They’re calling for jihad now? As poster Shinolite noted here not long ago, What have we been having up to now? The Ice Capades?
Note the openly totalitarian and coercive nature of the statement.
From AFP, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
KANDAHAR: The fundamentalist Taliban on Thursday condemned the release of an Afghan who had faced execution for converting to Christianity, calling for jihad against the “enemies of Islam”….
“Apostate Abdul Rahman’s release makes it clear that Afghanistan’s judiciary is not independent and its decisions are in the hands of foreigners,” Taliban spokesman Mohammed Hanif told AFP, reading a statement by the hardliners.
“There are no longer judges or mullahs in Kabul — they are all sell-outs who cheat the nation under the name of the Islamic judiciary. They should have resigned,” the statement said….
The Taliban, notorious for its harsh implementation of Sharia that included stoning adulterers to death, said the case was created by foreign nations to undermine the authority of Islam.
It was engineered to “assure other recalcitrants that they are no longer in danger and no one in Islam can punish them.”
“The Afghan nation will not be deceived with such schemes and inshallah (God willing) such plots will be neutralised,” the statement said.
“We condemn this crime of the puppet administration. We ask our Muslim brothers to take their position against this offence by the enemies of Islam and to act, based on their responsibility to their religion and God, and to start jihad against Karzai’s administration,” it said.