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Abu Walid al Masri’s questions and my response

Ok folks, this has been a ridiculously long time in coming. But I have finally managed to finish my response to Abu Walid’s questions. You can find the translation of his questions and my response here. I have also invited a few other people to respond to his questions and I’ll post links to their responses as they finish them.

And yes, I am still on my blogging break, so apart from this, and a review of Alex and Felix’s wonderful new book My Life with the Taliban (which I am reading at the moment) I won’t be posting long commentary for a while as I do battle with the thesis deadline.  As I said earlier I read the news every day anyway, so will keep posting anything I see of interest, but that’s about all I can manage at the moment.

But I really wanted to post these responses and I’m hoping that Abu Walid and I can continue our dialogue and am looking forward to reading his response to my answers.

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  1. Adam Sadik
    01/26/2010 at 11:14 pm

    I have read excerpts of Zaeef’s book that were posted online but refuse to buy it based on the amount of nonsense it contained. If you haven’t seen the documentary he was one of a few featured profiles in the National Geographic’s “Inside Guantanamo” (it actually re-airs tonight according to the website).

    http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/explorer/4871/Overview

    • Leah Farrall, Australia
      01/27/2010 at 8:35 am

      Each to their own, but don’t you think that is putting your head in the sand???

  2. Adam Sadik
    01/27/2010 at 10:22 am

    I’ve read quite a bit on Zaeef and based on the excerpts I’ve read from his writings and the interviews he’s given after his release I don’t consider his public accounts to be truthful. Any value from the book would simply to see how he’s packaging his propaganda.

  3. 02/04/2010 at 5:03 pm

    I have not yet read ‘My Life with the Taliban’ by Mullah Zaeef, but some friends here told me that there was nothing new that he has not already said in his previous books(Pashto)/statements. And he is always very careful in writing and giving statements which means that he is still trying to act as a Taliban spokesman (he was ambassador in Pakistan but turned out to be a spokesman during his last days there).

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