Against all those infidels — including Obama — who are “carrying out acts of barbarism against innocent people”: Irony. “Waziristan Taliban set up shura to wage jihad,” by Haji Mujtaba for the Daily Times, February 23:
Pamphlets call for holy war against Obama, Zardari, Karzai
MIRANSHAH: The Taliban in Waziristan announced forming a “˜Shura Ittehadul Mujahideen” (Council of United Mujahideen) on Sunday to wage jihad “˜in an organised manner”.
Pamphlets distributed in the Miranshah Bazaar and other areas of the agency headquarters said the forces led by Mullah Muhammad Omar and Osama Bin Laden were fighting against “˜infidels” led by US President Barack Obama, Pakistani President Asif Zardari and Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
They quoted verses of the holy Quran calling people to fight a holy war against “˜infidels”, who they said were killing innocent Muslims.
The announcement was made by Taliban leaders Hafiz Gul Bahadur, who is the Taliban emir in North Waziristan, Baitullah Mehsud, the top Taliban commander in South Waziristan, and Maulvi Nazir, the chief of Taliban in Wana, who said they wanted to “stop the infidels from carrying out acts of barbarism against innocent people”.