WFP role in proselytising can't be ruled out: Taliban
ISLAMABAD (Agencies): Taliban have termed promotion of Christianity in Afghanistan by the Shelter Now as a big conspiracy saying some foreign countries and groups are behind it."The issue seems to be a big conspiracy hatched for striking at pinching point of the Taliban and a large number of non-humanitarian groups and even foreign countries are behind it.
The plot is aimed at converting the Afghans into Christianity under the name of humanitarian aid." Taliban Foreign Minister Wakil Ahmed Mutawakil told Voice of America.
He reiterated Taliban's stand that foreign diplomats would not be allowed to meet the detained officials of Shelter Now organization unless investigations are completed.
He said that if these diplomats want to visit Afghanistan for holding talks with the Taliban, they are welcomed. The Minister said that it is very sensitive issue and investigation is underway.
He added: "Obviously, investigation is must in such a sensitive issue. The Afghan refugees had shut down the office of Shelter Now International during early days of migration. Later, the organization was informed properly followed by decrees as well.
But despite all these steps, they committed such an act." "Shelter Now workers are behind such ugly act. If the charges are proved against them, we might hold serious talks with all the sides, which were funding them because they have exploited the poverty of the Afghans and have committed gross violation of the sacred word of assistance." Mutawakil said.
He said that some countries intentionally want to keep the flames of war burning in Afghanistan so that they could send their religious men to try to make the Afghans abandon their sacred religion.
He added that Taliban have recovered authentic proofs from Shelter Now which shows that they were busy in this undesirable work. He said that Taliban would also question some other organisations linked with the issue.
He said: "One of such organisations is World Food Programme (WFP) which was providing financial and other assistance to Shelter Now. It was definitely aware as to what this organisation (Shelter Now) was doing." Mutawakil said that Taliban would decide what to do once probe is completed...
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