Enmity towards Islam behind US attack on Afghanistan: Taliban
28 September, 2012
KABUL: Taliban on Thursday said United States invaded Afghanistan on the basis of their enmity towards Islam instead of adopting the way of negotiations.
In a statement marking 16th anniversary of the fall of Kabul to Taliban, the Taliban Islamic Emirate said, "The US put enmity towards Islam at top of her policy and agenda after the defeat of communism and from the very first day she started confrontations with Islamic Emirate instead of understanding and dialogue. Even, they attacked our sacred sovereignty in 2001 on different pretexts."
"Our homeland is under occupation for the last 11 years. The Islamic sovereignty which is the source of the aspirations and prosperity of the countrymen was looted and instead a rejected, slave and puppet regime was imposed on them," the statement available with Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) said.
The Taliban are hopeful of defeating the foreign forces and restoring the Islamic System, saying "It is not far way that the foreign aggressors would be ousted from the country.
Like the past, national traitors and war criminals would be punished and the Islamic sovereignty and Islamic banner which is the big desire of our martyrs would be again installed."
Taliban captured Kabul City on September 27, 1996 after mujahideen indulged in factional fighting following the fall of Dr. Najeebullah's communist regime in April 1992.
Taliban adopted strict security measures soon after the fall of Kabul to them and restored peace to the country by eliminating the threat of disintegration of Taliban.
The US-led coalition attacked Afghanistan in October 2001 and dislodged Taliban after they refused to hand over al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden to United States.
A transitional government led by Hamid Karzai was installed but despite the passage of 11 long years, US and NATO failed to restore peace to Afghanistan and the fighting is ongoing.