Mullah Maulana Fazlullah (leader TTP) seen recently leading funeral prayers
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) put out the following press release after some sections of the media (including Reuters) incorrectly stated that they had given allegiance to Islamic State (IS) leader, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi. Statement as follows:-
Explanation of Eid statement ( misinterpreted by media) by Truth Seeker Fazlullah Khurasani (May Allah protect him ) Ameer of Tehreek -e- Taliban Pakistan
“All praises due to Allah and peace and blessings upon His Messenger ( MUHAMMAD) I would like to convey this message to the Muslims of Pakistan specifically and to Muslim ummah generally that Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan is under oath of allegiance to Mullah Muhammad Omar’s (May Allah Protect), Leader of the faithful.
I would like to invite mujahideen of the entire world to continue their jihad against world of nonbelievers under the leadership of Ameer ul Momineen Mullah Muhammad Omar (May Allah Protect him). I make it clear that for the time being the target of the TTP is the anti Islamic, disbelieving system of Islamabad.
We command our mujahideen to use their abilities against the protectors of this satanic system and continue their jihad against them in an organized way. If Ameer ul Momineen Mulla Muhammad Umar orders us then by grace of Allah we will be able to send our mujahideen not only to Syria, Iraq, Yemen but to every possible land of jihad.
Regarding the news that has been running on media ( that TTP is under ISIS ) it is utmost important to clarify that certainly we cherish great love and compassion for mujahideen of all lands. We wish that all of us stand up in unity against kufr and I also extend offer of unity under sharia to all of them. At the end I make it very clear to the media persons to respect the principles of journalism and act in an unbiased way.”
Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights 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”.