This article is courtesy the anti-Islamist blog Alternative Angle.
Muhammad Robert Heft, who serves as a de-radicalization councillor for the RCMP has admitted, he held meetings for months with representatives of the Taliban, a group that is designated by the Canadian government as a terrorist organization. Robert Heft who is a White convert to Islam, held these meetings in the Gulf Arab State of Qatar that hosts a Taliban ‘Embassy’. This is the same Taliban Embassy that hosts the five Taliban terrorists who were released from Guantanamo in a prisoner swap by the U.S.
On October 24, 2014 Muhammad Robert Heft posted the following:
“Please pray for the success of my mission. I am meeting with the head of the Taliban Embassy in Doha, Qatar and we are working on a treaty that would state clearly that the Taliban (Mujahideen) don’t condone vigilante violence, Criminal acts or Terrorism in Non Muslim Countries. They have agreed to take it to Mullah Omar. When and if it is signed then it will be read at a press release in Doha, Qatar and CNN, CBC, BBC and Al Jazeera will be invited. This will hopefully put some doubt as to the legitimacy of ISIS and there Fatwas about killing indiscriminately. It’s not a solution but every bit helps Insha’Allah.”
In his comments to this post he added more important details about his initiative with the Taliban, the number of meetings he held with its representatives and the duration of his contacts with this organization.
The following are Heft’s comments:
“And we will read it in English & Arabic in order that the conspiracy theorists have no excuse to believe.”
“Perhaps you [Adam Ibn Yousef] missed the point. Good or Bad they would put doubt into the Jihadi rhetoric of ISIS and perhaps save some people from ruining their lives. That doubt is incredibly important in the deradicalisation process. All the best.”
“I will be meeting this week but I expect that it will take time to revise the statement that has been drafted and then taken to the Taliban leadership in Afghanistan. I have been at this for 6 months. This will be my fourth meeting Insha’Allah. When the time is right then it will be read publicly by them in Arabic and myself in English in front of cameras Insha’Allah. All the best.”
The Taliban, the Islamic Movement of the Taliban (De Talebano Islami Ghurdzang or Tehrik), also known as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (De Afghanistan Islami Emarat), is designated by the Canadian government as a terrorist organization.
According to the Canadian government, “the Taliban uses terrorist tactics, including the extensive use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and suicide attacks, to further its political objectives and is known to attack civilian targets, government compounds, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)/Afghan bases, military targets in built-up urban areas, as well as infrastructure projects. In 2011, the Taliban was responsible for the majority of civilian casualties in Afghanistan and have been known to carry out a number of attacks on girls’ schools in particular.”
Heft did not clarify whether he informed the Canadian government of his initiative with the Taliban or sought its permission for holding meetings with official representatives of a designated terrorist organization that fought against the Canadian forces in Afghanistan.
Highlights from a previous article on Muhammad Robert Heft:
One of Heft’s senior partners in his outreach activities is Canadian and Pakistani born Naeem Muhammad Khan. Based on an interview with him (April 24, 2008), National Post journalist, Stewart Bell, described Naeem Muhammad Khan as a Torontonian who “openly supports the Taliban and calls Osama bin Laden a hero.”