One appendage shy of human form has not dulled a Taliban commander’s cognisance of jihad. From the AP:
In an interview late on Sunday, the commander, Mullah Dadullah, ruled out any reconciliation with the US-backed government of President Hamid Karzai and claimed the country’s new parliament — its first in more than 30 years, inaugurated last week — was “obedient to America.”
“More than 200 Taliban have registered themselves for suicide attacks with us which shows that a Muslim can even sacrifice his life for the well-being of his faith. Our suicide attackers will continue jihad (holy war) until Americans and all of their Muslim and non-Muslim allies are pulled out of the country,” he said.
Dadullah, who lost a leg fighting for the Taliban during its rise to power in the mid-1990s, is one of the hard-line militia’s top commanders, responsible for operations in eastern and southeastern Afghanistan — and as such, a man wanted by the US-led coalition hunting Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters.
[The Mullah] ruled out reconciliation and talks with Karzai’s government, saying it “owed its existence” to non-Muslims, and to do so would amount to “joining Christianity and working for Christians.”
“My talks with them will only be for their destruction and nothing else,” he said.