents. TTP militants also carried out an attack on APS, Army School Peshawar in December 2016 (again Rasheed claims no involvement) which led to the brutal killing of many schoolchildren and was condemned globally.

Rasheed expressed gratitude to Allah and those who had freed him from prison. However, he was also keen to express recently through a source who did not want to be named, “I am a warrior not a robber or killer.” He emphasised, ”I am against all that is done wrong in the name of Islam and Jihad” but went on to say, “neither technology nor business can take out the Muslim ummah from the quagmire of slavery, the only solution is Jihad against the puppets of capitalism.”

Rasheed begins his interview for Al Haqiqah by stating, “first of all, I want to make it clear to all brothers and sisters who have sent the question that my answers are my personal view and context (he declined to respond to all 28 questions). My answers may not be considered as policy or official statement of any Jihad group or faction.”

He refers to his time in prison as both a “great test” and a “blessing” saying, “I don’t want to be imprisoned again but I miss my routine of worship. I just want Allah to accept my imprisonment and forgive my sins and award me with His pleasure.” Rasheed was known to be a prayer leader in Haripur and Bannu jails teaching prisoners about Islam, ethics and good manners, and said, “about 10 hardcore criminals repented from bad life (at Haripur) and adopted Islamic life”. He appeared to gain some authority during his incarceration with both inmates and staff as “head of reconciliation and disputes committee”.

The following quotes are taken directly from Rasheed’s answers to Al Haqiqah (The Truth) magazine

On history of Pakistan and western influence

“To understand what Pakistan is, we must go into its history then we can conclude the influence of foreign nations on the country.

In 1947, the British ruled united India was partitioned and two new nation states, India and Pakistan were founded by British House of Commons.

The nation state strategy had worked successfully after the fall of Ottoman Islamic empire, dividing one Muslim ummah into dozens of small countries under the flag of nationalism.

India was ruled by Muslim conquerors more than 800 years such as Islamic Spain. In 1858 India went into British hands from Muslims. British Empire exploited Indian manpower, its economy and all natural resources for its imperialistic goals in two world wars.

After the 2nd world war, British Raj decided to quit India and leave the exhausted and bankrupt country to its people, although the freedom movements were started earlier but that were raised by the British Raj itself to line up the people of India into the chain of democracy, to change the attitude of freedom fighters from warrior to political activist, from armed struggle to peaceful democratic protests on the roads.

The British knew, that they would quit India eventually, but they didn’t want to give it back to Muslims, so they did the same as they had done with the Ottoman Islamic empire.

They divided India and placed their puppets as the rulers of the Muslim lands. From 1947 until now Pakistan is in the hands of western powers. They have their puppets whom they inflict on us, these puppet rulers seek pleasure of western powers, the Pakistani nation is a Muslim nation, most of the nation want Islam as their commercial, legal and political system, but rulers are full of lies and deceits.

On conflict and tensions in Pakistan

“I come from Pakistan and I would like to talk about the situation in Pakistan. Pakistan came into being as plan of New World Order, under the policy of “divide and rule”. The war against Islam is not new, it has been going on for 1400 years. The Slogans were different in different times but their aim was to destroy Islam and Muslims.

The creation of Pakistan was an illusion; the Muslims of the sub-continent were promised an Islamic homeland, but since its creation, Pakistan is serving the interests of the west. The Muslims of Pakistan are in clash with the puppet rulers and its secular army. The Muslim of Pakistan want Sharia, the reason Pakistan was created and the rulers and its secular army wants to westernize the country.

The war in Pakistan started when Pakistan army started offensives against mujahideen in south Waziristan near Afghan border in 2003. The local tribesmen of Mehsood and Wazir Clan stood in protection of their foreign Muslim brothers and started fighting against the army and soon it became the Tehreek Taliban Pakistan (TTP) which took the most strength after Operation of Red Mosque in Islamabad in 2007.

Muslims of Pakistan has a long history of peaceful struggle for Sharia, from Objective resolution 1948 to Red Mosque 2007, but every time rulers betrayed them. Every voice for Sharia was suppressed by tyranny and deception.

Now Pakistan will reap what it has sown, soon Pakistan will turn into a Syria like situation, Mujahideen are already in a war against the regime, Pakistan has lost more than 30 thousand of its troops, economy is bankrupt, political system is at the brink of collapse, judiciary and media is biased, bureaucracy has failed to manage the country, protest and voices from every corner. World power says Pakistan is nothing but lies and deceit.

World powers have a plan to take control of Pakistan’s Nuclear arsenals into international custody via a pre-planned UN Security Council Resolution, in case India, Iran and Afghanistan attack Pakistan jointly from East, West and South on the behest of world powers.

US can withdraw from Afghanistan but it will never leave Pakistan. Pakistan is equipped with Nuclear arsenals, Russia, China and UK also has their eyes on nuclear bomb. As the world powers have their real or proxy presence in war torn Syria, they will have their presence in Pakistan in reality or with their proxy militias.

And if we suppose that US will soon leave Afghanistan and Pakistan, we have giant China ready at our gates, ready to engulf us.

To wind up my answer, Pakistan is a failed and corrupt state with its rental army. The future of Pakistan is horrible, but devastation and destruction are our only concern.”

On FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas)

“FATA is one of the volatile regions in the world, it has a history in Afghan and Pakistani Jihad. FATA has very strategic location, from Alexander to British Empire all failed to subjugate these tribes, Alexander was badly injured in war with these tribes and the British Empire’s only fear was these tribes.

FATA has been using as a buffer zone since Pakistan came into being in 1947, in the beginning against Soviet Union to stop the advance of Communism, then in Afghan Jihad, then against the Northern Alliance, then as theater in War on Terror and now Pakistan is thinking of using it as a shield against Afghan National Army and against Indian influence in expected India-Pakistan war.

Pakistan will continue to interfere in FATA, because this is an integral part of the country and has pivotal role in the US led war against Islam. Now government is looking for some options how to merge FATA into national stream, these are to make it an independent province, or merge it with Peshawar or keep it as it is just replacing the FCR law with constitution.”

Referring to full implementation of sharia law in Pakistan

“No one can give the exact time frame of when it can happen, but there are hopes, we are heading towards it. We don’t know whether we will see the spring of the Sharia in our country in our lives or not but we are hope full that if not we then our next generations will Insha’Allah. One should clear this in his mind that what Sharia is? Some brothers assume that Sharia is the name of Islamic courts. Some are of the view that Sharia means Beards and Hijabs and others think lashings and chopping off hands.

All I mentioned is not total Sharia but some parts of Sharia and it is not our ultimate goal. Sharia means the Islamic political system that is Khilafah, the Islamic commercial system that is Interest and tax Free economic system, the Islamic judicial system, the Islamic education system and the Jihadi army instead of defense force.”

On Pakistan Air Force

“Before 9-11, The hypocrisy of Pakistan was in Islamic veil. We were taught in school that Pakistan came into being in the name of Islam, Pakistan means not literally but spiritually LA ILAHA ILULALLAH, Pakistan is a citadel of Islam and Pakistan is land for Muslims to live freely according to teachings of Islam.

We were taught in schools that Jihad is going on in Indian Kashmir, so the zeal of serving an Islamic country took me to Pakistan air force.

After joining the Air Force, what I found there was that Islam is not ruling or running this institution but Islam is being used as a tool to pervert the sentiments of Muslim soldiers for nationalistic cause.  I found their British norms were strictly observed and preferred over Islamic life style.

I deserted PAF many times, but the brothers in Jihad made my mind up to join back and prepare men in the military. I came back and my Commanding Officer put me in military jail, after that I started data, and I found a clandestine Jihad organization named IDARA tul Pakistan led by a Junior Commissioned Officer Doctor Khalid (May Allah grant him Jannah).

I joined that organization, we were about 200 soldiers within army, navy and air force. We all were loyal to the then Ameer ul Momineen Mullah Muhammad Umar and took the oath of his allegiance.

The we turned against our own regime, and we planned to assassinate Pervez Musharraf. The attempt failed and we all were arrested, punished by military courts and sent to jails.”

On joining TTP

“I was in death cell when TTP came into being, our Idara tul Pakistan mujahideen were all in jails. TTP announced their allegiance to Mullah Umar too, so I felt no issue working with TTP being in death cell. The TTP leadership was concerned about our detentions. Then finally TTP broke the Bannu prison and proved their promise of releasing the Muslim captives.

After Jail Break I was given an option by Commander Sajna Shaheed of TTP, the master mind of Bannu prison break that you are free to join any Jihadi group in Khorasan. We freed you for sake of Allah, now it’s your choice to work with any organization you like.

The I decided to join TTP as a foot soldier, because TTP is the biggest and strongest Jihadi organization in the Jihad against Pakistani regime.

Believers from around the world are welcome to Khorasan but they should keep in mind that our Jihadi front is Pakistan. We are fighting Pakistani forces and our concentration is upon Jihad in Pakistan. I also want to mention that our war is against the regime not against the people of Pakistan, our mission is to bring Islamic revolution not the destruction of infrastructure and we want to make it front line state for Jihad not against Jihad.

The Muslims of Pakistan support Tehreek Taliban Pakistan and the existence of jihad in Pakistan is the strong proof to it. No movement can sustain its existence without the support of masses.

We are still thousands in number, in the North from Gilgit to Chaman in the south we have our presence on 2500 km long AfPak border and daily we are inflicting the pain to Pakistan army on borders and in side cities.

We manage our finances and man power from Pakistan and this is impossible without public support. And if someone says that media in not speaking good about you and you have no public support then my answer to them is that contemporary media is not our standard nor our friend or sympathizer but tool of our enemies, playing a 5th generation war against us.

On skills needed to be a good mujahid and who to support

“There is a difference between a mujahid and a fighter. Not every soldier or fighter is a mujahid.

There are two type of qualities a mujahid must have. These are spiritual and physical, a mujahid is more spiritual than physical.

The foremost combat is with your own nafs, with yourself. Because nafs will always seduce you to follow desires, lust and comfort. It will malign your intention in one way or another, you are always in a full scale war with your own nafs. So a mujahid must quell his own nafs before anything. A mujahid must abstain himself from every type of sin and doubtful things.

The other qualities are physical, the stronger and fittest mujahid is better than weak and lazy one. The survival techniques and strategic knowledge can make you a conqueror. The political wisdom will help you in winning the hearts of masses. The arts of war will help you in defending your land and people.

I support the mujahideen of Ahle Sunnah Wal Jammah all over the world. I don’t support people of Takfir or mujahideen fighting under the banner of nationalism or taghut.

Muslims in the east and west living in dar ul kufr or else where are our brothers and sister, their blood, wealth and honor is sacred to us. As a Muslim brother I would like to advise them that they should remember the history of Al Andalus, Spain, the catastrophe which fell upon the Muslims living in Balkans after the Fall of Ottoman empire, the plight of Muslims after the Khanate of Bukhara in central Asia and the Fall of Muslim rule in India and history repeats itself.

On TTP and Al Qaeda

“There is no strategic or operational coordination and relationship between Al Qaida and TTP but both factions respect each other on the basis of Islamic brotherhood.

My personal opinion about Al Qaida tul Jihad is that Al Qaida is an ideology more than an organization, which gave a renaissance to Jihad in this century, when there was no Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan there was Al Qaeda. Al- Qaeda also laid the foundation of giving allegiance to one emir. If you find out the roots of any Jihadi movement in this century there is Al Qaeda ideology behind it completely or partially.

My personal view about Jihad is that Jihad is the only way out for the Muslims of the world. Nothing but Jihad can break the status Quo of the world powers. Jihad is the only solution of all problems and conflicts of the Muslim world. Neither Science nor technology, business or economy, roads or industries can take out us from the quagmire of subjugation but only and only Jihad can.  Without any sort of offence and defense capability Muslims are like sheep easy prey for the predators.”

On Afghanistan

“The cause of war in Afghanistan was “Sheikh Osama Bin Laden Rahimahullah”, western Powers wanted to capture him. Islamic Emirate declared him their Muslim brother and guest, so the war between Eman and Kufr began, losing all the kingdom for protection of a Muslim brother is unprecedented in world history.

There is a saying that it is easy to get into Afghanistan but it is hard to get out. Afghanistan is called the “grave yard of empires”. This country has always proved a quagmire for foreign invaders, nobody knows the time frame of this US-Afghan war but everyone believes that Afghans will prevail.

Mujahideen are fighting the world, with simple modest means for justice, defense of their lands and protections of their families against their imperialistic goals.

In Khorasan, all the mujahideen are under the Ba’yah of one Ameer, Mullah Hibatullah Akhund, for the time being as per policy of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, all mujahideen are free to adopt appropriate strategy for their Jihadi fronts. So principally we are under one emir.

It is a wise saying that you can start a war but you cannot end it, now we see western powers started war in Afghanistan but now they cannot end it unless Taliban let them go.”

On Syria

“I do feel connected to the struggle in Syria. All Muslims are brothers, like one body, and if a part of body is in pain, the whole body is in pain. We must understand the difference between victory and success, and between defeat and failure. We should not connect victory and success together.

The people who were burnt in ditches had lost the battle against the king but they were successful and the victorious king who killed all the faithful failed.

When I see myself and brothers in Syria, I feel myself inferior as they are fighting the world. And being here we are unable to help them. We just hear the news of calamities befall them day and night.

I don’t think I can advise Syrian mujahideen or Leaders but I have some humble suggestions and requests for them.”

No 1: “Unity is strength, here in Khorasan we see Islamic Emirate, one Jihadi organization versus US led and UN backed NATO coalition. US and UN is calling for peace talks; they want to end the war but Taliban are reluctant to give up their conditions.

So this is Quranic principle, Afghan Taliban are acting upon this golden rule and world powers are helpless to bring Taliban to negotiating table.

Taliban are the living example, if Syrian mujahideen follow the golden rule of unity, they can bring world to their feet.”

No 2:  “Free and Fear Jihad: Mujahideen in Syria must protect their Jihad from foreign influence, they must not allow their Jihad to be hijacked or controlled by foreign stakeholders.

The hijacked Jihad would never bring you freedom but more chaos and in-fights. The history of Afghan- Soviet Jihad tells us that mujahideen made mistakes, they followed the foreign hands in return for weapons and ammunition. After the defeat of USSR, we saw mujahideen became warlords, some of them became pro Iran, some pro Pakistan, some pro Saudi, and some pro India. The era of 1989 to 1996 was full of anarchy and civil war. So Syrian mujahideen must learn lessons for history.”

No 3: “Avoid Idealism: idealism is something which cannot be real. Sometimes we think beyond the ground realities. We forget that our jihad is still in its infant period, it needs nourishment, we forget that we are still not capable of leading the ummah, we forget that it will take a long time to break status quo of world powers.

We are in too much hurry to see an Islamic state form Indonesia to Spain.  This is all idealism.

We must think real, the reality is this, that we have to fight, we have to wage Jihad, the reality is this, that our ranks must be united, the reality is that we must be ready for more and more war until the fitnah ends and the Rule of Allah is implemented.”

No.4: Be Careful about General Public: “Public living inside or outside Mujahideen controlled area should be our concern, our Jihad is for change not for destruction, our Jihad is against corrupt rulers not against public, if we do not care about the lives and properties of public then we will lose the war at our own grounds, the public is like a sea and Mujahideen are like fish, the public is like trees and Mujahideen are like birds, how can a fish survive without water? And how birds can survive without trees?

This is one of the strategies of the enemy to isolate Mujahideen from general public, then it is easy for them to target Mujahideen. So Mujahideen must put an effort in to win the hearts and minds of general masses with Islamic virtues, tolerance, respect, good code of conduct and welfare projects.

Harassing them with weapons, humiliating them for not fighting with you side by side, labelling them as munafiq or spies without the decision of a court of law would bring you defeat on your own soil.”

No.5: Reprisal: “We must keep in mind that our every action good or bad would have influence on our brothers and sisters around the world. We must think wisely before taking such steps which reaction can befall if not upon us but on our brothers and sisters in faith somewhere in the world. Actions, which if we avoid would bring no harm to our Jihad or Islam.

For example, if we destroy or convert the church or synagogue in our conquered land then what should we expect for our mosques in our enemy controlled area?

If we make the women of our enemy concubines, then what o we deserve for our women in their territory?

If we burn their sacred books, we may see Quran burning in reprisal and if we abuse their deities, and they Speak against our true Lord, then who is giving them a chance.

One should object that our enemies are already doing such actions, yes off course they are doing these things but my point being, what they do, we should not be one who triggers it.”

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So what is the future for Rasheed? His initial role in TTP was to head up a Taliban unit Ansar Al-Aseer tasked with freeing prisoners. He is currently involved in the charitable support of widows and children and has expressed an interest in developing his own media. Whether he continues with TTP or branches out alone to pursue other interests remains to be seen.

Links

Pakistan: Adnan Rasheed appears in new TTP training video and is set to launch new video link

https://activist1.blog/2018/01/15/pakistan-adnan-rasheed-appears-in-new-ttp-training-video-and-is-set-to-launch-new-media-link/

“Taliban commander Adnan Rasheed advises Pakistan’s armed forces to repent, revise and revolt”

https://activist1.blog/2015/01/05/taliban-commander-adnan-rasheed-advises-pakistans-armed-forces-to-repent-revise-and-revolt/

 

“Taliban commander Adnan Rasheed narrates in new video exploring independence day and the horrific history of Pakistan”

https://activist1.blog/2015/09/05/taliban-commander-adnan-rasheed-narrates-in-new-video-exploring-independence-day-and-the-horrific-history-of-pakistan/

 

“Taliban: Five year old daughter of Adnan Rasheed recites an audio message to Malala”

https://activist1.blog/2016/11/23/afpak-taliban-commander-adnan-rasheeds-daughter-age-5-recites-an-audio-speech-to-malala/

 

“Letter to Malala from TTP militant Adnan Rasheed”

https://activist1.blog/2013/07/17/letter-to-malala-from-ttp-militant-adnan-rasheed-3/

 

Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad. She is a former Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.

 

 

 

 

 

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Islamic Emirate: Why will Ghani not accept Black Water?

Post via Islamic Emirate October 14th 2018

Reports say Ashraf Ghani has opposed the transfer of Afghan war from American invading troops to Black Water contractors in Afghanistan.
According to Ashraf Ghani, he will never allow Black Water to come to Afghanistan because this infamous American company was involved in serious human right violations in Iraq.

There are several notable questions worth asking in this announcement. First of all, Ghani should be asked who gave him permission to interfering in the superior issues of his masters? Is it plausible that a cruel master like Donald Trump would change his decision upon the objection of a puppet like you even while he keeps you alive with American money and will not even let you meet with him or any other official at the United Nations?

Secondly, how did Ashraf Ghani feel mercy for his nation? Are fears of possible torture and harassment by Black Water really the true feelings of Ghani? While only a few hours after his appointment, he signed the country’s infamous security agreement, allowing American invaders open hand in killing Afghans.

Today, we all are witnesses to the open massacre of innocent Afghans at the hands of American invaders. Has Ghani ever opened up about this? Why is the nation being killed mercilessly? Has he ever shown any sympathy to Afghans killed during his four year rule? Could Black Water surpass this violence and cruelty?

The answer to all these questions is that the two-headed regime does not feel the pain of Afghan people, but with arrival of Black Water they fear that the US dollars will most certainly dry up hence they are opposing any move that could privatize the war.

Black Water is an option for American invaders because it could possibly reduce the cost of their war in Afghanistan. Eric Prince, the head of the notoriously inhumane Black Water company has told American government that they can win the Afghan war with a smaller budget and fewer troops therefore the Kabul puppet regime officials fear that on the one hand, the money flow will be reduced and on the other, the Black water mercenaries will be on a temporary and intermediate mission that will naturally come to an end, just as the missions of US and NATO have failed. At that moment there will be very little incentive for the American invaders to enter the Afghan war because they would have exhausted all their options, and that conclusion is casting fear into the hearts of puppet officials.

It is due to the above points that Ghani, the head of two headed regime, is opposing the idea of privatization of war and not because of their possible brutalities against Afghan people. If he really feels sympathy for Afghan nation then why does he not at the very least summon any courage to condemn the current Afghan massacres, bombardments, night raids and brutal indiscriminate operations?

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Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad. She is a former Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development (Distinction). Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.

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Islamic Emirate: Let America Obtain Lesson from the Past 17 Years!!!

Post via Islamic Emirate October 13th 2018

Seventeen years ago on the 7th of October, 2001, America mounted an attack on Afghanistan without justification and under a flimsy excuse. It took the national sovereignty, security and freedom of Afghans as hostage, began a new game of striking religious values and of genocide, violence and oppression upon the oppressed Afghan public. It declared every Afghan who rejected American servitude a terrorist and attacked him.

During the past seventeen years, no such day or night passed in which the enemies of Islam and humanity (the occupying and their mercenary forces) had avoided one moment of massacring, raiding and dropping bombs the oppressed Afghan civilians.

The American oppressors tested new technology on oppressed Afghans, from the mother of all bombs to thermobaric weapons, every bomb was rained down. And from the drone to B-52, every type of aircraft was freely used and carried out savage attacks on defenceless civilians.

According to statistics, as a result of air and drone strikes, raids and other oppression of the occupying American and mercenary forces during the past seventeen years, four hundred thousand oppressed Afghan citizens were martyred, ten hundred thousand wounded and two million people were held captive in various jails and became a target of violence. This brutal series of oppression and beastliness is still ongoing.

During the past seventeen years, from the former American president Bush’s presidency to both terms of Barack Obama and to the present term of Trump, the aggressors experimented every type of policy of violence unsuccessfully but by the Grace and Favour of Allah and as a result of the honourable Afghan public’s bravery and courage, the arrogant America was faced with defeat and her pride was ruined, and the sacred jihad was kept ongoing in confrontation with her. The spirits of the Mujahideen are extremely high while the morale of the enemy is weakening day by day.

In contrast, Allah the Most High bestowed such firmness to the sword and courage of the Mujahideen that even Bush separated from the seat of authority and left the White House with this grief and saying these words that we attacked Afghanistan and ended the Taliban’s system but American soldiers did not breath a breath of rest over there and everyday several American soldiers get killed and become wounded in Afghanistan.

Barack Obama admitted in his final speech to American commanders in the Pentagon that despite America’s full strength and force, it remained unsuccessful in defeating or weakening the Taliban.

Although Trump announced and begun a deadly scheme and beastly policy for the mass killing of the Afghan public, by the Grace of Allah even his pride was ruined through the sword of the Mujahideen and very quickly, through political action, announced an agreement to hide their failure and historical defeat.

The Islamic Emirate terms the 7th of October a day full of difficulties, problems and destruction as a result of the American attack and aggression on Afghanistan and this day is shameful for the aggressors and puppet rulers. That day is near where like the defeat of the English colonizer and Soviet Union, the Afghan public will hear good news of the country’s freedom from the American tyrant and shall celebrate independence.

And that is not difficult for Allah.

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Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad. She is a former Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development (Distinction). Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.

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Chief and members of Political Office of Islamic Emirate met with US negotiation team in Doha

Post via Islamic Emirate October 13th 2018

The negotiation team of the Political Office of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan – comprising the head of the Political Office the respected Al Haj Sher Muhammad Abbas Stanikzai, deputy of Political Office the respected Mawlawi Abdul Salam Hanafi and members of the Political Office Sheikh Shahabuddin Delawar, Qari Deen Muhammad Hanif, Al Haj Muhammad Zahid Ahmadzai and Muhammad Sohail Shaheen – met with the US negotiation team headed the US special representative for Afghanistan, Dr. Zalmay Khalilzad, on 12th October 2018 in Doha where they held a discussion about ending occupation and working towards finding a peaceful resolution to the Afghan conflict. The representatives of the Islamic Emirate identified presence of foreign forces as the greatest obstacle obstructing true peace and solving problems, adding that Afghanistan is an Islamic country and has its own Islamic values and culture. Keeping that in mind, efforts must be made towards a true and intra-Afghan solution. At the end both sides agreed to continue holding meetings in the future.

Spokesman of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Zabihullah Mujahid

04/02/1440 Hijri Lunar

21/07/1397 Hijri Solar                  13/10/2018 Gregorian

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Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad. She is a former Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development (Distinction). Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.

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