Baitullah Mehsud’s TTP Threatens JihadisFebruary 11, 2009
Tehreek-e-Taleban Pakistan: Showing Their True Colours
The (Afghan) Taleban’s Supreme Commander Mullah Mohammad Omar issued a statement over a year ago distancing himself and the Afghan Taleban from the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and its chief Baitullah Mehsud. He also condemned Baitullah Mehsud in strong words for fighting against the Pakistan Army instead of with the NATO forces.
And now we have Baitullah Mehsud’s Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) announcing that it will be sending its terrorists to Islamabad in response to Pakistan Army’s operations in Darra Adamkhel and the Swat Valley. Interestingly, they have on their hitlists the names of prominent religious and Jihadi leaders, some that have been fighting the Indian army occupation in Kashmir.
Accusing them of ‘only fighting external enemies such as the US and India’, the TTP justifies attacking members of these Jihadi outfits by pointing out that these outfits ‘do not fight the Pakistan Army’ and commit mass murder of innocent Pakistani citizens like the TTP has been doing for a some time now.
The leaders of Harkatul Mujahideen, Hizbul Mujahideen, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jama’at-ud-Dawa have strongly opposed and rejected TTP’s version of ‘Jihad’ inside Pakistan in which it has been murdering Pakistani citizens indiscriminately.
From today’s The News:
“The TTP has accused some militant leaders of the tribal areas and leaders of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba, Harkatul Mujahideen and Hizbul Mujahideen of trying to stop youngsters from fighting the Pakistani forces. TTP has declared all these “pro-Pakistan” Jihadis as their enemies.”
“The names of Maulvi Nazir from South Wazirastan, Hafiz Gul Bahadur from North Waziristan, Hafiz Muhammad Saeed of Jama’at ud Dawa, Maulana Farooq Kashmiri and Syed Salahudin have been included in the hit lists of the Taliban, who have threatened some Hizbul Mujahideen leaders in Swat and Dir to leave the areas as soon as possible.”
“Another Taliban leader in the Mohmand Agency Maulvi Omar Khalid has threatened boys belonging to the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba to leave the tribal agency or face death. Omar Khalid has claimed that these boys are only interested in fighting against the foreign troops in Afghanistan or against India, which means that they don’t want an Islamic government in Pakistan.”