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The latest issue “Khurasan Ghag [Voice of Khurasan],” the Pashtu-language magazine published by Al-Azaim Foundation, which is the media arm of the Islamic State’s Khurasan Province (ISIS-K), describes the de facto Afghan Taliban government as “a drama written and directed by CIA and ISI,” and says that “the CIA is leading an ideological war in the Islamic world and wants to make young Muslim generation unbeliever and secular.”
The latest issue, Issue 11 of the magazine is dated Rabiul Awwal 1444, in the Hijri calendar, which corresponds with the lunar month beginning September 28, 2022.
Like its previous editions, the Pashtu-language ISIS-K magazine is divided into four sections: religion, history, politics, and literature. Articles in the religion section discusses issues of jihad and the mujahideen in the light of the teachings of the Koran and hadiths (sayings and deeds of Prophet Muhammad), while the history section has two articles.
The literature section has two articles: an account of an injured fighter and the biography of slain jihadi commander Maulvi Mahmood Shaheen of Bajuar tribal district of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The section on politics comprises of four articles: “The Mechanism of Islamic Governance,” “CIA Employees,” “Their Masters Accepted Homosexuality: When Shall The Taliban Disassociate Themselves From Them?” and “Blind Justice.”
“CIA Is Leading An Ideological War In The Islamic World And Wants To Make The Young [Muslim] Generation Into Secular Unbelievers; The CIA Is The Enemy Of The Believers Who Are Working For The Unity Of The Islamic Ummah”
One of the leading articles is titled “CIA Employees” – referencing the Afghan Taliban, who signed a peace agreement with the U.S. in Doha in February 2020. In this magazine as well as other magazines, ISIS-K has accused the Afghan Taliban of working as a proxy for the U.S. in Afghanistan and the area around it.