Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan: Resentments and Sentiments of Jihad among the Emerging Afghan Generation against the Foreign Occupation
The following is an official comment from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban). Reprinted with permission.
Resentments and Sentiments of Jihad among the Emerging Afghan Generation against the Foreign Occupation
Source: Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
October 18, 2010 08:11
The Americans and their anti-Islamic and anti-Afghan coalition had predicted prior to the invasion that the Afghan new generation particularly the youth will keep themselves detached from their religion and national values after the prevalence of the hackneyed western atmosphere built on nakedness. They thought that the Afghan youth will not wield an iota of Jihadic sentiments, predictably after ten years of the invasion. Their characteristic to defend their honor will most likely diminish. The secularism and opposition to religion will replace all other values. But the discretion and ordaining of the Lord was otherwise. Ten years have now passed since the American invasion and during that period, they martyred more than 120,000 Afghans, and detained the same number, being shackled and in detention; They kick started about 1500 media outlets including TV networks, radio stations, journals, magazines, dailies, websites and other different setups to weaken the sentiments and passion of Jihad, honor-loving characteristic and bravery among the Afghans.
Doing so, they wanted the Afghans to deviate from their religion and the Afghan values by dent of Western, Indian, imported and imposed erotic music, non-Islamic drama serials and other poisonous endeavors but praise be to the Almighty Allah, the new Afghan generation is still fraught with the love of Islam, being watered by their infatuation with Islam despite various machinations by the non-Islamic forces. They have the zeal and eagerness to wage Jihad against the invaders and foreign occupations.
According to an inclusive survey by the Cultural Commission of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan conducted among young students of schools and universities in Logar province, 200 students out of 800 said they had had deep indignation against the foreign occupation while 600 of them openly showed readiness to take up arms against the invaders. Majority of the students were hailing from farmers and business-affiliated families. Data of the survey is now in the possession of the Cultural Commission of the Islamic Emirate and may be published for public information. The participants in the survey stressed, they wanted to destroy foreign tanks and convoys until the Americans run away from our country.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan believes, feelings of Jihad and patriotism is not limited to only one province of the country but youth of all provinces and parts of the country have the self-same feelings and sentiments if surveyed. The invaders must know that all their conspiracies and brutalities have fallen flat and religious spirit and sentiments in the new Afghan generation have increased manifold in comparison with the past.
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