NYT Publishes the Taliban's Propaganda About the Ongoing Peace Talks

NYT Publishes the Taliban's Propaganda About the Ongoing Peace Talks

NYT Publishes the Taliban's Propaganda About the Ongoing Peace Talks

Considering the current position of the U.S. in the Middle East, the Times running a piece penned by Sirajuddin Haqqani, entitled 'What We, the Taliban, Want, ' did not sit well with many.

Haqqani also addressed fears about Afghanistan becoming once again a springboard for Islamist militants, calling such concerns "inflated".

Though Haqqani's article was a call for peace, it also went out of its way to defend the Taliban's position against the U.S. military in the Middle East. "We were forced to defend ourselves", he writes, explaining the Islamist terrorist group's fight against "the foreign coalition led by the United States".

"That we today stand at the threshold of a peace agreement with the United States is no small milestone", the terrorist leader wrote.

Taliban, Afghan and U.S. forces on Friday announced a weeklong "reduction in violence", according to an Afghan official.

"The withdrawal of foreign forces has been our first and foremost demand", he said.

Times senior correspondent in Afghanistan Mujib Mashal blasted his employer on Twitter.

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He wrote, "The piece by Siraj Haqqani in @nytopinion - which's independent of our news operations & judgment - omits the most fundamental fact: that Siraj is no Taliban peace-maker as he paints himself, that he's behind some of the most ruthless attacks of this war with many civilian lives lost". Sorry, I can't answer.

In a subsequent tweet, Mashal urged readers to write to the paper's opinion editors.

Afghan, worldwide and Taliban forces will observe a seven-day period of reduced violence in Afghanistan beginning at midnight (1930 GMT), a senior Afghan official said on Friday.

Writing about how women's rights in Afghanistan would look if foreign forces left, Haqqani envisioned an "Islamic system" in which "the rights of women that are granted by Islam - from the right to education to the right to work - are protected".

Under the deal, the Taliban would also agree to sever ties with radical terrorist groups.

He pledged that the Taliban will take measures with Afghanistan's people to make sure the country is "a bastion of stability and that nobody feels threatened on our soil".

"He is believed to have coordinated and participated in cross-border attacks against United States and coalition forces in Afghanistan", the Federal Bureau of Investigation poster added. "Haqqani also allegedly was involved in the planning of the assassination attempt on Afghan President Hamid Karzai in 2008", the posting states.

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