Malik Jalal Sarhadi Qatkhel of the North Waziristan Peace Committee (remember, Islam is the Religion of Peaceâ„¢!) says that suicide attacks are permitted against Americans as part of this jihad. Yet still we don’t see any of the Vast Majority of Peaceful Muslims journeying to North Waziristan to correct this widespread misunderstanding of Islam. Where are Honest Ibe Hooper and Boy Reza Aslan when you need them?
“North Waziristan elders declare jihad against US as revenge for drone attacks,” from ANI, March 19:
A jirga of tribal elders from Pakistan’s North Waziristan Agency has said that they would wage jihad against the United States to avenge those killed in drone attacks.
A US drone attack killed at least 44 people, most of them tribal elders, in Datta Khel area, North Waziristan on Thursday.
Malik Jalal Sarhadi Qatkhel, head of the North Waziristan Peace Committee, said that the tribes would wage a jihad against the US as well as Pakistanis who are helping them carry out the Predator drone strikes.
He said that they had allowed their youths to carry out suicide attacks against the Americans.
“There is no Al-Qaeda and Taliban presence in North Waziristan, while the Americans themselves have acknowledged that around 70 per cent of Afghanistan is under the control of militants,” the Express Tribune quoted Qatkhel, as saying.
“Unlike [those] who pardoned the killer of two Pakistanis for dollars, we will take revenge for our dead and the world will see it,” he added.
He also said that they would avenge the killings “even if it takes a hundred years”.
“We want to avenge the killings. We never forgive our enemy. I allow suicide attacks on Americans,” Qatkhel said.