Over the course of the past few days following the Taliban's seizure of Kabul, there have been many douchebag takes- amid the scramble to get the most likes and retweets on Twitter- about why events occurred in the way they did and who on the American side has the greatest share of blame. The Islamic State editorial on the matter in this week's issue of the al-Naba' newsletter must also surely rank among the douchebag takes. That said, I imagine that if you were to overthink and overanalyse this editorial, you could come to the conclusion that this editorial is really a masterful piece of propaganda as so much Islamic State propaganda supposedly is, requiring more pointless grants and money to be wasted on devising effective 'counter-narrative' and 'combating violent extremism', whatever that means.
In summary, the editorial argues that the claim of victory for the Taliban made by the group and its supporters from the ilk of al-Qa'ida et al. is false. In reality, this is no conquest but a takeover of the country coordinated with the Americans as per the peace process in Doha. How else to explain the rapid fall of towns and that America has allowed the Taliban to seize U.S. military equipment that was supplied to the Afghan army? Look also at how the Taliban is allowing the evacuations to continue out of Kabul airport: surely you must realise the conspiracy at work! Far from implementing Islamic law, this 'new Taliban' is really just a new tool in the Crusaders' war on the Islamic State after the failure of the Ikhwan model. Just look how America fears some random Islamic State douchebags in the deserts of Libya and Somalia and bombs them, while it feels safe from the thousands of armed Taliban fighters in Afghanistan's cities, who really just represent another 'Taghut'. See? It's the conspiracy, stupid! Look how things are overseen by Qatar, that same country hosting the American airbase that bombs the soldiers of the Caliphate! As every event in the world shows, the Islamic State's path is the only correct one.
Below is the editorial translated by me.
Finally they have raised 'Mullah Bradley'!
There is nothing new or strange regarding what has happened recently in the Afghan scene, for what the 'peace agreement' between the Crusaders and the apostates in Doha outlined has been implemented between them on the ground in Kabul, and whoso followed the stages of the peace process form its beginning, realises perfectly well that the American withdrawal was an inevitable decision with regards to the American administration, begun by 'Trump' and completed by 'Biden, and the fall of the country into the hands of the Taliban was a natural result with the knowledge and contentment of those who signed the agreement.
And let us go a little backwards: when the Taliban gave refuge to the muhajireen and established the Shari'a- albeit reduced in form- America bombed it and brought down its rule in Kabul, and after the Taliban relinquished that and pledged that it would not allow the repeat of the 'Manhattan mistake,' American restored rule to the Taliban and granted it Kabul without firing a shot.
America has wanted to implant an idea that the efforts of some years alone of peace discussions in the lively hotels have restored the Taliban to the seat of rule, while the fighting of 20 years only brought it destruction and ruin. America planned well for that to be a victory for peace, not for Islam! And for negotiations, not for jihad! But most of the people do not know, and this evil aim may currently be hidden among the mass of events, but its impact will appear tomorrow when more of the 'fighters' transform into 'negotiators' scoring triumphs in the halls of the hotels, hating and leaving behind the trenches! This is the most dangerous aspect in the affair, and it is defeat itself if only they would realise.
And we have seen how there was direct coordination between the American forces and the Taliban during the advance towards Kabul, and how the evacuation operations for thousands of the Crusaders and spies have continued amid high trust between the two sides! Coordination and trust that America has not granted to old Taghuti governments, while it has granted these things to the Taliban only hours after it entered Kabul!
And despite the clarity of what has happened and that it was merely a process of peaceful transfer of power form one Taghut to another, and by acknowledgement of the leaders of the militia themselves who have affirmed repeatedly that their control over the towns came in the context of agreements in the limits of 'hand over and surrender' and not by fighting, multiple sides- at the head of them the apostate al-Qa'ida, the Saruris and the Ikhwan- have insisted on embellishing the American-Qatari scenario with the portrayal of what happened as being 'conquest and tamkin'! Indeed the concept of victory has been exposed to great setbacks in modern history. As a result of these lapses, there have arisen the apostate parties and movements that have been calling victory all what concords with their arbitrary whims and realises their interests, even if it is kufr and compromise! And they have been calling defeat and failure all what contravenes their arbitrary whims even if it is Tawheed and steadfastness, so death in the shade of the Shari'a has become failure! Meanwhile, living in the embraces of the Tawagheet and in accordance with their agendas is called victory and liberation.
And whenever we consider the circumstances and programs of the drum beaters and promoters of the model of the 'new Taliban,' we become more certain of the soundness of the path that the Islamic State has adopted to support Tawheed and establish the Shari'a, for supporting Islam does not pass through the hotels of Qatar nor the embassies of Russia, China and Iran! And indeed the victory that America signs and Qatar and its media oversee, and its blessing by the Saruris, Murj'ites and Ikhwan, it is a surely a false victory.
And from another angle, by the Taliban's seizure of rule, the lies of the impeders of the rule of Shari'a from al-Qa'ida, the Ikhwan and others besides them fall apart, on the pretext of the absence of 'complete tamkin' and the pretext of lack of control of border crossings and other pretexts that they have spent their lives repeating. For here is the tamkin- according to their conditions- that has been realised for the Taliban?! So will we see the rule of the Islamic Shari'a soon in Afghanistan?! Or will the doubt of 'tamkin' be invalidated and they will devise other doubts to escape from the Shari'a?!
And in the dimensions of systematic promotion of the model of the 'new Taliban,' indeed the leaders of Crusader coalition have not ceased repeating that there is no path to defeat the Islamic State militarily without waging war on it ideologically, and there is no doubt that the Crusaders have realised the failure of the model of the apostate Ikhwan in undertaking the greatness of the ideological war against the Islamic State even after they reached the seat of power, so it was inevitable to look for another model in which they could see a better opportunity to confront the Islamic State and present it as an alternative to it among the sons of the Muslims. So the 'new Taliban' has been the replacement that combines ideological and military confrontation together.
Therefore we have seen that the size of the great promotion of the 'new Taliban' model is not only after the Taliban's entry into Kabul, but also since the signing of the 'peace agreement' in Doha around 14 months ago, and from that day the statements of al-Qa'ida and its sisters have not stopped described this suspect agreement as victory and tamkin, and indeed even the apostate Hamas movement offered congratulations and blessings- for the first time in its history- to the Taliban, and published photos of a meeting that included a delegation of their leadership with the Taliban delegation in Doha. And Hamas would not have been congratulating the Taliban in that were it not for its knowledge- by official means- that the new Taliban is no longer tarnished with terrorism, and there is no longer any danger or reproach in praising it. All that affirms that the counsels for promoting this model are underway, and indeed there have participated in it even those who used to describe the Taliban as backward and of the dark ages, so have the lights of the Taliban risen and shined forth after its entry into the tunnel of peace?!
And it is no coincidence that all the sides that have waged war on the Islamic State are the same sides that are participating in promoting the model of the Taliban in its version before the recent one modified in the studios of Doha. And among the departing points is that the apostates and hypocrites accused the Islamic State after its seizure of some of the towns of Iraq and al-Sham, of collaboration with America! And that what happened is 'theatrics and a global conspiracy', while Afghanistan falls with its capitals and bases in a matter of days without any fighting, then we do not fear those same discordant voices talking about 'theatrics' or a 'conspiracy' or even an 'agreement'! Rather it has become a strengthened victory praised by the apostates and commended by the democrats and accepted by the Crusaders.
And if the Crusaders had suspected that they had left the land to those who would establish the rule of Islam in it, they would not have left a house standing in it and they would have bombed its hospitals before its military camps, but rather America did not entrust itself even with the care of getting rid of the military arsenal of the Afghan army, so it fell into the hands of the Taliban, while the American aircraft bomb dispersed tents in the deserts of Libya and Somalia belonging to the soldiers of the Caliphate. Does America fear some tents suffering the fire of the hot ground while it feels safe from thousands of armed fighters who have spread in the towns of Afghanistan before its very eyes?! Indeed the different in short is between the path of God and the path of the Taghut.
The leaders of the Taliban announced the liberation of Afghanistan from inside the hotels of Qatar that includes the American 'al-Udeid base' from which the aircraft set out to bomb the abode of the Muslims. Their false victory has come out from where the decisions of war against Islam come out! So about what victory are they speaking? American truly did it and has raised for us 'Mullah Bradley' finally, and there is no doubt that other 'mullahs' are being created in the hotels and embassies of the Tawagheet and they are awaiting 'another victory' to be granted to them by America or others. Indeed what has happened is merely the replacement of a shaved Taghut with another that is bearded. The first failed in the war on terrorism, while the second America sees as possibly being more effective. As for the soldiers of the Caliphate, they are preparing for a new stage of the stages of their blessed jihad that will not stop by the permission of God Almighty until the Earth- the entire Earth- is subject to the rule of its Creator. For this is the victory and what is beside it is mere whisper and mirage.