Post via Islamic Emirate August 5th 2019
About one week earlier, a high-ranking delegation of Islamic Emirate led by the Political Deputy Mullah Baradar Akhund arrived at Indonesia on an official visit where they spent a couple of days holding meetings with government officials and religious leaders.
Indonesia is a country with the largest Muslim population in the world. On top of such a status, it is among leading countries of the Islamic world with a strong economy and robust industry. It has always played a positive role in critical international issues and Indonesian officials also have a positive outlook about Afghanistan, seeking peace and an end to all sources of conflict in our country.
The delegation of Islamic Emirate received a warm welcome by the host country upon arrival. Over the course of the next few days, they held meetings with the Vice President of the country, the Foreign Minister, a movement of scholars called Nahdlatul Ulama and the country’s top clerical body Majlis Ulama (Ulama Council). These meetings based on the spirit of Islamic brotherhood and solidarity played an important role in strengthening of bilateral relations.
Visits by officials of the Islamic Emirate to Indonesia and successful visits to China and Russia prior to this proves that the Islamic Emirate wants cordial and positive relations with people and countries of the world. But it is extremely unfortunate that extensively negative propaganda has been spread against the Islamic Emirate and it has been introduced as an insurgent and terrorist group to officials of some countries hence they remain wary of interactions. But if they hold direct meetings with the Islamic Emirate, listen to its call and policies and establish direct political relations, surely their doubts and apprehensions shall be removed and they will recognize the Islamic Emirate as a true representative of the Afghan nation.
As the United States is directly interacting with the Islamic Emirate and arrangements for intra-Afghan dialogue to find a peaceful resolution are underway therefore those countries of the region and the world that miscalculated the Islamic Emirate or held unwarranted enmity and some even went as far as viewing them as a terrorist organization and joined international alliances against them, it is high time for them to reassess their policy towards the Islamic Emirate by taking into consideration the prevailing situation. In order to understand the Islamic Emirate and its aims, they must begin direct interactions with their political representatives. It is hoped that through such meetings all their doubts will be removed and no reason shall remain for their unilateral animosity.
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 was 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”.