TTP leader Maulana Faqir Mohammad said that the US was the "number one terrorist" and the entire Muslim Ummah, in particular Pakistan, has been suffering because of its hegemonic policies. The Maulana said this while addressing a gathering in Bajaur Agency's Aanayat Kalley area. "Waging jihad (holy war) against the US and its allies is an obligation of every Muslim, irrespective of state boundaries. Pakistan is our country. We love it. Osama bin Laden and Mulla Omar are also sincere to Pakistan and its people and they don't want war with them," the Dawn quoted him as saying.
He added: "Bush is our enemy number one and till his defeat everywhere in the world, we will continue our war. Taliban have every right to attack troops and installations" because of Pakistani rulers' anti-Mujahideen policy." He told the gathering that no person would be pardoned for "spying for the US forces".