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Old 09-02-2011, 03:37 PM   #3
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The term Mujhadin (Holy warrior) goes way back in time there are various spellings.

Muhammad was a warlord so where the 4 caliphs (his descendants) who built the Islamic Empires across the planet. Including wiping out the Buddhists in Afghanistan & killing many along the silk road trade routes along the way.

Communist Muslim alliances - some hate Commies some side with them. It was the same in Russia etc 1920's onwards, while other Muslims joined with Germany to fight Communism who at the time where allies with the US & it's allies - history & how allegiances & alliances change).

The US sided with the Afghans to fight the Communist regimes.
Afghan Flags

1992-2002 Flag (Rabbani Government)

1987-1992 Flag (Najibullah–Communist regime)

1980-1987 Flag (Karmal–Communists)

1978 -1980 Flag (Nur Mohammad Taraki / Amin –Khalq–Communist)

1974-1978 Flag (President Daoud Khan)
maybe this explains why the UAF etc "British Communists" side with the Shariah mongers 4 uk & the many other Islamic Jihadist etc groups (which I can't even spell) in our lands.

Strange isn't it the Soviet Commies sided with us & the US & allies during world war2, but as soon as the Berlin wall went up they became sworn enemies.

Stalin & his fellow Jew Commies helped set up Israel.

While other Commie factions support Hezbollah (they play all sides).

It's even more complicated with the Pashtan & other Afghan tribes, Taliban, al ja mahat etc (can't spell it lol) & remember the Northern Alliance! quarrelling with each-other.

Alliances & allegiances change such in the nature of wars & their history world wide..

Look into Communist partys in Iraq/Iran etc...played their roles in over throwing governments.
The US training & siding with certain Muslim factions to fight Communist led to the myth that Al Quida is Today a false flag operation by the CIA.

When in reality it isn't. There's loads of Islamic groups some that oppose each-other especially Sunni vs Shia it's always been this way - not long after Muhammad died & the fights began for leadership of the Caliphate, the schizm & forming of different sects.

The Battle of Karbala is an interesting read as an introduction & the history of the Caliphate & sect against sect. Hence part of what we see Today.
It's not as simple as it looks.

Jammat Islami based in Pakistan throw them into the mix too. They call the moderate Muslims and the Amadiyyas kaffirs! Same as the Taliban do.

Read up on the Muslim Safavid Empire verses the Muslim Ottoman Empire

& info on the other Islamic Empires.

The Ottoman Empire was by far the most powerful empire in the Islamic world in the 15th century, but by 1501 in Persia and 1526 in India, the Ottomans had competition. The Safavid Empire in Persia, which was established by Ismail I in 1501 and lasted until its overthrow by Afghan invaders in 1722, was the shortest-lived of the three Great Islamic Empires, but it was influential nonetheless, particularly because of its adherence to Shi'a Islam as the official religion.

The origins of the Safavids are somewhat controversial, however, because of their eventual emergence as a Shi'ite empire. According to some historians and religious scholars, the Sufi order they came from, under the leadership of Sheikh Safi al-Din - from whom the order's name is derived - practised Sunni Islam. This side argues that Sheikh Safi was Sunni, and that the Safavid Shi'ites in the 16th century changed documents and invented Shi'ite origins for Sheikh Safi to legitimise their rule. Other experts believe that Sheikh Safi was indeed a Shi'ite from the beginning, hence explaining the Safavid Empire's official adherence to Shi'ism. Regardless of his origins, Sheikh Safi (1252-1334) was an important figure in the Il-Khan Empire the Mongols established in Persia in the 13th century, and his influence carried on through his descendants, who inherited the leadership of the order.

The formation of the Safavid Empire differs from that of both the Ottoman and Mughal Empires because it had religious, rather than military, beginnings. Whereas the Ottoman Empire grew from successful territorial gains by gazi warriors in the 13th and 14th centuries, the Safavid Empire began as a peaceful Sufi religious order that developed military and political traits later.

Intresting reading if you want to understand Islam.
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