At his appearance in Cologne, the Islamist leader and former minister of the Taliban first gave a lecture on the successful rule of the Taliban, then called out “Allahu Akbar” with the participants, Bild writes.
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms the appearance of Taliban representative Abdul Bari Omar in Cologne,” the Federal Foreign Office wrote on the X platform. According to them, no visa was issued in his name, so it is a mystery how he got to Germany.
The Ditib organization, which manages the premises in the Cologne district of Chorweiler where the Taliban representative spoke, also distanced himself from his stay in Germany and participation in the event.
The German Foreign Ministry shakes its head at the arrival of the Taliban chief. “The route was not announced to us. We do not recognize the Taliban. As long as the Taliban continues to blatantly trample human rights in Afghanistan, especially the rights of women and girls, there will be no normalization with the Taliban regime,” the ministry said.
In an interview with iDNES.cz, the head of the Czech-Afghan Chamber of Commerce, Fawad Nadri, recently stated that anyone can buy a passport and thus an identity in Afghanistan. He warned of danger. “It must be said that now anyone can come with a printed ID card or passport. Huge money is involved in this too. And of course radicals can come,” says Nadri.
In recent years, anyone could have come from here to Europe. And get an Afghan passport too.
Fawad Nadrihead of the Czech-Afghan Chamber of Commerce
“There is absolutely no control today. In recent years, anyone could have come from here to Europe. And get an Afghan passport too. So how do you want to know if a person who comes with an Afghani passport is really Afghani, Pakistani, Iranian or Syrian? asks Nadri, explaining the possible way Omar got to Germany without a visa.
Afghan Nadri, who has been living and doing business here for many years, warns that the Czech Republic should also be much more careful about who is coming here in the current wave of refugees. According to him, it basically doesn’t matter who has what passport and what nationality they state.