Pakistan: Taliban message alludes to forthcoming speech from Adnan Rasheed as “disappeared” friend Mukhtar Ahmad is announced dead

Adnan Rasheed soon to release a “detailed” speech

A message posted on social media indicates that senior Pakistan Taliban Commander Adnan Rasheed (TTP) will soon be releasing a “detailed speech” to followers and foes. It appears Rasheed has survived Pakistan military operation Zarb -e-Azb launched in 2014 to rid North Waziristan, Pakistan, Afghanistan border areas of insurgents and later Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad that followed.

The message on an online forum used by Taliban supporters reads,

“Close buddy of Commander Adnan Rasheed dies in Chota Lahore, Swabi Pakistan. Ex Corporal technician Mukhtar Ahmad age 38 was subjected to disappearance in 2004 from 14 Squadron PAF base Kamra on suspicion of involvement in attacks on Pervez Musharraf the then president. Mukhtar was tortured and his backbone fractured. The deceased passed 12 years on bed paralysed, only his head and neck was functional. Mukhtar was man of courage who took oath of allegiance to Mullah Omar and fought against Musharraf being in uniform. He was a member of a secret jihadi organisation Idara tul Pakistan inside Pakistan armed forces. May Allah rest his soul in peace and give him Jannat ul Fidous. Ameen.”

Rasheed who originates from Chota Lahor village, Swabi district was awarded a death sentence in 2005 in relation to an attack on then President Pervez Musharraf. He was freed from Bannu Central Jail, in Southern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa along with nearly 400 other prisoners by 200 heavily armed TTP militants assisted by Uzbek mujahideen on 15th April 2012. Rasheed became known globally after penning a letter to schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai lamenting an attack in which she was shot by the Taliban whilst he was in jail. Western media have incorrectly reported that Malala was “shot for going to school”. As Dawn media reported on October 12th 2017 this was not the reason given by TTP,

“In the statement sent out by TTP spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan from an undisclosed location, the banned outfit said that although they do not believe in attacking women, ‘whom so ever leads a campaign against Islam and Shariah is ordered to be killed by Shariah.’”

https://www.dawn.com/news/755657

Ehsan denied the shooting was about education. (He has since defected from the Taliban.) The attack on Malala was condemned by many international human rights organizations. Key members of the Taliban are known to be married to well-educated women, some received both Islamic education and also trained abroad in their chosen profession. In his letter to Malala, Rasheed wrote,

“In 2004 I was in Swat, I was researching on the causes of failure of the first revolution attempt by Sufi Muhammad. I came to know that FC was stationed in the schools of swat in tehsil Matta and FC was using schools as their transit camps and hid outs. Now tell me who to blame??? Dozens of schools and colleges are being used by Pakistan Army and FC as their barracks in FATA, you can find out easily if you like. So when something sacred is turned lethal it needs to be eliminated this is the policy of Taliban. Blowing up schools when they are not using strategically is not the Taliban job, some black sheep of local administration may be involved to extract more and more funds in the name of schools to fill their bank accounts.

Now I come to the main point that is EDUCATION, it is amazing that you are Shouting for education, you and the UNO is pretending that as you were shot due to education, although this is not the reason, be honest, not the education but your propaganda was the issue and what you are doing now, you are using your tongue on the behest of the others and you must know that if the pen is mightier than the sword then tongue is sharper and the injury of sword can be hailed but the injury of the tongue never hails and in the wars tongue is more destructive than any weapon.”

See “Letter to Malala from Taliban militant Adnan Rasheed”

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

Rasheed has previously produced video messages to Musharraf, the Pakistan military and an audio message from his 5 year old daughter to Malala.

Links

“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 tear 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/

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 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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Statement of Islamic Emirate regarding Israeli aggression in Masjid Al Aqsa

July 15th 2017

On Friday a clash took place between the occupying Israeli soldiers and Palestinian Muslims inside Masjid Al Aqsa in the city of Quds in which 3 Palestinians were martyred and 2 Israelis killed.

The Israeli soldiers closed gates of Masjid Al Aqsa following the incident, barring Muslims from performing their Friday prayers inside the mosque and keeping it closed till now.

The Islamic Emirate, as representative of the Afghan Muslim nation, condemns the actions of the occupying Israeli soldiers with the strongest of terms and asks the Muslim nations around the world to condemn this Israeli action and think about ways of its prevention.

The Islamic Conference and other International Islamic organizations also have responsibility of raising their voices and standing alongside their Palestinian brothers in preventing the oppression of the oppressors.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

21/10/1438 Hijri Lunar

24/04/1396 Hijri Solar                    15/07/2017 Gregorian

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 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: Surge of troops, a failed strategy

July 11th 2017

Unfortunately, America has not yet learnt lesson from her past 16 years of occupation and futile war in Afghanistan, still trying to impose on the Afghans a stooge system based on warlordism and to prolong the occupation by increasing the number of troops. It is clear that influx of troops cannot guarantee victory of the invaders but will only result in prolonging the war and bloodshed.

The presence of foreign troops in Afghanistan in the past one and a half decade has brought about nothing to the Afghans except instability, poverty and destruction. Oppression and corruption has now morphed into a despicable culture in the presence of invaders. Opium cultivation has increased. Moreover, they flare up ethnic and geographical differences among the Afghans. In short, a question arises that despite the invaders and their allies appealing slogans in the past few years, have the problems of the people decreased or are increasing? A country cannot make progress merely by songs and immoral TV serials nor can such bring prosperity to the people.

The Americans should come to know that use of force and coercion does not work. They should end their occupation. The figures imposed by the invaders on the Afghan nation are those who are not familiar with beliefs and traditions of the Afghans or they are themselves part of the ongoing injustices. By providing four billion dollars (yearly) you have assembled some Afghans under the name of national army and police as hired killers, cashing in on their (poor economic) condition to fight against their freedom-loving people and you are still bent on doing so.

Independence of the country and establishment of a system based on Islamic belief and national values is the legitimate and human right of the Afghans. This cunning game should come to an end that you view your invasion and occupation of the soil of Afghanistan as being legitimate while consider the Islamic resistance of the Afghans for independence as illegitimate!!! The solution of the problem does not lie in telling the faith-loving and freedom-loving Afghans to stop the war of independence and only then you will consider withdrawal of troops. The Afghans do tell you that when you will draw your hand from occupation and admit the legitimate rights of the Afghan people.

If you think that your country is facing security threat from Afghanistan or you have any concern, this issue is open to discussion. Come; sit with us, so that we will discuss end of occupation and your concerns. But, if your motive is continuation of the occupation in Afghanistan and deprivation of the Afghan Muslim nation from establishing an Islamic system, this is neither acceptable nor feasible. You should realize this reality.

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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 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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Remarks by spokesman of Islamic Emirate concerning mistreatment of inmates in prisons

July 9th 2017

The mistreatment of inmates in the prisons and detention centers of the American invaders and Kabul regime taking place over the past 15 years and about which complaints have repeatedly been launched, have only increased recently. According to authentic reports – alongside other prisons and provincial detention centers – horrific treatment, cruelty, savagery and inhumane actions against detainees in Bagram prison (run jointly by America and the Kabul regime) have increased and the prisoners are facing dire conditions.

According to authentic reports received by officials of the Islamic Emirate, the following barbaric actions are being carried out by Kabul regime officials, officers and workers against prisoners which is clear cruelty and violation of prisoner rights.

1 – In violation of our Islam and culture, prisoners have been given red uniforms to wear meaning tight pants and short shirts that do not extent beyond the waistline. This inappropriate dress has created serious problems for the inmates in sitting, standing, praying and other basic movements. This is the same dress which was forced upon prisoners by the Americans in Bagram and Guantanamo during the initial years

2 – Families have either been completely barred or have to wait for several months to get a meeting and even that is only for twenty minutes with glass wall between them, producing psychological problems for both inmates and families.

3 – Food is of very small portions and of lowest standards starting from the cooking oil, to the color of food, to the serving size and everything else.

4 – Many inmates have developed stomach and gut illnesses due to the poor food which has even caused some inmates to accept suicide.

5 – Patients are unreachable, doctor and medicine quality is poor while repeated complaints and insistence do not bring positive change to patients. Some prison officials testify that rights of prisoners are sold through bribes, corrupt officials embezzle medicine and other necessities and replace it with poor quality medical goods which does not have any effect, leading to illnesses becoming perpetual and chronic and jeopardizing the health of prisoners.

6 – Sport and hygiene is also compromised as permissions are delayed and obstructed compared to the past.

7 – The treatment by guards has become strict and inhumane. They use offensive words and curse, make noises during sleep time, create hindrance during recital and prayer times and have purposefully begun vexing prisoners.

8 – Restrictions have also been enforced on books and reading materials. Necessary books have been disallowed and efforts are being made to obstruct the legitimate activities of prisoners to create uproar and disorder.

The Islamic Emirate condemns mistreatment of prisoners by the invaders and their hirelings and wishes to turn the attention of international human right organizations and the media towards the prisons in the country especially the notorious Bagram prison so that they carry out their duties regarding mistreatment of prisoners in accordance with human sympathy, and either put an end to this cruelty with their voices or carry out impartial investigation into the matter, the results of which should be announced and handed over to the media.

Spokesman of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Zabihullah Mujahid

15/10/1438 Hijri Lunar

18/04/1396 Hijri Solar                    09/07/2017 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 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: War Crimes of brutal foreign invaders and their internal mercenary forces (June 2017)

Via Islamic Emirate (July 5th 2017)

On Thursday 1st June, two innocent countrymen were injured and several civilian houses were damaged in the indiscriminate bombing of savage foreign invaders in ‘Farghamir’ area of ‘Jurm’ district in ‘Badakhshan’ province.

On Thursday 1st June, ten civilian people were incarcerated during a raid of internal mercenary forces in ‘Zadran’ village of ‘Chahar Dara’ district of ‘Kunduz’ province.

On Saturday 3rd June, two children were martyred, and three women and two more children were injured in the random mortar shelling of internal in-security forces in ‘Ahmad Khail’ area of ‘Jalraze’ district in ‘Maidan Wardak’ province.

On Sunday 4th June, a shopkeeper including his child were martyred while seven other shopkeepers were injured in the random mortar shelling of internal amateurish forces in ‘Sabar’ bazaar of ‘Pachir Agam’ district in ‘Nangarhar’ province.

On Monday 5th June, five innocent civilians were relentlessly martyred in an attack of internal mercenary forces in ‘Quruqsai’ area of ‘Pashtun Kot’ district in ‘Faryab’ province.

On Thursday 8th June, an ordinary countryman was martyred by the unrestrained Arbaki militiamen in ‘Mamli’ area of ‘Khogyani’ district in ‘Nangarhar’ province.

On Friday 9th June, a madrassa student was martyred and another one was injured by local in-security forces in ‘Pla’ area of ‘Farah-Raod’ district in ‘Farah’ province.

On Saturday 11th June, local people told the media that a nine-year-old girl was first sexually abused and then hanged to death by the local notorious Arbaki militiamen in ‘Dara-Saidan’ area of ‘Gizaab’ district in ‘Daikundi’ province.

On Sunday 11th June, three innocent people (father named ‘Zairi Gul’ and two of his sons named ‘Sharafat’ and ‘Zahid’) were relentlessly martyred and a child was injured by the brutal foreign invaders during a raid on a local brick-kiln in ‘Kama’ area of ‘Ghani Khail’ district in ‘Nangarhar’ province.

On Monday 12th June, three civilians, a father and two of his young sons aging between 8 and twelve years, were martyred by savage American forces in retaliation of a road-side bomb blast on their armored vehicle in the suburbs of ‘Ghani Khail’ district in ‘Nangarhar’ province. This untoward incident was also confirmed by ‘Ataullah Khogyani’, the official spokesman of the governor of ‘Nangarhar’ province.

On Wednesday 14th June, two daughters of a civilian countryman (named ‘Ghulam Hazrat’) were martyred and one of his son was injured in the random fire of local amateurish soldiers in ‘Zarin Khail’ area of ‘Said Abad’ district in ‘Maidan Wardak’ province.

On Wednesday 14th June, a civilian was martyred and three children were injured in the random artillery shelling of internal mercenary forces in ‘Kamishk’ area of ‘Qara Bagh’ district in ‘Ghazni’ province.

On Thursday 15th June, a 12-year-old boy (named Hamid s/o Naeem) was relentlessly martyred by the local stooge soldiers in ‘Kutab’ village of ‘Jalga’ district in ‘Maidan Wardak’ province.

On Friday 16th June, a helpless wheel-barrower, for not giving illegal cash, was beaten to death by the local policemen in ‘Pul-i-Sokhta’ area inside the capital city of ‘Kabul’.

On Friday 16th June, an innocent driver was relentlessly martyred on the lame accusation of having contacts with Taliban, and three other civilians were incarcerated by the local notorious Arbaki militiamen in ‘Tazi Rabat’ area of ‘Shajoi’ district in ‘Zabul’ province.

On Saturday 17th June, three civilian countrymen were martyred during a raid of internal mercenary Special Forces in ‘Pudina’ area of ‘Khakraze’ district in ‘Kandahar’ province.

On Sunday 18th June, a student and six other civilians working in a chicken farm were brutally martyred and five other people were taken away as prisoners during a raid of savage foreign invaders with the collaboration of their internal mercenary forces in ‘Siyah Chobe’ area of ‘Ggani Khail’ district in ‘Nangarhar’ province.

On Wednesday 21st June, two innocent civilian drivers were martyred, for not giving the illegally desired amount of money, by the local policemen in ‘Sorao-Shorao’ area near the capital city of ‘Farah’ province. In protest against this untoward incident, the local people blocked the main road of ‘Farah’ province, and demanded the trial of the perpetrators as soon as possible.

On Friday 23rd June, two innocent villagers were martyred and three others were incarcerated during a joint raid of brutal foreign invaders and their internal mercenary forces in ‘Sara Baghal’ area of ‘Maiwand’ district in ‘Kandahar’ province.

On Thursday 29th June, houses of civilian people in ‘Siyah Chobe’ area of ‘Ghani Khail’ district in ‘Nangarhar’ province were raided by savage foreign invaders in collaboration of their internal mercenary forces, in which, main gates of several houses were blasted by bombs; significant amount of valuables were looted during search operation, and three innocent villagers were relentlessly martyred by them before leaving the area.

On Thursday 29th June, two civilian people (named ‘Abdul Zahir’ and ‘Abdul Wahid’ s/o ‘Noor Ahmad’) were martyred by the local amateurish soldiers in ‘Karaize Shaikhan’ area of ‘Pusht-i-Raod’ district in ‘Farah’ province.

On Friday 30th June, an innocent civilian was martyred and two others were incarcerated by the local stooge soldiers in ‘Zarghun Shahr’ area of ‘Mohammad Agha’ district in ‘Logar’ province.

On Friday 30th June, civilian houses were raided by savage foreign invaders in collaboration of their internal mercenary forces in ‘Kuchi’ area near the center of ‘Kunduz’ province, in which, main gates of several houses were blasted by bombs, and, eventually, ten innocent villagers were taken away as prisoners.

Sources: (BBC, Radio Liberty, The Afghan Islamic News Agency; Pazwak, Khabaryal, Larawbar, Nunn.Asia and Benawa websites.)

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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 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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Message of Felicitation of the Esteemed Amir-ul-Momineen, Shiekh-ul-Hadith Hibatullah Akhundzada, (May Allah protect him), on the Occasion of Eid-ul-fitr

23rd June 2017

In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate

All praise be to Allah. We praise Him and seek His help and forgiveness. We also seek His refuge from the evils of our inner selves and from our wicked deeds. Whoever is guided by Allah, there is none to mislead him and whoever is left by Allah in error, there will be none as guide for him (except Allah). I testify there is no god but Allah. Alone is He and has no associate and I testify that Mohammad (peace be upon him) is his Servant and Messenger.

 

Allah, the Almighty says:

Permission (to take up arms) is hereby given to those who are fought against because they have been oppressed. (Chapter: 22, Verse: 39)

 

To the Believing People of Afghanistan and all the Islamic Ummah:

Asalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh

(Peace, mercy and blessing of Allah be upon you)

First of all, I would like to extend my heart-felt felicitation to you all on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-fitr and pray to the Almighty Allah to accept in His Sight your worships, fastings, prayers, charities and all good deeds that you have performed in the holy month of Ramadan.

 

(My) Afghan Mujahid Nation!

We are celebrating Eid-ul-fitr of the current year in a time that our beloved country is under occupation and the dedicated sons of our people – the undaunted Mujahideen – are stationed at the strongholds of the defense and sacrifice for obtainment of complete independence of the country and establishment of an Islamic system. It is no secret that the current war has been started by the invaders in the first place. They are the ones who came to Afghanistan from far-flung areas of the world for occupation of the country and for toppling of an Islamic regime. The Islamic Emirate has been forced to resort to war for the defense of Islamic rituals, its people and the country. As such, it still has been continuing the Jihad. Therefore, to end or extend the war, it is a task lying on the shoulders of the self-same invading entities. Those who attacked Afghanistan under the name of maintaining security have themselves destabilized the whole region. The more they insist on maintaining the presence of their forces here or want surge of their forces, the more the regional sensitive against them will intensify. This will lead to instability of the entire region including Afghanistan.

Americans should understand that continuation of war in Afghanistan, upsurge of bombardment, the killing of the miserable Afghans, the use of mother of bombs in order to scare their political rivals and to test new weapons, the creation of armed groups against Mujahideen under different names, their funding and publicity in order to defame and weaken the Jihadist resistance, incitement of ethnical, geographical and lingual conflicts among the Afghans or the stoking up of other seditions will never usher in success for them. The Afghans are not a people to kowtow to someone. Don’t ignore our history! The last 16 years which you wasted on prolonging the meaningless war, accruing futile expenditures and tarnishing your military and political status can be sufficient enough for you. You lost a great number of your soldiers; martyred and handicapped the Afghans; destroyed their houses and other infrastructures and turned Afghanistan into virtual ruins. If you think that you may break our determination with your military presence and surge of troops, you are making a mistake! This is not the solution of the issue to continue your occupation on the request of the inept Administration of Kabul. Contrarily, it is rationale to change your belligerent policy by understanding the realities. The fate of Afghanistan and all relevant issues here belong to the Afghans. The honor-loving Afghans don’t succumb to pressure of any one, nor do they accept the directives of others in the affairs of their country. Independence of the country and Islamic system is dear and important to them more than their own selves. You would have learnt a lesson from your decade and a half long presence in the land of the Afghans! It is more appropriate that you make no more mistakes to extend your occupation.

Whenever your illegitimate occupation of Afghanistan comes to an end, the Islamic Emirate has a comprehensive policy to maintain constructive and good relations with you and the world including the neighbors as per the principles. Here, I would like to mention the (well-known) policy of the Islamic Emirate that we don’t want to intervene in the internal affairs of others and nor allow others to intervene in our internal affairs. Likewise, we don’t permit others to use the soil of Afghanistan against anyone.

(My) Muslim Mujahid Nation!

Jihad against invaders is a Divine obligation. It doesn’t have to do with one’s personal interests, nor can it be changed with a change in personal views of someone. Jihad is not an ambiguous chapter among the Sharia rules and the Islamic history that it can be started and stopped merely on the basis of personal ruling of a person. Throughout the Islamic history, the fruit of the sacred jihad has not been obtained under the domination and command of unbelievers. Neither corrupt rulers have ever implemented the rules of the religion nor is the establishment of Islamic system possible under the shadow of the air force of the invaders.

The Americans have imposed on our nation those figures who are neither committed to their religion nor the interests of the people. They are only protectors of the interests of the Americans. We have seen that these stooge figures are ready on the behest of America to tip Afghanistan against its neighbors and the region and solely make it a scapegoat of the American interests. If the status quo persists, they are even ready to usher in the factional fighting of the 1990s and disintegrate our historical country into various parts by once again flaring up ethnical, geographical and lingual prejudices among our united people. The recent developments of Kabul speak volume for the sedition of the foreign-linked instigators. The Islamic Emirate, as a protecting force of the Sharia-based and national interests of the country, condemns all subversive activities among the brother ethnicities under the name of ethnicity, language, geography, religion and faction and considers them a subversive effort, being a part of the pre-planned conspiracies of the defeated enemy in Afghanistan. Therefore Islamic Emirate fully tries to stymie them.

 

(My) Afghan Mujahid People!

The legitimate defensive Jihad of the Afghan people against the foreign occupation gains strength with the passage of each day with the help of the Almighty Allah, your support, the unprecedented sincerity and sacrifices of the Mujahideen, the successful diplomacy of the Islamic Emirate and the discipline. The mainstream entities of the world admit its effectiveness, legitimacy and success. This has made the invading enemy worried and flabbergasted. That is why they have resorted to launching baseless propaganda against the Islamic Emirate, attributing our achievements to others. However, in this respect, we assure our Mujahid people and the world that in order to drive away an invader, the Islamic Emirate will not allow anyone else to intervene in Afghanistan. The sole factor of our success lies in the national support of the Afghan people against all invaders.

The Islamic Emirate is grateful to all those who acknowledge the legitimacy of the lawful defensive resistance of the Afghan Mujahid people and urges them that by using their global influence, compel the Americans to put an end to the occupation of Afghanistan. By accepting the legitimate demands of the Afghan Mujahid people, the Americans themselves should resolve the issue through diplomatic means instead of confrontation with the Jihadic resistance. The occupation is the main obstacle in the way of peace. The solution of the Afghan issue through peaceful means is part and parcel of the policy of the Islamic Emirate, should the occupation come to an end. The Political Office has been given the task to find a peaceful solution.

Peace, genuine security and prosperity of the countrymen under the shadow of Islamic system are our fundamental goals. We are committed to economic, educational and comprehensive development of our people with firm determination. The Islamic Emirate welcomes all processes of rehabilitation and considers support and protection of all kind of (rehabilitation and construction) activities in the light of its principles and bye-laws as an obligation. The Mujahideen should continue with paving the way for religious and modern education and rehabilitation work as per the demand of the people.

Our Message for the World is:

Make efforts to eradicate the sufferings of the miserable people in the world, particularly, in the Middle East; don’t leave defenseless and oppressed people to American and Israeli atrocities. Similarly, we are deeply upset (saddened) by the recent row between Qatar and a number of other Arab countries. We urge the brotherly Arab countries to resolve their internal issues, whatever they are, through understanding so that their people will remain safe from harms and their countries from others’ interventions.

To the Mujahid Brothers Stationed in the Strongholds of Jihad and Sacrifices:

You must be happy and should express gratitude that the Almighty Allah has chosen you in this critical time for protection of His religion and people. Jihad in the way of the religion and in the way of defense of the Muslims is one of the best deeds that the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) has called it the Peak of Islam. So don’t pay attention to the propaganda and interpretation and idle talk of the enemy regarding the current jihad. Sufficient is for you the elucidation given by the Book of Allah (SWT) and the Prophet of Allah (SWT) regarding Jihad. But you must be careful, though the Jihad is the best deed but still it carries with it high risks. God forbid, if you violate others rights during Jihad or harass innocent human beings or harm the life, property or status of the common people, then you will become a hated and despised person, deserving punishment in this world and the world to come. So pay close attention to your conduct and behavior and prevent your colleagues from any unlawful conduct.

Bear in mind prevention of civilian casualties when you make plan of Jihadic operation as well as during its implementation. Those operations that lead to the loss of life and property of people are not acceptable to us. Desist from carrying out such operations because harming life and property of people is against the rules of Sharia and the policy of the Islamic Emirate.

Keep your resolve and fortitude ever high. Your best planning, firm determination and sacrifices have, with the help of the Almighty Allah, plunged the invaders and their supporters into jittery, foiling their conspiracies, rendering waves of their propaganda ineffective and futile. This status quo requires us to ever more focus on refining our intention and deed; to keep the unity of our files and ranks; to obey your superiors and always keep in mind the accountability and retribution of Allah, the Almighty; adapt evermore leniency in your conduct with the Creation of God. The brutal conduct of the enemy with the believing people and the miserable prisoners of war should never provoke you to resort to a retaliatory conduct but behave well with the prisoners of war of the enemy as based by the conduct of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him).

The Heads of Jihadi files and ranks should remain alert as to the conspiracies of the enemy and abrupt attacks; take caution in the usage of devices that can be under surveillance, insouciance with your own lives and the lives of Mujahideen do harm the Jihadic files and ranks and accrue responsibility in the world to come.

I urge all the countrymen, the honorable religious scholars, academics, the influentials, the grass- root and political personalities, writers, professional cadres, teachers of the new generation and all those who have sympathy with this miserable people and the ruined country to become one voice against the Americans – the key factor behind the war.

To end, I call on all countrymen to let your miserable brothers and sisters, whether they are orphans or from the families of the martyrs and the prisoners or other miserable people – to have sustained share in your festivities specially, in these auspicious days and nights of Eid-ul-fitr and extend them a hand of help as you can. Peace be on you

 

Amir-ul-Momineen

Shiekh-ul-Hadith, Maulavi Hibatullah Akhundzada

Leader of the Islamic Emirate

27th Ramadhan Al-Mubarak 1438 Hijri Lunar

01/04/1396 Hijri Solar                    23/06/2017 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 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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Contaminated Blood: Dr John Craske, Diana Walford evidence and 1980-81 hepatitis studies are NOT NEW but part of 30 year cover-up

Campaigners hand in letters and a wreath for the dead at no 10

This week an article is expected to be published in the Daily Mail on the Contaminated Blood scandal described by former Health Minister Andy Burnham as a “criminal cover-up on an industrial scale”. That is, the contamination of haemophiliacs with HIV and hepatitis C through factor concentrate treatment given for a bleeding disorder on the NHS.

These plasma products were often imported from the US from high -risk donors on skid-row, the bath-houses of San Francisco and from prisons violating virtually every safety rule in the book and the Nuremberg Code.

Because of the numbers, over 2, 000 haemophiliacs dead and many more harmed, the British government have covered up for over 3 decades, denying victims a public inquiry on the grounds it was “not in the public interest” to know about blood safety. Almost everyone approached including the General Medical Council, the Haemophilia Society, the Charities Commission and the police have either turned a blind eye or been unable to assist haemophiliacs and their families.

To add insult to injury, solicitors representing haemophiliacs have allegedly “thrown” these cases, appearing more concerned about protecting government than seeking justice for families. Lawyers have withheld key evidence from clients, encouraged them to sign a hepatitis waiver deemed in a top QC’s opinion to be illegal due to lack of “informed consent”. Solicitors also used advisors that were on the payroll of multi-national pharmaceutical companies and a note was found stating, “I can no longer lie to my clients.” They also allowed cases to go out of time with one solicitor even struck off for siphoning off money so he could enjoy a lavish lifestyle. On top of this a Trust set up to give some financial support was embezzled by a government worker who created around 20 false profiles of victims so he could collect around £23,000 per victim for himself.

The Daily Mail is expected to use documents and evidence I fought for years to access legally, that became part of my ESRC award winning dissertation written in 2006. The government wrote to me stating they had destroyed their own documents however I found copies of key documents in a solicitor’s office in Newcastle which I returned to government via lawyers in the same year.

The Daily Mail and a new firm of solicitors Collins Law are likely to try to claim “new evidence” allegedly going to the High Court for a group litigation order. The problem is, far from being new, the evidence which is OLD was highlighted in my research dissertation and presented to government and solicitors repeatedly again over the years.

Sadly the government has divided the haemophilia community so much that desperate campaigners, some that only arrived on the scene a couple of years ago are trying to pass off my work as their own. The Haemophilia Society know its happening and have been shown evidence but are limited in what they can do as they must try to support all. There are other cases of abuse against campaigners in addition to that towards me.

So in an effort to put the record straight, here is an open letter regarding the use of my documents. My research was put out for all to use providing they credit the source which is a normal and courteous thing to do. How deeply saddened I am that some campaigners desperate for the limelight have tried to defame my character, bullying, lying and causing great distress to a widow who still grieves for her husband.

The truth usually comes out in the end. Those who steal and plagiarise cannot produce an original paper trail going back years. I suppose these people are to be pitied once my initial anger subsides. For my fellow campaigner Colette Wintle and I its a case of being kicked down 9 times, stand up 10 and I am truly thankful for a friend who has never waivered in her loyalty and support for me.

So on that note here is my open letter to a Daily Mail journalist as I am tired of having to correct media after the event… media that don’t seem to care what they print anymore or who gets hurt. No wonder there is a huge rise in social media and ever more growing distrust of the press!

Open letter to Daily Mail

 

Dear Sophie, (For the URGENT attention of your Editor or whoever is writing the story on Dr Craske and Diana Walford)

 

I understand the Daily Mail is running a very familiar story to me tomorrow on Dr Craske and Diana Walford, evidence  of the dangers of hepatitis non A, non B (hepatitis C) in factor concentrates, experimentation on haemophiliacs which I covered in my ESRC Michael Young award winning dissertation 2006 Chapter 4 including actual complete letters on this in the Appendix, Chronology.

 

A concerned individual contacted me as that person recognized documents from my late husband’s litigation files being discussed within a campaign group due to the fact I had assisted the family for over 20 years on contaminated blood.

 

Here is the full link to my dissertation on the Haemophilia Society website written in 2006 published Jan 2007… Go to Chapter 4 and Chronology for quotes and documents pertaining to Craske and Walford.

 

http://haemophilia.org.uk/support/day-day-living/patient-support/contaminated-blood/dissertation-carol-grayson-contaminated-blood-products/

 

 

SEE ONWARDS from page 49 of my dissertation BELOW for the quotes I anticipate Daily Mail will likely use tomorrow or later this week on Craske and Walford from documents I legally acquired being part of the evidence in my late husband’s 1991 litigation files.

 

Hepatitis C; Risk-Taking, Research, And Reinfection

 

Craske et al (1975) and (1978) documented outbreaks of hepatitis in the UK haemophilia community following on from the importation of American plasma products.’ 5 Many 50 haemophiliacs claim that haematologists failed to tell them about the seriousness of being infected with NANB hepatitis and this is a source of a great deal of anger as detailed in the replies to my questionnaires which examine testing for hepatitis C without a patient’s knowledge and consent. Even well into the 1990s some doctors were still claiming hepatitis C was “nothing to worry about” during face to face contact with patients yet for years unbeknown to most haemophiliacs the medical profession had been studying the haemophilia population in relation to this infection.

Walford (1980, see Appendix A8) expressed her concerns a decade earlier and wrote to the UK Blood Products Laboratory that NANB hepatitis “can be rapidly fatal or can lead to progressive liver damage.” Although this letter is referred to in the SSR (p.15, [98]) in relation to “demand” for factor VIII there is no inclusion of this particular statement as the Government have tried to claim that they were not aware of the dangers associated with NANB until around 1983.

A report from the Haemophilia Centre Directors Hepatitis Working Party 1980-1981 (see Appendix A9) recorded once again the higher risks of hepatitis from imported treatment with “a 4-20 times higher incidence of overt non-A, non-B hepatitis (NANB) associated with US commercial concentrate compared with NHS” (p. 1). The study noted 283 episodes of hepatitis in haemophiliacs recorded by Haemophilia Centre Directors and stated that several patients had experienced repeated attacks of hepatitis and were being re-infected with one or more strains. The report also found that “70-80% of cases of NANB hepatitis were associated with the first dose of concentrate a patient received” (p. 2) yet the parents of small children and adult haemophiliacs recall that they were repeatedly told not to worry about the safety of their treatment and if they were told anything at all, hepatitis was compared 51 in seriousness to being similar to “a dose of the flu.”

The 1980-81 report was also a study of factor concentrate treatment brand by brand examining American treatment and UK treatment as well as the hepatitis infection rates over a 6 year period. There appears to have been a total disregard for the fact that had patients been made aware of the 90% NANB hepatitis risk associated with transfusion of US products (Wright, Times, Nov 12th 1974) they may have wished to reject imported treatment and return to cryoprecipitate made from small numbers of UK volunteer donors. (The risk with UK factor concentrates however was now also starting to rise with an increase in the size of the donor pool). Haemophilia campaigners ask a further question on safety, 4. How could the DOH have sanctioned the use of UK factor concentrates manufactured from large donor pools before processes were developed to eliminate hepatitis viruses?

An international symposium held in Glasgow in 1980 covered the subject of haemophilia
treatment and hepatitis risk whose findings were published in 1982. Craske speaking on
behalf of the Public Health Laboratory stated that “hepatitis B was strongly correlated
with the use of factor concentrates made from large plasma pools and spoke of the
increased risk of infection with NANB hepatitis from commercial plasma products”
(HIV Haemophilia Litigation Claim, 1990, p. 30). Craske noted that “of the 138 cases
where the transfusion history was known 103 cases of NANB hepatitis had been
associated with concentrate but only 7 with cryoprecipitate” (HIV Haemophilia Litigation Claim, 1990, p.52). Craske concluded here that there was “a high-risk from the use of factor VIII or IX that the patient will contract non-A, non-B hepatitis.”

 Etc…Etc… and on it goes

Some campaigners are using my research without referencing along with many other documents of mine including the Oxford experimentation “cheaper than chimps letter”, plus the 1975 Garrot Allen letter etc  This has happened many times with other documents I collected and increased over recent weeks when I have had to chase up a number of journalists to correct their articles.  (Just read chapter 4 in its entirety and all these documents are there). I released the Chimps letter (mentioned by Andy Burnham earlier this year) to BBC Newsnight in 2007 for the documentary where I was the researcher but government would not come on the programme to comment on it.  This was one of the key documents I had arranged to be sent to government via solicitors Blackett Hart and Pratt, detailed in our letters and documented in Hansard and out through the National Archives. There are 3 firms documented in my husband’s case as firm partnerships changed over the years.

 

I am now at the end of my tether, am spending so much time correcting journalists… it is time-wasting and distressing as some are clearly out to defame my character.

 

In 2006 the only people that had these documents were our Newcastle solicitors and I as government had destroyed their own, and those I shared them with on condition they reference to my dissertation. My research critiqued the so called definitive DOH 2006 Self Sufficiency Report showing what was important wasn’t what was in the report … but what was left out. See media link…

 

The Michael Young Prize Winners 2009 – Tackling the blood trade

by Helen Pickles, freelance journalist

Contaminated blood supplies in the 1970s and 80s led to the deaths of nearly 2,000 haemophiliacs in the UK alone. Helen Pickles reports on how research by Michael Young Prize winner Carol Grayson revealed inadequate procedures and a profit-obsessed blood trade.

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20101015225531/http:/www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk:80/ESRCInfoCentre/about/CI/CP/societynow/issue4/blood_trade.aspx

 

 

The Craske, Walford evidence is NOT new evidence but OLD evidence that I handed in to ministers years ago and which was suppressed. These same documents were submitted to Archer Inquiry and Penrose Inquiry though I was informed they could not use those that showed alleged liability as it wasn’t in the remit.

 

I released the Oxford experimentation “cheaper than chimps” letter to BBC Newsnight in 2007 for the documentary where I was the researcher but government would not come on the programme to comment on it.  This was one of the key documents I had released back to government via solicitors Blackett Hart and Pratt, documented in Hansard and out through the National Archives. There 3 firms documented in my husband’s case as partnerships changed over the years.

 

Here is our Newsnight 2007 posted on YouTube by Tainted Blood… its posted in 3 short parts

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NViX1RP94U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mY4UoKCCBY4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu-68HBM_Oo

 

 

Are you aware my documents were lifted by some campaigners from my dissertation WITHOUT REFERENCE and used on the Timeline of Tainted Blood PRIOR to my having them released via the National Archives which I arranged through my solicitor and 3 sets of Newcastle lawyers and these were from my husband’s litigation case? Here is information on the return of documents.

HANSARD

Lord Jenkin of Roding asked Her Majesty’s Government:

Whether the files of papers about contaminated blood products which have recently come to light, some of which have been returned to the Department of Health, provide evidence to support the claims of haemophiliacs that their infection with hepatitis was caused by such blood products.

The Minister of State, Department of Health (Lord Warner): My Lords, we have established that a number of documents that have been disclosed by the department in the HIV and hepatitis C litigation were

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held by Blackett Hart & Pratt Solicitors. It agreed to return the papers to our solicitors, who are now considering them with other departmental officials. Advice has yet to be given to Ministers on the significance of the returned files.

Lord Jenkin of Roding: My Lords, the files that have turned up came from the archives of more than one firm of English solicitors. Given the substantial volume of documents passed to the department’s solicitors—I am told that there are no fewer than 12 big lever-arch files—and the fact that what they have is a small fraction of the material that has been held in solicitors’ archives, and given that the department’s paper Self-Sufficiency in Blood Products in England and Wales was expressly dependent on information that had survived the inadvertent destruction of some 600 of its files, are not there overwhelming arguments for a much more open, independent inquiry into what many regard as perhaps the most serious disaster that has ever happened in the National Health Service?

https://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200506/ldhansrd/vo060524/text/60524-03.htm

 

Copies of lost “blood row” papers found (Guardian, March 21st, 2006)

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2006/may/21/health.medicineandhealth

 

What is infuriating is that in 11 years despite repeatedly sending documents to government, and writing an award winning dissertation, they have failed to respond, this evidence is not new, far from it… it was part of the generic evidence in my husband’s litigation files in Newcastle in 1991! I have no problem with people using the documents I only ask that they reference. I had a long battle to get access to these documents for my research and to get them released!

 

Instead of being supported, I have been subjected to a sustained and vicious hate campaign as a grieving widow from several men with attempts to discredit my research. The more awards and nominations I receive the worse it gets.

 

Are you may be aware I had special permission from lawyers to access the Newcastle documents and use these documents for my dissertation that others did not have and they appear on the Timeline of another campaign group Tainted Blood containing my own special reference marks easily identifiable. They pretend they belong to them? This is fraudulent.

 

If you are using any of the documents highlighted on this Tainted Blood page on Craske and Walford you need to reference my dissertation as I can prove these are my documents due to my particular marks on the pages.

 

http://www.taintedblood.info/timeline.php?mode=related&id=83

 

 

All campaigners are doing is rehashing what I put together in Chapter 4 and taking chunks from my dissertation minus my name … ignoring the 23 years it took to access and collect all these papers from many different sources.

 

Tainted Blood and other campaigners who have shared these documents with media and their contacts without referencing such as Andrew March, Jason Evans and Mark Ward find it fun to abuse me … they then block me from groups so I cannot defend my work.  March also did similar using key evidence acquired from myself and Colette Wintle (copied in) which we obtained in 2004. He went on to win a legal judicial review in 2010 against the then Secretary of State for Health pretending my research was his. I assisted him for months in good faith but did not give permission for him to use these documents which I LEGALLY acquired UNLESS fully referenced which he failed to do… He then took credit for my work as fellow campaigner Colette Wintle will verify as she also obtained letters alongside me in 2004. The above mentioned campaigners cannot show the original paper trail as they don’t have one.

 

This is also not the first time the Daily Mail has used my documents WITHOUT permission and WITHOUT properly referencing.

 

And here are recent questions I submitted to the DOH last week which is a copy of questions sent to a Consultant in a 2004 letter regarding Dr Craske as I said this is OLD evidence.

 

I have DOH confirmation of receipt and a reference number…

 

I am the widow of a haemophiliac infected with HIV/HCV through factor concentrate treatment. I trying to gain access to treatment batch numbers which were recorded as “suspect” for hepatitis. We are aware from old UKHCDO minutes of meetings from the early 1980s which we hold that Dr Craske specifically requested that haematologists “continue to collect suspect treatment batch numbers for hepatitis (including non-A, non –B, hepatitis ) on the forms provided”. I believe this may have been carried out at the request of the Department of Health funded 3 three year study looking at hepatitis infection rates in haemophiliacs. Please can you tell me how can we access this information? Surely patients themselves have a right to know if they were exposed to named “suspect” batch numbers.

     There are two questions which remain unanswered, the first question is, were these “suspect” batches withdrawn from treatment as soon as they were identified, and secondly, were patients who received these “suspect” batch numbers informed they were likely to have been infected with hepatitis viruses, and any known infections recorded as adverse incidents. We understand that batch numbers were identified as “suspect” when virgin patients and new child patients were put onto concentrates for the first time and developed hepatitis. These batch numbers could then be traced back to other recipients. The Department of Health should have a record of their 3 year haemophilia/hepatitis study. Can you assist us to access this and the “suspect” batch numbers.

 

It does the Daily Mail’s reputation no good when the publication fails to reference, it then participates in the abuse of victims, survivors of the contaminated blood tragedy. I am asking you to address this issue or I will make an official complaint and take the matter further.

 

With thanks

 

I look forward to your prompt response.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Carol 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 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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