not good – In a message marking the Muslim holy festival of Eid al-Adha, the Pakistani Taliban said they fully supported ISIS goals.
“Oh our brothers, we are proud of you in your victories. We are with you in your happiness and your sorrow,” Taliban spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said in a statement sent to Reuters by email from an unknown location.
“In these troubled days, we call for your patience and stability, especially now that all your enemies are united against you. Please put all your rivalries behind you …
“All Muslims in the world have great expectations of you … We are with you, we will provide you with Mujahideen [fighters] and with every possible support.”
The statement, released in Urdu, Pashto and Arabic, was sent after ISIS militants beheaded British aid worker Alan Henning in a video posted Friday, triggering condemnation by the British and U.S. governments.