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Ruling Regime in Afghanistan; From Allah’s Path to the UN’s Roadmap?!


The Doha 3 Meeting on Afghanistan, which started on Sunday, June 30, attended by special envoys of 25 countries and five international organizations, concluded after two days of consecutive talks. The Taliban delegation, led by spokesperson of the ruling regime, participated and discussed the private sector, banking, and countering narcotics. The UN Under-Secretary-General, who led this meeting, called it “positive”.


This meeting was held following the UN Security Council Resolution (2721), stemming from the Independent Assessment conducted by Feridun Sinirlioğlu, the UNSC special coordinator for Afghanistan. This document, known as the UN’s “roadmap” for political integration of the ruling regime into the international system, urges Afghanistan’s adherence to international law, forming an inclusive government, initiating national dialogue, and the appointment of a special representative for Afghanistan. In the Doha 3 meeting which was aimed at ensuring the implementation of this roadmap, the ruling regime was merely seen attending as ‘reporters’ to present their achievements to the UN. The UN seemed satisfied with the Taliban’s report as the head of UN delegation described the Taliban’s explanation as persuasive.

This UN roadmap is essentially an American plan to integrate the ruling regime into the global secular order aimed at securing political and intelligence deals with them. Although the ruling regime has repeatedly stated that they accept any agreement within the framework of Islamic Sharia, following the ruling regime’s acknowledgment of the UN’s roadmap and playing by the enemy’s rules have made their claim of adherence to Sharia meaningless. These meetings apparently seem to be more interest-driven, deferring the value-driven discussions. The US, with the leading role of the UN, intends to proceed with the ruling regime based on incentivizing packages, which is why issues like human rights, women’s education, and the appointment of a special representative were being set aside to win the Taliban’s favor. The UN first wants to integrate the ruling regime into the global order to be able to hold them accountable. Since the Taliban did not attend the second Doha meeting, the UN wanted to encourage their participation in the third Doha meeting.

Although this meeting focused mainly on political and economic interactions, and the Taliban think they will use the UN stage for their political and economic objectives, escaping the imposition of secular values following an integration into the global secular order is a self-deception. As spokesperson of the Taliban stated that they accept international conventions if they are not contrary to Sharia. This is a complete misunderstanding and illusion. Firstly, membership in the UN itself is meant to accepting its fundamental ideology and purpose, which is to promote a global religion and liberal values. Only great powers can defy the UN’s mandates. The current world order allows relative sovereignty to states, curbing their absolute sovereignty. And with relative sovereignty, the Sharia rules cannot be implemented.

Although the ruling regime has repeatedly stated that the domestic issues belong to their internal affairs, the UN reacted that the implementation of secular values is not just an international issue; these values must be observed in both domestic and foreign policies. Rosemary A. DiCarlo, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, told the Taliban: “Afghanistan has signed several treaties, conventions, and international agreements that focus on human and civil rights. It does not matter if the government changes. This country signed these treaties as a country. This means that it is not just a domestic issue. We have made that clear.”

Therefore, it should be clear that this roadmap does not lead to the satisfaction of Allah (swt) but can only satisfy Western powers if we accept their political, economic, and intelligence conditions and adhere to their values.

Using the enemy’s roadmaps and rules distances us from Allah (swt) in every arena — as the ruling regime wants to act based on secular diplomacy today, this would lead them falling into the Western trap. From now, the Taliban has started to undertake politics based on the Western style. For example, in this meeting, the spokesperson of Taliban also pointed to cause of Gaza and said: “Those who are committing war crimes and genocide in Gaza are not in an ethical position to lecture us on observing human rights.” It is crystal clear from his remarks that this reminder was not for the defense of the victims of Gaza but a manipulative use of their suffering for the Taliban’s interests. The Taliban wanted to justify their actions with such an argument.

So, before it is too late, it is better to act based on the roadmap of Allah (swt) and strive only for His satisfaction. The roadmap of Islam is nothing but the establishment of the second rightly-guided Khilafah and the revival of Islamic lifestyle. If we do not do this and do not adhere to Allah’s covenant, then Allah (swt) will have alternative plans for those who commit injustice and tyranny by misusing power and authority.

Written for the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir by
Yousof Arsalan
Member of Media Office in Hizb ut Tahrir Wilayah Afghanistan


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