KETTLE CALLING POT BLACK? Taliban warns ISIS to 'avoid extremism'
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
7/13/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
It's an extraordinary gesture, suggesting that ISIS is overstepping the line a bit in its assault on Iraq. No less than the Taliban militants in Afghanistan are warning ISIS insurgents fighting in Iraq to "avoid extremism" in a plea for unity among jihadists. The Taliban in Afghanistan, never known for its mercy on unarmed civilians - in particular young girls who desire an education, may have just provided an example of the old saying of "the kettle calling the pot black."
The Afghan Taliban has urged the Sunni faction, which has been waging a bloody insurgency against Shi'ite Muslim groups in Iraq, to avoid "distrusting" other Islamist groups.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The Afghan Taliban has urged the Sunni faction, which has been waging a bloody insurgency against Shi'ite Muslim groups in Iraq, to avoid "distrusting" other Islamist groups.
In addition, commanders of the AL-Qaeda-linked group also pleaded with the fighters of ISIS, which recently declared an Islamic "Caliphate" in its captured territory, to respect the rule of law.
ISIS had originally begun life as an offshoot of AL-Qaeda, but was disowned by the global terror network after bolstering its strength by merging with other groups in Syria.
On the Afghan Taliban's Web site, a call for unity was declared last week. The announcement did not name ISIS directly, but clearly referred to the group, who are now thought to be the world's most powerful jihadists.
"It is worthy for a shurah (consultation) council to be formed from the leaders of all the jihadi factions and the distinguished people among the experts and the scholars in Sham (Syria) in order to solve their conflicts," the message in Arabic read.
"Muslims also should avoid extremism in religion, and judging others without evidence, and distrusting one another.
"They should avoid conflict and dispute, and not think their opinions are better than others. Mercy and compassion should prevail," the message concluded.
ISIS announced on June 29 that it had renamed itself the Islamic State and proclaimed its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi their "Caliph," or head of state. The group formerly known as ISIS had fallen out with AL-Qaeda over its expansion into Syria, where it has carried out beheadings, crucifixions and mass executions.
SIS has overrun the Iraqi city of Mosul and advanced towards the capital Baghdad in recent weeks. In Syria, ISIS has captured territory in the north and east, along the border with Iraq.
Taliban spokesmen in both Pakistan and Afghanistan declined to comment on al-Baghdadi's claim to be the global leader of all Muslims. The Afghan and Pakistani Taliban are separate, but allied.
Some commanders have privately said that they did not want to anger AL-Qaeda, whom they considered a long-time ally in the fight against NATO troops in the region.
Copyright 2018 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for FEBRUARY 2018
Say 'No' to Corruption. That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.
The Dead Sea Scrolls, which are among the oldest extant biblical manuscripts, have been a topic of interest since they were discovered in ... continue reading
Ongoing protests in Iran could be a sign of hope for repressed religious minorities, if protesters demand that conscience rights be ... continue reading
Archaeologists have announced the discovery of a Biblical-era seal in Jerusalem. The 2,700-year-old artifact once belonged to a governor of ... continue reading
At least eight churchgoers were killed and another 30 injured in a double suicide bomber attack at a Methodist church in southwest ... continue reading
Following U.S. President Donald Trump's Dec. 6 notice that he will be moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the Holy See has ... continue reading
by Catholic Online
- St. Simon: Saint of the Day for Sunday, February 18, 2018
- Daily Readings for Sunday, February 18, 2018
- Deadly Flu Season: Vaccine only 36 percent effective during worst ...
- 'Living Lent': Monday of the First Week of Lent - Day 5
- Daily Reading for Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 HD Video
- Try this fun Lent Quiz today!
- 'Living Lent': Tuesday of the First Week of Lent - Day 6
- Daily Reading for Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 HD
- Daily Reading for Monday, February 19th, 2018 HD
- Daily Reading for Sunday, February 18th, 2018 HD
- Daily Reading for Saturday, February 17th, 2018 HD
Learn about Catholic world
Inform - Inspire - Ignite
Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained
Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need
Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online
Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye
Today's bible reading
Products and services we offer
Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books
The California Network
Inspiring streaming service
Learn the Catholic way
Teacher lesson plans & resources
Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education