The Taliban calls upon Afghans not to participate in the elections — or else. Note the strong Islamic character of their appeal to Afghans: the single most important foundation of their attempts to win people over to their side is the one that is routinely ignored and discounted by the learned analysts.
Note also the quotation of Qur’an 5:51 about not taking Jews and Christians as friends and protectors — a verse that Islamic apologists in the West routinely claim is without any valid contemporary force and essentially meaningless.
“Afghan Resistance Statement: Announcement by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan regarding the American process of elections to mislead the Afghans,” from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan at Uruknet, July 31 (thanks to James):
In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate
With the expansion and escalation of the Islamic Jihad which has been dealing crushing blows at the non-believers, now the Americans and their allies have come around that all their efforts would bear no fruit in this country and their various strategies, which are aimed at subjugating the Afghans, are now facing failure.
To cover up this defeat; to save their selves and deceive the people, the Americans have devised and launched various plans and conspiracies. One of them being the election an American process for which all western media is working to boost up. They have injected economic inputs into this project in addition to other military efforts in the shape of the operation of nearly 10,000 American and British troops in Helmand.
These are immovable evidences on hand. How the Afghans would come to accept it as an Afghan process while it is being carried out by a direct support of the Americans both from the point of financing and propaganda dissemination. This process is devised by America, funded and monitored by her. The Americans maintain its security. So how one can call it an Afghan process when the invaders need at least 10,000 soldiers in one province for its implementation.
Four years ago when Karzai assumed power as a result of self-same process what did he do to materialize the aspirations of the Afghans? During the reign of this so-called president, the Americans did all in their power against the Afghans but what he did to prevent these atrocities? The merciless bombardment of civilians, lack of security, immorality, spread of foreign culture, increase in the number of foreign troops, collective killings of defenceless prisoners in Pulle-Charkhi prison all these are the products of this dark reign.
In the economic field, as a symbol of their service to the country, the Afghans were forced to sell their dear children for food items and many countrymen were compelled to eat grass. This time the same game is played anew. The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan believes that this American drama is a failure like other military and political efforts of America. Therefore, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan announces the following points in order to neutralize this process.
Based on their Islamic and Afghani obligations, the Afghans should boycott the upcoming election process of deception and fraud. They should choose the way of the strongholds of Jihad instead of the path of polling stations in order to obtain a true independence. They should snatch their rights from the usurpers through Jihad and resistance. Participation in the election is tantamount to making friendship and rendering help with the invading Americans. It grants their invasion legitimacy. Allah, the Almighty (SwT) says about friendship with non-believers:
“O you who believe! Take not the Jews and Christians as friends (helpers, protectors) They are but friends to one another. And if any amongst you takes them as friends, then surely he is one of them. Verily Allah guides not those people who are wrongdoers.” 51-Al-Maida.
In another verse, Allah (SwT) the Almighty says:
“Give to the hypocrites the tidings that there is for them a painful torment. Those who take disbelievers for friends (helpers, protectors) instead of believers, do they seek honor, power and glory, Then to Allah belongs all honor, power and glory.” 138- Al-nissa.
The so-called elected government takes pride in the friendship of the invaders and acknowledges getting their assistance and feel prideful for that. They are accomplices of the invading masters in all atrocities and crimes perpetrated against our oppressed and miserable people.
They are continuing to carry out the atrocities. If any one participates in the election, it will be tantamount to helping a wrongdoer in his wrongdoing and mischief making. The Holy prophet (peace be upon him) says about a man who helps a wrongdoer in his wrongdoing: “Whoever helps a wrongdoer in his wrongdoing, he will be brought on the Day of Resurrection while on his forehead, it will written: disappointed of the mercy of Allah.” Narrated by Al-delme.
In another saying of the Holy prophet (peace be upon him) narrated by Abdullah ibn Masoud (may Allah be pleased with him) it is said: “Whoever helps a wrongdoer in his wrongdoing, Allah will dominate (the wrongdoer) over him.”
Mujahideen should take every measure to impede this squalid process. They should launch operations against the enemy centers, should prevent people from participating in the election and close all main and secondary roads for governmental and private transportation one day prior to the election and inform the people accordingly.
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan