Expect now an avalanche of public statements from Kurdish and Turkish leaders explaining that the Taliban is misunderstanding Islam and getting jihad all wrong, and that no Kurds or Turks should heed this call.
In reality, no such public statements will be made anywhere by anyone. But Western authorities and analysts will continue to believe that Islam is a religion of peace that has been hijacked by a tiny minority of extremists.
"Taliban Calls on Kurds and Turks to Join Afghan Jihad," by Wladimir van Wilgenburg for Rudaw, September 8:
AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands -- In a video clip released on the Internet on August 15, eulogizing seven Turkish fighters killed in Afghanistan, the Taliban group calls on Kurds and Turks to join the ‘Jihad’ in Afghanistan.
The video was released by the Fursan Muhammed Information Group on a Turkish jihadist website and it was translated by the SITE intelligence group.
In the video, Maulvi Sangin Zadran who is listed by the UN Security Council Committee as the shadow governor for Afghanistan’s Paktika Province, and commander of the Haqqani Network, calls on Kurds and Turks to join the fight in Afghanistan.
The Haqqani network is a militant group affiliated with the Taliban and it operates in the Afghanistan/Pakistan border area.
"We the Afghan Taliban are aware of the games of the United States, NATO and the collaborating apostates, and we are continuing our jihad,” says Zadrdan in the video. “If it wasn't for our jihad, they certainly would have destroyed the Afghan people. However, thanks to our jihad we are able to protect our religion, our character, and our sacred."
Another individual calling on Kurdish and Turkish Muslims to join the Afghan jihad is Maulvi Saifullah, whose background is not known.....