Full Text Of The Statement Delivered By Head of The Political Office of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Oslo Conference (Forum)
06 August 2015
By Al-Ikhwah Al-Mujahidun
حمده ونصلي علی رسوله الکریم اما بعد
اعوذ بالله من الشیطان الرجیم
بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُونُوا قَوَّامِينَ لِلَّهِ شُهَدَاءَ
بِالْقِسْطِ وَلَا يَجْرِمَنَّكُمْ شَنَآنُ قَوْمٍ عَلَىٰ أَلَّا تَعْدِلُوا
اعْدِلُوا هُوَ أَقْرَبُ لِلتَّقْوَىٰ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ خَبِيرٌ
بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ ). المائده ـ ۸( ) صدق الله العظیم).
Translation: (O ye who believe! Be steadfast in the cause of ALLAH, bearing
witness in equity; and let not a people's enmity incite you to act otherwise
than with justice. Be always just. That is nearer to righteousness. And fear
ALLAH. Surely, ALLAH is Aware of what you do.)
Prior to my expressions according the scheduled agenda of this Forum, I would
like to clarify and renounce, to the present Afghans in our native Pashto
language, the wrong perception that instead of reconciling with Afghans, the
Islamic Emirate is negotiating with foreigners. For the last five years, due
to some relaxation in the circumstances, the Islamic Emirate has initiated a
series of meetings with various Afghan individuals and circles. Several
sessions have been held and the process is incessant. The reason for not
holding direct talks with the Kabul administration is their lack of authority
in solving strategic issues as the essential element of the present Afghan
dilemma and various other issues is America and her foreign allies. It is a
bitter fact which should be realized. Now I would like to address the
foreigners in their own language.
Respected participants! Regretfully saying that two of our prominent
colleagues each Moulavi Shahabbudin Dilawar and Qari Deen Mohammad Hanif
could not come here to participate in this meeting due to the ‘Black-List'
restrictions. Now, I would like to come to the main issue.
If you ponder over the recent past history of Afghanistan, it is quite clear
that the Islamic Movement of Taliban inside Afghanistan came into being to
safeguard the lives and properties of our own people, to preserve the
integrity of our country, to control the anarchy and to end the warlord
The Islamic Movement of Taliban was an indigenous Afghan and national
movement whose source of strength was the overwhelming support and devotion
of our own people and this was the main reason in their successful
restoration of peace and stability in most parts of the country. The
properties, lives and honor of the people were protected, opium cultivation
and drug trafficking were banned, the country was unified and a single stable
Islamic System was implemented in the country. But unfortunately, from the
very beginning, negative propaganda was launched against it and their
progress was halted by various lame excuses. Eventually America invaded
Afghanistan without any legal justification and occupied it.
During the entire span of previous fourteen years of occupation, a military
strategy was adopted by America against Afghanistan and Mujahidin, in which
thousands of innocent Afghans who had no links with the 9/11 incident were
martyred, injured and made to suffer from various fatal diseases due to the
indiscriminate use of chemical weapons.
Numerous innocent people were imprisoned in Bagram, Guantanamo and various
other visible and hidden detention centers and were brutally tortured. They
were kept in these jails for years without any trial, many of them are still
living there in excruciating and oppressed conditions. Our houses and
orchards were demolished, our religious sanctities and dead bodies of martyrs
were desecrated, even the funeral and wedding processions were
indiscriminately bombed. But this strategy of force and suppression had no
outcome except killing and demolition which left behind an irredeemable human
catastrophe inside Afghanistan.
On the other hand, with the occupation of Afghanistan, America was dragged
into a prolonged futile war. They suffered heavy casualties and colossal
financial losses and the repercussions were not confined to America only but
the whole world was shocked by worst economic recession. Similarly, the
international political role of America was significantly undermined. They
violated the very basic human rights which were highly claimed and boasted by
them in the past. And their short and long term colonial plans remained
deficient. If this strategy remains persistent, it will achieve them nothing
except prolonging the sufferings of the oppressed Afghans. It will also
incur, just like the past, irremediable losses and casualties for both
America and her allies. If the invading countries sincerely want a change
inside Afghanistan, first of all, a reality based policy must be adopted. The
sovereignty of Afghanistan and the formation of self-governed system, which
is the legitimate right of all Afghans, should be realized as peace can only
be restored when justice is assured. Peace can never be restored in
Afghanistan by domination, suppression and protraction of military invasion
and the Islamic Emirate do believe in peaceful solution of all issues
including the end of foreign occupation.
Peace and stability are the most basic needs of every individual, community
and country. Tranquil life, economic, educational, cultural, social and
political development cannot be achieved without peace.
Afghans are not fond of fighting. Actually, they hate the war. They are not
involved in any detrimental activities anywhere in the world rather they have
always been attacked and violated by others.
Afghans are deeply devoted to their creed and country. They have bravely
defended their homeland and national values throughout the history and are
ready to defend their just rights even today.
Afghans do believe in reciprocity though they need support in all the
economic, educational, social and cultural walks of life.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, which has evolved from its people, has
simultaneously undertaken both military and diplomatic endeavors to defend
the country and to get rid of foreign occupation. The objective is the
restoration and implementation of an Afghan-inclusive Islamic system of life
which could preserve the previous tremendous sacrifices of the people and
could guarantee justice, stability, progress, economic prosperity while
representing all the people.
In 2010, for the first time the Islamic Emirate agreed, after getting
approval from honorable Amir-ul-Momineen Mulla Mohammad Umar Mujahid, to sit
on the negotiating table with the United States of America for finding a
peaceful solution for the Afghan problem. As confidence building measures,
the following issues were discussed:
Exchange of prisoners.
The nullification of ‘Black List' and ‘Award List'.
Inauguration of a Political Office.
But it was the Kabul based administration which created hurdles against the
implementation of above measures. In 2011, when America and the Islamic
Emirate agreed upon opening the office and exchange of Guantanamo prisoners,
the Kabul administration protested and summoned their ambassador from Doha
back to Kabul.
In 2013, when the political office of the Islamic Emirate was re-initiated,
the Kabul admin protested again that having a flag and title of ‘The Islamic
Emirate' implies parallel government and these inconsistent excuses were
accepted by America which inevitably resulted in closing the office and
cessation of this process.
Every likely peace process should include the restoration of Islamic system,
the end of occupation and the abolition of all hurdles mentioned above.
In this perspective, we inferred that the decisive and main role player in
the Afghan dilemma is America therefore, negotiation with Kabul
administration without holding talks with the Americans are useless.
Islamic Emirate do believe in all rights of women which are conferred by the
sacred religion of Islam. She is the founder of our Muslim society. The Holy
Prophet (peace be upon him) said, ‘The best amongst you is the one who is the
most benevolent to his family (i.e. spouse)'. The Islamic Emirate is
determined to abolish all the prevailing un-Islamic traditions against women
and provide them a secure and conforming circumstances where they could live
a peaceful and serene life.
The Islamic Emirate is committed to all human, political, economic, social
and cultural rights of every individual Afghan. We have struggled for it and
this process is incessant.
The Islamic Emirate follows a clear and well-organized policy and strategy
for the prevention of civilian losses and casualties which is made public
from time to time. It has been conveyed to all Mujahidin and severe measures
have been taken for its effective implementation.
The Islamic Emirate is never interested in dragging its own people into the
flames of war. Since it has emerged amongst the people and works for the
people therefore, whosoever suffers, the Islamic Emirate equally feels and
suffers. On the contrary, recent reports and surveys testify that in the
previous fourteen years of American occupation, nearly two hundred thousand
(200,000) people have been killed and wounded inside Afghanistan and this
process of slaughter is incessant.
Similarly, building of public welfare foundations is considered as an
inevitable and essential requirement for our war ravaged homeland. Bridges,
tunnels, dams, irrigation systems, power stations, mines extraction, oil
refineries, educational institutions, madrassas, mosques, schools,
universities, health centers, clinics, hospitals and likewise other places of
public welfare are considered as public property by the Islamic Emirate whose
protection is amongst one of its foremost obligations. The honorable head of
the Islamic Emirate, Amer-ul-Momineen, Mulla Mohammad Umar Mujahid has
always, in his regular Eid felicitation messages, insisted upon the
protection of lives, properties and honor of the ordinary people so that
civilian losses are prevented and public foundations are safeguarded.
The Islamic Emirate reiterates its policy and reassures the neighboring and
regional countries and the world community that the Islamic Emirate has no
intentions of either harming them or their citizens nor will it allow anyone
else to exploit the soil of Afghanistan for carrying out such activities.
On the basis of reciprocal reverence, the Islamic Emirate insists on having
cordial relations with other countries of the world and welcomes the positive
and constructive role of each and every country which really aims at the
sustaining development of Afghanistan and the true prosperity of Afghans.
The Islamic Emirate does not want Afghanistan to become the arena of rivalry
and proxy war for others. For ensuring regional peace and stability, the
Islamic Emirate is ready to co-operate with every country which believe in
mutual understanding and does not interfere in the internal affairs of
Respected participants! Now I would like to draw your attention towards the
responsibilities and obligations of the international community:
The International community, America and all the neighboring countries should
realize and admit all legitimate political and social rights of the Afghan
nation besides their right of self-defense and the freedom of Afghanistan.
By keeping the prevailing ground realities in mind, the international
community should play a constructive, impartial and positive role for the
restoration of peace and stability in our country.
The United States of America and our neighboring countries should, by keeping
in mind realities about the Islamic Emirate, respect its unity and
independence. The more the people are oppressed, the more their spirit of
freedom is aroused. Therefore, America and other involved sides should take
constructive steps regarding the following issues:
A place in the form of an office should remain open for negotiations and
other necessary contacts. The Islamic Emirate should have the right to name
this office as its Political Bureau (Office) and hoist its own flag there.
This office should be a permanent address for contacts, negotiations and
meetings with Afghans, foreigners and international humanitarian organs. The
Islamic Emirate should enjoy the right to utilize media and other resources
for its political purposes.
Similarly, this office should not remain confined to negotiations only as
talks can flourish, fail or even postpone.
Those members and officials of the Islamic Emirate who want to visit this
office for participation in peace talks or tackling any other human or health
issue, should have the right of safe and unrestricted movement.
Peace Process, Black List and the Award List are contradictory terms to one
another therefore the United Nations and America should remove the leadership
and other members of the Islamic Emirate from these lists because, in these
reciprocal processes, it is necessary that all sides should have free and
The Americans are not committed to their own pledges as well as the
international norms. I would like to mention the example of those detainees
who were freed from Guantanamo Jail last year.
Our five dignitaries were freed from Guantanamo Jail in exchange for the
American captive Bowe Bergadahl and were living in Qatar according to the
conditions agreed upon. Though a complete year has lapsed but still they are
under restrictions which should have automatically been annulled after one
year according to the agreement.
The Islamic Emirate seriously calls upon the Americans to fulfil their
promises and comply with international rules and regulations and to refrain
from impeding the freedom of these detainees as it is completely against the
Similarly, it was committed by the Americans that the colleagues and
relatives of the above mentioned detainees can visit them in Qatar but when
one detainee was visited by two of his relatives, Anas Haqqani plus another
one, on the way back from Qatar via Bahrain as transit passenger, contrary to
all promises and commitments, they were detained by American agencies and
were handed over to Kabul regime which later on deceitfully announced that
they were arrested from ‘Khost' province during operations.
Therefore, we reiterate that Americans are not committed to their own pledges
nor to the international norms and rules and this issue has been repeatedly
conveyed to the envoy of the United Nations.
Our demand is that America, the United Nations and other related sides should
play an urgent and serious role in the earliest possible release of these