Representatives from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan declare their willingness to negotiate directly with the United States to achieve peace and stability in Afghanistan in the framework of the peace talks that were held in Moscow. This is conditional on the lifting of sanctions on Taliban fighters, the release of prisoners, the end to propaganda against the Taliban, and the establishment of an agreed-upon location for negotiations and peace talks.
The Taliban Pakistan expresses condolences over the death of the Pakistani cleric, Maulana Sami ul Haq, who was killed by unidentified persons. In the announcement, the organization condemns ul Haq’s death, and accuses the regime in Pakistan and Christians of being responsible for the murder. In addition, the organization calls on Pakistani civilians and clerics to choose the path of jihad and support the Taliban Pakistan to help in the war against the country and to establish an Islamic regime.
Ustad Usama Mehmood, the spokesman for Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent, calls on the religious political parties in Pakistan to renounce democracy and understand that shari’a cannot be applied through integration and acceptance of the democratic system. He emphasizes that fighters from Al-Qaeda and its affiliates, as well as the Taliban Afghanistan, are not the enemies of Muslims, but rather they seek the application of shari’a.
Muhammad Kufa, a senior leader in Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen, a Salafi-jihadist umbrella organization in Mali that operates in cooperation with Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, calls on Muslims in the region, and especially on the Fulani people, to unite and enlist in the ranks of the mujahideen to fight against the local regimes that, according to him, are cooperating with France’s oppression.
The Islamic State in the Sinai Peninsula publishes a video containing testimonies by several former fighters who defected from the ranks of the Egyptian security forces and joined the ranks of the Islamic State in Sinai. Among other things, the fighters call on members of the Egyptian army to desert their military service, join the battle in the service of the Islamic State, and fight in the name of Allah and not in the name of al-Sisi, the President of Egypt.
Islamic State supporters call for terrorist attacks against the Christian population in Egypt because of their hostile attitude towards the Muslim population, among other reasons. According to them, Christians can no longer be considered "protected persons" and, therefore, the killing of Christian women, children and the elderly is permitted in the general war against the Christians.
Several jihadist organizations in Syria - Ansar al-Din, Ansar al-Islam and Huras al-Din (Al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria) – announce the establishment of a joint operations room against the enemy. According to them, jihad factions in Syria are obliged to ignite all fronts and prevent any attempt by the enemy to reach a compromise or to sign arrangements intended to achieve a truce.
Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, a Salafi-jihadist organization in Kashmir affiliated with Al-Qaeda, publishes “Security Guidelines for the Mujahideen in Kashmir” to protect them from Indian security forces, in which it emphasizes the importance of maintaining secrecy, minimal use of mobile phones, and more.
This article is part of the RED-Alert project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation Programme under grant agreement No 740688.