Posts Tagged ‘Taliban’

A Hijacking, Secret Extractions, Taliban Executions: Troops Braved Biden’s Botched Afghanistan Withdrawal

What some U.S. forces thought would be 96 hours on the ground in Afghanistan evacuating U.S. embassy staff turned into 16 days and evacuating 124,000 people. With the world’s eyes on them, they did their best to wrangle the situation under control. When the State Department finally triggered the non-combatant evacuation operation (NEO) on August 14, […]

What Will Taliban Drug Policy Look Like?

In an attempt to showcase humane foundations of its policies with the purpose to convince the international community to promptly recognize new Afghan authorities, the Taliban (banned in Russia) has been recently showcasing its alleged intentions to join the “merciless fight against drugs.” It is common knowledge that this problem has been plaguing the country […]

Taliban Instruct Religious Police to Be “Moderate”

Activists Remain Skeptical as Taliban Leaders Communicate Progressivism 10/13/2021 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Taliban leaders are taking steps to instruct the religious police to be more moderate. The religious police have traditionally been feared throughout Afghanistan because of their brutality in enforcing the Taliban’s extreme interpretation […]

Biden Admin to Send the Taliban Millions in US Dollars After Arming them with $83 Billion in US Military Weapons

Joe Biden supplied the Taliban terrorist organization and their Islamist accomplices with several years’ worth of US armaments. Rather than destroying the equipment before leaving the country, Joe Biden decided to leave the nearly $85 billion worth of US military equipment to the Taliban. As The Gateway Pundit reported on Sunday — Joe Biden left […]

Taliban Say They Won’t Work With U.S. On Shared Islamic State Threat

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban on Saturday ruled out cooperation with the United States to contain extremist groups in Afghanistan, staking out an uncompromising position on a key issue ahead of the first direct talks between the former foes since America withdrew from the country in August. Senior Taliban officials and U.S. representatives are to […]

Taliban receives overtures from near and far

Taliban Dy Prime Ministers Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar (C) and Mawlawi Abdul Salam Hanafi (R) met with British High Representative for Afghanistan Sir Simon Gass, Kabul, October 5, 2021 The Taliban is getting many suitors lately. It is far from the “pariah” that the Biden Administration thought it was destined to be. During the past […]

Pakistan Does Global PR for Afghanistan’s Taliban

Religious Minorities Remain Vulnerable to Taliban’s Brutal Rule 10/06/2021 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that the government of Pakistan has launched a global effort to raise support for the current Taliban government of Afghanistan. Senior level officials in Pakistan are engaging in this effort through speeches, op-eds, and […]

Taliban, Iran conclude bilateral economic deals

Afghanistan and Iran yesterday concluded “important” bilateral economic and trade agreements, a spokesman for the Taliban said. Zabihullah Mujahid, who is also acting deputy minister of information and culture in the interim Afghan government, said in a statement that a meeting was held between Afghan and Iranian officials “with the aim of strengthening economic ties […]

Taliban Killed 13 Members of Hazara Ethnic Group – Report

OCTOBER 05, 2021 By Staff, Al Jazeera The Taliban killed at least 13 members of the Hazara ethnic group, including a 17-year-old girl, in the central province of Daykundi, shortly after they took power in Afghanistan, according to a new report from Amnesty International. On August 30, a convoy of 300 Taliban fighters entered Khidr […]

Bomb At Kabul Mosque Kills At Least 5 Civilians, Taliban Say

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least five civilians were killed in a bomb blast outside a Kabul mosque Sunday, a Taliban official said. It was the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital since U.S. forces left at the end of August. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but suspicion fell on Islamic State extremists […]

For the Sake of International Recognition, the Taliban is Trying to Change its Image

Although the Taliban (banned in Russia) is recognized as a terrorist organization in many countries, in the name of international recognition of its power in Afghanistan, it has recently been actively trying to show its departure from jihadist goals. Representatives of the Taliban even addressed the UN Secretary-General with a request to allow their Permanent […]

Who is Responsible for the Escalating Situation between the Taliban and Tajikistan?

In recent days, various media outlets have pointed to a very noticeable aggravation of the situation on the border between Afghanistan and Tajikistan. The border between the two States is more than 1,400 kilometers long. Mutual threats are heard from both sides, and military units are being brought to the border from both sides. According […]

US, UK prepare to re-engage Taliban

Chinese ambassador Wang Yu met Acting Foreign Minister of Taliban Mawlavi Amir Khan Muttaqi, Kabul, September 26, 2021 Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has written yet another opinion piece in the Washington Post, sensing a turning point lies ahead with the Biden Administration assembling a sustainable, durable policy toward Afghanistan taking into account the new reality of […]

Taliban Official Claims Brutal Punishments and Executions Will Return to Afghanistan

Afghan Christians Fear Their Community Will Be Treated Like Criminals 09/24/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, a member of the Taliban’s interim government and chief enforcer of the group’s strict interpretation of Sharia law, has said that the executions and other brutal punishments will […]

Strict Punishment, Amputations and Executions will Return to Afghanistan, says Taliban Co-founder

The Taliban fighters posing for family photo and relaxing in the Presidential Palace, Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug 15, 2021 Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, a co-founder of the Taliban who will control prisons under the new regime in Afghanistan, said strict punishment, including amputations and executions, will return. “Everyone criticized us for the punishments in the stadium, but we […]

Amnesty International Reports Brutal Crackdown by Taliban in Afghanistan

Afghan Christians Fear Violence Due to Taliban’s Interpretation of Sharia 09/23/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that a recently released report by Amnesty International documents a broad and brutal crackdown taking place in Afghanistan as the Taliban seek to settle old scores and stamp out any opposition to […]

Taliban Maneuvers for United Nations Recognition

Turkey Backs Taliban at UN While Promoting Religious Genocide    09/23/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on September 20, 2021, the Taliban nominated a United Nations (UN) Ambassador, Suhail Shaheen, to represent Afghanistan. Shaheen is the Taliban’s Doha-based spokesperson, and his nomination included a request to address the General […]

ISIS-K Bombs Eastern Afghan City, Kills Taliban Fighters

ISIS-K has claimed responsibility for a series of deadly bombings that killed or injured more than 35 Taliban fighters in eastern Afghanistan over the weekend, Fox News reported Monday. ISIS-K on September 19 “claimed responsibility for six explosions caused by improvised explosive devices (IED)” on September 18 and 19 in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar […]

Taliban Once Again Shows True Colors, Refuses To Name Any Women As Deputy Ministers

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban expanded their interim Cabinet by naming more ministers and deputies on Tuesday, but failed to appoint any women, doubling down on a hard-line course despite the international outcry that followed their initial presentation of an all-male government lineup earlier this month. The international community has said that it will […]

Stay Home: Taliban-run Kabul Municipality Orders Female Workers

Female employees of the Kabul municipality have been told to stay home, with work only allowed for those who cannot be replaced by men, the interim mayor of Afghanistan’s capital said Sunday, detailing the latest restrictions on women by the new Taliban rulers. The decision to prevent most female city workers from returning to their […]

Women working in Kabul municipality told not to return by Taliban

Female municipal employees in Kabul have been ordered to stay at home. The interim mayor of the Afghan capital, told reporters on Sunday that only women ‘who could not be replaced by men’ would be allowed to stay in post. The move came a day after girls were barred from entering secondary schools and the […]

Taliban reopens schools in Afghanistan for boys only and repurposes women’s affairs ministry

Girls have been excluded from the reopening of secondary schools in Afghanistan despite an earlier Taliban promise not to take the country back to the dark days of the 1990s. On Saturday the Taliban’s new education minister ordered the reopening of educational settings across the country after a month-long hiatus – but only for boys. […]

Taliban Replaces Ministry For Women With One Restricting Them

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers set up a ministry for the “propagation of virtue and the prevention of vice” in the building that once housed the Women’s Affairs Ministry, escorting out World Bank staffers on Saturday as part of the forced move. It was the latest troubling sign that the Taliban are […]

After Learning Texas Republicans Are Just Like The Taliban, Biden Immediately Surrenders To Them

After Learning Texas Republicans Are Just Like The Taliban, Biden Immediately Surrenders To Them WASHINGTON, D.C.—After hearing from his advisors that the Texas Republicans are exactly like the Taliban, President Biden immediately offered an unconditional surrender to them. “Oh man, they’re exactly like the Taliban? I surrender!” a frightened Biden said after one of his cabinet members […]

Friday prayers imam in Kabul praises Taliban ascent

An Afghan cleric welcomed the fall of the former government and the return of the Taliban during a sermon at a mosque in Kabul. The imam told worshippers that “the Americans and the Crusaders” had helped to overthrow the Taliban 20 years ago. “They thought that no one will take the name of Islam in […]

The rise of Taliban and Taliban-ism

One must go back a few decades to understand the birth of Taliban and the continuity of this phenomenon that has shaken the world, quite literally. Yes the world underneath one’s foot shook on 9/11/2001, tremors caused by the country cousin of Taliban called Al Qaida. Getting back to a few decades as proposed in […]

Violent Confrontation Within Afghanistan’s Taliban Government Reported

Afghan Minorities Concerned by Apparent Political Victory by Group’s Hardliners 09/16/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that infighting within the newly formed Taliban government in Afghanistan intensified to such a degree that rumors of betrayal and murder needed to be officially denied on Wednesday, September 15. According to […]

How Long Will the Taliban Rule Last?

The Taliban’s (a movement banned in the Russian Federation) first political steps are being watched with particular attention by the international community to determine the direction of further contacts and relations with the new Afghan authorities. Several previous claims against the Taliban have created a bad reputation of this movement that still dominates the determination […]

Taliban Urges US To Show “Heart” After Raking In $1.2 Billion At UN Donor Conference

The Taliban is urging the United States to have a “heart” and step up and pledge humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, as well as unfreeze sanctioned assets. The provocative and deeply ironic statements (after a 20-year occupation which Washington ostensibly framed as “helping” the Afghan people) came after a donor conference in Geneva on Monday resulted […]

Jews Want Taliban To Think They Are Descendants Of The ‘Lost Tribes Of Israel’ So They Won’t Attack Them

As part of their ongoing effort to lessen the eternal hostility toward Jews by showing that everyone is genetically related to them, Jews have published a timely article in the Jerusalem Post, suggesting that even members of the Taliban are descendants of the “Lost Tribes of Israel”: …Afghanistan has long been home to one of […]

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