Mohammed Omar

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Mullah Mohammed Omar (born 1959) was the head of state of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001. His official title was Commander of the Faithful.



  • All Taleban are moderate. There are two things: extremism ["ifraat", or doing something to excess] and conservatism ["tafreet", or doing something insufficiently]. So in that sense, we are all moderates - taking the middle path.

Buddhas of Bamyan

  • I thought, these callous people have no regard for thousands of living human beings -- the Afghans who are dying of hunger, but they are so concerned about non-living objects like the Buddha. This was extremely deplorable. That is why I ordered its destruction. Had they come for humanitarian work, I would have never ordered the Buddha's destruction.[1]

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