Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Osama Bin Laden still alive in people's hearts.

2014 ISLAMABAD: People like the late al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden do not die but stay alive in the hearts of people, stated Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Ameer Syed Munawar Hasan while addressing a seminar in Islamabad, Express News reported on Tuesday. Hasan added that death of the al Qaeda leader was considered a big victory for 60% of the countries around the world, but the US is afraid that bin Laden will come back alive after the withdrawal of Nato troops from Afghanistan. Commenting on the pull-out of foreign troops, the JI chief remarked that Afghanistan has become the “graveyard of science and technology” for the West. The US had planned to withdraw several thousand troops from war-torn Afghanistan last year and Nato has set 2014 as a deadline for a complete withdrawal. The US had a 150,000-strong Nato operation in the country and it also plans to withdraw all its combat troops by the end of this year. In May, 2011, bin Laden was shot dead deep inside Pakistan in a night-time helicopter raid by US covert forces, ending a decade-long manhunt for the mastermind of the September 11 attacks. World leaders had welcomed the news of bin Laden’s killing. REFERENCE: Osama bin Laden still alive in people's hearts: JI Chief By Saqib NasirPublished: January 28, 2014 http://tribune.com.pk/story/664425/osama-bin-laden-still-alive-in-peoples-hearts-ji-chief/

The Deobandis, The Salafis & Reality of Pakistani Jihadists

The Deobandis, The Salafis & Reality of... by SalimJanMazari

2006 Ratting on Al-Qeda:  Soon after September 11, 2001, a top al-Qaeda operator, Abu Zubaida, came to Pakistan and handed over a sum of money to Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, then chief of the LeT and now head of the Jamaatut Dawam, into which the LeT evolved after being banned, along with other Islamic groups, in January 2002 under US pressure. According to sources in the LeT, the amount of money was US$100,000, which was to be used to take care of Arab jihadis and their families displaced from Afghanistan by the US-led invasion of 2001. The LeT was the only organization in Pakistan the Arabs from Afghanistan would deal with. There were a number of reasons for this, apart from both having Salafi backgrounds, the most important being ties established during the Afghan resistance against the Soviets in the 1980s. So the LeT organized temporary housing for many Arab families after the fall of Kabul and Kandahar. The next step was to arrange forged travel documents and air tickets. But Hafiz, and the money, were not forthcoming. Abu Zubaida, who was living in a safe house of the LeT in Faisalabad, traveled to Lahore to speak to Hafiz, who complained he did not have enough money to help the Arabs. Abu Zubaida was incensed, and returned to his safe house. A few days later the house was raided and he was arrested. These events are part of jihadi folklore. However, what is new is added by a source who left the Pakistani army to join the LeT, with which he soon became disillusioned and left for Africa to become a businessman. "Abu Jabran was the chief bodyguard of Abu Zubaida. He was also arrested along with Abu Zubaida. The logical conclusion is that he should be in Camp X-Ray," the US military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the source said. "But he is serving as the personal adviser to the No 1 man in the Laskar-e-Toiba, Zakiur Rehman," the commander-in-chief of the LeT in Indian-administered Kashmir. Asia Times Online inquiries indicate that Abu Jabran was freed by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation eight days after being arrested with Abu Zubaida. As soon as he was released, he was elevated as adviser to Zakiur Rehman. Abu Jabran is known in the internal circles of the LeT as Janab Jabran Chaca. REFERENCE: Taking Osama's name in vain By Syed Saleem Shahzad South Asia Jan 27, 2006 http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/HA27Df02.html

Kamran Khan Reports on Al-QAEDA (GEO TV JULY 2008)
Kamran Khan Reports on Al-QAEDA (GEO TV JULY... by SalimJanMazari

2008: Accuses Pakistan of inflicting more damage on his organisation; Mustafa says al-Qaeda men also attacked Danish embassy in Islamabad KARACHI: Senior al-Qaeda commander Mustafa Abu al-Yazid has claimed in an exclusive interview with Geo News that Pakistan has damaged the terrorist organisation more than any other country. The operational chief of al-Qaeda in Afghanistan also said that the recent attack on the Danish embassy in Islamabad was conducted by his organisation. He also claimed that al-Qaeda was growing in strength in Afghanistan and would soon occupy the entire country. He strongly debunked the view that al-Qaeda was actually protecting American interests and said it carried out the 9/11 attacks on the US and that 19 of its supporters launched the devastating attacks. He added that many of his comrades were involved in training the hijackers. These comments were made in an interview with Najeeb Ahmed that was broadcast on Monday on Geo TV's Aaj Kamran Khan Kay Saath programme. This was the first detailed interview in five years of a senior al-Qaeda leader. The 53-year-old Mustafa Abu al-Yazid is also known by the name of Sheikh Saeed. He was born on Dec 17, 1955 in Egypt. In 1981, he was incarcerated for three years in connection with the assassination of the then Egyptian president Anwar Saadat. In 1988, he became a member of al-Qaeda and went to Afghanistan. Later, in 1991, he moved to Sudan where he worked for Osama bin Laden as an accountant. By 1996 he returned to Afghanistan and taken over the responsibility of handling al-Qaeda's finances.

Mustafa Abu al-Yazid had claimed his organisation's responsibility for Benazir Bhutto's assassination in Dec 2007. In his interview, Al-Yazid said the morale of fighters in Afghanistan is very high and they are putting up a tough fight against US troops. He said the resistance is gathering momentum and has become unstoppable. Listing the attacks launched by al-Qaeda, he took credit for the attacks on US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya. He said the Karzai government would meet the same fate as other 'traitors'. There is no government that supports al-Qaeda as the rulers have sold their faith and by doing so they have put themselves beyond the pale of Islam. In his view, the government that has damaged the Mujahideen the most is Pakistan's. Pervez Musharraf first inflicted suffering on the Mujahideen of the neighbouring country. He claimed that it was because of the sacrifices of the Mujahideen that Russia was unable to enter Pakistan. Musharraf's men arrested and subjected them to violence and handed them over to the Americans. What is a bigger example of collaboration with the infidels than this? This is a crime that can never be forgotten, he said. According to him, it was a matter of great honour that his supporters launched an attack on the Danish embassy in Islamabad. He congratulated his comrades for successfully executing this mission. He said they had picked a time to attack when there were no innocent Muslims in the vicinity. In any case, there was strict security around the embassy and it was not possible for ordinary Muslims to come near it. He said many eminent Islamic scholars have justified the practice of suicide bombing. The official Maulvis parrot those Fatwa that they are told to. He said the aim is to engage in direct combat but in many places it is not possible to reach the enemy. He maintained that it is not legitimate to target mosques in this way.

He denied al-Qaeda's hand in the attack on Aftab Sherpao in a mosque, saying his supporters never target mosques. A statement to this effect was issued to the Pakistani press soon after the attack. He condemned violence near or inside mosques and said defending the sanctity of such places of worship is every Muslim's duty. He paid tributes to Khalid Sheikh and termed him a fearless person who the Muslim Ummah is proud of. He prayed that God's curse fall on the government that handed him over to the US. Reuters adds: The suicide bomber who carried out an attack on the Danish embassy in Islamabad last month came from Makkah, an al-Qaeda leader said in a rare interview with Geo News. It was unclear, from what Yazid said, whether the embassy bomber was a Saudi, as many non-Saudis have settled in Makkah, or whether he had been recruited while visiting the city. Yazid said the bomber had come to join a Jihad in held Kashmir or Afghanistan, but became enraged by the publication of blasphemous cartoons in Danish newspapers in 2005. REFERENCES: Al-Qaeda commander claims responsibility for 9/11 attacks Wednesday, July 23, 2008 http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=16144&Cat=13&dt=7/23/2008 Top MMA Leader Tries to Convince Pentagon, NSC on Hardline Islamic Law WASHINGTON DC, July 19, 2005 | ISSN: 1684-2057 | http://antisystemic.org/satribune/www.satribune.com/archives/200507/P1_durr.htm

PTI Leader Azam Swati says Osama Bin Laden is Evil (Capital Talk - GEO TV)

PTI Leader Azam Swati says Osama Bin Laden is... by SalimJanMazari

2004: Durrani to visit US next month: PESHAWAR, June 9: NWFP Chief Minister Akram Khan Durrani will visit the US next month to hold talks with donor agencies and will also sign a number of agreements, says a handout here on Wednesday. Talking to members of the provincial assembly at the Frontier House, Mr Durrani said that he would ink different agreements with donor agencies during his US visit. He said various donors were keen to provide resources for development activities in the NWFP. He said he would invite international financial institutions to finance mega projects in the province. He informed MPAs that a comprehensive project funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for widening and construction of roads in the NWFP was being initiated. The completion of the project would open new avenues for economic prosperity and create additional job opportunities in the province, he added. He had recently held a meeting with ADB delegation where the agreement was concluded. Under the project 1025-kilometre-long highways will be widened, constructed and repaired which include 212-kilometre-long highways, 703 km long roads in districts and rural areas and 310 km long highways - Peshawar-Torkhum road, Indus Highway, Peshawar-Badabher road, DI Khan-Srai Gambila road and Bannu-Ghulam Khan road. The project will cost $423.6 million. He asked MPAs to prepare their development schemes which would be included in the next annual development programme through consultations. A meeting has been convened for this purpose next Monday. REFERENCE: Durrani to visit US next month 2004-06-10 00:00:00 http://www.dawn.com/news/361410/durrani-to-visit-us-next-month

Osama Bin Laden & Memory Loss of Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan & Pervez Musharraf
Osama Bin Laden & Memory Loss of Chaudhry Nisar... by SalimJanMazari

2006: Osama offered to buy votes for Nawaz: Qazi ISLAMABAD, March 18: Jamaat-i-Islami chief Qazi Hussain Ahmed has revealed that Osama bin Laden had offered to buy loyalties of legislators to see Mian Nawaz Sharif as prime minister. In an interview appearing in the magazine of an Urdu newspaper on Sunday, Qazi Hussain Ahmed said that Osama had visited the JI headquarters Mansoora and wanted to strike an agreement with the Jamaat but the suggestion was declined by him. Excerpts of the interview were published by the newspaper on Saturday. Qazi said he had met Osama several times in the past. However, the JI on Saturday clarified that meetings between the JI amir and Osama in Peshawar and Lahore were held in days when the Al Qaeda leader was staying in Peshawar. Recalling political events that took place when Mr Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League and JI were components of the then Islami Jamhoori Ittehad, Qazi said Osama was a big supporter of IJI and Nawaz Sharif and wanted to see him Pakistan’s prime minister. “Bin Laden was prepared to pay for buying parliamentarians’ votes to achieve this objective,” said Qazi Hussain Ahmed, who also heads the Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal. He said a delegation sent by Osama had visited him in Peshawar and conveyed that they wanted cooperation from JI but “we declined the request”. In a statement issued on Saturday, a JI spokesman said that excerpts from interview were published in the daily and presented on a private TV channel in such a manner that they were creating confusion in the minds of people.—PPI REFERENCE: Osama offered to buy votes for Nawaz: Qazi http://www.dawn.com/news/183849/osama-offered-to-buy-votes-for-nawaz-qazi

Qazi Hussain Ahmed with BBC Hard Talk
Qazi Hussain Ahmed with BBC Hard Talk by SalimJanMazari

DAWN WIRE SERVICE Week Ending : 6 October 2001 Issue : 07/40 Evidence enough to indict Osama: FO ISLAMABAD, Oct 4: Government said that the evidence provided by the United States against Osama bin Laden was sufficient to indict him in a court of law. "We have seen the material that was provided to us by the American side yesterday," Foreign Office spokesman Riaz Muhammad Khan told reporters at his briefing about the evidence that Islamabad said was received on Wednesday. The investigations against Osama bin Laden were still continuing and Islamabad expected that the evidence shared with it would be supplemented by additional material, he said. Asked whether the material was related to the Sept 11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, or to the bombing of the US embassies in Tanzania and Nairobi, the spokesman said it related to both incidents. As regards the question of sharing the proof with the international community, he said they had not been requested to share the evidence with anybody. "It is for the US to exercise its judgment on this question." However, he observed, the case of Washington in taking action against those responsible for the terrorist acts would be strengthened if this evidence was publicized. He noted that certain sensitivities were involved with regard to confidentiality of the evidence and that it should be a US decision as to what extent it could be shared or whether they could go to the extent of publicizing it. He said they had not been asked to approach Taliban, adding it was for the United States and Taliban to get in touch with each other regarding the evidence against Osama. He said the evidence shared by the United States had no reference of the Al Rasheed Trust (ART) whose accounts had been frozen by the government following a determination by the US that the trust, with 26 other organizations, had been a source of funds for Osama and his Al Qaida group. The spokesman said the government had asked the US administration to provide evidence against ART, which, it believed, was primarily a charity organization working for the welfare of Afghan refugees. In reply to a question about the influx of Afghan refugees, he said there were reports that around 800 people crossed over to Pakistan daily. The established entry points, he pointed out, were lying closed. There was a tremendous pressure on Pakistan's western borders and hundreds of thousands of people were pressing to enter the country, he added. In reply to a question about foreign nationals, particularly Arabs, the spokesman said the government was checking credentials of all the expatriates working with the NGOs. He said it was part of the restrictive visa policy and added that issuance of visa at the airports on arrivals had been stopped. All visa applications were now accepted only by Pakistani missions to be referred to Islamabad for clearance, he said. Agencies add: "There are sufficient grounds for indictment and it reinforces the resolutions of the Security Council taken earlier," the spokesman said, referring to the United Nations sanctions slapped on the Taliban in 1999 and 2001 for their refusal to hand over Osama to the United States or a third country. He said Pakistan had not been asked to share the material with the Taliban and it would not do so. "Pakistan is not talking to the Taliban on behalf of any other country or persons." REFERENCE: Evidence enough to indict Osama: FO Week Ending : 6 October 2001 Issue : 07/40 https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/spa/zohkohb0i282t94/Area%20Studies/public/SouthAsia/SAserials/Dawn/2001/oct0601.html#evid

Jamat-e-Islami say Sufi Muhammad is Kaafir & Al-Qaeda is Brother in Arms.

Jamat-e-Islami say Sufi Muhammad is Kaafir & Al... by SalimJanMazari

DAWN WIRE SERVICE Week Ending : 6 October 2001 Issue : 07/40 Osama: CIA had trained Pakistani commandos WASHINGTON, Oct 3: The US Central Intelligence Agency had trained some Pakistani commandos in 1999 to enter Afghanistan and capture Osama bin Laden, but the plan was shelved when the Nawaz Sharif government was displaced by the military. The revelation is made in a story published by The Washington Post under banner headlines. It says the operation was arranged by Nawaz Sharif and his chief of intelligence with the Clinton administration, which in turn had promised to lift sanctions on Pakistan and provide an economic package the precise steps that the Bush administration is now undertaking following Islamabad's pledge of support for the US-led campaign against terrorism. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage refused in a television interview on Wednesday morning to comment on the Post story, saying intelligence matters could not be discussed in public, but unnamed administration officials were quoted as confirming the report. The Post also said a proposal by Sudan in 1996 to arrest Osama, who was then in that country, and deport him to Saudi Arabia had fallen through after Riyadh refused to agree to accept Osama. Talking of a record of "missed opportunities" in the drive against Osama and Al Qaeda, the Post said the US-Pakistani intelligence plan was set in motion less than 12 months after American Tomahawk missiles were launched on Afghanistan. The Pakistani commando team trained by the CIA "was up and running and ready to strike by October 1999", according to one official, when the plan was aborted after the Oct 12 overthrow of the Sharif government by Gen Pervez Musharraf and the army. The Post says Gen Musharraf, who has now committed himself to back the US, had refused to continue with the operation despite attempts at persuasion by the Clinton administration. It adds: "The record of the CIA's aborted relationship with Pakistan two years ago illustrates the value - and the pitfalls - of such an alliance in targeting bin Laden." The paper says Pakistan and its intelligence services have valuable information about what is occurring inside Afghanistan. "But a former US official said joint operations with the Pakistani service are always dicey, because the Taliban militia that rules most of Afghanistan has penetrated Pakistani intelligence." According to the Post, president Clinton's national security adviser Samuel "Sandy" Berger says Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden were the number one security threat to America after 1998 (the year when, in August, 200 people were killed in bomb attacks at the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania). "It was the highest priority and a range of appropriate actions were taken". REFERENCE: Osama: CIA had trained Pakistani commandos DAWN WIRE SERVICE Week Ending : 6 October 2001 Issue : 07/40 https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/spa/zohkohb0i282t94/Area%20Studies/public/SouthAsia/SAserials/Dawn/2001/oct0601.html#osam CIA Trained Pakistanis to Nab Terrorist But Military Coup Put an End to 1999 Plot By Bob Woodward and Thomas E. Ricks Washington Post Staff Writers Wednesday, October 3, 2001; 12:18 AM http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/18/AR2007111800629.html

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