Sayyaf calls killers of Afghan forces and Jihadi leaders ‘infidels’
Professor Abdul Rab Rasul Sayyaf, a prominent religious cleric and former jihadi leader, once again took a hard stance against Taliban militants and challenged their ongoing armed campaign.
Sayyaf was speaking during the commemoration ceremony to mark the 3rd anniversary of the death of former president and High Peace Council chief Burhanuddin Rabbani.
Sayyaf criticized the Taliban for their armed campaign against Afghan forces and the government, and for carrying out their brutal attacks in the name of Islam.
Sayyaf challenged Taliban leaders to a face-to-face debate, and insisted that murderers of Afghan forces and jihadi leaders are infidels.
Chief Rabbani was assassinated three years ago at his residence in the capital of Kabul by a Taliban suicide bomber who had disguised himself as a peace messenger,.
The bomber detonated explosives which were planted in his turban after getting close to Rabbani, killing him along with a number of other high peace council officials and injuring several others including High Peace Council Secretary Masoom Stanikzai. (Khaama Press)