Showing posts with label Hizb-e-Islami. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hizb-e-Islami. Show all posts

Monday, February 20, 2012

Hizb-i-Islami Wants Seat at Negotiation Table

The Afghan insurgent group known as Hizb-i-Islami wants to ensure it has a seat at the negotiation table that will attempt to settle the Afghan War.  See "Afghan talks to fail without all groups - Hizb-i-Islami", Reuters, February 19, 2012. The group claims that if left out of the Afghan peace talks then they will likely continue to fight.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Ulema Council of Kandahar Rendered Ineffective

The Kandahar Branch of the Ulema Council has been rendered ineffective - partially due to the assassinations of its members by the Taliban but also because it has not been embraced by other religious scholars in Afghanistan.  The Ulema Council was set up by the Afghan government to bring about a moderate religious force that could help build support for the government.  In Kandahar it has been relatively ineffective.  Read more in "Anti-Taliban mullah lonely man in Kandahar amid threats, squabbling", Winnipeg Free Press, November 14, 2010.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Interview with Qazi Mohammad Amin Waqad - A Veteran Jihadi Leader (By Jamestown Foundation, Nov 2010)

"Qazi Mohammad Amin Waqad is a former member of the Hizb-e-Islami leadership council, a party led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. Waqad was one of three key anti-Soviet leaders of the mujahideen and served as Hekmatyar's lieutenant. He is a graduate of the Islamic Law Faculty of Kabul University and is now a leading member of the National Front, an opposition group to Hamid Karzai's administration. Waqad recently spoke with Jamestown analyst Waliullah Rahmani in Kabul."
Read the interview here at "Afghanistan's Veteran Jihadi Leader: An Interview with Qazi Mohammad Amin Waqad", The Jamestown Foundation, November 2010.