Mullah Omar affirms that the jihad in Afghanistan, fueled as it is by an ideology rather than by charismatic personalities, will continue despite the death of Mullah Dadullah. Meanwhile, I hope David Cameron will dispatch a team to Kandahar forthwith to compel Omar to stop associating Islam with terrorism. By Noor Khan for Associated Press, :
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – The Taliban leader Mullah Omar said the killing of the group’s top field commander “won’t create problems” for the hardline militia, a spokesman said Monday.
Qari Yousef Ahmadi, who claims to speak for the Taliban, told The Associated Press that Omar and other top Taliban leaders offered condolences to Mullah Dadullah’s family over the killing by the U.S.-led coalition “” the first Taliban confirmation of Dadullah’s killing.
Ahmadi read a statement attributed to Omar insisting that Dadullah’s death “won’t create problems for the Taliban’s jihad” and that militants will continue attacks against “occupying countries.”…
“Mullah Dadullah was the commander of all the fighting groups. Now all of the mujahedeen will carry on his same type of jihad. They will carry out attacks just as Mullah Dadullah did in his life,” Ahmadi quoted Omar as saying.