As I have explained many times, there is no orthodox Islamic sect or school of Islamic jurisprudence that does not teach the necessity of waging war against unbelievers and subjugating them under the rule of Islamic law. Consequently, it is not surprising that Muslims who are members of the government of Afghanistan will be sympathetic to the Taliban, because they see them as the exponents of authentic Islam.
“Wanted Taliban Leader Doesn’t Fear U.S.,” by Mushtaq Yusufzai for NBC News, April 9 :
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Afghan intelligence agents are sharing information with militants about U.S. and NATO troop movements, a top Taliban commander told NBC News.
“The people of Afghanistan are with us,” said Sirajuddin Haqqani, in an exclusive interview. “The Afghan intelligence officials are sympathetic to the Taliban and they communicate the movements of the occupying forces [U.S. and NATO] to us.” […]
Haqqani said Taliban fighters are now more resourceful than in the past. “We have acquired the modern technology that we were lacking and we have mastered new and innovative methods of making bombs and explosives,” he explained. […]
When I brought up President Barack Obama’s $15 billion economic aid package to help Pakistan combat militancy in the tribal regions near Afghanistan, Haqqani laughed. “The Americans think they can buy everything,” he said. “The more money they give, the more pressure they will put on Pakistan. That money will only turn more people against America and give us more space.”…