The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Sunday described democracy as a “system of the infidels” and said it was striving for the establishment of Shariah in the country.
“Democracy is the system of the infidels. We want the enforcement of Shariah in Pakistan and the Islamic countries,” TTP chief Hakimullah Mahsud said in his latest videotape. He said the TTP didn’t believe in democracy and wanted the establishment of Shariah. “If we believed in democracy, we would enter the political arena,” he remarked.
The TTP chief believed the “infidels” wanted to divide the Muslims in the name of democracy. “We want the implementation of Shariah, which can only be enforced through waging Jihad. A time will come that the Muslims will establish Caliphate on the surface of earth,” he said.
In the video massage, he advised the displaced Mahsud tribespeople to avoid returning to their homes as they could be killed in the ongoing war between the government and the Taliban. He alleged that the government and the US wanted to pit the Muslims against each other through the peace lashkar. He said the Mahsud would continue fighting until their conditions were met.
Top TTP leader Waliur Rehman said in the videotape that US and Jews were the enemies of the Muslims and Pakistan. “We are fighting against the Americans in Afghanistan and would do so if the US attacked Pakistan,” he vowed.
“We are fighting against the Pakistani government because it is toeing the US line. We will adopt softer approach if Pakistan abandons US slavery and pursues an independent and sovereign foreign policy,” he said.