Khaama Press, September 7, 2014
Female lawmaker endorses Taliban and Islamic State in Afghanistan
She also said she strictly supports the Taliban ideology and endorses the rise of an Islamic State in Afghanistan, similar as the rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria
A female Afghan lawmaker Huma Sultani has said she supports the Taliban ideology and endorses an Islamic State in Afghanistan, similar as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
An audio tape of Huma Sultani which circulated in social media websites shows that she has close links with the Taliban group in Afghanistan.
Sultani is heard talking with an individual – Wahid Hasheimi in Australia where she claims that she was involved in the recent suicide attack on NATO troops convoy in capital Kabul.
Huma Sultani, a female Afghan lawmaker has declared her support for the Taliban. Pictured right is the notorious Taliban leader Mullah Omar. (Photo: Khaama Press)
She also said she strictly supports the Taliban ideology and endorses the rise of an Islamic State in Afghanistan, similar as the rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
Sultani was requested for an interview regarding the audio tape; however, she refused and said she will not comment until the United States is not defeated in Afghanistan and other regions occupied by US forces.
Eng. Nafeesa Azimi, an Afghan lawmaker, has said that Huma Sultani has been deceived by certain circles and therefore she supporting the terrorist networks.
Ms Azimi said the Taliban group has always been against the women and rights and freedom of women, therefore the remarks of Huma Sultani supporting the radical militants, are baseless.
She also ruled out that Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has contacts with Huma Sultani since Mullah Omar has always been against the presence of women in public and other social affaires.
According to Ms Azimi, Huma Sultani might be sufferig from some psychological disorders and therefore she is making such statements.
Another lawmaker Mohammad Akhlaqi said Ms Sultani has cut here ties with the lawmakers and family members long ago and therefore no one knows about her thinking and activities.
In the meantime, antoher lawmaker Chaman Shah Etimadi, criticized the security institutions for remaining reckless regarding Sultani’s remarks where she publicly claims to have links with the terrorist groups but no step has been taken by the security institutions to launch a probe in this regard.
Etimadi confirmed that the audio tape is authentic and belongs to Huma Sultani.
Huma Sultani also claimed two years ago that Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been her guest for a long time and was in her house, but the security institutions did not confirm her claims.
The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the remarks of Huma Sultani so far.
Originally published on Aug. 15, 2014
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