Speaking to a British television news reporter in a rare face-to-face interview, the commander also boasted that his group’s biggest source of funding came from individual donations gathered in mosques and community centers across Britain.
That’s right, Britain, keep bringing in more Muslim immigrants to your country.
UK DAILY MAILThe unidentified man – who met with Sky News’ Chief Correspondent Stuart Ramsay in Kunar Province, Afghanistan – warned Nato commanders that he had hundreds of armed men ready to fight British and American special forces.
The commander said: ‘We send a message to all foreign nations that we will attack them at any time. It could be in the next two weeks or it could be today, tomorrow or the day after.
‘We will attack Britain as well. We have trustworthy people who will listen to us and are waiting for our orders.’
‘In all, thirty men dressed in ordinary Afghan clothes, but with their faces masked by their scarves, their weapons and gun belts strapped over their shoulders filed into a room that had been set aside for our meeting.
‘The commander claimed to have over a thousand men in this central region of Kunar but with more in Pakistan.
‘He said that they had been given special permission to speak to us by the Taliban leadership and that their usual order to take all foreigners hostage had been suspended for the duration of our meeting.’
The commander also revealed that the UK was the Taliban’s greatest source of revenue and that the group is funded by individual donations gathered in Mosques and community centres across Britain.
He claimed the money is funnelled through Pakistan and distributed to Taliban groups hiding in the mountains that divide the two countries. ‘We are not like a government, we depend on individuals,’ he said. ‘We get donations from our Muslim brothers in Britain for Jihad and they help us.
‘It is the duty of all Muslims to pay towards fighting a Jihad. And this is how we get our money and buy our weapons and carry on fighting.’
‘We preach the teachings from the Koran – that Jihad is our birthright and duty. And whoever we tell joins us immediately.’