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Pro-ISI=Al Qaeda Imran Khan says Taliban's 'holy war' in Afghanistan is justified by Islamic law
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Pakistani politician's comments at hospital that treated shooting victim Malala Yousafzai outrage Afghanistan's government





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Afghan men burn an effigy of Pakistani politician Imran Khan after he said the Taliban were fighting a jihad against US and western forces. Photograph: Jangir/AFP/Getty Images



Afghanistan's government has lashed out at Imran Khan after the formerPakistan cricket star, now a politician, said the Taliban were fighting a "holy war" in the country that was justified by Islamic law.



Speaking after visiting a hospital in Peshawar where Malala Yousafzai – the 14-year-old activist shot in the head by the Taliban for supporting girls' education – was treated last week, Khan told reporters that insurgents in Afghanistan were fighting a "jihad". Citing a verse from the Qur'an, he said: "It is very clear that whoever is fighting for their freedom is fighting a jihad …



"The people who are fighting in Afghanistan against the foreign occupation are fighting a jihad," he added, according to a video of remarks to journalists.



Afghan politicians have reacted with disbelief, with one parliamentarian suggesting Khan should be arrested. The Ulema Council, a grouping of senior clerics, declared his comments "unislamic".



A Kabul foreign ministry spokesman said Khan was "either profoundly and dangerously ignorant about the reality in Afghanistan, or he has ill will against the Afghan people.



"Our children are killed on daily basis, civilians killed and our schools, hospitals and infrastructure attacked on a daily basis. To call any of that jihad is profoundly wrong and misguided."



Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, has written to all of Pakistan's political leaders, including Khan, saying: "We must ask why we have been unable to counter the terrorism that is attacking our people, and the promise of a better future for our children."



Khan has also courted criticism by saying he will not publicly name the Taliban while criticising the men who attempted to kill Malala, because he feared it would put his party's supporters at risk.



The row with Kabul highlights the awkward political situation Khan has found himself in recent days. He has long blamed the rise of the Taliban in the country on the US, saying its military operations in Afghanistan and the CIA drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal belt are responsible for the upsurge in militancy.



But his populist position has been challenged by the almost unprecedented public anger against the Pakistani Taliban triggered by the attempt to kill Malala as she sat in a van with her classmates in Swat last Tuesday.



While many observers fear the mood of national outrage will ultimately change little, the country's media continues to cover the saga intensively while the country's powerful military chief called on the nation to "unite and stand up to fight" against extremism.



The foreign minister has even suggested the attack might be a turning point for a country that has long struggled to muster support for a decisive push against militants. On Sunday, tens of thousands of people attended a rally in Karachi in support of Malala, organised by the Muttahida Qaumi movement, the dominant political party in the southern city.



Malala is unconscious and in intensive care in a military hospital in the garrison city of Rawalpindi. A military spokesman said her condition was improving and that no decision had been made as to whether she should be sent overseas, despite an offer from the United Arab Emirates to supply an air ambulance.



Local media continued to focus on her condition despite government warnings that the Pakistani Taliban, apparently angered by criticism of the attack on Malala, had ordered attacks on journalists.


Added: Oct-14-2012 Occurred On: Oct-14-2012
By: BekasKhan
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  • When is a drone gonna take out this douche bag?

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  • for Mr. Khan it would be better first to band and start Jahad with prostitution in Lahore, Karachi or other Pakistan cities, kindly watch bellow link

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88FojG1lWsA

    If the US are in Afghanistan the reason is only ISI and pakistan army its the largest terrorist government in the world and responsible for killing of afghans specially Pashtuns

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  • its the paki pashtun wannabe! terrorist bastard! get back to eating DHAAAL!

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  • Good. At least Pakistan will pick a side with this guy. That makes our targeting and justification for bombing the shit out of that shithole all the better.

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    • @no compromise truth

      If you're going to spew nonsense then at least get your numbers correct. China owns less than 8% of our debt.

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  • That's rich, considering the majority of the Taliban are Pakistani.

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  • What a scum bag. The pakistan government is afraid of pashtun nationalism so they support the taliban who shun nationalism and embrace salafism.

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    • @Israel_Capitalism1 Pakistan government is afraid of pashtun nationalism?? do you even know what you are talking about? Pakistan government supported the taliban (pashtun nationalist movement) against all other afghan ethnic groups (tajik, hazara, uzbek etc) in afghanistan after the russians hightailed it out of the country just like the americans are about to do.

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    • @burraq
      You do understand, pulling out is not defeat. That entire country could be incinerated of life if it was worth it. If I wasan Afghan fighter I'd be ashamed that Russia & the U.S. made conscious choices on pulling out on their own accords. Basically, it's them letting you know you aren't worth a shit in the grand scheme of things.

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    • @MartiansArePunk Lol ... yea sure, running out with your tail between your legs is not defeat and yet when the russians did it you americans claimed victory! they also had those nukes which you seem so proud of.

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    • @MartiansArePunk Not worth a shit in the grand scheme of things? you guys spent billions upon billions of dollars trying to subjugate this nation over a period of TEN years! So you're saying it was all not worth it to begin with?

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    • @burraq
      They had hopes to give those oppressed fucks a chance to put the ball in the hands of the Aghan people and it took a long time to figure out that your incapable of joining the upright walking members of the human race. Stupid us, didn't realize the reason muslte pork is b/c they learned how to live from watching pigs in stys. Shoulda just told us so we could've stayed home.

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  • Why is this asshole still alive?

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  • SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSScum.

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  • He's right. Afghans were invaded, they have the right to resist.

    Imran Khan, you sir, are a true Muslim.

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    • @Pakistani_Empire doesn't matter if they were invaded, the taliban were the one's oppressing the people of afghanistan. not allowing women to attend school, beating women in public and a plethora of other oppressive behaviour. None of which is sanctioned in the Qu'ran. Until the taliban is destroyed, the war is not over. That's why i support the war in afghanistan but not iraq.

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    • @superak83 The motives of the Taliban is their own problem. The fact that they were invaded gives them a right to resist.

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    • @Pakistani not at all, whenever an injustice is seen, it is a person's duty to fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. suicide bombers who say women shouldn't go to school are retarded kuffar. and anyone who takes the life of another unjustifiably should be killed wholesale.

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    • @Pakistani_Empire what is it to you we were invaded or not? you fucking dumb paki! you make money of terrorism! you bastard!

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    • @Pakistani SHUT THE FUCK UP! YOU SON OF A GOAT!

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  • Thank You for pointing out the obvious Sheikh Imran Khan.

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  • bring our troops home and send in the drone army

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  • United States caused NATO to invoke Article 5 of the NATO Charter for the first time in its history.US & NATO comprises 28 nations + global partners Australia & New Zealand. Then indirect helper IRAN(Northern Alliance friend). Karzia $$$ Army. Last the most important slave "Pakistan state" doing the most toughest & difficult jobs. Still after 11 years of miseries you shit Crusaders can not fight the simple low tech but brave tribal Afghan.
    Foreign conquest always has been a More..

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  • Ofcourse their armed resistance against invasion is justified! was there ever any doubt?

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