Anas Haqqani, a senior member of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), condemning UK Prince Harry’s assertion on killing folks throughout his mission in Afghanistan, stated that those that had been killed weren’t “chess items” however they had been people.
In his memoir, Spare, the Duke of Sussex has stated that he killed 25 folks throughout his second tour in Afghanistan and that he didn’t see them as human beings however as “chess items,” in keeping with British media reviews.
In a collection of tweets on Friday, Haqqani stated that these killed had households who had been ready for his or her return.
He referred to as Prince Harry killer of Afghans.
“Among the many killers of Afghans, not many have your decency to disclose their conscience and confess to their warfare crimes,” Haqqani stated.
In his autobiography, Harry additionally stated that his six missions as an Apache helicopter pilot resulted within the “taking of human lives,” which he stated he’s neither proud nor ashamed of.
He additionally said that he didn’t consider these he killed whereas combating the IEA as “folks.”
Haqqani informed Harry: “The reality is what you’ve stated; Our harmless folks had been chess items to your troopers, army and political leaders. Nonetheless, you had been defeated in that ‘sport’ of white & black ‘sq.’”.
Harry has by no means earlier than disclosed the variety of folks he killed in fight.
Haqqani, whereas criticizing the Worldwide Legal Courtroom (ICC) and human rights activists, referred to as them “deaf and blind.”
“I don’t anticipate that the ICC will summon you or the human rights activists will condemn you, as a result of they’re deaf and blind for you. However hopefully these atrocities will likely be remembered within the historical past of humanity,” Haqqani stated.
The US-led international forces withdrew from Afghanistan in August 2021 after 20 years of army occupation that left tens of hundreds of individuals lifeless, largely civilians.
Within the already controversial e book to be revealed on January 10, Harry talked for the primary time concerning the variety of IEA fighters he killed throughout his service.
The much-anticipated e book was due for publication on January 10 however was launched early – in Spain on Thursday.
A British Military Main has in the meantime stated that Prince Harry has put the safety of the Royal Household in danger along with his boast about killing 25 folks in Afghanistan.
Chris Hunter stated: “The very first thing that springs to thoughts was simply how poorly judged his feedback had been and the way embarrassing actually. It was very a lot a betrayal as effectively. All of us within the military swear an oath of allegiance to the monarch, to her heirs and successors. Not solely has he betrayed that oath as a military officer however it’s really his family as effectively, and to take action for cash, it’s simply actually unhappy. Very disappointing.”
Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman of IEA, additionally condemned Harry’s remarks.
Karimi stated on Twitter: “Sadly, the Western world, which claims to be defenders of human rights, has in observe obtained such an angle at a excessive degree. Afghans as unbiased and Muslim folks will always remember the atrocities of the occupiers.”
Many social media customers and IEA members have began a marketing campaign with the hashtag “#HarryWarCriminal” in response to his autobiography the place he speaks about killing of 25 IEA forces in Afghanistan and that he didn’t see them as human beings however as “chess items”.
In the meantime, Harry’s remarks had been broadly condemned on social media.
Mick Wallace, member of the European Parliament stated: “Provided that the #US #NATO Warfare on #Afghanistan was completely unlawful and destroyed the lives of thousands and thousands of harmless folks, how come there’s no name from Mainstream Media + Politicians to have this despicable particular person Prince Harry tried for Warfare Crimes…?”
Nile Gardiner, Overseas coverage analyst. Former aide to Margaret Thatcher, stated: “Prince Harry has destroyed himself, his popularity and any remaining goodwill that existed earlier than the publication of his e book. He has turn out to be a pariah to the British folks, and can possible find yourself in exile with the massively harmful Meghan Markle of their California mansion.”
Marc Owen Jones, Affiliate Professor at Hamad Bin Khalifa College stated: “How can anybody be so callous? “My quantity is 25. It’s not a quantity that fills me with satisfaction, however nor does it embarrass me,” he wrote’”