Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Radical Islamism & Jihad
20 Sep 2011, NewAgeIslam.Com
No Rest in Peace (RIP)

By Gulmina Bilal Ahmad

To add insult to injury, almost simultaneously came news reports that the Taliban are opening an office in Doha where they will be carrying out their ‘political activities’ and negotiating with the Americans outside the “sphere of influence of Pakistan”. This paper carried an editorial discussing the pros and cons of having an office in Doha (‘Just out of reach’, Daily Times, September 14, 2011). The very next day, the news report was refuted in terms of the office location being not final but the spokesperson did say that the office is being considered and that the “political activities of the Taliban will be increased”. Whether the office is in Aabpara, Doha or Washington is not relevant to me. The very fact that the Taliban will be granted enough legitimacy anywhere in the world to have an office is baffling. -- Gulmina Bilal Ahmad


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