Mullah Wakil, then-spokesman for the Taliban, 1996

Mullah Wakil
Taliban

“The Sharia does not allow politics or political parties. That is why we give no salaries to officials or soldiers, just food, clothes, shoes, and weapons. We want to live a life like the Prophet lived 1400 years ago, and jihad is our right. We want to recreate the time of the Prophet, and we are only carrying out what the Afghan people have wanted for the past 14 years.”“The Taliban,” Mapping Militant Organizations, accessed April 21, 2015, http://web.stanford.edu/group/mappingmilitants/cgi-bin/groups/view/367#note15.

Mullah Wakil
1996