Promoting Wahhabism extremist ideology by ISIS in Afghanistan
“Maulvi Abdul Zahir Haqqani “, the head of Hajj and Religious Affairs of Nangarhar province, has met Mr. “Gulab Mangal”, Nangarhar Governor and advisor to the president Ashraf Ghani, as the head of a delegation of six city of Shinwari’s scholars.
In the meeting, “Abdul Zahir Haqqani” mentioned ISIS terrorist activities in these cities, and said: “Since ISIS has begun its activities in these areas, 36 Scholars and imams of mosques were killed. This made scholars to give up imamate of mosques and religious and cultural activities. He asked the government to take serious actions against ISIL Takfiri groups.”
Pashto Radio asked the opinion of “Haji Ghalib Mujahid”, who is the governor of the city “Bati Kot” and just survived from a terrorist attack, about the subject via phone. In his response, he confirmed the statements of “Maulvi Abdul Zahir Haqqani” and said when he was the governor of “Achin”, he had witnessed the killings of scholars and imams of mosques in the city.
“ISIS, who follows the Wahhabi ideology, only considers the followers of the Wahhabi thinking as Muslims, and other sect as infidels. It is been two years that on one hand, Wahhabi Takfiri groups demand Muslims of the region to convert “the Wahhabi creed” by promoting the perverted ideology of Wahhabism. On the other hand, they try to intimidate people even scholars by force, violence and committing crimes. They force people to accept Wahhabism,” the Afghan government officials added.
The governor of “Bati Kot” noted there is financial and military aid to Wahhabi groups. He stated some Arabic countries, referred to Saudi Arabia, have invested promoting Wahhabism since the war against the Soviets in the eighties, and this trend still continues. Nevertheless, according to recent credible reports there is a lot of effort to promote and institutionalize Wahhabi Takfiri thinking in Afghanistan more than ever. Although, the history of promoting Wahhabism in Afghanistan and Pakistan backed years ago, but it got too intense during the Soviets-Afghan war in the eighties, in the guise of helping the Afghan Mujahideen by U.S., Britain and Pakistani intelligence agencies from Saudi Arabia.
Thousands of religious schools were established in Pakistan by U.S. coordinating and Saudi Arabia’s funding and full permission of Islamabad government. It is been about 40 years that Wahhabism is rooted in Pakistan and many Sunni mosques was occupied by Wahhabis, and most of the imams of mosques in the country converted to the Wahhabi cult with Saudi’s oil money. Takfiri groups were established under the title “Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi”. Since the establishment of PPS, they shed Muslims blood, especially Shiites easily. It is north worthy, since 2007 Takfiri extremist groups didn’t have mercy on Pakistani and Afghan Sunnis, too.
(Source / 19.11.2016)