June 20, 2011 Special Dispatch No. 3927

Article on Taliban Website Criticizes Afghan Secularists: 'Those Secularists Among Our Race… Are a Satanic Growth, a Moth Worm Gnawing at the Hearts of Our Proud Afghan People'

June 20, 2011
Afghanistan | Special Dispatch No. 3927

Recently, the website of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban's shadow government) published an article, by one Abu Muthanna Badir, extensively criticizing secularists in Afghanistan and accusing them of serving American interests in the country by spreading Western ideas. It also accused the Afghan secularists of waging a war against Islam. The article was titled "The Secularists Between Enmity to the Mujahideen and Loyalty to the Western Americans," and was translated from the Arabic-language Al-Somood magazine, a Taliban affiliate publication. ...

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