Happy Eid! From The Day.com, with thanks to the Norwegian Kafir:
Kabul, Afghanistan “” The fugitive Taliban leader, Mullah Muhammad Omar, vowed to retake control of Afghanistan in a message released to a Pakistani news agency on Friday, the eves of both the Muslim holy festival of Eid-ul-Fitr and the third anniversary of the collapse of the Taliban regime.
Omar, who is widely believed to be living in Pakistan and directing an insurgency against U.S. and Afghan government forces in southern and eastern Afghanistan, said the United States was trying to impose a puppet regime in the country but would fail. His message was released to a local news agency called the Afghanistan Islamic Press, based in Peshawar, Pakistan, and reported by Reuters. It came just two weeks after Osama bin Laden released a tape to Arab television, just before to the presidential elections in the United States.
In the message sent on Friday, Omar showed no regrets for refusing to cooperate with the United States’ demand that he hand over Osama bin Laden for his role as mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks.
The Taliban “could have connived with America to retain power and this worldly rule by giving up Afghan honor,” he said. “But they didn’t do it,” he said. “You should rest assured that I and my Mujahid colleagues will never accept anything except Islamic injunctions.”
“America and its puppets should know that we are determined to free and regain the sovereignty of our country,” he said. “There is much more brotherhood, obedience and steadfastness in the Taliban’s Islamic movement than before,” he said.
He criticized the current government in Afghanistan of President Hamid Karzai for corrupting Islamic values, and said the United States was “trying to impose its puppet administration.” “Moral decadence, desecration of Islamic values and crime are increasing in Afghanistan. Every ploy is being used to mislead women.”