22 September, 2020

The Sword Of Jehad

Saudi millionaire Osama Bin Laden wages a holy war against the 'evil' West

The Sword Of Jehad

THE mystery thickens: was a Taliban 'guest' behind last fortnight's brutal blasts outside American missions in Africa? "How can a man living as a refugee in Afghanistan sponsor bomb explosions in distant Africa?" counters Mulla Mohammad Omar, founder of the four-year-old Taliban Islamic Movement. "I don't think Osama Bin Laden is behind the acts of terrorism in Kenya and Tanzania." In a telephonic interview with Outlook from the movement's headquarters in Kandahar in southwestern Afghanistan, he pointed out that Bin Laden was a guest in Afghanistan and had come to the eastern city of Jalalabad before the city fell to the Taliban in September 1996.

"We told him not to indulge in political or military activities from Afghanistan's soil. Recently, he gave a press conference and we told him that he violated his promise to us not to do so. Still I believe he hasn't got the power to carry out bomb blasts in another corner of the world. I feel some people are waiting for an excuse to blame the Taliban and Bin Laden,"...



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