Talk about his unique personality:

“As a leading personality, Mullah Mohammad Umar ‘Mujahid’ has a unique and charismatic personality.”

And how he’s great with seniors:

“He deeply respects scholars and other elders.”

Remind everyone how humble he is:

“Contrary to high-ranking officials and leaders, he does not want to show off or boast. He is not eager or excited to speak if it is unnecessary to do so. And if needed, his words and sentences are keen, perceptive and logical.”

Really humble:

“In 1996 AD, when he was conferred with the title of ‘Ameer-ul-Momineen’ (i.e. the head of the pious believers), instead of showing excitement or jubilation, he bitterly wept as his shoulder sheet was completely soaked with his tears.” [Ed. note: We don’t know what a shoulder sheet is either.]

He is not eager or excited to speak if it is unnecessary to do so. And if needed, his words and sentences are keen, perceptive and logical

Make clear he’s just a nice guy, with a “special sense of humour”:

“He is affable and has a special sense of humour as he never considers himself superior to his colleagues whatever their status might have been. He treats them cheerfully, cordially, compassionately and with reciprocal reverence.”

Make clear he’s tough:

“His preferred weapon of choice was the ‘RPG-7’, which was simply called ‘Rocket’ among the local Mujahidin, as he was proficient and an expert in using this weapon … Mullah Mohammad Umar ‘Mujahid’ was wounded four times in confrontational Jihadi operations against the Russians and in one of these operations, he lost his right eye.”

But sensitive, too:

“Mullah Mohammad Umar ‘Mujahid’ feels pity and shares the sufferings of all Muslim people. His sincerity, sympathy, brotherhood and co-operation with the Muslim brothers of the world are not restricted only to slogans but rather he has proved it practically and in the real sense of all these terms.”

Need more attributes? Here you go:

“Gravity of manner, dignity, modesty, reverence, reciprocal respect, sympathy, mercy and sincerity are his natural traits.”

Of course, it all boils down to faith:

“Strong determination, trusting in only One Allah the Almighty and a strong belief in what is ordained by Him are the distinguishing features of his life.”

Insist that he is incorruptible:

“He has not accumulated any wealth to spend on a luxurious life in the previous Jihad era against Russians by taking disadvantage of his personal influence, nor has he lived lavishly in the seven years reign of his overall control during the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.”

Keep on insisting:

“Mullah Mohammad Umar ‘Mujahid’ even now does not own an ordinary residence neither has he any cash deposits in any foreign bank accounts.”

Now you’re making us suspicious:

“In 1999 when unilateral and ruthless economic sanctions were imposed by the United Nations on the oppressed people of Afghanistan and all the foreign bank accounts of Taliban leadership were frozen, Mullah Mohammad Umar ‘Mujahid,’ the highest ranking official, being the head of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, had no bank accounts either inside the country or outside nor anywhere else with any assumed name.”

He likes to read:

“He regularly follows the Jihadi publications and other international media resources to judge his victories and likewise other issues against the foreign invaders. In this way, he remains in touch with the day to day happenings of his country as well as the outside world.”

But he’s always focused on the job:

“In free time, he studies various commentaries of the Holy Quran and traditions of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him). He keenly follows and inspects the Jihadi activities against the brutal infidel foreign invaders.”



This article was Published in 2010