An Afghan insurgent warlord branded Britain’s Prince Harry on Wednesday as a shameless, drunken “jackal” out to kill innocent Afghans while on duty as an attack helicopter pilot for NATO forces in the country.
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a former Afghan prime minister who leads one of Afghanistan’s main militant factions, told the Daily Telegraph in an interview that Queen Elizabeth’s 28-year-old grandson was a relic of the colonial past.
“It seems that some British authorities still dream about the times of the 18th and 19th century and they want their ambassador to be treated like a viceroy and their prince to go out in uniform to hunt for human beings and play the Satanic role that they used to play in the past,” Hekmatyar said in translated comments.
He said Britain had gained nothing by entering an “unjustified, useless but cruel conflict” to please its ally, the United States, speaking in a recorded video response to questions put by the paper.
“The British prince comes to Afghanistan to kill innocent Afghans while he is drunk. He wants to hunt down Mujahideen with his helicopter rockets without any shame.
“But he does not understand this simple fact that the hunting of Afghan lions and eagles is not that easy. Jackals cannot hunt lions,” Hekmatyar added.