November 30, 2006 Special Dispatch No. 1372

Islamist Website Monitor No. 28

November 30, 2006
Special Dispatch No. 1372

Footage from Jihad Rally in Azad Kashmir

On November 19, 2006, Islamist websites posted an eight-minute video showing footage from a jihad rally held in Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir, [1] "in commemoration of Ghazi Shahabuddin and Khalid Ansari - killed May 6, 2004 in Indian Jammu and Kashmir." The video, which is subtitled in English, presents an address by Muhammad Yusuf Shah, identified as the commander of the jihad group Hizb Al-Mujahideen.

Yusuf Shah declares that throughout Muslim history, no Muslim problem had ever been solved through negotiations, but only on the battlefield. He says that in negotiations, the Muslims are always swindled, just as the Palestinians were swindled at Camp David and the Afghans were swindled by the Geneva Agreement.

Yusuf Shah goes on to denounce the Pakistani government for befriending the Jews, as well as the Hindus of "imperialist India" which "is not ready, even now, to acknowledge and recognize the existence of [Pakistan]." He says that if it weren't for Pakistan's nuclear capabilities and for the resistance of the mujahideen, the war (with India) would have taken place not in Kashmir but in the streets of Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi. He adds that Pakistan, as a prosperous Muslim country with nuclear capabilities, should come to the aid of all oppressed Muslims throughout the world.

Lastly, Yusuf Shah states out that there are 56 Muslim countries in the world, but all have succumbed to the "forces of the Devil," and therefore only the mujahideen can defend Islam's honor in Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnya, and Kashmir.

The video can be viewed at:

Below are images from the video:

[1] The Pakistani part of Kashmir.

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