Statement via Islamic Emirate
10th May 2017
The people of the world and our countrymen know that the Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate have been waging armed Jihad against occupation of America and her allies in Afghanistan for the past one and half decade. During this period, they have had many epic-making achievements and gains and rendered enormous sacrifices. As a result of these successes and sacrifices and by the grace of the Almighty Allah, the Islamic Emirate has control and influence on more than half of the soil of Afghanistan. This is in a time that our enemy spare no effort against us but resort to overt and covert intelligence conspiracies beside military efforts. They have been trying to give distorted information and a wrong perception about us to the world. Similarly, they consider their nefarious objectives as legitimate under the futile name of terrorism and try to justify their occupation in Afghanistan on the basis of implausible reasons. To this end, they have established thousands of media centers, spreading poisonous propaganda against the Islamic Emirate day and night through their visual and audio programs.
The Islamic Emirate is compelled to clarify its policy and objectives to the regional countries and the world in its own words. It is also necessary to tell the world that what are the prevailing ground realities in Afghanistan? What we want in the country and why we want them? In general, it is in the interest of all to make right decisions about Afghanistan in light of correct information. Therefore, the relations of the Islamic Emirate with all countries including Russia are only to clarify our policy, which is our legitimate right. It never means military relations with anyone nor does Russia or any other country give us military assistance. The booty seized or would be seized from the stooge forces of the Kabul Administration and the invading troops are sufficient for us to continue our jihad for years against the invaders and their domestic allies. But, as to the invaders and the puppets’ leveling futile accusation against us, they only want to fish in troubled waters. They are intentionally trying to falsely portray as high the level of interference of other countries in the affairs of our country and to deliberately make the country a ground for other countries rivalries in order to secure their own survival and material interests. In our view, this is an anti-Afghan, oppressive and illegitimate approach of the moribund officials of the Kabul Administration and their foreign invading allies.
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”.