Selin ATAY-TDO- Taliban spokesman Mujahid said there was no evidence that Al Qaeda ringleader Bin Laden was behind the September 11 attacks.
Zabihullah Mujahid, a top Taliban official, said in an interview in Kabul that Afghan women would be given their rights, contrary to what was feared. “Women will be given all the rights that Islam recognizes. Women can become doctors, teachers, receive education and work for the benefit of the community. They're our sisters. They don't need to be afraid. The Taliban are also human and have come out of this country. He fought for this country. Women should be proud of us, not afraid of us,” he said.
Mujahid responded to the question of whether the Taliban leadership wanted Afghans in the country at the moment with the following statements: “It's their choice. But we don't want the people of our country to go to America. No matter what they have done in the past, we will grant them forgiveness. They should stay in the country. We need young, educated people for our nation.” The Taliban spokesman also stressed that the Taliban administration wants "normal legitimate diplomatic relations" with America.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid also denied that Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was behind the September 11 attacks. “There was no justification for the invasion of Afghanistan, there was an excuse. Bin Laden was in Afghanistan when it became a U.S. issue. Although there is no evidence that Bin Laden was involved on September 11, we currently promise that Afghan territory will not be used against anyone,” he said.