Digital Desk, New Delhi. The Taliban has been criticized for including some notorious hidden characters in the caretaker government of Afghanistan. One such character is Sirajuddin Haqqani, a designated terrorist. When his picture started being taken, he hid behind a plant. In his first public appearance since being named as Taliban interior minister in early September, Haqqani praised the suicide bombers on October 19 and promised money and land for the surviving members of his family, according to RFE/RL. did.
Haqqani, who was the target of deadly Taliban attacks in 2011 and 2018 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, can be seen sitting behind strategically placed flowers, the report said. Another camera angle showed Taliban special forces soldiers more clearly showing recent US military gear. Haqqani’s body is shown in this picture, but his face is completely photoshopped.
Other photos show Haqqani wearing a beige shirt, brown vest and black turban. Some of the pictures show a glimpse of his ear, while others have a blurred face of Haqqani, with the trademark long beard. He is seen giving a warm hug to the people present at an event. This extremist organization seized power on 15 August. During an introductory meeting of the Interior Ministry on 10 September, only the back of Haqqani’s head was visible. He addressed his new employees.
The activities of Haqqani network chief Haqqani have raised serious questions about the Taliban’s commitment to claims of reform. Acting Interior Minister Sirajuddin who is the son of the deceased Haqqani network founder Jalaluddin Haqqani. He is one of the most wanted fugitives of the FBI. Some on Twitter have speculated that Haqqani’s presence is being hidden to protect him from those who want to cash in on the bounty.
Multiple sources in Kabul have told RFE/RL that Haqqani frequently changes location and keeps his movements secret for fear that Washington will target him using remotely operated drones. Others on Twitter wrote that the Taliban were attempting to portray Haqqani as a divine leader, therefore blurring the images in keeping with the organization’s past stance, arguing that the photography is Islamic. Prohibited under strict interpretation of the law.
Haqqani is not the only Taliban official working under the shadows. The newly designated supreme leader of the terrorist organization, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, is seen only on the posters. The whereabouts of Mullah Yakub Umar, the 30-year-old son of Mullah Omar, is still a mystery, the report said.
But suicide bombers were portrayed as heroes of Islam and the country during an October 19, 2018 event at the Intercontinental Hotel, where 42 people were killed by Taliban gunmen. Ibrahim, whose brother Khajeh Isa was killed in a suicide attack in 2009 in northwestern Herat province, told RFE/RL that thousands of children, young and old, were killed in that attack. Ibrahim said, we see that today suicide bombers are being honored in the name of martyrdom. Unfortunately, this is far from humanity and religion.. No one’s conscience will accept that suicide is a part of Islamic law.