1) From asking fellow Muslims to “shed a tear for the Taliban” following its 2002 defeat, to rejoicing Afghanistan’s return to Islamic rule 2 decades later, @IAMCouncil and its associates have long admired the Taliban’s Deobandi fundamentalism. @meforum meforum.org/islamist-watch/6…
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2) @IAMCouncil’s very first convention in 2003 included Islamists such as Asim Ghafoor, who worked as a spokesman for not one — but three separate charities shut down after 9/11 for allegedly funding Al Qaeda and the Taliban.
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3) @ajitsahi, the advocacy director for @IAMCouncil, has referred to Hamas and Hezbollah as “people’s movements,” and questioned why ISIS and the Taliban should be called “terrorists when they shoot the invader,” or American soldiers.

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4) @IAMCouncil appears to be close supporters of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH), an Islamist movement that seeks the “reconstruction” of Indian society in accordance w/ Islamic values. No surprise, then, that a JIH leader apparently close to IAMC defended the Taliban on Indian news.
अफ़ग़ानिस्तान से अमेरिका का दख़ल खत्म होना चाहिए था - सलीम इंजीनियर (जमात-ए-इस्लामी-हिंद) #आर_पार @AMISHDEVGAN @MSalimEngineer
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5) Kameel Kawaja, the @IAMCouncil official who asked fellow Muslims to “spare a tear” for the Taliban on the occasion of its 2002 defeat, was given a chance to recant his views in an interview with @Islamist_Watch. He urged the world not to “pronounce the Taliban as evil.”
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6) Despite the obvious problems with playing cheerleader to one of the most dangerously oppressive regimes in the world, U.S. governments agencies such as @USCIRF continue to consult with @IAMCouncil as a supposed expert on religious freedom in India.
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7) Write to @USCIRF publicly on Twitter, or privately at media@uscirf.gov, and tell them that the Taliban sympathizers @IAMCouncil are in no position to discuss religious persecution — not in Afghanistan, and certainly not in India. @DrZuhdiJasser @TarekFatah @Ayaan @DanielPipes
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